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Verandah House

Richmond Hill, Georgia

THE VERANDAH HOUSE IS THE EPITOME OF RESTRAINED ELEGANCE, designed to capture the quiet dignity of the South’s grand, old homes. Inspired by the Greek Revival architecture prevalent in the four decades prior to the Civil War, this home merges classical elements with vernacular touches for a relaxed refinement that works beautifully in this Lowcountry setting. While situated on a relatively small site, the home has dual frontage. A motor court welcomes guests to the formal entry, while a more casual façade overlooks The Ford Plantation’s historic Oak Allée. In order to take advantage of this magnificent natural feature, the design team created a three-level home whereby the height would create an instant sense of presence to echo the maturity of the ancient Live Oaks beyond.

Shuttered verandahs look upon an
eighteenth century Oak Allée.

THE ARRIVAL FAÇADE conveys a ceremonial feel with classic Greek Revival symmetry and proportions.

THE RECEPTION HALL is the heart of the home, around which all rooms circulate.

executed with artistry by master craftsmen.


EXTENSIVE CLASSICAL MILLWORK details the passages from room to room.