Sited on a beautiful corner lot in a one-of-a-kind location overlooking Versailles Park, this French Regency style home is both authentic in design and unsurpassed in quality. Originally designed by architect Will Snyder, the current owners have employed a team of interior and exterior designers who have taken the home to a new level of craftsmanship and customization.
The beautiful stone exterior, iron doors and balconies, and expansive windows and doors have been enhanced by lush landscaping, designed by Los Angeles landscape architect, Diana Green. Along with the landscape design and installation, extensive lighting, an antique exterior door and fountain, and a beautiful pool have created a magical retreat.
Virtually all chandeliers, lanterns, and sconces have been replaced with fine bronze fixtures with antique fixtures used throughout the interior and Solara fixtures used for the exterior. Upon entering, the front foyer is flanked by expansive living and dining rooms, both with sets of French doors that view Versailles Park.
The living room has a handsome limestone fireplace, paneled walls with arched openings and wide plank hardwood flooring. The dining room can accommodate a table that seats 12 to 14. It leads to a Butler’s pantry with marble countertops, crisp white cabinetry, and limestone flooring. The Butler’s pantry gives way to the exceptional kitchen and adjacent breakfast room. The kitchen is appointed with a French La Canche range with 2 ovens, a warming drawer, and 2 additional Miele ovens. There are 3 dishwashers in the kitchen as well as 2 additional units in both bars. A center island with marble countertop serves as a focal point and is perfect for serving and entertaining.
A central hallway off the entry foyer and formal rooms leads to the family room, richly accented with warm wood and finished with a beautiful stone fireplace with trumeau. Sets of French doors lead to the covered Bluestone patio with fireplace and entertaining spaces, along with the gorgeous pool, fountain and spa, and grassy area.
Also located on the first level is a lovely mahogany library with excellent builtin shelving and cabinetry, as well as a marble fireplace and adjacent full bath and working office. There is a lovely music room that views the front yard and park. An elevator has been installed and is one of 3 ways to access the second level. There are 2 beautiful staircases, one on each end of the home, that lead upstairs. There are six bedrooms and seven full baths on the second level.
The master bedroom is quite large and has a marble fireplace, paneled walls, sets of French doors and a balcony overlooking the rear yard and pool. His and her baths are appointed with exquisite fixtures, glass front closets, and beautiful marbles. Her bath has a dressing area with exceptional light, a spa tub, and custom vanity. His bath enjoys a coffee bar with refrigerator. There is a sitting room with a balcony overlooking Versailles Park off the master, creating a cozy area with privacy from the other bedrooms.
Each of the other 5 bedrooms is distinguished with special touches and private baths. One has painted paneling and creates a warm study for the current owners. Another has extensive built-ins and a window seat. The south guest suite has a breakfast bar with a sink and refrigerator and a pretty view of the pool. The upstairs laundry room has a double sink, drip dry area and full size washer and dryer area. As well, there is a laundry room in the basement area. Also located in the full basement, which has window wells creating abundant light, is a state of the art wine room and adjacent den with a bar. Nearby, a second wine cellar for case storage was also created. There is a Home Theater with state-of-the-art sound, screen, and gaming consoles. An exercise room, arts and crafts studio, 2 full bathrooms and huge storage room complete the basement level.
Additional amenities include:
2 attached garages housing 3 cars and custom storage and wall organizing racks
Gas powered electrical Generator
Enhanced interior and exterior security, including cameras
Raised vegetable and herb garden and cutting garden
One must view this beautiful home to appreciate the architecture, natural light, and flow, all of which are superb. The recent improvements were designed to augment and enhance the beauty and functionality of the home.
Broker : Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Int'l
Agent : Joan Eleazer
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