- Priced at $2,400,000
- 4 Bed
- 4.5 Bath
- 3 Garage
- 5,352 Sq.Ft.
- 2005 Year Built
- 1.10 Acres
Tucked privately away in the oak studded countryside where tall pines kiss the sky, beautiful rock outcroppings dot the landscape and the scenery gently rolls into manicured lawns, shapely shrubs and brilliant seasonal flowers, you will be pleased to find the serene Manor of 16601 Winchester Club Drive. Perfectly placed on the 9th hole of Winchester Golf Club, this French chateau presents an interior with extravagant design that exudes opulence by way of beautiful, architectural details in a casual, elegant way that is both charming and sophisticated. Within the 5352 square foot space of this stunning example of old-world grandeur, there are 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths with a powder room, wet bar, formal dining, Butler’s Pantry, sun room and office in the main house. A Casita with kitchenette and full bathroom sets on 1.1 exquisite acres. This manor was built in 2005 by IDI Builders and Architect, Kevin Obrien.
Step through the magnificent mahogany door entry with an arched, etched glass transom and you will be awe-inspired by the great hall of arches and barreled ceilings that lead your eyes completely through the length of the house. Massive french inspired sconces flank the entrance hall. This impressive hall is the epicenter of the home with each arched wing of the home leading to beautiful destination rooms.
Filled travertine floors placed in a Versace pattern and heated throughout the entire house, lead you past 8ft tall, solid wood doors and impressive, thick crown moldings.
Step to one direction through glass, leaded french doors and you will immediately see a very stately office with Habersham style cabinetry. Dark wood with intricate carvings frame his and hers computer alcoves. Beveled, diamond glass windows tucked high above shed natural light throughout the room. A huge arched window presents a view that reminds you of a Sunol Renaissance painting, a perfect setting to read in the warmth of the sun spilling in or work in comfort. Massive aged beams hang overhead and lend strength in setting and style under the 20 foot tray ceiling above.
Step in the other direction and you will have entered the magnificent formal dining room. A massive french, crystal chandelier is the first thing that captures your attention. This impressive piece of art is suspended on an adjustable swag for moving the chandelier up and down for the perfect mood lighting or for ease of cleaning at a flip of a switch. The gorgeous built-in china cabinet has sparkling glass inserts and is well lit. Self-closing drawers are available for linens.
Custom draperies are operated from another flip of a switch and adorn the massive plate glass window that showcases views of the courtyard’s colorful Japanese Maples and brilliant camelias. The venetian plaster, faux finish walls are aged to a crackled perfection and compliments the exquisite details in the room.
Back to the main entrance hall and farther through the barreled arch ways you will embark up arched niches that are covered in a stunning antique gold foil that is both elegant and timeless. The perfect backdrop to display Monet paintings or family heirlooms.
An elegant powder bath is available for your guests comfort and delight. A custom round vanity decorated with Sonoma tantrum glass tiles with a marble countertop holds a striking red glass vessel sink. This room is filled with beautiful niches, custom sconces and tall crown moldings.
Down the hall of the guest bedroom wing you will find two spacious bedroom en-suites. Your house guests will enjoy the highest quality and luxury you can find in a five star hotel. Each room is spacious enough for king sized beds, large furniture, walk-in closets, custom window treatments and flooded with natural light. These hotel style suites each have beautifully decorated bathrooms with exquisite details. Each bathroom showcases elaborate ceramic tiles, custom vanities, designer mirrors and topped off with tall crown moldings surrounded by smooth plaster walls.
Next is the master bedroom wing. As you move toward the massive double french doors of the master retreat, you are welcomed by a rotunda. You will be awe struck once again by the arched, Gothic dome ceiling with a french inspired chandelier that greets your arrival. The grand rotunda forshawdows the spa heaven you are about to enter. The Venetian plaster sets a soothing, opulent mood with its shimmering aqua base and whipped creamy tones that mimic when the aqua water meets the champagne sands of the Maldives islands. Rising 20 feet above the dreamy plaster walls are impressive coffered ceilings. A curved setting area surrounded by bay windows ensures the room is flooded with natural light and scenery. Start your day by taking peek-a-boo glances of golfers on the green and a sparkling pond where Canadian Geese can be heard honking in the distance. To add the opulence of this room, custom valances hang perfectly above oversized, bay windows where with a flip of a switch, Hunter Douglas blinds will gently drop down for shaded privacy. Double french doors provide for easy access to the lanai. Arched entrances invite you into the dressing room showcasing a massive silver toned mirror. Just steps away is an impressive walk-in closet with a very sophisticated custom closet suite system that boasts glass door fronts and numerous wardrobe amenities. An eight foot marble covered island is centered in the closet to provide additional storage.
