Photo credit: Photos: Randl Bye, Randl Bye Photography
A high level of architectural custom details throughout the home was requested to create a one-of-a-kind artisan-crafted three-story, five-bedroom, five-bath Chateau. The Chateau was to have a hand-chiseled stone facade and all authentic/natural building materials throughout, reminiscent of European castles from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Craftspeople custom-designed on-site and constructed ceiling details; hand-hewed curved wood arches and applied wood mouldings with Doric-styled fluted wood columns are found throughout the first floor public rooms. Each room becomes a distinctive space with character within this open floor plan design.
A grand entrance was created as a visitor enters through the imported Honduras mahogany wood doors into the foyer’s 12-ft. double-groin vaulted Venetian polished plaster ceiling with fine art fixtures. Creating the open floor plan are curved wood arches flanking the front door, entrance to parlor, dining room and great hall leading to each of the public rooms without walls. The living room’s wood-coffered ceiling with crown-beam mouldings, dining room’s tray with clipped corner ceiling and grand hall with four-barrel vaulted ceilings create individual spaces and allows entertaining a large number of guests. Even the wrought-iron and glass doors off the grand hall expand the open floor plan into the conservatory.