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Tuscany Comes to West Virginia

Inspired by antique woodwork, this vacation/retirement home transforms modest materials into a tower of light with classical proportions

This ridge-top home, inspired by the pair of 10-ft. tall antique French doors which now make up its entry way, sits less than two hours from Washington, D.C., yet seems it would fit more appropriately beside the Parthenon. Both inside and out, this house is a melting-pot of classical design; the bathroom alone contains Mexican Saltillo paver tiles, African slate, and a Japanese shoji partition. Also included in this article is an interesting sidebar on the golden rectangle, an organizational design tool which takes its roots from classical architecture.

Tuscany Comes to West Virginia

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