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Breakfast by the Lake
In the adjacent kitchen and breakfast room, ceiling details carry the waterfront theme.
A beautiful front door and foyer establish the waterfront theme for the home.
The custom hand-carved fireplace lights up with the flip of a switch and contains subtle details which reflect the aura of the calm of the water.
Wall of Windows
The large floor-to-ceiling window frames the breathtaking lake view upon entry into the home.
Secondary Seating Area
A saltwater aquarium sets the stage for a quiet place to sit and read within the large living space.
Strategically-placed wood windows like this feature window can really complete a look. Notice the dark stain in comparison to all the lighter colors elsewhere. We sampled 35 different shades of white paint for this client to ensure it was exactly what she wanted!
This lovely chandelier was found at a flea market by the owner, and it was, let’s say, in need of some TLC. Our team painted it, completely re-wired it, and now it is one of our most frequently asked-about fixtures on Houzz.
On either side of the farmhouse sink, the cabinets were painted and distressed to appear like freestanding traditional buffet pieces. Of course, they were really custom-built cabinetry with the same modern conveniences behind the doors.
The adjacent Kitchen is separated by a massive stone wall containing the signature Jenkins arch.
The elegant wrought iron railing reflects the owner’s minimalist approach to design.
The fireplace extends to the second story making a bold statement in its simple design but massive size.
Stained wood french doors with arched windows above frame the lake view and allow light to pour in.
The key to a clean contemporary kitchen is plenty of storage, like this mahogany cabinetry, so that items can be kept out of sight.
The glass appears to sit on the cabinets, which provide a service bar and additional storage while maintaining the view.
Matt Finish Granite
This Absolute Black granite has a matte leather finish instead of the traditional polished finish.
Windows at Courtyard
These windows look out onto the landscaped courtyard and never get direct sunlight, eliminating the need for window coverings.
This side of the Kitchen has windows, just like the other side, making it feel like an all-glass space.
Modern Ceiling Detail
The floating ceiling creates a more intimate space without a traditional hanging fixture.
Beautiful large wood beams fit the space and bring warmth and authenticity to it.
Hand-carved limestone in the entry serve to delineate the space and add a mediterranean influence.
The tile mosaic in the Entry sets an elegant tone for the home.
Arched Wood Windows
These arch-top wood windows provide additional drama as well as frame the unique water feature and pool in back.
The artwork over the fireplace mirrors the wrought iron feel of the fireplace with an organic feel to mirror the beautiful garden just outside.
This fireplace contains a wrought iron feel with the traditional spanish clavos lining the top of the fireplace, just below the decorative mantle.
The stone fireplace provides a clean look with a simple mantel and no hearth.
The all-glass window provides an unencumbered view while maintaining plenty of storage in the cabinets below.
Balancing the warmer colored stone with the newer contemporary colors achieves a transitional look in this living room.
Furniture details on this cabinetry add a custom touch.
Beautiful textured tile with a subtle wave pattern is a perfect backdrop for the master tub.
Beautiful carrera marble countertops are perfect for this clean Master Bathroom.
The standalone master tub is a contemporary version of the original soaking tub.
The large windows allow the owners to see the main living annex of their home.
The wide fireplace which ignites clear glass in lieu of logs, adds a touch of modern to the room.
The wall of stone with cut stone mantel makes this bedroom feel like a vacation home.
The tongue & groove ceiling with beams balance the lighter colors in the room.
The unique custom-made arched door becomes more of a feature in the simpler contemporary space.
The stone used for the fireplace is a sleeker, more geometric shape along with a cut stone trim detail.
The cleaner, more contemporary ceiling is curved for interest.
A 10-foot tall rock wall with tiered flower beds accommodate the topography of the lot and create privacy.
Extends the entire expanse of the lot and includes rock borders and minimalist gardens with brightly colored flowers to attract butterflies.
The outdoor becomes part of the Game Room with the disappearing wall, making it perfect for entertaining large groups.
Waterfall Edge Spa
The spa is suspended in the center of the pool and enclosed in an arched arbor. Rain sheers inside the arches create a dramatic water feature.
The outdoor living meets the needs of this entertaining homeowner with 760 sq. ft. of covered space, a pool, spa, and water features.
