The exterior boasts a symmetrical façade with a projecting center gable framed by fluted pilasters and pediment. The front entry is cased with a custom fanlight and ornamental surround. Above a custom Palladian window opens the second floor hall to the easterly views and the projecting pediment, dons an ornamental elliptical window. Fluted pilasters on the corners support a heavy frieze, dentils and decorative cornice at the roof which is capped by red cedar shingles. A stone clad foundation anchors the house naturally to the terrain and strengthens the perception of an old home. In a shift from the home’s Georgian roots a single chimney was pulled to the exterior of the southern end of home in order to support fireplaces in both the living room and the screen porch. Quarter round fan lights flanking the chimney, six over six light patterns in the double hung windows and arched top garage doors at the north end of the gambrel bring the style of the home into the early Federal period.
The interior of the home is finished throughout with plank pine flooring up to 16” wide installed with traditional square cut nails. Edge beaded casing trims out all windows and doors and elegant crown moulding is installed throughout the house. The foyer is adorned with painted raised panel wainscot with a cherry cap rail that leads up the stairs and back to a large dining room where a hipped bay provides dinner parties with sunset views to the west. A custom turned cherry newel highlights the staircase which extends up from the foyer maintaining the contrast of the wainscot detail with painted balusters contained by a cherry rail and cherry treads. (Photos by Jim Westphalen Photography)