Innovation & style
you don’t care — you can enjoy the gorgeous lake view without being bothered. You can then use the uncovered portion to barbeque and sit outside and visit. It’s just a great area.”
A second focal point inhabits the great room in the form of a twosided, floating gas fireplace with a white tile surround. It not only adds extra panache to the area, but also serves a second purpose, said Sheldon Swan.
“We went back to a more dedicated dining room design, so we used the fireplace to divide it from the family room,” he said. “There’s a tray ceiling above for extra style and definition, and I think the wideplank (engineered) oak hardwoods (which run throughout the entire great room area) look great.”
Because the home is essentially divided into thirds on the main level, the floor plan is very efficient and maximizes privacy. The bedroom wing (located to the right coming in from the front entrance) houses a bedroom with water view, a four-piece bath and bedroom off the foyer — plus a novel (and very handy) feature.
“Seeing as the laundry room is downstairs, we thought it would be neat to include a small laundry room in the design of the main floor. We call it an express laundry room. It’s got a stackable washer and dryer, and is a great spot to duck in and do a quick load of laundry without having to go downstairs,” said Rob Swan. “It’s great if you’re on the run, or have guests.”
Across the way — in a wing all by itself — is the master suite, which qualifies as a true, luxurious retreat.
“It’s basically got it all,” he said. “You’ve got the water view through the wall-wide picture window in a huge bedroom that’s totally separated from the ensuite. You then walk down an actual hallway to the ensuite, which features a six-foot soaker tub tucked away next to a wraparound wall that increases privacy, a five-foot tempered glass/ tile shower, (light) taupe heated-tile floor and a big walk-in closet loaded with built-in (portobello) maple storage units plus a transom window for light.”
Last but not least is a massive walk-out basement that features a sunroom (with taupe cork floor) next to two huge windows at its rear, a media area, games area with wet bar, two more bedrooms (both with water views; one has a walk-in closet) and all kinds of storage space.”
“This is a stylish yet practical home that offers space, great views and a cool feature around almost every corner,” concluded Rob Swan.
A massive walk-out basement features a sunroom, a
media area and games area with wet bar.
The bedroom wing houses a bedroom with water view, a
four-piece bath and bedroom off the foyer.