Historical grandeur, modern amenities—those features are what make this 1891 English manor so unique. Situated on almost three acres in Greenwich, Connecticut, the home includes seven bedrooms, a pool and beautiful formal gardens.
Designs were nearly complete when the homeowners raised concerns about the existing below-grade garage. The driveway was so steep that they had never parked a car in it. They decided to fill the driveway, bury the existing garage and construct a new three-car garage to be built on a diagonal to the existing house. The angle creates a connecting space that becomes the laundry room and mudroom, providing access to the family room, garage and rear yard.
More Modern Additions Blend Into Updated Kitchen to Keep it True to the Integrity of This Historic Home
In this Tudor kitchen, designers aded aspects that would modernize the space, while make sure the new design kept true to the integrity of the historic Tudor home. The walls are painted a light yellow color that makes the space bright, while the white cabinets and black soapstone countertops help to create a unique contrast. The upper cabinets are glass paneled, creating a more modern display case, while the lower cabinets are updated and have plenty of room for storage. Wood panels cover the kitchen's major appliances to help them seamlessly blend in with the design and create a sophisticated space full of all the modern comforts with plenty of traditional charm.
A charming foot bridge leads to a back door with a criss-cross paned window, part of the charm of this luxurious home's classic Tudor construction. The 6,700-square-foot house rests on 4.5 acres in California's Lake Arrowhead community.