Cotswolds Inspired House in Highland Park

Classic...the design of this house 3513 Princeton Ave. was inspired by Quilan Terry's Waverton House in Gloucestershire, referenced in David Watkin's book Radical Classicism. I love it when talented people come together on a project -- Dallas architect Richard Drummond Davis designed the house, which my friend Dana Card, her son Jonathan Rosen, and a group of other investors commissioned. It took two years. The house is for now sale for $3,449,000 through Briggs Freeman. Dana and Richard took great pains to pick the unusual blue-gray color of the rough back limestone, and to design a house that looks like it's been there forever. I think they succeeded.

This broad glass door is one of my favorite details in the house. Old houses always had big old doors, and this one is modernized with large panes of glass.

Michelle Nussbaumer of Ceylon et Cie did the furniture staging inside the house. I think it's the first house she's ever staged. I'm a sucker for Michelle's blue and white porcelains and her layered, collected style.

The lacquered paneling in the house is a gorgeous creamy color that has been cerused. Cerusing is making a big comeback lately on furniture, too.

Love the antiqued mirror set into the mantle.

Bare windows usually bug me, but the lines in this house are so beautiful that you don't need draperies to soften the edges.

The gray-blue color on the walls is the same great color Dana has on her walls at home. I would love to show you Dana's Swedish-inspired house someday if she'll let me shoot it!

The kitchen is full of Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Calcutta marble.

This is a really elegant staircase isn't it? It's simple, yet curvy. The gorgeous dark wood floors run throughout this house, and I'm delighted to say there's not a bit of wall-to-wall carpet anywhere, even in the bedrooms.

The bedroom ceiling is 17 ft. tall!

I love this graphic metal headboard with the antique wood side tables and old drawings.

I think there are five shower heads in here, of varying sizes. This shower is the size of my kitchen.

This is a stunning woman's dressing room. It's almost a shame to clutter it with shoes and clothes.

This is the attic room. They're always my favorite rooms in houses, because I can imagine having an office up there. The roofline and windows make for interesting backgrounds for wallpaper, or a fantastic color of paint.

Quinlan Terry would love this window.

View of the small backyard from upstairs. It's charmingly tidy in a French garden way. I'd install a lap pool in the center and be done with it if I bought the house.