Because the house is located in the city’s historic Garden Hills district, this family chose to build a home in keeping with the English-style homes that were popular in the neighborhood during the 1920s.
Garden Hills Estate Entrance
A spectacular hand-carved limestone bay window, cantilevered from the face of the house, is an engineering feat and represents the acumen of the builder.
Garden Hills Estate Facade Detail
Flemish-bond brickwork and a heavy slate roof are authentic to the period, as are the diamond-paned, leaded glass windows, which reflect the evening light in a myriad of patterns.
Garden Hills Estate Architectural Detail
With its successful attention to proportion and detail, the finished home is a welcome addition to the street.
Garden Hills Estate Foyer
Bound by hand-wrought iron-strap hinges, the heavy, timbered front doors take inspiration from a 16th-century English manor house.
Garden Hills Estate Dining Room
The dining room's leaded windows keep the space bright and spring-like. Gothic arched doorways stay true to the style of the home.
Garden Hills Estate Kitchen
Hardwood floors and light-hued floor to ceiling cabinetry add to the warm appeal of this family kitchen. The oversized island features extra seating at the end for causal meals and conversation.
Garden Hills Estate Family Room
Just beyond the French doors, a covered rear porch invites flow to the back lawn.
Garden Hills Estate Living Room
The living room's lighter color palette and transitional aesthetic add a freshness to the home.
Garden Hills Estate Master Bath Detail
A gorgeous niche in the master bath is framed by Gothic arches and anchored by a leaded glass window.
Garden Hills Estate Master Suite
The airy atmosphere continues in the master suite with lighter colors and more transitional design elements. The result is a feeling of comfortable family living.
Garden Hills Estate Master Closet
Designing a historically inspired house that offers the livability of a modern-day house can be challenging. Great care was taken to ensure that the master closet was well appointed with intelligent storage solutions and luxurious design details like a center island and mirrored cabinet doors.
Garden Hills Estate Covered Porch
The covered porch features an exposed beam ceiling, fireplace and thoughtful lighting choices, transforming the outdoor space into an extension of the home.
Garden Hills Estate Tasting Room
This elegant space features custom wine storage solutions and a rolling ladder to accommodate the homeowner's extensive collection. The handsome woodwork and thoughtful design details make this tasting room a welcome addition to the home.
Garden Hills Estate Rear Terrace
At the back of the house, a covered rear porch with a flagstone terrace provide areas for outdoor dining and recreation.