"Fairfax & Sammons have recently completed a house near Southport that is both fluent in the Classical orders and responsive to the character and inventiveness of provincial craftsmen. A modest-sized Palladian villa, 'Lillifields' is smart and well-proportioned, yet it possesses something of the reticence and anonymity of the Georgian vernacular. While undeniably a contemporary house. it looks as if in might always have been here. Its owner. Nancy Marcantonio, chose to collaborate with Richard Sammons because she had heard of his expertise with the work of Thomas Jefferson, and wished to emulate the pure Palladian spirit of Jefferson's little-known Edgemont in Virginia, built in 1797 for James Cocke."