A Timeless Mountaintop Manor

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By Christina Davenport
Photography by Philip Slowiak

Rustic mountaintop living meets old Pennsylvania farmhouse in this beautiful build by Mark Fuller and Ron Hickman of RoMar Construction. Perfectly positioned on a stunning site, this home now provides space and luxury tucked into pristine surroundings. “We worked closely with the design team, Douglas C. Davis & Associates, on this home, and the result turned out beautifully,” says Fuller.

Builder: RoMar Construction
Interior design: Douglas C. Davis & Associates

Scintillating Stonework

While artesian Hardie board siding harkens back to the farmhouse feel, this home features its fair share of stonework. Comprising roughly half of the exterior, these hand-cut stones offer up opulence and character.

“The stonework on this house is something you just don’t see anymore,” says Fuller. “Each piece of natural stone was hand-cut on site to fit together, which really makes a difference. Achieving a look like this doesn’t just happen. It takes time and effort.”

The precision used to create a portion of the home’s façade is echoed in the backyard where the same stonework comprises a retention wall. This expert planning when it comes to site work allowed the team at RoMar Construction to accommodate a pool, spacious terrace, and even a screened-in living area all within a narrow sliver of land behind the home.

To see more from RoMar Construction, visit romarconstruction.net.

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Countertops: Stone Source, Inc.

Inside the home, a high-contrast kitchen is fit for a chef. Sweeping white cabinetry is dotted with unlacquered brass hardware, and an over-island pendant boasts a similar sheen. Black quartzite countertops with sparse white veining top the island and lower perimeter cabinets and even comprise the backsplash along the far wall. Tongue-and-groove wall treatment runs along the adjacent wall and can be found peeking above the upper inset cabinetry. On the other side of the kitchen, wall-to-wall cabinets accommodate two wall ovens while also discretely concealing a refrigerator and freezer, as well as a walk-in pantry. A set of white oak beams runs throughout the space and adds yet another material and texture to the current lineup.

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Interior doors and trim: Interior Trim & Supply, Inc.

After passing through a roomy eat-in area, guests arrive at the great room. Mirrored sofas are bisected by a wooden coffee table, and a wingback chair, as well as a set of green armchairs, encircle the space.

“Another thing that I am really proud of with this home is the trim work,” explains Fuller. “We have a lot of trim panels and molding throughout this home, which gives it character. In the living room, for example, we added a coffered ceiling that offers some elegance without being unnecessarily detailed or over-the-top.”

Sliding glass doors provide easy access to an outdoor terrace and let in plenty of natural light while also giving a glimpse at the wooded acreage beyond.

“We added a coffered ceiling that offers some elegance without being unnecessarily detailed or over-the-top.” – Mark Fuller, RoMar Construction

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Following the reclaimed heart pine floors down a hallway, visitors arrive at the master suite, where a neutral color palette reigns and provides a soothing rather than striking aesthetic. A set of five lengthy windows creates a nook where two armchairs offer up the perfect spot for some light reading and a morning cup of coffee. Vaulted tongue-and-groove ceilings and a four-poster bed frame relate a sense of sophistication that carries into the master bathroom.

Here, Calcatta gold marble runs from the bathtub to the floor as well as up the shower walls. A charming faucet punctuating the bathtub ties in with some of the other more traditional elements seen throughout the home, and two singular fern leaves pump a bit of life into the space.

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Back on the other side of the home, a formal dining room can comfortably entertain family and friends. A high-gloss wooden table is surrounded by eight lattice-back chairs, and a nearby sideboard is topped with a pair of table lamps and a silver set. Thanks to the prominence of wood and patterned drapery, this entire room emits a faint warm glow.

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With convenience top of mind, a butler’s pantry provides a thoroughfare from the dining room to the kitchen. This entire space is cloaked in an earthy shade of green, and wooden countertops are a flawless choice in materials. Mirrored backsplash and glass-front cabinetry helps brighten the space and displays a beautiful lineup of barware and serving glasses.

“What I love about this home is that every room has such a comfortable and welcoming feel,” says Fuller. “The selections that were made were not ornate or gaudy or overdone, but they still evoke a sense of class and timelessness. This home is a blend of many materials, but they all work toward the same goal of upholding a certain level of quality.”

Other suppliers: Appliances: Howard Payne Company | Cabinetry and millwork: Michael Smith Millwork | Concrete: Marcus Black Concrete Constructions, LLC | Custom painting: Perfection Painting | Drywall and drywall installation: Parker Drywall | Electric: Cordell Electric | Excavation: Outdoor Inc. | Excavation: Cecil Gravitt Construction | HVAC installation: Apex Heating and Air Conditioning | Landscaping: Peter Falkner, Falkner Gardens | Lumber and siding: Evans Lumber Company | Plumbing installation: JG Plumbing, Inc. | Pool: Doug Barber, Barber’s Gunite Services | Roofing: Bob Foster, Beacon | Roofing installation: Ray Henderson Company | Stonework: Tim Green Masonry | Tile installation: D&R Tile Service

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