Custom Lewis Graeber-designed French Provincial manor in Clinton’s sought-after Southern Oaks Subdivision. This 5247-square foot home sits grandly at the head of a large circular drive on its 2.3 acre lot, with gorgeous, mature landscaping, gunite pool and a three-car attached garage. With copious lush grounds and nestled against an unlikely-to-be-developed backdrop of foliage, the property is tranquil and private. The entrance is entrancing, from the sweeping drive, to the large classically-bricked front landing with gas lamps and finely manicured creeping fig and Boston Ivy, through the 9-foot cypress double front doors, framed by 9-foot by 6-foot windows with transoms. Once inside, the marble and limestone floored-foyer and hall ceiling soars to 20 feet, and leads left to the master suite and guest room, and right to the formal dining, family room, library and kitchen. Cross the foyer and step down under arches supported by columns into a gorgeous sunken great room, with limestone mantle, gas fireplace and French doors that open to the wood-floored balcony with iron railings, which overlooks the rear lawn. The heart of pine flooring in the great room runs throughout most of the first level. The kitchen and keeping area are amazing: Shiplap ceiling; birch-bark wallpaper; chopping-block topped island with dining space; built-in Sub-zero refrigerator/freezer; stainless Viking gas range; ice maker; built-in desk and custom-built cabinetry (melamine interiors), including a large pantry with pull-out drawers and interior storage in the keeping area. The kitchen is made even more special by its granite countertops and travertine backsplashes. Upstairs are two spacious bedrooms, each with a bath, and a large den/game room with a window seat, built-in shelves and view of the foyer via closeable cypress doors. There are two floored walk-in attic storage spaces, one of which could be taken in as a 5th bedroom or office. The staircase to this area pauses on a loft-like landing, an absolutely perfect reading nook, that oversees the family room below, also with a 20-foot ceiling, exposed natural beams, gas fireplace, built-in French-pickled cabinet and shelving. The view up-and-down from the family room instills a warm, cozy, comfortable feeling. Speaking of reading, you will be mesmerized by the library, which can be closed off for privacy by two sets of cypress pocket doors. Floor-to-ceiling windows, built-in cypress shelves and cypress crown molding and baseboards complete the elegant feel of this peaceful retreat. The large master suite is tucked privately into the rear corner of the home and includes its own small balcony. There are two walk-in closets, one that includes an office and one with a dressing table; bath area with jetted garden tub, carrara marble tub surround and expansive vanity with two lavatories; plus a separate tiled walk-in shower in the water closet. There is also a downstairs guest room with a hollywood style bath, for your overnight guests’ private access or for use during your general entertaining. The interior decor and the custom drapes are by Jane Shelton. Other interior features include: 11-foot ceilings where they are not 20 feet; custom iron railings and bannisters; custom crown molding; recessed lighting; custom light fixtures in the kitchen and foyer; solid brass doorknobs and hardware. The exterior is highlighted by the 20 x 48 gunite pool with swim-out steps, brick apron and paver decking. But there is still plenty of lawn. All of this can be surveyed and enjoyed from the screened porch, with Old Virginia Brick flooring or one of the two rear wood decks. The cedar shake roof (valued at over $80,000) is just four years old. The flat roof over the garage and storage is only two years old. Other exterior features include iron and wood fencing; gorgeous landscaping; an irrigation system; outdoor lighting, custom iron railings on balconies; hinged redwood shutters and french drains.
3+ Cars, Garage, Attached, Storage
All Window Treatments, Attic Floored, Butler's Pantry, Extra Insulation, Fireplace, Double Vanity, Garden Tub, Jetted Tub, Master Bath, Separate Shower, Split Plan, Walk-In Closet, 9+ Ceilings, Beamed Ceiling
Dishwasher, Disposal, Ice Maker (Built-In), Indoor Grill, Instant Hot Water, Microwave, Pool/Spa Equipment, Range/Oven, Refrigerator (Built-In)
1 to 5 Acres, Level, No Outlet Street
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