Thin trees hug the red brick columns of this garden pavilion. A pointed roof shades the stone tile floor and black wrought iron furniture. A gravel walkway leading to the pavilion is framed with a brick border making a clean and organized line against the grass.
Indiana limestone, a slate roof, an antique door and a pendant lantern set the tone for this LEED-certified English Country manor home on Lake Keowee. The home's steep roof lines are characteristic of its Old World design style.
On the former site of the ranch house (now demolished) construction begins on the two-story pavilion. The lower level opens to the outdoor room and includes a half bath and a greenhouse. What you see here is the upper pavilion which includes a slate roof, copper gutters, rain chains and a limestone floor.
Alternating courses of brick and stone at the foundation initiate a theme of layering and wrapping the building envelope that continues up through the terrace and chimney. This detail is carried further through variation in clapboard siding and culminates in the colors and patterns of the slate roof crowned by ridge-cresting.
The field stone was all found on site.
A full slate of stainless steel appliances and an island on wheels allow these Chicago homeowners to host outdoor gatherings both big and small. Concrete countertops give the space a sleek, modern feel, while ample greenery and weathered woods bring in a homey vibe that invites guests to linger.
To add charm to the classic Tudor, a stone turret is incorporated, providing a whimsical, rustic element to the exterior. The durability of the exterior materials ensures that they will not need to be replaced for many years. Reclaimed brick is used for some of the floors and reclaimed slate for the roof to match the existing materials. Existing walls and floor lines are used in the design of the renovation to minimize the need for additions.