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Arched niches flank the living room’s custom, black marble fireplace. Painted corbel beams detail the ceiling. French doors by Windsor through The Sanders Company connect the space to a flagstone terrace.

Horizontal wood siding and steeply gabled roofs put an updated spin on the English cottage aesthetic.

Cottage Charm

Harrison Design imparts old world flair to a sprawling abode
Merit Award Traditional Architecture
Harrison Design

Clients tapped Harrison Design to conjure an English cottage-style home that would harmonize with their suburban Arlington neighborhood. The architects answered the call with aplomb. Though the six-bedroom, nine-bath residence encompasses a generous 8,700 square feet, steeply pitched gable roofs and low, three-quarter-story eaves minimize its scale. Clean, simple lines, contemporary interiors and Windsor windows with thin metal frames translate the abode’s classic style for today.

"A good example of the values of C. F. A. Voysey as seen in our present world.”
— Stephen J. Vanze, jurist

Architecture: Mark Hughes, AIA; Anamaria Quijano Franky, Harrison Design. Developer & Designer: Rosewood NB. Builder: Thorsen Construction. Landscape Architecture: Richardson & Associates Landscape Architecture. Styling: Kristi Hunter.

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