FRENCH LUXURY HOME
Winner of “Reader’s Choice Award for Best Overall Home 2012”. Inspired by the stately manor homes of old-world European architecture, especially those of French Normandy, this regal home was designed to blend tastefully into its upscale established neighborhood, comply with strict community guidelines and meet the modern lifestyle requirements of its owners.
This French Normandy all-stone home, stone courtyards, and the landscape gardens surrounding it were designed to complement each other and to re-create the charm of French/ European villages.
The design challenge of this home was to be sensitive to, and respectful of, the traditional architecture of the surrounding homes and the private country club which the house is sited adjacent to while at the same time taking advantage of its very unique site and creating a home which is extremely livable with all the best 21st century hi-tech amenities, with the charm and character of old-world architecture.
The house is sited to capture both outstanding views of the lush rolling golf course, which is directly across the private road, as well as breathtaking views of the lake to the rear of the house. The primary interior spaces as well as extensive outdoor living spaces, with wrap around stone loggias and flickering gas lanterns, are organized to capture the magnificent views of the lake.