Perhaps it was the insight gained through more than 30 years of building homes for some of the most discriminating clients in Harrisburg, Pa.
|We build homes for the top 10th of 1 percent of the population, and having outdoor entertaining space is of primary importance to them.
Glenn Livelsberger, Heritage Builders
Perhaps it was the insight gained through more than 30 years of building homes for some of the most discriminating clients in Harrisburg, Pa. Maybe it was just his personal vision. But custom builder Glenn Livelsberger says he “recognized the promise of what could be” when he first saw the overgrown farmland that eventually became the grounds for this elegant English country manor.
I looked at this property and saw something that others didn’t,” Livelsberger says of the site, which is bordered on one side by Fishing Creek Stream and offers a wonderful view of nearby Blue Mountain. “We literally excavated part of the mountainside to set the house in and created a meadow out back for the pool and spa.” Skillful landscaping and the use of mature trees make the house appear as though it has been a part of this spot for years, he says.
Although many of his clients close their northern nests during the winter, retreating to more hospitable climes, “it is still important to make the outdoor living space functional for as long as possible,” Livelsberger says. For this home, he says, creating outdoor entertaining space was paramount to the clients.
They not only entertain family and business associates but are very active socially and host four to five charity events at their home every year,” Livelsberger says. The home features covered outdoor porches off the master suite and living room, a spacious outdoor kitchen and stepped terrace, and the pool and spa. Capitalizing on the home’s rear views, the outdoor spaces provide the perfect place to take in the picturesque setting.
Style of Home | English country
Location | Harrisburg, Pa.
Total Square Footage | 10,000
Market Value | $2.4 million
Builder | Heritage Builders, Harrisburg
Architect | Don Wayne Klinger, AIA, Millersburg, Pa.
Interior Designer | Sandy Lewin Interiors, Lebanon, Pa.
Land Planner |Environmental Orchestration, New Cumberland, Pa.
Custom Client | Socially active couple
Major Products Used | Appliances: Frontgate (outdoor grille); Medio (pizza oven); Marvel (refrigerator) | Cabinetry: masonry with stainless steel, copper-plated doors | Countertops: French limestone | Windows: Pella | Fireplace: masonry | Flooring: Bomanite (architectural concrete) | Home Controls/Automation: Omni Interactive | Lighting: Lightolier | Plumbing Fixtures: Kohler (copper sink, faucets) | Roofing: Evergreen Slate Co.; standing-seam copper | Snow Guards: Steiger | Exterior Finish: brick | Ceiling: CertainTeed (beveled vinyl soffit) | Millwork: Fypon (crown molding) | Fans: Casablanca
A Warm Welcome