There are so many beautiful homes in my town, but I will drive out of my way to see a Tudor. I love the beautiful limestone; the wonderful chimneys that seem to want to touch the clouds; the lovely small panes of glass when combined with lead make large windows to bring in sunlight, but give the owner privacy. These homes usually have gorgeous carved wood paneling throughout the home that make such large spaces more intimate and relaxing to me. This home combines all of that old world charm with all of the modern conveniences of today, thanks to it’s designer, Mr. Bill Baker.
I do love the window details in the front door and the bay. The leaded windows in this home are a joy to behold, and paired with the limestone surrounds, it becomes sublime.
To the side of this entrance, you will find another. It is called the “friends’ entrance”. I love the mix of stone and brick here to create these delightful arches.
If you have been reading my blog at all, you will know how I feel about that fabulous ceiling! That large design creates a pattern that gives the room cohesiveness. And here you see that signature panelling. Wow!
You can tell by the window where we are in the house. It’s so convenient to have a study near the front door. This may be my favorite room. Again, that ceiling is a wonder. The limestone fireplace with bookcases flanking it is a magnificent focal point. And I’m sure you noticed how these bookcases mimic the Friends’ Porch archways above.
The Dining Room is a sight to behold. I do love the leaded windows here, and the extra area the bay creates inside the house makes a great conversation corner over appetizers.
But the real amazing feature of this room is that there is a minstrel gallery for live entertainment as diner’s eat and enjoy. Notice the gallery behind the chandelier! There’s a new way to get your guests, and definitely grandchildren, to sing for their supper!
This home is listed by Kevin Knox, who did an amazing job marketing this property with it’s own website where you will find more rooms and delightful pictures of the grounds.