Monday

Design Influence for the 2009 Southern Accents Showhouse





When I first met with Larry Boerder to discuss the design of the 2009 Southern Accents Showhouse, I explained my love of Cotswold architecture and how I would like to incorporate it into the Showhouse.  

After traveling to England years ago and spending time in the countryside of the Cotswolds region I was hooked on the design.  One of my favorite buildings of all was The Lords of the Manor inn in Upper Slaughter (the picture with the car in the motor court) which was originally a manor house.  Village after village was full of the architecture that has stood the test of time.  Buildings and homes are mostly all built of Cotswold stone which is a yellow oolitic limestone and the roofs are made of a slate stone.

For the Southern Accents Showhouse, Larry did an outstanding job of designing the house to appear as if it had been added on to over the years (see the rendering in my original post).  The stone we are using, while not yellow, is a close resemblance to a weathered stone and the closest I have found in the U.S. for the proper look.  Ours will be more of a cream and gray color and will have a gray slate roof similar to some of the pictures.

The pictures here are from the Cotswold area.  I hope you enjoy.




3 comments:

Monica said...

I'm excited to see the progress. I can't wait to see the finished product! Will you be doing any chimney pots?

Trey said...

We are. Actually I've been looking for some recently. Do you sell them or are you just interested?

Monica said...

We had some made for our home by a local copper guy (I don't know his official job title). I do like the ones on www.jackarnold.com. I really like the look of chimney pots, such a nice detail. I'm pretty sure our house is the only one in town with chimney pots.