For this estate in Virginia, interiors firm
combined European architectural elements found on travels abroad with custom furnishings, delicate details, and warm textures for a home that reflects the owner's classical tastes and desire to entertain. Lucas/Eilers Design Associates 64
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Atlanta-based architecture firm
designed this European-style estate, which is located in the rolling hills of Virginia. The home was built by Artisan Builders. Harrison Design Associates
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The entry is elegant and inviting with a Fortuny-inspired design stenciled on the walls by Warnock Studios and a console table fashioned from antique marble columns.
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A series of groin vaults lead down the hallway, which is accented with custom-designed pendant light fixtures.
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In the kitchen, an oversized antique fireback serves as the backsplash behind the range and adds texture and depth to the space. The kitchen is open to the adjacent breakfast room, providing for easy conversation and flow between the two spaces.
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A custom banquet and skirted chairs provide comfortable seating in the breakfast room.
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The large dining room features a triple pedestal table, which is surrounded by antique Irish chippendale chairs.
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An 18th century antique chimneypiece is the centerpiece of the formal living room and is flanked by custom sconces made from aged iron fragments.
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Antique beams give interest to the ceiling of the family room along with an 18th century carved wooden fireplace mantle, which was purchased in Paris.
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Dentil mouldings accent the stained paneling in the study. A painting by Bruce Brainard commissioned for the home creates a focal point over the fireplace.
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In the sunroom, custom-carved wooden panels elegantly conceal a television above the fireplace.
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The formal powder room features an antique sink made of a delicate honed carrara marble and a pair of sconces from
The Urban Electric Co.
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The headboard in the master bedroom was designed around an antique wooden fragment, which frames an upholstered wool panel.
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A cozy sitting room adjacent to the master bedroom has comfortable seating and a working desk.
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The focal point of the master bathroom is the laser cut marble design in the double shower. A custom silver-plated chandelier and pair of sconces add a decorative touch to the space.
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The home includes three guest bedrooms, each of which have a slightly different look. Here, campaign furnishings and a tented bed hanging give the room a masculine feeling.
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In this inviting guest room, an industrial metal table next to the bed is an unexpected accent to the soft colors of the space.
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A toile de jouy fabric defines the color scheme and provides a softer look in this guest bedroom.
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A teak sliding barn door with louvered slats provides privacy to the water closet and shower in the pool bathroom.
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With custom sconces and furnishings, the lower level loggia is perfect for a relaxing evening outdoors.
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Perfect for outdoor entertaining, the home features an outdoor kitchen space and pavilion with comfortable seating.
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Perched above the pool are additional outdoor seating areas that take advantage of the view.
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Charles Owen of Fine Landscapes
LTD designed the landscape surrounding the pool and outdoor living spaces for this Virginia estate.