A powerful sense of arrival greets you when you enter the gates of this 28,000 sq.ft. private estate. Set on hundred feet of low bank exposure overlooking the natural beauty of the historic Nicomekl River this 7255 sqft family home boasts touches of old country elegance throughout. The Tuscan exterior design has a carefree nostalgic appeal that brings to mind the homes of the Italian countryside.
The sun baked yellow gold stucco exterior and the sienna barrel tile low pitch roof exude the warmth of the spirit of Tuscany, creating an inviting feeling of happiness and relaxation. The exterior embodies the true traditions, born in the 15th century, of the multi-faceted nature of Tuscan design, gracefully arched entry ways, sturdy pillars, porticos, multiple windows and an openness to the family gathering area of the outdoor entertaining patio. A towering entry leads to the spacious foyer which is lit by one of home’s 19 shimmering crystal Swarovski chandeliers.
White oak flooring with in floor radiant hot water heating covers the main floor. Off the foyer is a formal dining room, with two chandeliers over a table which seats twelve and egress via French doors to the outdoor entertaining patio. A secluded cozy den/office, featuring maple rubbed through custom cabinets and a natural gas fire place is situated off the foyer to the right, affording a private and peaceful work or relaxation space. The spirit of Tuscan design is manifest upon entry to the gourmet kitchen and living room The granite counter tops and the” chalking effect” of the custom maple cabinets, the openness to the inviting living room with its’ travertine fireplace, the multiple French doors exiting to the outdoor patio and the spectacular water and North Shore Mountain views are all the brushstrokes of a Tuscan Dream Home.
The gorgeous kitchen and separate pantry house renown brand name appliances for the chef of the family to work up his culinary delights ; Gaggenau, Sub Zero, Miele, Kitchen Aid, Viking, Fisher Paykel. Off the living room and kitchen the outdoor entertaining patio which has comfortable seating for fifteen features all the requirements for a master BBQ Chef to display his grilling skills; a sink, warming drawer, a bar fridge and a big Bull barbeque.
The BBQ Chef will have to be careful that he is not distracted by the water and mountain views or tempted to abandon his responsibilities and join his guests who are soaking in the hot tub on the lower patio or playing croquet on the lawn. Up the grand staircase another grand chandelier lights your way to the gallery and the Master Suite. This spacious bedroom has a “ his and hers’” ensuite and separate walk in closets. A sun drenched balcony perched above the Outdoor patio is accessed by French doors from the Master Suite.
The twinkling big city lights, the stars and the moon provide a backdrop for the serenity of the peaceful night. There is ample room for the children on the upper floor. A second bedroom with French door access to the balcony and a third bedroom with ensuite and a Juliet balcony overlooking the home’s entry are off the foyer at the top of the grand staircase.
The Lower Floor is an entertainer’s delight! A large billiards room with a four by eight foot table awaits your best shot while you and your guests enjoy a fine vintage from your private wine cellar. Ample storage for several hundred bottles in a knotty alder finished private room with a two zone temperature controlled Silhouette wine cooler. After the games you can retire to the Tavern Bar in the recreation room or enjoy a movie in the comfort of one of six electric recliner easy chairs in the state of the art Media Room.
Also located on the lower floor is a guest bedroom with separate bath. Ideally located, it is just minutes away from White Rocks’ beach and amenities. A 45 minute commute to downtown Vancouver, a 30 mins drive to YVR and 15 minutes from the border make this location ideal for a truly Tuscan lifestyle.