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This Mediterranean style lake retreat occupies its' own point on beautiful Lake Hamilton. Sprawling over 7,000 square feet with 586 foot of lake front, this home whispers elegance with an unforgettable design and unique décor. The first thing you notice upon arrival is a fountain in the gated forecourt. This remarkable fountain is ornately decorated with lions' heads and foreshadows the architectural elegance that waits. The foyer opens into the Great Room with vertically paned seamless windows that angle to curve outward. The panoramic view of the shimmering lake waters, Garvan Woodland Gardens on the opposite shore and the smooth-as-glass infinity pool create an image only fitting of a postcard. The gourmet outdoor kitchen and well-appointed seating areas surrounding the pool make this home ideal for summertime entertaining.
The kitchen will please even the greatest chef and support the most diverse menu. The furniture style cabinetry and wood burning fire place create a welcoming environment. The large center island features a granite top and double sinks. The sub zero refrigerator, double ovens and gas Viking range lend their expert hands at preparation. There is plenty of space for entertaining in the kitchen and adjacent keeping room while preparing any family dinner. The formal dining area is a stunning mix of Turkish marble floors and elegant columns. There is a pastoral mural by Tracy Rivers of Angelfish Studios in Little Rock complimented nicely by a stunning Austrian cut crystal chandelier. This room has a gold leaf barrel ceiling inspired by Chicago's Palmer House.
The bar area off the downstairs hallway is the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon cocktail with friends and family. On each end of this hall are two bedrooms. The master features expansive window and doors that open directly onto the patio and pool area. There is a sitting area overlooking the lake with a fireplace. The master bath rivals any spa. The floors are Brazilian marble and the walk in shower has a rainforest shower head. The steam room is a perfect spot to unwind. A delicate chandelier hangs over a columned Jacuzzi bath. This room has no sharp corners and features hand carved curved cabinetry and a large mirror that is actually a two way flat screen television. On the other end of the house is a guest bedroom decorated in rich shades of red with an ornate Maitland Smith bedroom suite and a peaceful view of the lake. This bedrooms en-suite features a walk-in marble shower.
As you travel upstairs you may choose to do so via elevator or up the staircase. Along the staircase are balustrades of scrolled iron forming ornate designs of leaves and vines. At the top of the landing is a magnificent chandelier of black Murano glass. Looking down from this vantage point over the Great Room is a breathtaking view through the seamless windows across the pool.
On the second floor is a private massage room that is perfect for even the busiest bodies to achieve peace, serenity and unwind. There is also a media room decorated in deep reds with gold accents and curved archways. In the back of this room is a unique onyx bar that is lit from beneath. Upstairs also features two bedrooms and baths. The upstairs master is decorated in shades of chocolate set against pale blue. It has a fireplace and seating area that offer a bird's eye view of the lake in addition to a walk out to the upstairs veranda. This room's bath features a walk-in marble shower and Jacuzzi tub. Opposite this room is still another guest room with a queen size bed, sitting area and another stunning bathroom with a walk-in marble shower.
The owners have left no detail unseen in this elegant retreat. There are four barstools inside the infinity edge pool with a fountain, fire features and hot tub. The gourmet outdoor kitchen is well equipped with icemaker, refrigerator, 60 inch Viking grill with double burner, warming drawer, deep fryer and steamer.
Wow.....just wow.....once again this home, this location and Kathy and Mike made our trip to Hot Springs such an amazing trip. There simply are no words to explain the hospitality, the accommodations and the perfect layout to cook, celebrate, and fellowship with friends and family. We fell in love with this place a couple of years ago and it has become our absolute favorite spot in Arkansas! Thank you to our gracious homeowners for allowing us to once again enjoy your place. Our Sunday massages seem to always put "the icing on the cake" and as I told Kathy during our arrival visit, the kitchen and social area off the kitchen is where we spend the majority of our time and when someone is ready for a little privacy and solitude, you can easily escape the group to your own private luxurious space to unwind!! If you are ever in a position to visit this beautiful home, you will never regret it and will want to return again and again. Thanks again Mike and Kathy!! You guys are the best!!
Kathy and Michael are terrific hosts and so generous. My family and I stayed for the thanksgiving holiday and to celebrate my mom's 90th birthday. Their home is beautiful and everyone enjoyed all there is to offer. The outdoor area is picturesque and a favorite of everyone's! And of course we loved the theater room for all the college football games! We were able to have several people cooking and preparing dishes at one time for 19 people in her spacious kitchen. My mom felt so special - thank you Kathy for letting us give her such a memorable birthday gift!
We have traveled often and stayed in some amazing places but I can truthfully say Kathy & Michael's estate is by far the best!!! My husband and I felt like children because we kept finding the "new" perfect amenity!!! The views were incredible!! We had planned to rent a boat and to visit friends. We did neither! We left the house once to go to the grocery store. My husband asked if I wanted to do some shopping-my answer was no! He was shocked that I turned down shopping but also glad! We went right back to the house and never thought of leaving again. Kathy and Michael are perfect hosts!! Very informative but never bothering us in any way!! We can't wait for our next visit!!! Thank you two for sharing your amazing home!!!
My wife and I entertained our 7 grandchildren (ages 8 to 23) for a week. We had more than enough room to spare. The home is lavishly decorated, with stunning marble statues inside and out. The kitchen is enormous and well appointed. In fact, the whole place is over the top in elegance. The lake view is spectacular, and the location is convenient for shopping. Michael and Kathy were very accommodating as we had to "find our way" around their beautiful home during our stay.
My new wife and I recently rented this property to celebrate our wedding (which we had in Italy). We wanted to throw a long weekend get-together for some of our closest friends and family since we didn't have a formal reception in Rome. This place was absolutely amazing! I cannot say enough good things about this house. The property is simply gorgeous and has everything that you could ever possibly want. The pics really do not do this house justice. You really have to see it to believe it.
On top of that, Kathy and Michael are sincerely some of the kindest and most gracious people I have met in a very long time. They went way above and beyond to make sure we had a wonderful time. They were an absolute delight to deal with from the very beginning. And if you need some good recos for caterers while you are staying here, they have plenty.
I HIGHLY recommend this property!
Our stay was wonderful. The home was beautiful and the owners spared no cost for our accommodations. Hope to return if we are allowed to do so. Thank you Kathy and Michael for being such gracious hosts.
Spring Music Festival in early June. Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival in mid October. Crater of Diamonds State Park. Play-By-Play Arcade/Kids Fun.
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