Following a much loved, Old World tradition, this home’s view is centered around a tranquil reflection pond. Symmetric pairs of potted shrubs, colorful garden beds, and decorative columns give a grounding sense of balance. Terra cotta roof tiles and a small turret hint at origins steeped in the mysteries of the world’s great monasteries where beauty is treasured and celebrated. Expansive covered balconies ensure you can savour the view in all 12 months – no matter what the weather.
Following the land’s gently undulating contours, ledgestone columns frame the covered outdoor areas of this home – a two-storey entry and two covered sitting areas stacked one on top of the other. The wrought iron railings’ uncomplicated pattern and a smooth surface siding provide visual contrast to the stone’s rougher texture. Scarlet patio furniture adds a touch of drama to the natural, green-on-wood color palette.
Glass on white creates an airy elegance, the illusion this home is floating lightly on the lush expanse of lawn that surrounds it like a ship drifting languidly on the ocean. Feel free to pull up a chair at the table on the open “deck” and watch sunset fill the skies. When night falls, there’s no need to hurry inside – gentle illumination from a traditional streetlamp will cast its glow across the paving stones into the terraced gardens and beyond.
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