• Welcome to Dromborg Castle.
  • This view showcases parapet walls and the 4-story tower.
  • The front elevation features the 4-story tower of natural stone.
  • The entry to the library showcases panelled columns and oversized corbels.
  • The entry to the library features a perfect radius entablature supported by oversized corbels.
  • The library features 10 Corinthian columns and heavy beams.
  • Closeup of the library cabinetry in the Corinthian order.
  • Library closeup of the 10" height handcarved palmette frieze.
  • The library exhibits panelled walls and nested bookcases.
  • The library is designed with perfect symmetry.
  • Curved center beams fit perfectly into straight beams.
  • Curved beams constructed of solid cherry and resin mouldings.
  • Petite vertical panels in natural cherry and cypress treads.
  • The men’s lounge with heavy beams and pedimented door.
  • Custom handcarved corbels feature spades, hearts, clubs and diamonds motifs.
  • The master bedroom is perfectly proportioned with a large cornice.
  • The master bedroom cornice is 31" in height with 10" palmette and lotus motifs.
  • His closet features carved pilasters throughout and a coved cornice detail.
  • The greatroom presents heavy beams with handcarved panels.
  • Closeup of handcarved beam motif.
  • The kitchen is quarter sawn white oak with a copper range hood.
  • Lower cabinets detailed with 3½ inches and 1½ inches vertical columns.
  • Her vanity - petite details perfect simple lines.
  • His bathroom is in the venetian style with deep magenta walls.
  • Lower cabinets detailed with columns, leaves and panel moulds.

Project Showcase: DROMBORG Castle

Architectural Feature/Element 2010 Excellence Awards
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Project Summary
Sunrise Custom Homes
Rogers, Arkansas
Project Home: DROMBORG Castle
Project Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas


White River is pleased to announce Sunrise Custom Homes of Rogers, Arkansas has won the Residential Design Build 2010 Excellence Awards for best "Architectural Feature/Element" - for a new construction project - Dromborg. Each year numerous prominent national projects are entered into the contest and only a limited number are recognized by the panel of industry experts for the high level of skill used by those who designed and built them. The winning projects are featured in the July/August issue of residential design build.


The Project: DROMBORG


Dromborg CastleThe DROMBORG Castle is located in Northwest Arkansas, a 13,000-square-foot private residence is a reminiscent of an old English/Scottish castle.

The clients demanded heavy mouldings and millwork, and custom hand-carved panels, frieze mouldings and corbels. One specific use of the home was to host philanthropic events with up to 200 guests. Challenges included carrying classically inspired details throughout the home, locating stock and custom hand-carved mouldings and wood carvings.


The architect and interior designer established a strong footprint of rubbled castle design and proportioned classical detail from 200 B.C. Rome to a modern-day castle. White River engineered and manufactured all millwork, mouldings, corbels, curved work and doors.


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