“One minute it’s all air and light, and the next minute it’s a fortress, shut tight against the outside world,” said architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen, referring to his design for this versatile home. Living spaces are divided among three tall pavilions laid out with Palladian symmetry. A gallery-like entry hall paved with travertine and punctuated by curving bleached oak stairways at each end connects these spaces. Most rooms have windows on three sides, so breezes can circulate the air, while triple hung Bermuda shutters filter the light. A central great room boasts dramatic 38-foot-tall ceilings and tall pocketing doors that extend the room to the outdoor living spaces and pool terraces. Outside, a sweeping lawn sets the stage for phenomenal views over a lake to the golf course and village beyond. The east wing includes a master suite with golf course views, complete with generous storage, an office nook and his-and-hers baths and dressing rooms. A spacious guest suite and elevator are also located in the east wing. Directly upstairs are two additional guest suites, a library with bar featuring Jacobsen’s signature built-in bookcases, and an adjoining bathroom. Ideal for entertaining, the newly renovated chef’s kitchen with Artcraft cabinetry and premium-grade appliances is in the center of the west wing adjacent to the formal dining room, breakfast room and laundry room. The second floor of this wing encompasses a private guest house with a large sitting room, kitchenette, washer/dryer and four bedrooms with private baths. With a thoughtful plan and attention to detail, this rare home design is an architectural masterpiece in a breathtaking setting.
This home was featured in the November/December 2014 issue of Robb Report Home & Style and the January 2014 issue of Architectural Digest.