Summer Splendor, Year-round Luxury
Tucked away off Locust Avenue is a private paradise, where spending the summer — or a lifetime — wouldn’t be considered roughing it. When you arrive at the courtyard of this elegant six-bedroom home, you feel as if you’ve been transported to a chateau in the French countryside for <le weekend>.
Perfectly appointed on the inside, a grand entry with double staircase, Christopher Peacock cabinetry and a custom bay window seat in the kitchen, herringbone pattern wood floors in the living room, Farrow and Ball hand-painted wallpaper in the dining room, three sets of French doors leading from the family room to the back patio, and coffered-ceilings in the office are just some of the design highlights. And any dog would consider himself lucky to sleep in the room designed just for him with its own backyard access.
This time of the year, it’s the private backyard that is center stage. Off the limestone patio is a large pool, a well-equipped play area for the kids, a covered area complete with a wood-burning fireplace, and a pergola with plenty of lounging space.
On rainy days, you can while away the hours in the lower level, where a studio gym/music room, playroom, and indoor endless pool await.
This 9,000 square-foot chef d’oeuvre, which was custom built in 2007, sits proudly on over an acre of land not far from the Apawamis golf course or town. It is currently on the market and the listing agents are Ellen Stern and Michael Holmes of Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s.
- Robin Jovanovich