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For this active family, the home’s agenda was to provide every possible amenity for entertainment and sport within the confines of the property. It is not apparent from the handsome exterior, but within the house is an indoor putting green, indoor pool, full Spa, exercise room, regulation size basketball court, home theater, wine cellar, bar, and band room – all of this on the lower level!
The entrance to the main floor is approached up a gently winding stone staircase which leads to a wide stone arch. Within this deeply recessed arch is a steel door with restoration glass panes. This steel entry opens into a gallery hall having plank board walls and timber clad ceiling. The gallery connects the dining room and living room and ends at the grand stair hall.
The dining room walls are lined in stain grade wood panels in imitation of barn doors. The two story living room also has board ceiling and beams and opens out onto the pool terrace. The steps of the main staircase are individually boxed to express each step and have thin iron rod balusters and iron cap.
The kitchen and family room provide casual daily living space for the family and access the pool terrace and the timber framed covered porch. The family room fireplace is back-to-back with a stone fireplace serving the covered porch. Access to the pool terrace is through tall French doors from both the family room and living room. The long pool is flanked by a lawn which beautifully frames the stone and shake pool house at the end of the terrace.
This stone and shake pool house is equipped with bi-folding panels of glass on both sides that, when opened, create an open air room. The focal point for the pool house is the outdoor fireplace with its dramatic arched built-in wood storage - the whole composition of firebox and wood storage rising as one element terminating in a stone chimney.