Stone Ender

The clients had a wide range of design ideas when they first came to us. Sometimes it’s hard to articulate what you want. They thought Victorian or turn-of–the-century (1900) but the site didn’t lend itself to that model. As their longtime friend, I knew they were avid collectors of Colonial era antiques. That generated the idea of the New England colonial prototype known as the ‘stone-ender’. Traditionally, the stone gable ends contained fireplaces and chimneys. The design takes advantage of the sloping site by incorporating an English basement secondary entrance below the main front entry.   

There is a south facing sunroom and a trellised breezeway leading to a detached garage. Wood clap-board siding, stone, and a cedar shingle roof were chosen as exterior materials to complete the period look.

Custom Residential
Clifton, Virginia

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Architecture and design for commercial, residential, adaptive reuse, and historical spaces