The interior is every bit as American Georgian in flavour as the exterior. A grand hallway leads off to the living room, dining room and study. Built from solid Brazilian mahogany, the room's woodwork, such as the staircase and handrail, has a furniture look. Other traditional elements include flat arches, wallpaper, subdued paint tones and polished stonework.
"A large family, casual dining and kitchen space provides the focus of the house," says Munckton. "The scale is impressive but not daunting and the flavour of design found in this room runs throughout the interior."
These large family rooms get more light than similar homes built in the 1700s. However, while the windows are larger than those in original American Georgian homes, the traditional glazing bars, as with much of the home's detailing, were custom-built to remain true to the past.
The kitchen's traditional muddied palette, furniture-like pillars and cabinetry panelling belie its contemporary function. The space is fitted out to allow two or more cooks to work at the same time. There are two ovens, three sinks, and a generous walk-in pantry.
The interior layout includes a study and eight generous bedrooms. Fittings and window treatments were all chosen for their reference to the period architecture. As with the kitchen area, the bathrooms combine practical features with a look of the past.
"The home's faithful architecture, authentic brickwork fae§ade and custom detailing all contribute to its dramatic presence," says the architect. "But as with all the homes we build, it was important to us to create an environment that provided a backdrop for the owner's lifestyle and possessions."