Modern Frank Lloyd Wright Style Masterpiece
One glance at this remarkable estate, inspired by master craftsman and builder Frank Lloyd Wright, and homeowners will understand what it is to live in a truly enchanted home. Built in 1997 using an array of resources found in nature, including sturdy maple and fir hard woods, river rock, stone, and other materials, this breathtaking 6,152 square-foot residence is at one with the backdrop of Westlake’s prestigious North Ranch community. Established on a double lot within a greenbelt, it is easy to see why this handsome compound offers the ultimate in tranquility and peaceful living. Inside, the open plan features five bedrooms, five ensuite bathrooms, two half-baths, soaring two-story open wood truss and tongue-and-groove ceilings, four handcrafted stone fireplaces and hearths, an abundance of custom floor-to-ceiling Pella windows, impressive gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances, a reflecting pond, and infinity swimming pool with a soothing waterfall and spa.
Exposed Stone Entrance
This dramatic Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home is a work of brilliance and composition, using nature’s bounty as a palate for exposed rock and stone, lush green landscaping with mature trees and plants. A gated entry leads to a private front courtyard paved with flagstone. Handsome double glass doors and surrounding windows open to a grand foyer that envelops all who enter with a sense of peace and warmth. Directly across from the entry is an identical set of double doors that open to a back terrace, with views over the sparkling infinity pool and lush green landscape.
Family & Fireplace Rooms
A spacious step-down sunken family room is a combined great room with the kitchen, and features raised ceilings, a handcrafted media and entertainment center with shelving, rich maple wood plank floors, natural light from three sides of floor-to-ceiling windows, and French doors with access to the backyard patio where a built-in rock fireplace awaits to be ignited. Perhaps the pièce de résistance of all the inviting living spaces is the first level fireplace room. A few steps up from the adjoining family room, a massive, raised dry stacked stone fireplace is anchored by three walls of glass, including two sets of French doors, and trussed and gel-butted corner windows. This stunning sanctuary is a quiet spot to reflect, enjoy fireside chats, cozy up with a favorite beverage, or calm the soul with each breath is quite simply heaven on earth.
One cannot help but be inspired to create gourmet meals for family and guests in this impressive, immaculate and well-appointed kitchen. Natural flagstone in variated hues of brown, beige, rust, and tones of grey pave the flooring, creating a unique, one-of-a-kind anchor that sets the stage for elegance and rustic charm. Upgraded wood cabinets and two islands feature with stainless steel hardware complements stainless appliances, including a professional six gas burner/griddle stovetop and range hood on a large island breakfast bar, two sinks, side-by-side refrigerator, double stacked ovens, dishwasher, and microwave. Extensive counters, islands, and backsplashes are topped with slabs of gorgeous Juparana gold granite that complement the stone flooring to perfection.
Fine Dining Room
Nestled at the end of the grand foyer and hall, and off the kitchen, is a fine dining room that mirrors the flagstone flooring of the kitchen and grand foyer, with a matching counter height pass-through, and a softly coved ceiling trimmed in rich maple wood with a pendant chandelier suspended from the center. Light and airy, the room overlooks a peaceful fountain and reflecting pool, and can accommodate up to 12 guests, or countless others by adding dining tables to extend into the adjoining hall.
With exposed wood ceiling trusses highlighting the tongue-and-groove wood ceiling, the upstairs loft foyer features two cozy lounges, both with offering second-story views of sweeping vistas to the front and back. In addition to lounging on overstuffed sofa’s or recliner, these niches may also serve as a small open den, library, game or play area, or computer space.
The epitome of master suites can be found upstairs in a rear quadrant of the home that matches the ultimate in privacy with the ultimate in luxurious appointments throughout. Starting with the bedroom, the raised, dry stacked fireplace radiates warmth over the sleeping and sitting areas, which are covered with wood plank flooring. Three expansive closets provide more than enough space to create full custom dressing areas, perhaps with built-in dressers and shelving organizers. In addition, a large built-in counter may serve as a desk or makeup vanity, or simply to display darling family photographs. The master bath evokes the feeling of a spa retreat that is designed to melt all any cares away. This private escape features custom light maple wood cabinetry with two gleaming white vanities, granite slab tile flooring, large designer porcelain soaking tub fitted with polished stainless fixtures, and an oversized granite and glass shower with two heads.