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.