Exceptionality? Arrive in this gracious Cedar Hill/Orchard Estates golf and country club neighbourhood, and the compromises of ordinary urban life seem to vanish. Confident estate homes on vast landscaped grounds bask in well-being and privacy. Bird songs rise from the woodland surroundings. »cont'd
Here, a circular coachway leads to a sheltered formal entrance of arched stone. Step into a broad, well-detailed reception foyer with gleaming marble floors. French doors with beveled glass open on a stunning circular atrium– an event scaled open space, centering on an elegant curved staircase with circular upper balcony and massive chandelier. Dramatic entrances are practically unavoidable.
Radiating off the circular hall, five separate wings shelter this grand home's living spaces –a floor plan maximizing spaciousness and assuring each room abundant light and privacy.
Close to the main entrance, there's a formal office – a dignified room to welcome associates without disturbing the household. Built in oak shelves, hardwood floors and Palladian window define a professional, productive workspace. Also near the front entrance – a separate in-law suite stands by, offering stairs-free accommodation for an older relative.
In a separate wing, the human-scaled formal living room has oak floors, bay windows, plus gas hearth with marble surround and oak mantle. Practical scale and 10 foot ceilings shape a room that's intimate and friendly, yet ready to be part the sociable mix at the large-scale events that come so naturally here. The nearby formal dining room makes soirees succeed with high ceilings, French doors, plus beveled glass serving door and arched Palladian side window.
Winter is banished from a sunny sky-light bright two story solarium with balcony – a space that takes maximum advantage of this home's planned southern exposures. Upstairs the solarium's gallery offers a warm bright private reading space.
Light is the theme in the stunning great room that's one of this magnificent home's centerpieces. Under towering ceilings, slender Palladian windows flank a massive stone gas hearth. Windows on three sides make for a beautiful room feel while offering views of the pool, wooded surroundings and passing wildlife. South exposure keeps winter at bay. Notice the way space and site lines flow from this raised space to the eat-in kitchen beyond.
On its own level, the sun-drenched kitchen is everything the heart of a great home should be – and more. Light plays from three bayed windows. A sliding door to the patio and pool has an arched transom window. The 'U' shaped layout surrounds a central island, defining a chef-friendly workspace that invites gourmet adventures and large scale entertaining too. Three sinks and abundant hardwood cabinetry keep order. A second stairway means entertaining won't disrupt family life. Provisions to stock? Step into the adjacent mudroom and laundry directly from the three-car garage.
Upstairs, privacy and light flow from the circular hall floor plan. The master bedroom wing features a double door entry hall, bay windows, a walk in closet plus huge ensuite with double vanity and oversized-therapy tub. The opportunity to update will excite design lovers. Three other bedrooms on this floor have distinctive personalities. Two suite-like bedrooms share access to a Jack and Jill bath. The main bath offers lavish space, with twin vanity and shower plus raised therapy tub, set beneath an arched triptych window.
Take the curved stairway to explore the refined basement living spaces here. Natural light from high windows make the study/office with built in shelves a real productivity centre. The fully equipped oak bar, billiard room and media room offer plenty to keep your "man-cave" crowd happy. A bedroom on this floor offers an extra degree of privacy for older children or live-in help.
Walk the grounds to appreciate the refined landscaping and oasis-like privacy. Interlock patio and paths plus a party-scale gazebo compliment the lush oversized swimming pool with its sunny south-facing patio. Mature trees and flowering shrubs add depth and privacy to the huge yard.
Lifestyle is the essence of Orchard Estates at Cedar Hill – a community where golf and country club living meets country friendliness. With schools, downtown and services so close it's a practical option with a permanent vacation feeling. Even in this community of elite dream homes, this impeccable mansion is exceptional. Plan your appointment today.
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