The Chardonnay

With a stately presence as if presiding over an ancestral estate, The Chardonnay is a two-story manor with luxuries and amenities befitting modern day nobility.

As with all homes in the French Country Collection, The Chardonnay can be built with one of three unique exteriors:

The Chardonnay Aster

Sophisticated and straightforward, this façade flaunts clean lines, white stucco, and a hipped roof with gently  flared eaves.  Light blue shutters and flowered window boxes add cheerful touches.  The arched stone entryway welcomes guests with a sense of history, while shuttered French doors create a seamless flow from the indoors out to the courtyard.

The Chardonnay Georgette

Warm-colored stone and rustic wood are the focus in this cozy, French farmhouse.  Authentic Old-World touches are everywhere: from traditional wood posts at the entryway, to board-and-batten shutters, to a jetty with exposed timbers that peeks out from the second story.  Sunny yellow stucco perfectly complements and brings all of the elements together for a complete French country feel.

The Chardonnay Lorraine

A graceful balcony marries two symmetrical front-facing gables, emphasizing the dramatic entryway of this exterior.  The stones stacked to build the courtyard wall appear as if they were plucked from a nearby field.  The shake-style shingles on the rooftop appear as if they were nailed into place ages ago.  A stoic chimney towers above the home, over copper finials, twin cupolas and brass accented windows.

Inside, the eye is immediately drawn to a stunning view of the private courtyard through a disappearing glass wall that can be opened up to provide flowing access from the formal living room and foyer.  French doors off of the formal dining room also join the area to create a delightful area to unwind, dine, or entertain guests.

The gallery, with exposed beams on the lofty ceiling, is not just a passageway, but also an expansion and of the dining room and outdoor living room when its beautiful French doors are opened up.

The family room is tucked into a cozy corner of the home under a soaring tray ceiling.  A large, rounded window in the breakfast nook provides a clear view to the patio and backyard.  Family and guests will gather naturally around the enormous kitchen island central to the combined family and kitchen.  A wine room can also be added behind stylish smoked glass off of the kitchen.

Plenty of area for seating surrounds the pool and patio, including a recessed seating area that can include a cozy, outdoor, stone fireplace.  Every Chardonnay home has an outdoor kitchen and, just inside, a powder room with shower.

A vestibule offers extra privacy to the entry of the private master suite that is tucked into the back corner of house. With tray ceilings throughout the suite, his and hers closets, and a bathroom with private toilet, double sinks and a garden tub, no luxury is forgotten.  Her closet even has a convenient passage to the utility room and kitchen.

The upper floor is effortlessly joined with the rest of the house with an open, winding staircase that finishes with a Juliet balcony that overlooks the outdoor courtyard.  There are two separate bathrooms, each with double sinks and full tubs, for the three bedrooms and bonus room.  As an option an additional bedroom can be built on.