Inspired by the provincial French countryside, this comfortable and elegant chateau is not unlike those found perched atop hillsides, surrounded by endless, rolling vineyards as far as the eye can see. With a steep hipped roof and its dramatic entryway, it both complements the surrounding landscape and makes an eloquent statement about its owners’ sense of style. To further fit the owners’ tastes, Le Jardin can be built with one of three different facades.
Inside, the elegant foyer gives way to a regal four-column gallery in front of the spacious living room and dining room. Lined with triple French doors, crowned with exposed trusses, and graced with a rustic stone mantel fireplace.
With plenty of space and access to the outdoors, the open family room and kitchen are sure to be a popular gathering place. Detailed beam work with crown molding across the ceiling, a cozy breakfast nook, and a large kitchen island make for the perfect spot for family relaxation. Sliding doors to the outdoor living area cover one entire wall of the family room, with windows and double French doors on the opposite end leading to a side courtyard. A Dutch door off of the kitchen provides a fun and useful European touch.
The patio and pool area to the rear of Le Jardin truly expands the living space of the house. With direct access from many of the rooms in the house, there will be little difference between indoor and outdoor living in this home. Authentic wood timbers line the covered seating area and outdoor kitchen. Off of the bonus room, around the corner from the pool area, a private courtyard offers a nice hideaway. An extra seating area and an outdoor stone fireplace can also be added.
On the other end of the home, the owners’ retreat is just that. A vestibule off of the gallery provides a private entryway to the suite which features a tray ceiling, spacious his and hers closets, and a bathroom with separate his and hers vanities and garden tub.