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Timeless Beauty and Lasting Quality Should be Hallmarks of Luxury Homes

Presented by Architect John Henry Trendy houses are being built everywhere. There are modernist revivals, ‘transitional’ designs, mid-century modern, anything goes — and traditional/regional architecture. But how does a fad hold up in the long term?

Only one of these approaches is based on a 2,500-year pedigree that is recognizable, tested and beloved. Well-crafted Traditional design is an appreciable real estate investment and more people will buy a classical design over a contemporary one, according to architecture expert, John Henry.

No doubt a great location is important, but exactly what you build on your property will affect overall value. The flavor of the day may go out of fashion, depending on social and economic factors. Traditional design is not stuffy and dark; the secret is that the front façades are quite true to their style but rear elevations – which normally face views – are bright and airy, breaking a few academic ‘rules’ to accomplish this.

John Henry was educated to design only Modern-style architecture but he soon realized that historic French and Italian models based on Renaissance design principles offered classic beauty and world-class value – qualities of high-end luxury real estate.

A client brings a vision and point of view – a unique set of circumstances – that must meld with a particular site. When function, environment and architectural treatment is in perfect harmony, the result is a truly amazing and timeless investment.

The villa here is sited on a slightly sloping lot. A three-story walkout was ‘leveraged’ by raising the entry about six feet above grade and digging down in the rear by six feet. A grand entry and stunning rear façade was possible in an 11,000-square-foot design of high ceilings, luxurious stone finishes, marvelous moldings and well organized interiors.

Contact John Henry to see how to perfectly execute your vision now. You may wish to start with just a Schematic Design.

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