One of the characteristics of today’s luxury houses is that they often include separate private living areas as well as formal spaces designed for entertaining.
Certain parts of the house, such as the master bedroom wing, family room and garage – are angled to accentuate this perception. The house sits relatively low, with only three steps between the porch and the ground. This means an extensive basement containing a wine cellar, games room, media room, dancing hall, theatre, spa, sauna and gym is well concealed.
The front door opens to reveal a spacious foyer. Summerour has used a keystone at the top of the arch, extending it to the ceiling to create a strong sense of proportion in the molding. Emphasis on proportion was important in each room of the house, he says. A Greek key pattern gives bold visual interest to the white oak floors, says interior designer Barbara Westbrook, who collaborated with Summerour on the project.
in the family room, red checked fabric, a large comfortable sofa and chaise, and a stone fireplace are keys to a soft, intimate atmosphere, says Westbrook. The exhaust hood, contained in a custom-designed cabinet, forms the focal point of a massive arched window at one end of the space. A border of French words highlights the putty colored walls.
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