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This residence is sited beautifully, on the crest of a rolling hilltop, with beautiful and expansive gardens to the rear. It was built in the Arts & Crafts tradition, a movement born of ideals in response to concerns about the effects of 19th century British industrialization —which established a new set of principles for living and working. It advocated the reform of art at every level and across a broad social spectrum, and it turned the home into a work of art.
A dominant interior feature of this home is its rich cherry wood throughout, from wall paneling and heavy door casings, to millwork that defines window nooks and alcoves, to the living room's coffered ceiling. The design challenge is to honor the home's architectural style while adding a lighter, happy point-of-view as backdrop for this young family's lives... all while satisfying the client's love of an English garden.