Another arched entrance transports you into the master bathroom where the heated, travertine floors are a welcome treat on early chilly mornings. Centered in this spa-like bathroom is a step up, jetted, Jacuzzi bath tub nestled in a large surround with space for candles, flowers and an iced champagne bucket for those relaxing bubble baths. Cloud-like balloon shades complete the dreamy setting. Emperor dark marble provides a beautiful contrast with the lighter mini subway tiles. A walk-in steam shower and rain shower has two benches and beautiful niches for toiletries. His and her marble covered vanities surrounded by designer mirrors and a private water closet complete this room.
Just off of the master bedroom retreat, the laundry room is situated with double entrances for the ultimate convenience. This room can be accessed from the hallway or the master bedroom. It offers granite clad, high folding counters, ample white cabinetry for storage and a full sized copper sink.
Back to the main entry hall, near the formal dining room, you will find the great room. Beautiful arches adorn all entrances to this room. 25 ft. ceilings, doubled, shaped crown molding and high windows that send beams of sunlight into the room add to the grandeur. A massive fireplace with extensive stone work with detailed moldings adds elegance and sophistication. Be sure to notice the fireplace glass door’s detailed metal work of iron leaves and acorns as just another fine piece of artisan work in this home. Glass french doors flank each side of the fireplace to access the outside lanai. The well planned, recessed lights are strategically placed throughout this room and above the doubled crown moulding of the ceiling for dramatic effects and are accessed from four different areas for ease.
Just off of the great room, three huge architectural arches mark the entrance of the kitchen. The arches that flank the main kitchen entrance have built in wood cabinetry with glass doors and lights for display. The display cases provide a place for a glassware display and counter space during times such as Sundary Brunch; room for a mimosa bar on one side with beignets and fruit on the other.
The European kitchen showcases more of the old world charm and master craftsmanship in this french manor. A stunning, plaster hood extends from the ceiling to the middle island over the 6 burner Viking range. The hood boasts a hand painted, cottage chic depiction reminiscent of
18th century french provincial style art. This hood is like a fine antique in this impressive chef’s kitchen where attention to every kitchen need has been addressed in style. Double beveled edged granite covers the massive counter space. All Viking appliances include a refrigerator, freezer, range, double ovens, microwave and warming drawer and are set in Habersham style cabinetry. An extra large paneled Viking freezer and Viking refrigerator with cold drawers
beneath each appliance is provided for large holiday family dinners or entertaining friends and clients. Two leaded glass windows flank each side of the room for additional natural light. There is a hammered copper prep sink and main, a main triple sink is set under a huge arched window. An etched glass door leads to a walk-in pantry. A Butler’s pantry with custom cabinetry, granite counters, Viking warming drawer and custom linen storage extends between the kitchen and the formal dining room for all of your entertaining needs.
The three car garage is conveniently off of the kitchen. The garage has all wood carriage house doors, built-in storage cabinets, a desk, epoxy covered floors, and windows for natural light. There is a tankless hot water system and very cost effective Polaris Radiant Heat System has been installed as part of the energy efficiency of the manor.
Another room just off of the kitchen is a bright, cheery room that transports you to a cafe in France. The huge windows let in cheery sun rays and views of fluffy white clouds and the golfers in the T Box. Spend each morning sipping organic coffee with your favorite creamer, soaking in the views or reading the latest suspense novel.
A spacious, stone clad outdoor kitchen is just off of the sun room. his entertaining dream space offers a Viking BBQ, beverage fridge and open counter style cooler for guests to grab an ice cold drink while taking in the golf course views.
Next to the outdoor kitchen is a covered Lanai with a gorgeous stone covered gas fireplace to gather around on those chilly evenings. Enjoy sipping aged whiskey by the warm fire on rainy evenings or find cool shelter here during the August summer days. A surround sound system is
available both inside and out for your listening pleasure.
The outside of this French manor is covered in plaster with dolomite for sparkle. Real copper gutters and downspouts add to the authenticity of design. A rounded stair path steps down into the grounds of the manor where you will find a perfectly manicured lawn, bright colored flowers, beautiful moss covered rock outcroppings scattered among oaks and pine trees and the always present views of the Winchester Golf course green.
The 550 sq. ft. Casita is just steps away and shares the same amazing views of the grounds and T Box green of the golf course. Your guests will be treated to a gorgeous space with high ceilings, tall crown moldings, custom Roman shades and the same charm that mimics the main house. A kitchenette is included with a U Line beverage refrigerator, granite countertops and filled travertine floors. A full bathroom completes the space with a custom, step-style vanity, designer mirror and a walk-in shower decorated with tumbled tile, copper accents and natural bronze fixtures. French doors open to the Cassita’s own private courtyard for your guests complete privacy. A bonus for the home owners is all of the storage available. Storage space is provided in the
breezeway between the Cassita and the main house as well as a massive storage space below the Cassita complete with rows of built-ins and free standing shelves.
This French Chateaux provides some of the most awe-inspiring examples of extravagant design both inside and out. Around every corner is something that takes your breath away, from stunning craftsmanship in elegant details of old-world ambience to the perfect placement on the 9th hole of the Winchester Golf course where it is privately hidden by the well planned landscape. It is truly the best of all worlds!