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Resting on an estate lot in suburban Germantown, an English Manor home's grandeur and presence stand up to the vastness of its wooded surrounding. The house was designed in a linear fashion and enveloped in windows that frame the sweeping panoramic views of the serene setting. The tremendously scaled windows invite nature in as part of the decor as they make the walls become invisible. Upon arrival along a pea gravel drive that exudes a welcoming sound reminiscent of old county gravel roads, one is greeted by the handsome hand-cut stone that is adorned with perfectly detailed cornice and bay window trim, setting the stage for perfect synchrony of old English details. The open floor plan of the lineal design allows for effortless movement from room to room. The clean lines of the furnishings echo the sophisticated silhouette of the design and mingle with the use of natural materials that affords the space a degree of warmth. The family room, kitchen, and great room open up to the site and have access to a covered porch and a screened porch which were both designed off the axis of these rooms in order to preserve the views out while maintaining close proximity. A breakfast room off of the kitchen is designed as an English conservatory with a glass roof, a continuation of the celebration of the site. The catering to the individuality of the homeowner continues throughout the house. A sleeping porch off of the master suite invites peaceful relaxation and daydreaming as it injects personality into the home and an easygoing atmosphere to its elegant order.
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Contractor: Lowell Hays Construction
Landscape Architect: Baasch Landscape Architect