Cold Springs Farm in Malvern
In the hands of Period Architecture and master craftsmen, including the owner, a Hungarian stonemason, this eighteenth-century English-style farmhouse seamlessly unites European design influences and expert execution with contemporary living expectations and innovation. Originally a three-bay colonial farmhouse, which had been neglected for decades, the new design called for two additional bays to accommodate a large family.
The expanded floor plan evolved into a “U” shape that wraps around an entry courtyard and formal garden. Among its many twenty-first century conveniences, this home boasts a period inspired state-of-the-art kitchen, home automation system, and a luxurious master suite, which bring modern sophistication to this historic home. Salvaged timber beams, twenty-inch-thick stone walls, custom wrought-iron hardware and light fixtures are among the details that achieve authenticity to the period. A large sycamore tree—an unfortunate victim of the new construction—was carved into a life-size bear to stand sentry at the front door.