Best new build: Timeless Plaza home out of a fairytale

Best new build: Timeless Plaza home out of a fairytale

Photo by Mekenzie Loli of Loli Photography, courtesy of Grandfather Homes

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This custom Cramer’s Pond abode has features classic Georgian design elements with a few modern twists, earning our pick for best new build.

Style in 3 words: Timeless, gracious, enchanting.

The house: At 4,981 square feet, the house has 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms.

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Design: The Cramer’s Pond neighborhood is built around the historic Barnhardt Estate in Plaza Midwood. This house is a beautiful balance of new made-to-look old (paying homage to the estate), and fresh modern design. True to the Georgian style, the exterior features lime-washed brick (hand-applied by a local artisan), copper gutter and a cedar shake roof.

  • There’s also English-garden-inspired courtyard entry with sweeping lime-washed brick walls, irregular bluestone walkway, unexpected pea gravel, boxwood hedges and lavender. Heavenly.

Best room: The oversized great room. It features a fireplace with a scalloped surround and three sets of double doors that open into the covered terrace. The terrace has an outdoor fireplace with circular fire balls.

Other highlights: The floor plan is semi-open with views of the custom gourmet kitchen and connects to the library by a discrete whiskey bar.

2021 Finalist- Best new build stairs

The entry is clean and simple but makes a statement with the black moulding and curved staircase.

This custom scalloped living room fireplace is dreamy. So are the double doors leading to an outdoor living room.

The kitchen is such a show-stopper with its textured range hood, contrasting island with a waterfall edge, and sleek design.

I love the layout, and how the floor-to-ceiling storage mimics the range hood.

2021 finalist best new build

2021 finalist best new build

 

Design team: Grandfather Homes; Greg Perry Design; Tammy Coulter Design; Studio Cleary Landscaping Architecture; Mudwerk; Modern Cottage.

See all 2021 finalists.

Photos by Mekenzie Loli of Loli Photography, courtesy of Grandfather Homes

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