Englehart Homes Project 20
This grand residence draws inspiration from the magnificent chateaus that adorn France’s stunning countryside. Combining modern luxury with the provincial grandeur and charm of architecture from a bygone era, this enviable residence was specifically designed to provide European refinement and uncompromising quality.
The towering masonry façade is tempered with classical mouldings and routings, creating a soft, romantic look that invites admiration. A colonnaded entrance supports a generous Juliet balcony which overlooks the manicured front garden. Embraced by casement windows with attic dormer windows on either side of the shingle-style slate mansard roof, the design’s symmetry and impeccable attention to detail makes this home a beautiful sight to behold.
Upon entering the impressive abode, a spacious entryway greets those who step through its double doors. A large, sweeping staircase curves around to mirror the shape of the large stained-glass skylight above, creating symmetrical cohesion that stands in contrast against the clean straight, lines of the atrium’s external walls. Ample natural light floods into the hallway through the aerial window, which serves to accentuate the room’s 3-metre-high ceiling and illuminates the surrounding rooms. Wrought iron banisters with Englehart’s proprietary heart detailing complement the lead piping of the overhead fenestration, further uniting the entrance’s features.
Walking across the foyer’s French oak flooring, which is consistent throughout the home, the space opens out into commodious free-flowing kitchen, dining and living area.
As the kitchen is the heart of the home, it is fitting that a vast marble waterfall island serves as the central hub of this opulent residence. With four inbuilt ovens, a large gas stovetop and rangehood, two sizeable sinks and a generous fridge, this kitchen is an entertainer’s delight. Demonstrating Englehart’s innate knowledge of building, an impressive butler’s pantry runs alongside the kitchen, promoting a tidy space and provides additional storage to the cupboards spanning the kitchen’s perimeter.
An expanse of French double doors spans the length of the open-plan room’s external wall and takes advantage of the home’s Northern positioning, allowing ample natural sunlight to brighten the lower floor. Leading out to a loggia that overlooks the home’s considerable swimming pool and landscaped terraces. Visible from most areas in the house, this gorgeous backdrop transports the homeowners to a stunning Mediterranean resort. The pool features an inbuilt spa and a raised wall with a water feature, adding a soothing kinetic and auditory element to this magnificent alfresco area.
Travelling back into the home, to the right of the staircase lies a large media room, allowing the homeowner’s an abundance of options when it comes to entertaining. A testament to Englehart’s exceptional planning, the laundry room is complete with a laundry chute, making keeping the home clean and tidy a breeze. On the other side, to the left of the staircase, is a spacious guest bedroom and bathroom, plus a pool shower room with external access.
Moving up the staircase, the upper floor is just as noteworthy as the ground floor. With five bedrooms, accompanying en suites, a study, and a living space upstairs. Situated at the front of the property is the master suite. With twin doors opening out onto a balcony, the home’s main bedroom is the epitome of luxury living. Accompanied by matching his and hers roomsized walk-in wardrobes and a deluxe marble en suite, this room encapsulates elegant extravagance.
Joining the master bedroom, lies a further four bedrooms. Two double bedrooms share a bathroom and separate powder room, while the remaining two bedrooms share an en suite. All the bedrooms feature the modern comfort of a walk-in wardrobe, so that you can feel confident that you are looking your best before leaving the solace of your room.