Elegant French Provincial home with resort-style back yard.
The elegant exterior of this custom home perfectly balances traditional French Provincial architectural design with today’s more transitional design elements. A large curved driveway, slate porch steps, three 15’ arches, and a double front door made of oak, glass, and iron frame the massive and impressive front entrance. Upon entering the home, the two-story window in the great room immediately offers unobstructed views of the resort-style back yard and swimming pool. The great room anchors the house and boasts rich, heart pine floors, a gas fireplace, and extensive custom iron railings that wrap around the room on the open 2nd floor walk way. The left wing of the house features a spacious formal dining room that is connected to the kitchen via a butler pantry boasting glass door cabinets, a beverage center, and a custom wine closet with an iron door. The kitchen, breakfast, and keeping rooms are the heart of this home and offer almost 1000 sf of elegant, yet comfortable spaces. The large island features marble counters, custom cabinets, and plenty of storage and seating. It is surrounded by a gorgeous built-in armoire along one wall, a breakfast room, and a large casual keeping room that has views of the back yard and pool. One of the special features of this home is the walk-through prep or “dirty” kitchen that is behind the main kitchen. This is an ideal space for caterers to work in, or just to use on a daily basis for food preparation and storage. Just beyond the kitchen is an office with more custom built-in cabinets, three workstations, and large windows with views of the front yard. As you continue down the travertine floor hallway, an efficient laundry room is on the left, followed by a spacious guest suite. And finally, the ship-lap walls of the hallway lead to a powder room, a second set of stairs for the second floor, and access to the porte-cochere and three garages. The right wing of the house is home to the master suite and the primary stairs that lead to the second floor. The master suite boasts more heart pine floors, a spacious bedroom, and a five-star bath featuring separate vanities with marble counters, a large soaking tub, a walk-through shower, and two large walk-in custom closets. Just outside the arched doorway of the master suite is the magnificent curved staircase and custom iron rail that leads to two more large guest rooms with en suite baths. The rooms are separated by an open walkway that looks down into the great room and out to the balcony that sits on top of the front porch. At the end of the walkway is an enormous gameroom that features a wet bar, half bath, pool table, sitting area, and a large deck overlooking the pool. The adjacent home theater offers two levels of seating and a large projection screen. But by far, the most spectacular part of this home is the backyard oasis. The two-story high covered porch features four 20’ arches, a fireplace, and is just steps away from the large resort-style saltwater swimming pool. This estate-sized homesite offers plenty of grass behind and to the left of the pool, and the lush, mature landscaping provides a high level of privacy. On the left side of the property is the porte-cochere, ample parking, three garages, and a climate-controlled lagniappe building that can house pets or serve as a great space for additional storage. The Sanctuary is an environmentally planned community only minutes from The Causeway Bridge and home to miles of nature trails, a Health & Activity Center, fitness center, tournament-size swimming pool, three tennis courts, a ball field, and an active homeowner’s association. Fully immerse yourself in this lovely home by taking the 3D Virtual Tour at the link below. This tour provides unprecedented views of all rooms and you can use the measuring tool to measure rooms for your furniture.
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