Merle Thorpe Architects

American Rennaissance

This traditional-styled all-new house is designed as the center of a working 280-acre horse farm in the rolling hunt county north of Middleburg, Virginia. At 16,000 sf, the main block of the house follows a traditional Virginia proportion much like numerous other stone or brick manor houses in the Virginia Piedmont area. The house is organized around a central entry hall, which is accessed from a generously deep, wood-columned front porch. The interiors and the rear elevation of the house are styled to reflect the American Renaissance period of the 1910s and 20s, with French doors off the main rooms to facilitate access to the rear loggia running the length of the house. With careful site planning, the loggia offers an attractive perch to observe the convergence of two mountain ranges in the distance.





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