The Old Grove was brought to life as a forever home for a renowned musician and his family. The family purchased the 7 acres of Spanish moss draped, river front landscape over ten years prior to this build. The lot was part of the Gamble Sugar plantation, built in 1840. They requested a home resembling the longest standing structures in north America such as Drayton Hall built in 1747 with the conveniences and open feel of a new build.
In preparation for construction, the Nautilus Homes team traveled to visit Drayton Hall to understand the architectural building techniques of the period to ensure the home would hold historic integrity. The home was designed and crafted to maintain the historic, traditional feel while filled with playful and creative details such as painted striped floors, swinging diner doors, rolling ladders, antique hardware, gas lanterns, brick floors, reclaimed wood, and secret doors. The home features authentic materials including Loewen windows, Signature entry doors, Timberlane shutters, coffered ceiling, custom cabinetry and millwork creating elaborate, grand spaces.
The home captures the clients’ character and will stand as a testament to their family and their passion for classical arts. The home received the Grand Aurora for Interior Detailing and Silver Aurora for Best Custom Home in 2019.