French Colonial Mansion
Featured in 2012
At the entrance to this grand 15,000 square foot French Colonial mansion, take note of the Ionic columns framing the expansive leaded glass fan window. This home, designed by the homeowners in collaboration with architect John Neufeld, and constructed by Bogdan Builders, is the result of years of planning and love of open spaces and light. Step into the spectacular marble foyer and take in the suspended double circular staircase, glorious wall of windows overlooking the outside patios, and two-story chandelier. Spaces are outlined by grand archways, deep crown molding, and arabesque Corinthian columns.
The formal living room is richly decorated with a beautiful silk oriental carpet, paired sofas that frame the carved marble fireplace, bronze urns, and carved ivory figurines. The mahogany-paneled library has a sophisticated forest green décor and classic faux marbled columns. The master bedroom suite features a high arched tray ceiling and an elegant Italian parquetry chest beside the fireplace.
On the right of the foyer, enter the formal dining room, designed to reflect light from the striking mirrored wall and the Swarovski chandelier. The expansive kitchen contrasts light-toned maple cabinetry with deeper-hued granite counter- tops. The homeowners’ uniquely tall cacti collection soars in unexpected places.
The maize-colored family room reveals a dramatic double-vaulted ceiling and French doors with views of the multilevel patios. For a cozier alternative, step into the circular blue and yellow sunroom – perfect for an afternoon with a good book. Wherever you turn, grand open spaces, natural light, and fascinating detail are apparent in this stunning home.