A Formal Welcome
Atop, an ornate fleur-de-lis medallion is highlighted by a silver patina that creates a cornerstone emblem that is replicated throughout the home. A sweeping oak staircase rises behind a curvature of iron balustrades creating a fluid evolution that draws the eye up taking in the richness of the architecture.
Surrounded by stately panelled walls, perfectly honed Bianco Carrara Italian marble floors and finely decorated archways that lead through to grand reception rooms, this exceptional level of accomplishment is found only in the most lavish residences.
To the right of the foyer is an opulent great room made for entertaining where guests can gather before formal dining. It has been finished with impeccable taste with towering ceiling height accentuated by clerestory windows, coffered detailing offset by a lattice framework and silver patina panels and a sensational crystal chandelier handcrafted to convey eternal brilliance, while a Statuario marble fireplace and quarter-sawn white oak herringbone parquet floors anchor and complete a room that perfectly blends the dramatic with the refined.
Adjoining the great room is the formal dining room that that creates lasting first impressions. A pair of refined crystal chandeliers adds a decorous air while bespoke cabinetry flanking the floating marble fireplace showcases singular art treasures. A third lustrous chandelier highlights a part of the room that could be filled with a grand piano. Overheight french doors fitted with true-divided glass windows (a splendid feature found in all exterior windows and doors) provides an enchanting outlook across the terrace towards a panoply of trees. Designed as an extension of the house, this expansive terrace can be accessed via the dining room or the great room extending elegantly to the garden where guests can take in a summer evening.
On the other side of the foyer is the library – a meditative area dressed in dark wood shelving matched by deeply coffered ceilings and a marble fireplace flagged by decorative wall sconce lighting producing the perfect ambience for studying, reading and relaxing.
A powder room exudes understated elegance with graceful two-tone wallpaper that continues the fleur-de-lis motif and a Perrin and Rowe chrome sink and faucets carefully chosen to complement the home’s traditional European style.