A large, stately and beautiful custom brick estate home in very desirable Bexley. A premier community of beautifully designed, crafted, and sited estate homes on large estate sites with beautiful mature wooded and tree-lined naturalized landscaping. A sense of privacy, beauty, security, quality and quietude abound.
This two story French Country château inspired, Norman Manor home with brick quoins at the corners, high pitched hipped roofs, multiple roof lines, cupola and dormers in a Norman manner. Beautiful modillioned cornice and frieze. Projecting copper roofed square bays, segmental elliptical arched windows and doors. An oversized three car garage wing with an "active living space" connecting the main house and an opposing and projecting "Orangery” (sun room) wing. Upon opening solid redwood front doors, one observes the 19-foot high foyer with 14-foot entry windows opening to custom “ram's horn" double stairway. The rear Great room, Master bedroom wing projects out onto a formal elevated brick terrace with a tall brick paneled design and crowned chimney, serving the Great room and Master bedroom fireplaces. The Flemish and Running bond custom brick, designed to appear aged, is excellent.
The Manor house is approached through twin brick gate columns and a graveled, set-back elliptical front drive. The high ceilinged formal formal rooms with custom crafted five part, dental ed crown moulding, chair railings, wainscoting, dado, deep carved Georgian trim and woodwork, six paneled solid wood Georgian doors, beautiful hardwood floors, custom hand crafted built-in's, bookcases, shelving, cabinets, some of mahogany and walnut, and raised paneled rooms and walls throughout. A galleried grand and formal, double curved staircase entry hall with a large, beautiful ten arm crystal chandelier with formal dining and reception rooms on both sides, leading into the Great room wing with the brick terrace, custom stone fireplace, wall and hearth, stained crossed wood beamed and coffered ceiling and secure study/gun room. The axial center hall leads into the "Orangery" wing, a beautiful powder room and on the opposite a large welcoming family kitchen with a casual dining area and utility, mud room, side entrance and garage wing. Of especially note are the beautiful custom, hand crafted, stained block English oak, wood parquet floors in the entry/stair hall and the kitchen and informal dining area. The large family kitchen features a custom stone hearth/range wall, double wall ovens and a spacious center island, cherry cabinetry and beautiful figured and veined marble counters. The second floor, galleried bedroom hall and bedrooms feature three part crown moulding, Georgian woodwork, balconies, twin classical sculpture/floral wall niches, hall baths and an exceptional large Master bedroom with a beautiful formal, raised paneled wall, fireplace and paneled and tried over mantle, seating area and en-suite Master bathroom.
Adjoining the fourth rear bedroom, over the garage wing, is a second large Great room with billiards, bar, custom built-in's and paneled wainscoting, for informal entertaining. A separate enclosed staircase leads down to the mud room and informal side entrance. Both grand and informal living in a Chateau-esque inspired estate home