4,500 square feet of living space, 3 car garage 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths on 2 floors Features: American traditional styling represented by the dentil molding, entry pillars, Queen Anne returns, elliptical and boxed bay windows; large outdoor living spaces, large functional, vegetable garden
Architect Barbara Pickens and designer and owner Chris Simons (Calm Designs) collaborated closely to design this comfortable and functional home for the family.
A large home office is located in the front of the home, just off the entry foyer complete with closet, storage, and powder room. The living areas of the home are accessible, but out of the lines of sight, providing a calm, clear space for professional work. A modern kitchen is the heart of this home, with an adjacent window seating area allowing guests to visit with the cooks in comfort. A butler’s pantry doubles as a staging area for large meal preparation. The traditional dining room sits at the center back of the home, with family room offset to the side and another small home office hidden behind a sliding wooden door. Both the kitchen and dining room open onto a large covered sitting porch, with access to the patio and yard, facilitating outdoor gatherings of all sizes.
Site planning was strongly influenced by the owner’s desire to have a productive garden that would provide fresh food for their kitchen. Selective tree removal on this wooded site allowed the location of a sunny area for a raised bed vegetable garden. In addition, “rain gardens” were included to mitigate lot coverage issues and drainage requirements.