4 Apr 2012

European Grandeur

 Brighton home now available on the market.

Inspired by a 1720s Parisian chateau built for the French Royal family, this magnificent residence offers luxury and European grandeur on a scale rarely seen in exclusive surroundings just metres from the beach and close to private schools and Church Street's cafes and boutiques.

Set behind wrought iron gates and a landscaped garden, a French mansard roof with a circular dormer window tops the dramatic facade, while inside a grand central imperial wrought-iron divided staircase curves up around a circular limestone wall beneath a domed ceiling.

Sophisticated, elegant and refined, the French provincial detail is evident throughout the home and the perfect balance of formal, casual and entertainment areas are achieved across the three levels.

A home office opening to a side terrace and a library or guest quarters with ensuite are complemented by elegant formal living and dining rooms, and a superb family living and dining precinct with a bank of French doors extending to a granite mosaic paved entertaining terrace and 12-metre lap pool. The luxurious kitchen is designed as both a showpiece and culinary hub with a French Lacanache oven, limestone covered range hood, stone island bench, BLUM self closing cabinetry and a separate food preparation kitchen.

Downstairs introduces a fitted home cinema with adjoining games room and bar, a six car basement garage, a 1350-bottle cellar and a second laundry. The top-level features four beautiful bedrooms all staged around the double-height void of the circular staircase and all feature ensuite access to stunning bathrooms.

The incredible fitout features the finest imported finishes from more than 800sqm's of Spanish marble, extensive granite and limestone including 4 limestone open fireplaces, five separate balcony or courtyard areas, delicate imported French tapware, French designed cabinetry, Graham Geddes accessories and extensive hand forged wrought iron.

Exceptional appointments include a lift providing access to the three levels, smart wiring, keyless entry, a full security system with 16-channel CCTV and 6 infra red security cameras, a Bose sound system, powder room, an elaborate data network system, and a 23,000 litre water tank.

source via realestate.com

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