Showcase Home Kitchen – won Best Custom Home Kitchen…(click here to see additional images of this home)
To relate the 20-foot tall Kitchen to the accompanying Great Room, cedar beams were carried throughout both rooms.
Warm finishes and exceptional details like this tumbled travertine tile with copper tile inserts help complete the look of this Kitchen.
Details like the fully concealed under-counter lights and strategically-placed pull out shelves add conveniences for the cook in this Kitchen.
Authentic 100-year-old antique corbels add to the old world feel of this space and help balance the old and new.
Even in an old-world Kitchen, modern conveniences like this espresso/capuccino/ coffee maker make every morning a pleasure.
The antique copper farmhouse sink (at left wall), like an old penny, brought a feeling of old world to the space.
48-inch commercial Wolf range with hand-carved stone surround conceals the vent hood and mirrors the fireplace in the Great Room.
This Spanish-inspired kitchen captures attention with its 22-foot-wide and 18-foot-high Romanesque arches.
Sconces at either side of the mirror provide optimum lighting for make-up application, as well as comfortable morning light.
A brushed nickel finish sets the tone for the aged crackle finish, applied to the custom-made silver frames around the mirror.
Features a “bubble effect”, where tiny bubbles gently rise from the bottom rather than harsh jets from the side.
Above the tub a night sky painted with tiny iridescent stars catch the light from the cove lighting, giving them a “twinkling” effect.
Elegant, tapered columns make a dramatic entrance at the Master Bath Tub, and match stone columns throughout the home.
As you enter the home, you see right through the wall of glass to the lake. The trim work around the glass evokes a feeling of oneness with the pool and outdoor living.
Textured artwork softens the millwork and stone fireplace to provide balance.
This subtle arch detail assists in making the transition from the spacious Living Room down to the more intimate Master Suite.
The millwork behind the fireplace can conceal the TV and associated cabinetry with panels that slide back. When closed, the TV is hidden.
The signature Jenkins Arch delineates the Living Room from the Kitchen and Dining Room while bringing warmth to the space.
Traditional Saltillo tile from Mexico, stained and sealed and then interspersed with travertine carry to the outdoors for cohesiveness.
Bringing the Outdoors In
The expandable folding door system brings it all together by opening up the space to the outdoors.
The Jenkins trademark rock and brick arch makes the room feel rugged and tough like the accompanying outdoors.
The purpose of this outdoor Kitchen brought inside is to keep the cook comfortable and provide for year-round entertaining.
The glassed & lit uppers are designed to properly display sports memorabilia or collectibles.
These wrought iron details not only look great but also provide ventilation for the A/V equipment and home automation equipment which they house.
Inspired by a local sports grill, the custom cabinetry is designed to fit a 70-inch TV and four 42-inch TVs for the sports enthusiast.
These oversize 100 Series windows give the exterior stone and beams a feeling of accompaniment to the interior stone and beams (read more).
The Family Room fireplace hearth and mantle line up with the outdoor fireplace hearth and mantle and are both concrete, helping indoor relate to outdoor.
Steel beams, in lieu of the traditional wood beams, lend the space a subtle strength.
The fireplace is composed of a concrete mantle and hearth, copper, mahogany panels, and stone carried over from the wall.
Corner windows capture the view of a very special oak tree, as well as provide additional natural light.
The ideal study for the James Bond home would definitely include a bar, preferably concealed behind a rotating wall.
Press the “secret” book here on the bookcase, and the entire cabinet automatically turns to the other side!
After the deal is done, James Bond would want his famous martini…shaken, not stirred!
A great spot for James Bond to video conference with Tokyo in the early morning hours!
The stairs lead up to this fun gathering place for the adult children. Their bedrooms all look out onto the lake view, and they even have their own covered veranda to watch the sunset.
Wall of Glass
The view of the lake is beautiful, and it is captured beautifully by this large wall of glass when you enter.
From the back of the home, the Media Room opens up to the outdoor living giving a whole new meaning to “Super Bowl Party”.
In the back of the home, the Master Suite looks out onto the lake view from their private “sleeping porch”. What a nice place to enjoy a glass of wine with your spouse as the sun goes down!
From dream to reality, this Parade Home became a dream come true for these clients.
Just inside, the Study is here. If the owner is home working and expecting a client, he can keep a watchful eye from here.
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