This French country home has subtle detailing reminiscent of fine residences built in the 1920's. Architects of that era recognized that the use of one or two window sizes joined vertically or stacked horizontally with transoms was more pleasing to the eye than multiple widths and heights, as is often seen in homes built today. To achieve this appearance, we often disassemble factory-purchased windows and reassemble them to be historically correct. The bay window in this image is a fine example.

The exterior veneer is cement plaster over cement block, representing the proper massing and shadowing that ensures the weighted feel so necessary in substantial houses. The roof is shingled with mill-cut cedar, indigenous to the area, but visually consistent with the same size slates used in France. A nogging of brick in the cornice ties the cement plaster in a band of brick work to the eaves of the roof. The roof curves at the bottom and extends over the top of the brick, beautifully delineating the surfaces.

Our goal is to create a house that is timeless in appearance. One of the nicest compliments this client has ever received is the question, "Who renovated your home?" Success is achieved through careful attention to details.