A unique combination of traditional design and an unpretentious, family-friendly floor plan, the Pemberley draws inspiration from European traditions as well as the American landscape. Picturesque rooflines of varying peaks and angles are echoed in the peaked living room with its large fireplace. The main floor includes a family room, large kitchen, dining room, den and master bedroom as well as an inviting screen porch with a built-in range. The upper level features three additional bedrooms, while the lower includes an exercise room, additional family room, sitting room, den, guest bedroom and trophy room.
The dining room is relatively simple, yet completely stylish. Windows and seeded transoms align so you get a sense of continuity.
The spacious family room features a vaulted ceiling, two-story fireplace, expansive views and easy flow to the outdoor patio.
Through a series of openings and intriguing angles, key living spaces unfold from the elongated, unique octagonal shaped space, which literally serves as the hub of the home. A quartz topped split island anchors the room, while a butler’s pantry with additional sink and dishwasher to assist during entertaining.
Upon entering the large living room, what you notice first is a compelling, arched wooded view directly across from you on the room’s two-story wall.
An innovative master bath / closet retreat is distinguished by three-quarter walls that lend sculptural elegance and an unexpected flood of natural light.
Designed for a client who grew up in a historic Arts-and-Crafts home near Chicago yet wanted a modern floor plan and feel, the innovative Pemberley achieves a delicate balance between the past and present. It's picturesque roofline stretches and angles, enlivened by varying peaks, eaves, gables, chimneys and textures. The Old World-inspired residence appears to emerge from its...More
There is a tension between the contemporary and the classic, which is a big part of the Pemberley's charm, achieved by balancing and simplifying historic designs and details.