RESIDENTIAL DESIGNER JEWEL
This secluded and private designer residence is located within a group of just seventeen homes covering 150 acres, located between Westlake Village and the Galleria at Bee Caves.
Sweeping hillside views and glorious sunset reflections in the edgeless pool are complemented by the inspired landscaping of D-Crain. Their work has imaginatively combined formal and playful design elements with native growth and cover to create lawn, patio and tree-ringed terraces for entertaining, cool shady groves for promenades and a graceful setting for an extraordinary, totally unexpected private garden bursting with European tea roses. With over two hundred mature bushes and trees, all chosen for their startling colors, fragrance and repeat blooms, each season will witness several thousand classically perfumed rose beauties.
No less assured is the precise front lawn, complementing the formal building facade, though protecting this from direct view with mature original and selected new trees. In this way, the surrounding gardens complement the house and the whole is carefully integrated into the pattern of the hillside.
TIMELESS, YET PRACTICAL ELEGANCE
The building itself presents a timeless elegance by combining neo-classical elements with contemporary features. The attention to exterior details heightens expectations for the living space and these are stylishly fulfilled by the direction and selections of celebrated interior designer Fern Santini. Embracing and developing the ‘French Moderne' theme, she has chosen artisanal finishes and highlights throughout the home to complement the finest architectural stone, wood and ironwork. Artistic themes from Warhol, Dali, Klementaski and McCurry are joined by painted silk wallcoverings, cashmere and silk drapery, commissioned and antique European furniture, mirrors and delightful accent pieces.
The deeply lacquered bar cabinetry, beside a wine room housing twelve hundred bottles, certainly encourages entertaining in style. The towering glass panes of the living room reveal shimmering views across the pool to the hillside beyond while another special feature is the floor to ceiling fireplace in rare Calacatta Lilac marble.
The showpiece kitchen is as functional as it is elegant with Italian integrated cabinets and appliances from Miele and Sub-Zero. The adjacent butler pantry leads to the magnificent dining room, where de Gournay hand-painted gilt wall coverings of silk, opulent furnishings and a Thomas Pheasant custom chandelier combine harmoniously in an ode to nature. In addition, lighting and musical ‘themes' to complement each special occasion are easily set using the Savant system. This delivers your desired ambiance instantly with pre-programmed selections of light and music throughout the living space, outdoor spaces and even the lower lawn entrance.
The primary bedroom's floor to ceiling windows showcase the garden, pool and an oval grove of crepe myrtles by day and the stars and moon by night. The Loro Piana cashmere swivel chairs are just the place to curl up and watch either a spectacular fall sunset or summer thunderstorm. ‘Camping out' has never been so deluxe!
The primary bathroom gazes directly upon the private rose garden from cool grey-white shades of Calacatta Arabescato marble throughout. A special Nancy Corzine seven-drawer mirrored vanity for her is paired with a magnificent antique, bevel-edged French mirror and a delightful silk-covered slipper chair, finished with pearl buttons.
The adjacent closet is not only spacious but also provides a beautifully lit showcase for accessories, shoes, jewelry and treasured mementos, housed in mirrored Italian cabinetry with movement-sensitive lighting.
A mirrored exercise room with fine views of the front garden and spacious twin studies overlooking the pool complete the suite. Guests have their own suite area on the opposite side of the house, with hillside views and easy access to the den, upper level library and roof deck. The pool and covered terrace are also within easy reach.
Garage space on two levels features porcelain tile floors and is well equipped with three EV and multiple standard floor charging points. The two garages have room for seven cars and additional storage.
DESIGNER FURNISHED WITH MOVE-IN CONVENIENCE
This luxurious home, meticulously appointed by Fern Santini, is being sold fully furnished and equipped. The special finishes and pieces she has brought together from Christian Liaigre, M. J. Atelier, Nancy Corzine and Jan Showers, amongst many others, are complemented by antique pieces from France, Italy and England. Rarely does one find an opportunity to step instantly into such a jewel of a home.