Some houses are designed to show. They're show pieces and, if designed well, show off pieces of the house. Look at the wine cellar. Instead of hiding the wine in a cellar, floor-to-ceiling racks of bottles are kept behind glass doors beside the not-the-formal dining room; which is why the wine is in a 'wine room'. The very formal dining room shows off marble slabs and elegance. Elegance defines this 6 bedroom, 5.5 bath house because it was "inspired by the design of Marie Antoinette's hamlet within Versailles." The Versailles influences show through. The kitchen is supplied with more marble, a LaCanche range, several refrigerators, and lots of space; but, not only is there a butler's pantry in this chef's kitchen, the chef is also supplied with an office. Carry that same character throughout the 8,328 square foot house and see why they're asking $5,688,000 for it and the ~3/4 acre property. The master suite expands the regular space with the sinks, shower, and tub separated enough that anyone using one won't intrude on someone using another. There's a library, gym, and a nanny (oops, remember to be French) an au pair suite. There's an artistry to combining so many grand elements. It may not, however, be the house for making, "Let them eat cake" jokes (even though she never said that).
· 7842 NE 8th St Medina [Estately]
Written by Tom Trimbath