When creating a classically inspired house, we think of ourselves as storytellers as much as architects. We write a detailed script that explains a home’s origins and how it evolved over the years to meet the needs of the inhabitants. This imagined narrative—grounded in research and knowledge—helps us select a style that is appropriate to a property’s place, ensuring a look that feels true to its surroundings, yet meets the requirements of twenty-first-century living.
Scripting also allows us to split large, contemporary programs into interconnected smaller buildings that remain in context with their historic surroundings better than a single monolithic home could. Just as important, the ensemble makes the most of indoor and outdoor living with a variety of discrete environments in which to congregate and celebrate, relax and recharge. The resulting properties have a timelessness that pleases their occupants and lifestyle, preserves their neighborhoods’ character, and contributes to the greater good of their communities.
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