Hunt Country, Virginia, United States
Country Life Magazine described this new 100 acre Virginia estate as “pure English Baroque,” the 16,525 square foot limestone manor was designed by Franck & Lohsen Architects who drew inspiration from John Russell Pope’s National Gallery of Art and incorporated elements inspired by famed English architects Edwin Lutyens and John Vanbrugh. The classical exterior is constructed of Indiana limestone with a Brazilian granite water table and detailing such as carved stone pediments, custom bronze doors and mahogany windows. Franck & Lohsen Architects gave insight into the project on their website, “Custom marble mantles; a family room ceiling of cherry, inspired by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens; and a carved walnut panelled library are but a few details on the interior. A series of interior rooms opens onto a range of exterior rooms, such as the great lawn, the kitchen garden, and a new limestone domed temple folly at the terminus of the axis of the great allée.” Period Homes Digital revealed that this was the first residential project for the the five-year-old firm. Franck told Period Homes, “All of the partners had worked for Allan Greenberg in the past, so we have experience working on important homes.” Photography by Ian Bradshaw and Greg Tinius.