This French country styled home has been a lifetime project for the client, a twenty-first century Renaissance man. Over the course of several decades, the firm has designed many additions for this residence, to create a one-of-a-kind home. The home, named ‘Rooster Hill’ by the owner, is composed of distinctly styled rooms; one bedroom recalls the Italian Renaissance with Rococo stylized murals on the walls and a frieze decorated by a chinoisorie depicting the owners’ life, while an indoor fitness pool evokes a Roman bath with surrounding columns and tiled mosaic ceilings. Surrounded by romantic gardens with small pathways linking alcoves, follies, and grottoes the constantly evolving residence creates a sense of fantasy and discovery.
Photo credit: Nancy Hill