Douglas VanderHorn Architects designed this Colonial Revival style
home with classic yet restrained detailing for clients requesting a traditional American country residence. Elegant side wings, porches, a
breezeway and a whimsical barn-like garage create a classic New England feel. With a main terrace and porches in the rear, the
home is well-suited for a family who enjoys casual outdoor living and
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Five bays wide, the main block is anchored by four brick chimneys on a
wood shingle roof that features pedimented dormers with arch windows. Stepped
back side wings visually reduce the bulk of the house.
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The rear of the house includes a large terrace and several porches, ideal for a family who enjoys relaxing outdoors. Classic elements, such as the segmented arch pediment and
pedimented gable, are seen above the door leading to the terrace. At left are three sides of the octagonal breakfast room
with a balcony and nook above.
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Doric columns and entablature support a handsomely detailed railing around the porch. This skillful use of classical details gives interest and character to the space.
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The continuous curved wood handrail of the custom designed stairway forms a graceful curve over the arched opening, delivering an understated elegance to the entry hall and a befitting introduction
to the house.
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Viewed through the elliptical arch at the entry hall, the dining room has a classically designed fireplace and ceiling cornice.
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The dining and living rooms are set in a formal arrangement, each with a fireplace centered on the elliptical arches from the entry hall.
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Interior transoms, traditionally-detailed millwork and transitional furnishings create a casual, timeless breakfast room.
Octagonal in shape, it includes French doors and windows; a beautifully
detailed ceiling; and an intricate pattern in the antique floor boards.
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The kitchen has an elegance and simplicity of design that makes this spacious room comfortable yet
functional. As with the rest of the interiors, the design and detailing of the
kitchen maintains a transitional Colonial style. Well laid out, the kitchen features
a center island anchored by an exquisite butcher block countertop. Marble countertops and ceiling height
cabinets provide ample work and storage space.
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Stainless steel countertops and a mosaic tile backsplash compliment the rich dark-stained cabinetry in the butler’s
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Soft blues and Greek key elements can be seen throughout the home.
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Oak wainscot, ceiling beams and trim work provide an English pub atmosphere in the billiards room. The bar is framed by fluted tapering Doric pilasters and an iron railing borders the circular stair leading to the wine cellar.
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The master bedroom provides a peaceful retreat.
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Designed as a gracious room, the master bath has a tray ceiling and a marble floor with an inset mosaic border. His-and-her vanities are neatly tucked into niches to keep the floor space open. A deck mounted tub is subtly housed in the window bay with front mirrored panels and is reflected in the vanity fronts.
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A room for a young girl to grow into with silver, gray and purple fabric, custom built-in furniture, a canopy bed, mirrored tables and a shell chandelier for added glamour.
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A gracious wainscoted mudroom connects the garage to the rest of the home.