Perhaps the finest contemporary estate to come on the market in memory. This new modernist masterwork is reminiscent of the Frank Lloyd Wright Textile Block House genre particularly The Ennis House or"Little Palace" in both construction and style. The vertical & horizonal orientation aligned design sequester public and private spaces. Additional important design elements in the Frank Lloyd Wright style incl: clear lines & simplicity, low pitched/flat roofs, overhanging eaves, open floor plan, perfectly proportioned space and organic styling to emphasis the natural beauty around the home which is merged into the architecture. This home follows Wright's premise that the house "should be of the hill" and the house and land should merge to be one. Further, this home has so much glass it blurs the distinction between indoors & outdoors & maximizes the homes exposure to natural light while framing the peaceful beau colic surrounds that are displayed panoramically&commandingly. THE SITE-The 14.47 acre protected site was carefully selected to support the Wrightian vision. The gently sloping knoll is also adequate to support the 10,000 sq. ft. monolith which presides over mostly protected pasture and conservation views. The property is set in a boutique minor subdivision of estate lots of 14-25 acres excepting one 5 acre lot. Most lots are sequestered from view & are served by a pleasant meandering drive. A contiguous lot is available by another broker. CONSTRUCTION: The modern interpretation of Wright's Textural facade was accomplished by using Basalt volcanic stone. Importation of the finest European residential windows from Germany made it possible to create the home's serene milieu by framing the tranquil pastural surrounds. These Unilux triple pane laminated high R factor windows blend seamlessly w/the exterior granite & soar up 2 stories. They are seated on sliders for easy access to multitiered terraces. The 3bay garage is 1100sf. The multi level flat roofing is 30 year grey rubber with 2 inch metal capping. Noted builder J. Paul was retained for this ambitious project. SYSTEMS: Significant energy efficient systems include a Crestron Smart House Control System, three HVC systems-propane and electric respectively, electric AC, two 1000 gallon propane tanks&security camera system .Recessed low voltage lighting throughout is punctuated by European Nemo Cassina pendant lighting fixtures. White oak HWF's. All three levels have a wet bar. PUBLIC SPACES: The Kitchen- Entertainment sized and professionally equipped, incl. a 10ft. island, Wolf &Subzero appliances- refrigerator, 36 inch induction cooktop, double oven, microwave and warming unit, two Miele dishwashers, custom cabinetry, butlers pantry with sink and beverage refrigerator, outdoor dining pavilion, Florim Italian Large Format Tile Floors, Duravit counters and glass enclosed dining bay bump out. Kitchen staff facilities incl:staff powder room, guest coatroom, laundry, mudrm, secret rm. w/hidden door, trash room w/ indoor and outdoor access w/passcode system for refuse contractors. Dining Room- is contiguous to the equipped butler's pantry station for efficient entertaining, The Living Room- 25 ft. soaring glass encloses the room w/ nature as it's ornamentation. It's focal point is a central seven ft. quartz gas fireplace. This room transitions out to an enormous terrace almost doubling the room w/outdoor space .This elevated feature w/firepit affords breathtaking views .Foyer- is a dramatic atrium w/ crown ceiling height walls making this area an art collector's must. LL- Spacious enough to be a commercial at home office facility, multigenerational family space or entertainment area including a state of the art temp. controlled wine cellar, gym, shop,& staff quarters. PRIVATE SPACES incl:6 Bdrms., 6 Fba. & 2Hba. 1st fl. master is a separate wing w /commercial grade closet, master spa bath w/steam room.2nd fl. has3 suites w/central media area .All have opulent spa baths.
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