Excerpt: Embracing the new while preserving the old is never an easy task. BOWA project leader Joe Burke was faced with this challenge two years ago, when Loudoun-estate homeowners enlisted his help with transforming their home just outside Leesburg. When originally built, the estate had been inspired by historic Carter’s Grove Plantation near Williamsburg — a classic example of Georgian architecture and a national historic landmark. As such, the Loudoun house featured distinguished architectural characteristics involving an even, symmetrical shape made out of bricks with rows of white-trimmed windows, ornamental columns, Palladian windows above the paneled front door, arches, decorative pediments, and so on.
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