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At a time when many children are fulfilling their entertainment on palm-sized screens, this Lahontan Golf Club home serves up an intriguing, imaginative alternative: a garden-lined, brick lane that meanders through a storybook assortment of ferns, flowers and bushes. It’s a Tolkien-esque setting where the world slows down and eyes grow wide. Meantime, the parents find pleasure in other attractions, including the great room that – with its vaulted ceilings, massive beams and towering stone fireplace windows – is both impressive and intimate. There’s a forest-ringed patio connecting the great room, guest house and master bedroom. In the kitchen is a large granite counter that’s a hub for breakfast and late-night conversations. Just down the hall from the kitchen is a mudroom, laundry room, and a flight of stairs leading to a pair of bedrooms. Back on the main floor is a master bedroom with a grand fireplace and doors that slide open to the patio and fireplace. There’s also a media room with a fireplace and door to that same patio, a warm gathering place for all, including the wide eyes who’ve returned from their journeys in the world at the edge of the house. Off the dining and kitchen is a patio with covered dining and barbecue. At the end of the winding brick path – there’s a separate guest house with its own living room, fireplace, sink, fridge and spacious bedroom and full bathroom.
This 5-bed, 4.5-bath, 3,910-square-foot home features slate floors in the kitchen and great room, alder doors and cabinets, and stunning cedar ceilings. There are four fireplaces and custom ironwork adorning the barn doors and stairwell. There’s a wine cellar that holds up to 300 bottles and appliances that include quality brands like Sub-Zero, Dacor and Bosch. As for the landscaping, it’s a feast for the eyes, as well as for wandering minds.
Architect: Sandbox Studio
Builder: Tony Hardy Construction