Classic Home Design
Architect Phillip Liederbach of Liederbach & Graham Architects, says although the owners of this home knew they wanted their house to complement the European influenced community where they lived, they had no commitment to any one particular style.
Prior to constructing this home, a 1940s ranch style home in poor repair stood on the four-acre site. Very little could be salvaged from the original home, besides very thick bluestone terrace pavers, which was recycled to tile the floor of the new screened-in porch. An old maple tree, formerly gracing the driveway, was also harvested for a tongue-and-groove floor.
All ground floor rooms have exposed oak beams. Wood framing is rare in this area, giving this home a significant point of difference and an air of old world charm. The wood was hand selected from a private oak stand in Wisconsin, then independently milled. “The milled trees translated into attractive grains, and gives the cathedral ceiling, in particular, a rich tapestry of texture,” says Liederbach. The height of the cathedral ceiling in the formal living room is accentuated by lights concealed in the wood work. trendsideas