FOR THE PAST 23 YEARS, Michael Franck and Art Lohsen have worked together with a dedicated and talented team of professionals as Franck & Lohsen Architects Inc. creating architecture in the realms of ecclesiastical, residential, university, and urban design.

It has been a source of great joy to have created timeless buildings enjoyed by a wide-range of people — from students to homeowners to worshippers; and fortunate to have wonderful clients who placed their trust and vision in our hands — including the peer recognition of the Arthur Ross Award for our body of work.

This September, Franck & Lohsen Architects, Inc. will transform into two new entities. Michael will assume the helm of residential, hospitality and university commissions with Michael M. Franck Architect LLC. Art will assume the helm of ecclesiastical commissions with Bella Chiesa LLC. and, as always, Michael and Art will continue to work in a collaborative spirit which has been a hallmark of their firm.

We are excited about this next chapter as we continue to create enduring architecture.

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Described by Country Life Magazine as “pure English Baroque,” this new manor house is nestled within 100 acres of the Virginia Hunt Country.

The exterior of the house is constructed of Indiana Limestone and Brazilian granite as the water table. Exterior detailing, such as the carved stone pediments, brackets and urns, custom bronze doors, mahogany windows, and a graduated slate roof with lead coated copper, signal a truly timeless character.

Custom marble mantles; a family room ceiling of cherry, inspired by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens; and a carved walnut paneled library are but a few details on the interior. A series of interior rooms opens onto a range of exterior rooms, such as the great lawn, the kitchen garden, and a new limestone domed temple folly at the terminus of the axis of the great allée.

Photography: Ian Bradshaw & Greg Tinius