All About Family
A blend of Tuscan and traditional styling, the two story home is located in Beeman Park near Leu Gardens and across from Lake Sue. The home successfully incorporates barn beams inside and out in both rustic and refined forms. There are four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, a basement with wine cellar, and unfinished guest apartment.
The great room is open to the dining room and kitchen to accommodate the family’s love of entertaining and an active lifestyle.
Open to the great room, the dining room has a two story ceiling that incorporates the barn beams. A built-in hutch and buffet match the distressed island in the kitchen.
The spacious hall in the foyer features hickory flooring, paneled and arched doorways, and wainscoting. The open staircase leads to the upper floor as well as the basement.
An outstanding feature of the home is the study that is completely enveloped in maple and birch raised panels. French doors open to the front porch. Built-in bookcases feature slide-out shelving for audio equipment and self-closing hardware.
The custom-made spiral staircase leads to a book loft with floor-to-ceiling bookcases and hidden passages.
Located off the entry hall, the powder bath stunningly displays a cast stone pedestal sink with vessel basin.
The 2 inch thick wine cellar door is constructed from the wood barn beams, which also appear on the ceiling in their rustic form.
The luxurious en suite bathroom and master’s closet is accessed through the door at the left.
Painted in a soothing shade, the master bedroom has a clear view and access to the pool, spa and waterfall.
Tile inlays and chandelier add formality to the en suite bathroom. Double sinks are flanked by tower cabinets for plenty of concealed storage to avoid clutter. The master’s closet is location through the door on the right.
The soaker tub is the highlight of this master bathroom. Arches are carried out from the shower entrance at the right, the tiled feature over the tub, and the mirror on the left. The spacious master’s closet can be seen to the left.
The masculine boy’s room features built-in bookcases, desk, French doors leading to a private balcony, and a private bathroom.
Outstanding in architectural detail, the wide, open second floor hall features a sitting area, wainscoting, arched and paneled door ways and a concealed laundry chute.
The solid hickory dining table in the breakfast area was constructed by a PSG master carpenter and weighs 500 pounds. The kitchen is open to the great room and the adjacent media room.
An ultimate teen’s retreat, this bedroom features a built-in double bed, “dotted” walls, French doors to the rear balcony, and a Jack-n-Jill bathroom.
Twin built-in beds are surrounded by lively painted walls and ceiling in this bedroom. French doors lead to the rear balcony. A Jack-n-Jill bathroom has separate sink areas and a shared water closet and shower area.
With a ceiling constructed of barn siding and barn beams, the 18’x13′ wine cellar is located in the basement for authenticity. In the lighted display hutch at the far end of the wine cellar, a photo is displayed of the barn where the beams originated.
PSG owner Paul Gidus handcrafted the table from a wine barrel. Wine corks flank the side of the table top.
The basement is accessed by descending a staircase of hickory exposed wood stair treds. The staircase is surrounded by waist-high stone walls, and an iron and wood rail.
Connecting the media room with the outdoor living area, the Caribbean blue pool bath incorporates glass tiles into the floor and serves as a frame for the sink mirror. The blue glass vessel basin helps create a lively multi-purpose bathroom. Blue glass tiles in the shower were acquired on a family trip to California.
A spectacular retreat, the home features a spacious outdoor living area, outdoor kitchen, pool, spa and cascading fountain.
The barn beams for this home were acquired from this upstate New York barn that was about to be torn down.