• The Rox at twilight - lovely.
  • The entry hall’s 27’ ceiling is dynamic.
  • Hallway with restored panelling and staircase.
  • Ornamented ceiling crown creates a focal point.
  • Gallery’s formal cornice enhances the art collection.
  • Dining Rooms’s painted mouldings and stained mantel.
  • Beautiful mantel in dining room.
  • English Tudor library’s beamed ceiling compliments the embellished mantel and fluted pilasters.
  • Library Ceiling Beams.
  • Sitting room with simple mantel.
  • Mantel with flanking bookcases.
  • Bedroom with 10’ ceiling, cornice and beams.
  • Kitchen with stained cabinets and painted island.
  • Billiards room for play.
  • Bathroom with corbels supporting crown detail.
  • Loggia stained mantel creates a gathering area.

Project Showcase: The Rox

 

The Rox Project Summary
Project Home: Wilkinson Residence
Project Location: Greenwood, Arkansas

 

The Project: Wilkinson Residence

 

In 1891, a new school was built in Greenwood, Arkansas. Built in the Italianate style, the building was two stories tall and had three rooms. Known as The Rox, the school was used until 1953 when a new, modern elementary school was built. In 1960, it was purchased by alumni Betty and Means Wilkinson. The school underwent a transformation to become their home. Many years later in 2006, Means and Betty's son, Ed Wilkinson and his wife LaDonna, wanted to transform The Rox again, restoring it to its original style and at the same time creating an up-to-date home for their family.

 

The interior design of The Rox is in the Edwardian style, which is roughly in the same period as the Italianate style. The entry has a 27-foot ceiling and is embellished with a beautiful multipiece crown with rosettes and acanthus modillions. Throughout the home, coffered ceilings and custom-built mantels add beauty and character to the interior by using a combination of traditional hardwood mouldings, Mon Reale® mouldings, and handcarvings. The combination of painted and stained millwork further enhances the allure of the home.

 

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