This custom-built home by Rodell Homes, is one of the most prestigious homes ever produced in Highpoint Estates. This 8357 sq ft home with 5 bedrooms, and 8 baths is built with such love and care. This property is ½ acre, but also borders on ½ acre of parkland, and a private lake giving ample area to enjoy, and provides the opportunity to enjoy views of visiting migratory birds on the lake.
When one arrives at this property, you are welcomed by beautiful wrought iron gates, stone pillars, and a knowledge that you are about to experience something magical.
As I meander up the walkway, I admire the stacked limestone exterior, zinc gutters, and cement roof tiles. The leaded windows lend to the classic traditional feel of this European inspired home.
The landscape is extraordinary as well. Beautifully carved boxwood, and potted topiaries line the walkways to the entrance of this home. As I am embraced by the beauty at the entry of this home, I notice the front door is solid Walnut, hand carved, and magnificent. I am to learn that this home actually has 38 doors, all solid walnut, all hand carved on both sides of the door!
I gaze up, and I am awed by vaulted ceilings, and windows, and by the architectural detail, in the millwork, arched doors and windows.
Schonbek chandeliers are the precious jewels that adorn these beautiful spaces, Beneath my feet, I am entranced by the artistry of the limestone floor with marble inlays. Additionally, Limestone stairwells traversing to the upper level and lower levels just adds to the richness of the entry. Custom forged railings throughout all of the stairwells and balconies is a playful styling that is traditional, but also contributes a hint of fun to this home’s design. Bordering on this front entry, the chevron designed oak flooring adds warmth and richness to the main floor of this home also. A formal sitting area at the entrance calls you in, with it’s open fireplace, and Imported Antique Marble fireplace surround. These antique treasures, were lovingly sourced from a castle in Europe, circa early 1800’s. There are 3 of these antique marble Fireplaces in this home.
The furnishings herein, are all custom designed with the highest quality fabrics and finishings. The draperies are fashioned from imported silks and linens from Europe. Wool and silk rugs are found throughout this home. Just another touch of decadence that adds to the character and utter opulence of this home. I continue into the kitchen and eating area. A Le Corneu range, imported for this kitchen, is the envy of every gourmande. The kitchen is housed with Sub zero fridge, and all the highest quality appliances. The cabinetry is all solid wood, hand carved by local craftsmen. The countertops are imported marble, internationally sourced for this project.
The family Room, located beside the kitchen and eating area, is graced with vaulted ceilings, and additional architectural details, like an interior opera style balcony on the upper floor looking down upon the family room, wooden beams on the ceilings, and of course another huge Schonbek chandelier fashioned with Swarovski chrystals. Hanging above the fireplace in the family room, is an imported silk tapestry. One touch of the remote control, and the tapestry folds upward and you have a hidden television. All blinds in this home are remote controlled. Upstairs, you will find a gentleman's office, guest bedrooms, and open sitting area. The basement is a dream. Here you will find a state of the art Home theatre with laser projector, and Japanese leather seating. A billiards room, golf simulator room, home gym, and guest room with ensuite bath, are all constructed with quality and care. The Garage is a car collector's dream. Coated, heated floors,with Nascar style cabinetry,and lighting, and countertops for a work area. The covered patio area contains outdoor kitchen, fireplace, and heated sitting area. This house is a dream.