This home is around 14,000 square feet with a full basement, and on the left is an outdoor seating area with a fireplace. Our goal was to create a new home that looked as though it was an old estate that had been there forever.
Monte Sereno Family Tuscan Manor
This Tuscan manor is tucked in the hills of Monte Sereno. Featuring a grand two-story entry way with an elongated foyer, a stone and wood inlay floor, and a massive antique fireplace, this home has stunning architectural details throughout. The kitchen is built to handle seven children, including copper-hammered countertops intended to age gracefully. Unique touches include the dual showers in the boys’ bathroom, and a celestial window bridge in the master bath, which provides natural lighting for both the tub and shower areas.
Additionally, the master bedroom features an arched steel and glass window wall overlooking the estate. A set of secret circular stairs lead all the way from the upper floor down into the Irish pub in the basement. Outside, a corridor of perfectly aligned Palladian columns forms a covered portico. The columns support seven cast concrete arches.
The back of the house, with the family room as the focal point. Above the family room is a deck that has curved glass rails, with popup clerestory windows that light the space below.
Arch leading to the exterior patio. The arch is made of wood, the columns cast stone, and the patio itself is flagstone. The arch was added to draw attention to the back patio and create interest with a feat of engineering that is rarely seen in this area.
The steel front door is one to be proud of and makes an impressive statement. The door is incredibly heavy, with the window above and chandelier made to match.
A closeup of the columns, angled towards the front door. The columns are put together in stages so they will withstand the test of time.
The family room connects to the kitchen, with a dining space that is able to take advantage of the view through the many windows.
The kitchen has two islands. The gray island table with the wooden top is fixed to the floor and has electricity running to it for kitchen appliances, The closer island with the marble top is a seated bar for people who are conversing with those who are cooking.
Antique cast iron backplate behind the stove. The adjacent countertop is copper, rarely used in kitchens.
The home’s living room has spectacular crown molding that was stained by hand.
The master bathroom, which has a row of windows to let in lots of light. There are dual showerheads, jetted tub, and more.