Interior design was kept simple with natural materials and earth tones to emphasize the architectural elements.
This home was built on a ¼ lot in an established neighborhood with mature trees. It was designed to be compatible with the streetscape in terms of size, scale, and massing of the nearby homes (be a good neighbor). Cement stucco and cedar shingles were used on the exterior. Rain chains conduct water to the ground in place of down spouts. Planters are integrated with the architecture.
Interior design was kept simple with natural materials and earth tones to emphasize the architectural elements. Quarter sawn oak was used for the trim and floors. Large casement windows and 8 foot tall exterior doors allow an abundance of light to flow in from all directions.
In October of 2004, the Town of Warrenton, Virginia, Architectural Review Board (ARB), in its annual awards program, presented a “Certificate of Recognition for Significant Achievement in Residential Building Design” to James Hricko. The ARB presented this award for the first time to a property outside the Historic District, as “an exceptional example of new construction that complements its surrounding neighborhood yet reflects its own time”.
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