925 Acorn Trail

Year of award: 
2012
Award category: 
New Construction-Infill
Original architect: 
Melichar Architects, DWS Solutions
Year built: 
2008

This elegant Georgian style residence honors the architecture of its notable neighbor the historic Elawa Farm gatehouses and coach house built for the Watson Armours.  This new red brick home embodies the characteristics of the Georgian style in proportion, symmetry and harmony with hipped dormers, pedimented roof, dentiled eave mouldings, Palladian window and balustrading that are characteristic of the Georgian style.  The highly detailed front entry is reminiscent of the historic Westover Plantation in Virginia and is embellished with graceful scrolls and broken pediment.  The site design respects the vast open savanna preserve surrounding the property and the historic buildings to the south. A bluestone walkway and sweeping driveway court create an elegant connection between the home and the landscape