Fairfield Estate


Two fine oaks anchor the lawn of this poetic setting. An homage to the stone houses of the Virginia Piedmont, Howard Design Studio partnered with architect Norman D. Askins to create a family estate that appears to have grown over time. Sited far from the street, the house is raised to achieve a view while plantings in whites and greens offer lush contrast to the North Carolina fieldstone and Tennessee limestone of the gate posts and main house. The clapboard wings of the house extend back to form a captivating garden court that encloses the lower pool terrace, cabana, and a cutting garden. A storybook potting shed, an herb garden, and striking details throughout reward a second glance.

  • Architect: Norman D. Askins
  • Interior Designer: Judy Bentley Interiors
  • Builder: Bonner Buchanan
  • Garden Maintenance: Ellis Landesign
  • Photographer: Emily Followill

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