The 2009 Parade Home won every award in the People’s Choice awards at the Parade of Homes, including Best Kitchen, Best Master, Best Outdoor Living, Best Overall Design, and Best Architectural Design. This Italian-style villa was inspired by the warmth and casual comfort of European Architecture. From the welcoming courtyard in the front to the spacious pool in back, this home balances the feminine side with the masculine in a way that works well for the homeowners. The courtyard in front is mirrored in the back of the home, where the pool area actually opens up to the golf course, providing privacy but access to the outdoors all at the same time. The home features a large game room with private poker room, interior rock and brick arch (a Jenkins trademark), state-of-the-art home theater, fabulous guest quarters, and a creative use of the outdoor living spaces.
Since this client was a wild game hunter (who’d won the “Muy Grande” award several times), the Game Room was an important room for him. He wanted space for a poker table and wet bar, and she wanted a pinball machine. They got it all, including the poker table in its own round room surrounded by stone.