This home was designed for a 10-acre lot of sweeping horse pasture in northern Virginia. The client was looking to have single level living the flowed between indoors and out-doors. The house was raised above the exiting ground level to both give a bit of elevation in relationship to the surrounding grade as well as to allow for a basement patio. As you pull into the home you are greeted by an entrance court and scaled entry portico. The foyer is crowned with a reverse cover barrel ceiling leading to the great room and veranda beyond. The major spaces of the home, kitchen, great room and dining room open onto the rear loggia and veranda. The home stretches out across the lot to allow for light filled rooms from every angle.
The rear of the house becomes an entertainment mecca. The Loggia, and veranda provide additional covered living and entertaining space for people to flow through. The bedroom wing on the right side of the home provides excellent views of the horse pasture and privacy from the main living spaces.
A motor court and two three car garages provide a nice business entry to the office spaces above the garages. The motor court has a central breezeway entrance that overlooks the hidden lap pool tucked away behind the garages, yet not to far away from the main spaces of the home.
The stucco and stone exterior give the appeal of a contemporary villa. The low roof lines and the large overhangs are accented with arched windows and a signature entry. This whole package sits at the end of a tree lined drive.