|6462 SQUARE FEET||5 BEDROOMS||5 FULL BATH||3 HALF BATH|
|2 FLOOR||137' 8" WIDTH||91' 7" DEPTH||4 GARAGE BAY|
A home designed for the likes of European nobility, this French Chateau manor redefines luxury living -- from the grandness of its rooms to its attention to every detail. Imagine being driven through the gates and up the drive only to be dropped off at the impressive main entry highlighted by the Juliet balcony above. Your driver then takes the car through the porte-cochere to park it in the motor court next to the 4-car garage.
You then enter the home only to find yourself on the raised vestibule overlooking the grand foyer and its dramatic circular staircase. The butler takes your coat and directs you to the conservatory for a drink. As more guests arrive, you make your way to the reception hall where the entertaining is now in full swing. You may then find yourself wandering into the family gathering hall, a huge, octagonal room with windows on most sides and a fireplace at the far end. It is just a few steps away from the chef's kitchen which has an island, plenty of counter space, a walk-in pantry, and even a butler's pantry to the dining hall. The dining room is impressive with an octagonal shape and a fireplace as well.
As the party heads outdoors, you first gather on the verandah and then around the pool. The outdoor grill and half-bath are additional outdoor living conveniences. If looking for some time to get away from everyone, there is the home office off of the porte-cochere which also has a full bath and walk-in closet (ideal as an in-law suite).
Of course, a tour of the main floor is not complete without a peek into the grand master suite. It is accessed through its own foyer and then a pair of double doors. The bedroom itself is truly spacious and boasts its own fireplace. The master bath includes separate his-and-her vanities, a shower with a seat, a grand bath, and a water closet. The his-and-her walk-in closets provide plenty of room for clothes and accessories. One surprise? From the bath, there is access to a private, nature garden.
Returning to the foyer, ascend the stairs in the rotunda to the second floor. At the landing, there is a billiards/game room, a "video arcade" room, and a media room with a minstrel balcony overlooking the gathering hall. There are two bedrooms, each with a full bath and a walk-in closet. Further down the gallery, you will find yourself in the "gentleman's retreat" (or fifth bedroom) with its very own wet bar and bath.
There are plenty of interior photos to truly appreciate this 6,000+ square foot home.