Custom designed details by Susan P. Berry, ASID including Luxurious Gardens, Courtyards, Fountains, Pools, Hidden Powder Room, Tuscan Gourmet Kitchen, Spanish Colonial Bath, stone fireplaces and much more. This Relaxed Resort Living Estate Home in the Ginn Equestrian Community of Bella Collina, Florida is another masterpiece of the team of Susan P.Berry, ASID http://www.SusanBerryDesign.com of Classical Home Design, Inc. and Rick Vogel, Master Builder of http://www.RLVogelHomes.com The Spanish Colonial style home features a resort pool with sandstone decking, spillover fountain, hand forged wrought iron fencing, dancing water sprays, pebble tech finish, and imported Mission tile. The Tuscan stone column colonnade at the breezeway leads to a Cabana with a pool bath, custom designed Cast Stone Fireplace from the Susan Berry Collection, a grape vine and pecky cypress ceiling,a summer kitchen with marble counters, golden travertine bricks, hand painted Mexican tiles and a professional Wolfe grill.
The home is designed to incorporate the outdoors in all views. The arched entry doors, the pool and all interior rooms look out to the central garden courtyard featuring lush landscaping, a 4 sided Kenneth Lynch fountain and reclaimed Brazilian brick pavers.
The staircases are all custom designed wrought iron with hand painted tile and travertine risers. World Imports Chandeliers are handcrafted black wrought iron with mercury glass and candle voltives.
Many of the homes ceiling include faux paint details with designs based on original ceilings in California Mission style homes.
The Library showcases a 2 way stone fireplace from the Susan Berry Collection; hand scraped butterscotch cherry wood plank floors and French doors to the courtyard. There is a second Home Office near the kitchen and a Children's Computer/Homework Room on the 2nd floor.
There are 7 custom baths in the home, along with 3 offices, a kid's theater, and 4 bedrooms. The Powder Baths feature exotic tile finishes including crema marfil brick wainscots, glass tiles, homey onyx mosaics and imported stones. The pool bath vessel sink is hand blown blue glass with 24 Karat gold fish pattern inlays. A Rojo marble vessel showcases the Formal Powder Bath. Top of the line Kohler fixtures grace all of the baths.
The Master Bathroom features hand made Saltillo tiles floors imported from Mexico, Crema Valencia marble surfaces, Penn Shell light fixtures, waterfall nickel faucets and an 8'-0" long jetted tub for two in an arched alcove with rojo travertine details. Walls are faux painted with stencil details and a Venetian plaster ceiling. The adjacent Master Closet includes a laundry room and private entry to 2 of the 4 garages. The air conditioned Master Garage is a showroom for the Garage Teck system with slatted walls, modular flooring and modular storage systems.
The Gourmet Kitchen is designed with workspace for 2 chefs separated by a 36" custom chopping block. With all professional appliances, 72" Sub Zero, hidden walk-in pantry, professional sink sprays, stainless steel Franke farm sinks, pot filler, appliance garages, a 5' diameter island Lazy Susan, Pot hanger chandelier, granite countertops, stone hood and custom cabinetry you'll never leave the kitchen. Both chefs have a 180 degree view of the pool and courtyard through invisible corner pocketing sliding glass doors. The brick barrel vault wine nook and Butler's Pantry serve guests in Dining Room.