Coming Home to Elway Hall

Childhood, the experts say, is what shapes our taste as adults, and Barry readily admits this holds true for him. Raised in a gracious Southern manor and historic residences around the world, he grew up with tall ceilings, sweeping staircases, wide moldings, claw-foot tubs and fireplaces in nearly every room. The romance of traditional architecture with its proper scale and proportion never left him, and when he came across an old Edwardian manor for sale in the Virginia countryside, it was like coming back home.