Nestled in one of Little Holmby’s most highly desired streets, this stunning Traditional residence, with its distinctive RED DOOR, is certainly one of the most prized and illustrious homes in this very exclusive neighborhood.
This superb example of classical architecture has been deftly enhanced by interior designer Ali Haines. Completely remodeled and exquisitely appointed, this romantic house offers masterfully executed interiors, along with beautiful garden-like landscaping, dotted limestone pathways, decorative fountains and lush grassy areas for children and entertaining.
Enter through the Foyer and you will find hand painted hardwood floors that are shaded by a 18th century brass and crystal chandelier and lead pane sidelights that surround the doorway. The first floor powder room spares no details with 18th century French Toile Fabric on the walls and brass and crystal sconces and matching chandelier. The Waterworks porcelain pedestal sink and matching toilet with mahogany seat and brass hardware accentuate the brass Czech and Speak English lavatory fixtures. Look past the foyer directly into the spacious living room that is warmed by a majestic 17th century antique French limestone fireplace surround and 19th century French mirrored wall sconces. Looking back through the foyer one enters the formal dining room though lead paneled double doors.
The 19th century wall sconces and Italian Fortuny light fixture fill the room with warm light that sets the table what the gourmet kitchen is capable of delivering. The chef’s kitchen is surrounded by hand carved custom cabinetry with lead paned glass and is tied off with a teak island, brass countertop finishes with a sink and hidden cutting boards. 16th century antique tile flooring from a church in Southern France is lighted by recessed and antique lighting and is flanked by fabric wall coverings and finished with crown moldings. Add state-of-the-art appliances to this recipe and what you have is rare delight.
Retire upstairs to the residence quarters where the master bedroom opens with 12 foot ceilings and custom window coverings cabinetry. The spacious walk-in closet/dressing room with built in vanity stands next to a beautiful French marble steam shower, matching his/hers sinks with kick heaters and free standing Waterworks tub with mahogany finish. The two additional bedrooms feature custom French tile floor/shower in the “Jack & Jill” bathroom that features a claw foot tub and “Seashell” custom lighting. The guesthouse also has custom limestone flooring/shower and 18th century green tiles and all Waterworks fixtures and custom mahogany cabinetry. Take a dip in the heated mosaic tiled pool/jacuzzi with decorative fountains, white limestone pool decking and wrought iron pool fencing. Enter the pool house with vaulted ceiling and warm up around an antique Colonial Boston fireplace.
This incredibly romantic and exquisitely detailed home is a rare find. A perfect lifestyle for the most discerning taste.