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Custom Build 3,001 to 6,000 square feet

Modern English Manor

The home-design team had a clear thesis for this new build: to incorporate timeless English-style architecture into a modern design using natural materials and metal finishes reflective of a long-established home.

The exterior’s asymmetrical features are numerous and varied, consisting of soft swoops, large and stately gables, fully-painted brick with smooth acrylic stucco, large windows with an oversized and iron-colored grille pattern, a custom concrete-tile roof and, finally, a solid-mahogany double door at the entry. The minimized soffits and complex roof design required great attention to detail to achieve their Old World look and ensure long-term waterproofing.

The English Arts and Crafts motif carries throughout the interior of this six-bedroom home. Its timeless finishes include Italian marble, painted cabinets, European white-oak flooring and a mix of metals—namely, custom iron railings and imported handmade fixtures from England in unlacquered brass and polished nickel.

The shared center line between the living room’s fireplace and the kitchen’s sink and range was non-negotiable in the design. A custom Lacanche range from France anchors the space, balanced by a butcher block at the end of the island. A resort-worthy primary suite showcases applied beams and European white-oak floors, carried through the ensuite bath featuring a water room, hand-cut marble, a volcanic-resin soaker tub and imported English fixtures. The furnishings fuse the traditional and modern elements with custom textiles, warm whites, soft blues and centuries-old antiques.

Architect

NSPJ Architects

Builder / Designer

Grace & Nell Homes

Photographer

Matthew Anderson

Resources

Antiques: Brown Button Estate Sales; Prize Home + Garden  Electronics: MAVi  Fabrication: Rocktops  Furnishings: Nell Hill’s

Floor plans, Drawings, Elevations:

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