Published on 22 May 2013 | over 3 years ago
Custom built English manor home inspired by the prominent architect, Edwin Lutyens, whose influence is seen in the faades balance and symmetry enhanced by the Flemish bond brick and fieldstone exterior, as well as the multiple thickness, textured Vermont slate roof. The travertine foyer with elliptical curved staircase is flanked by the study with 12 ceiling and distressed cherry paneling. With a full wall of French doors with arched transoms and a view to lush gardens beyond, the grandroom is t he focal point of the home for entertaining and family celebrations. Gracious dining is superb in the banquet-size dining room with hand-painted wall. Opulent main level master suite with fireside sitting room overlooking the pool. The travertine bath boasts a soaking tub and large shower with body massage and steam. Chefs kitchen with hand-crafted cherry cabinetry, lime-washed island, honed granite counters and commercial grade appliances. The family room with wormy chest barrel ceiling and fieldstone fireplace is open to the kitchen creating the true heart of the home. Five bedrooms and four and a half baths are on the upper level, in addition to a bonus room that is ideal as a den or playroom and opens to a loggia with a view of the beautiful grounds. Impressive 3-story rear staircase with hand-hammered metal balusters and conservatory style skylight leads to finished terrace level. Unique finishing includes hand-hewn timbers in coffered ceiling, extensive stonework, and handscraped walnut flooring. Tuscan style kitchen is perfect for entertaining and is especially convenient for catering an event. Stained glass windows from an Irish pub highlight the fully equipped media room. In addition to three large game/rec rooms there is a gym and full bath + half bath. A safe room and wine cellar with tasting room are special features. Enjoy outdoor living in privacy as the lush landscape envelopes the 1.8 acre setting. An English garden, salt water pool and meandering stone pathways laced with perennial flowers and shrubs are further enhanced with dramatic mood lighting. A covered rear porch and pool pavilion provide the perfect place for alfresco dining. A lighted tennis court and open grassy lawn at the rear of the property are sheer nirvana for the sports-minded buyer. Four-car garage and adjoining porte-cochere allow for convenient parking. A carriage house style apartment above the garage is perfect as an artist studio, au pair suite, home office, etc. Phenomenal estate custom built by rick green on 1.8 ac, supreme quality/craftsmanship thruout w/finest details and features. Expansive rooms. Main lvl owner"s ste offers total privacy/luxury. Fine architectural appt. Barrel ceil in fr. Opens to gorgeous kit w/ top line appliances/reclaimed beamed ceil. 5br/4ba up + bon rm. Terr lvl offers wine cellar/theater rm/gym/double rec rm w/ bar + kit. Absolutely magnificent grounds, salt water pool/cabana view. English garden stone pathway to lighted tennis ct and large grass lawn. Features are infinite. Truly one of atl finest.