A luxurious masterpiece boasting a double-height rotunda, temperature-controlled wine display, marble-clad ensuite bedrooms, and meticulously landscaped grounds with a fifty-six-foot heated pool and private chipping and putting green.
Sited along the prestigious Foxhall Road, emerges a masterpiece residence that claims its place as one of the Capital Region’s crowning jewels. Drawing inspiration from the iconic Chateau du Grand-Luc in central France, a dream team of visionary artisans—interior designer Thomas Pheasant, developer Michael Banks, architect David Jones, and landscape architect Richard Arentz—joined forces over three years to craft an estate exuding a splendor reminiscent of a bygone era.
As you pass through the discreet walled and gated entrance, a meticulously designed front garden and cobblestone motor court, centered by a bubbling marble fountain, unfold before your eyes. Indiana Limestone accents the stucco on the masonry facade, crowned by a striking slate mansard roof. Windows and arched dormers replicate the homes’ inspiration with meticulous precision, creating a symmetrical and proportionate facade.
Entering the property becomes an event unto itself, with arched double doors beneath the limestone portico leading guests into a double-height rotunda. A curved floating stair, a functional work of art, graces this breathtaking space. Imported Italian Niro Marquina marble sprawls beneath, radiating toward the formal rooms.
The living room, spanning almost the entire width of the property, features a custom bar and a floor-to-ceiling, temperature-controlled wine display. French doors frame picturesque views of the terrace and rear garden. Countless artisans from across the country contributed to the custom-cast bronze metalwork and plasterwork found throughout the home, showcasing an unparalleled level of detail.
The kitchen epitomizes minimalism with continuous European cabinetry, marble slabs, and brass hardware. Miele, Wolf, and Subzero appliances, coupled with Waterworks hardware, create a harmonious blend of form and function. Ascending the rotunda stair unveils the principal bedroom, with a private limestone terrace offering unobstructed westward views. Marble corridors bridge the two primary baths and expansive dressing rooms.
Additional ensuite bedrooms grace the third level, tucked beneath the mansard roof. The lower level opens to sweeping views through floor-to-ceiling windows, showcasing the verdant tree line and private rear grounds. Absolute black granite adorns the floors, walls, and ceilings, framing a plush cinema, spa, and fitness facilities befitting a home of this caliber.
Landscape architect Richard Arentz ensured that the grounds rivaled the importance of the home itself. Meticulously engineered, hardscaped, and adorned with mature plantings from across the country, the estate exudes a rare sense of privacy and tranquility. A tiered garden reveals a fifty-six-foot heated pool, alongside a private chipping and putting green.
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