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Town & Country House

Richmond Hill, Georgia

THE FIRST DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE BY TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE, this residence at Ford Field & River Club combines varied elements of classical vocabulary, recomposing them into a modern home with “passed down through the generations” appeal. A pedimented Georgian façade, inspired by the architecture of nearby Savannah, sets a formal tone. The interior is equally traditional with a formal central entry hall, a dramatic dual stairway, and a symmetrical orientation. Despite its formal character, the home so effortlessly unfolds across the lakefront site that it is approachable and welcoming in a distinctly Southern manner.

Builder: Sterling Construction Mangement ~ Photography: Richard Leo Johnson

A DUAL CANTILEVERED STAIR evokes the ceremony of an earlier era.

Juxtaposed against elegant millwork, contemporary art injects modern sophistication.

THE KITCHEN IS DESIGNED TO LOOK LIKE AN ADDITION, as many are in antebellum homes.
Clapboard walls and a painted floor help reinforce the notion that the space was originally a screened porch.

A COUNTERPOINT TO THE FORMALITY of the front façade, the rear completely embraces the setting, with expansive screened porches overlooking the lake and Live Oaks that are part of the historic landscape.