Rooms of the House
Kitchen-Breakfast Room: Allowing for both casual entertaining and a space to relax with family and friends, the kitchen-breakfast room is flooded with an abundance of natural light from the windows on the east, west, and south sides, awarding excellent views of the water and property. With high ceilings, Alderwood cabinetry, wood floors, unfinished brick walls, and a working wood stove, the spacious kitchen provides an air of traditional with modern and updated appliances.
Breezeway: Through French doors on both the east and west side, the brick-floored breezeway with a storage closet serves as a secondary entrance to the main entrance to the house and allows access to the Kitchen-Breakfast room to the south, and the rest of the home to north.
Dining Room: The graceful formal dining room offers serene views of Round Bay and wide plank mahogany floors lead to a focal point wood-burning fireplace. Paneled walls and an antique French bronze chandelier add to this perfect setting for guests to relax and enjoy refined dining. The adjoining butler’s pantry boasts a bar sink and glass-paneled cabinets, providing an abundance of storage.
Living room: The elegant yet inviting living room is a comfortable gathering spot, warmed by a coral and cream marble fireplace on the north wall. Round Bay to the east is viewed from a diamond-shaped lead-mullioned bay window. Iron French doors, flanked on either side by windows, open to the gardens. Inlaid holly butterflies accent the wide-pegged mahogany floor and a high coffered ornate ceiling and chandelier complete the setting for tea or cocktails.
North and South Halls and Rotunda: Stunning antique black and white polished marble floors guide the way through the south and through the rotunda, to the north hall and sitting room/library and sleeping quarters of the house. The room and hall entries are wide and topped by Greek pediments, the doors have their original and restored brass rim lock sets and heavy cast brass hinges, and matching antique French chandeliers provide light to the north and south halls.
The octagonal centerpiece of the home, the rotunda with its four radiating halls, east and west to the outside and north and south to other portions of the house, has a high ceiling with a polished brass hanging. Double exterior doors and French interior doors allow great views of the water and gardens and both interior and exterior doors are topped by leaded mullioned glass fan-shaped windows.
Bedrooms: The two bright and airy guest bedrooms with private renovated ensuite marble bathrooms are spacious and the three six-foot high double hung windows on two sides provide views of Round Bay. The floors of both rooms are wide plank Douglas fir.
Sitting Room / Library: Portuguese ceramic tiles adorn the marble fireplace and windows provide views across the porch onto the lawn and gardens. A unique feature of the room is an iron bar gate providing entrance into two safes imbedded into a brick wall. Running the full length of the wall, a custom-made cherry entertainment unit with cabinets, drawers, TV encasement and book shelves offers storage.
Master Suite: The sprawling master suite at the north end of the house includes the master bedroom, dressing room, and master bath. In the bedroom, windows on the north, east, and west sides overlook Round Bay, gardens, and the rolling lawns. The black Belgian marble wood burning fireplace is framed by windows and a small closet provides additional storage, adding to the already more than ample storage in the dressing room.
Dressing Room: The expansive dressing room has three closets, two built-in armoires, and two six-foot windows providing natural light and overlooking the porch and gardens.
Master Bath: No detail is spared in the oversized master bath with the his-and-hers custom mahogany and marble vanities, a two-head shower with steam generator, a separate toilet room with a built-in mahogany linen closet, and crema marfil marble floors and shower. A cushioned L-shaped mahogany window seat with laundry drawers provides storage. Three windows look out over the gardens to the west and across the hall to the east a large bay window looks across Round Bay.