Natural stone arch between Central Hall and Ball Room, with cased
niche inspired by Portuguese Renaissance motif (above)
Two story library (below) in cherry paneling, accessed by spiral
stair with upper book balcony. Inspired by the great
American chateau: Biltmore Estate.
Foyer showcases carved stone
details, two story plus skylit vault, wine cellar under stair with large
stone newel post.
Family Room below with two-way
The highly decorative and stone faced double height sky-lit Foyer with grand
stairway impresses the visitor, while looking straight ahead through a hand
carved Palladian Arch (left), the lake view is apparent through the breathtaking 29
foot high south exposure Living Room with barrel coffered ceiling. The pride of
the Living or Ball Room is the nearly 24' high stone detailed baroque
fireplace. On the opposite wall is a Music Niche trimmed in complementary stone.
Under the Grand Stair is a wrought iron gate with access from both the Foyer and
Dining into a Wine Cellar. A glimpse down to the Elliptical Dining Room is
possible as one ascends the dramatic L shaped Grand Stair to secondary bedrooms
above. The Dining Room has delicate moldings set off slightly from the warm
toned plaster finished curved walls. It is connected to the Kitchen via Butler
Rear elevation (above) with upper view decks and covered
porches. Gate house/ Guest quarters at right connected to main
house by porte cochere. Notice dormers and lantern on roof line.
Below right and higher above: two views of Foyer. Stone
detailing and wrought iron contrasts, marble inlaid flooring, arch at
stair w/ overlook into Dining, niches, wrought iron gate to Wine Cellar,
magnificent domed leaded glass ceiling.