This newly-constructed, stone mountain home is the inspiration of internationally acclaimed, award-winning author of fourteen interior design books. Built by local builder John Lupoli, the light, bright interior is contemporary. Highlighting streamlined silhouettes, strategic use of color and enviable architectural details, the home spotlights glamour and comfort. A curated mix of the relaxed and refined, the past and the present are showcased in this European-inspired home, located in the prestigious private community of Wade Hampton—with its famed Tom Fazio golf course, which is considered one of the finest golf courses in the United States.
Perched in the estate section of Wade Hampton with a commanding view of a private lake, this two-story retreat is constructed with Texas cut limestone. The roof is heavy shake. Iron wall-mounted fixtures and lanterns are by Paul Ferrante. The finest quality workmanship and materials are evident throughout. The 2.64 acre lot is naturally landscaped and the grounds are a perfect extension of the exquisite living and entertaining areas of the home.
The entry invites you with Blonde Barr stone flooring and base from Paris Ceramics imported from France. Glazed walls are the backdrop for a Murano pendant by Barovier, c. 1970.
The Great Room has steel doors opening onto a terraced area tempting you to stroll or navigate across the lake on a paddle boat or kayak. (The lake is stocked annually with trout and bass.) The 18th Century limestone mantel with trumeau grounds one side of the room while the entertainment sitting area (complete with television) balances the other side. As you enter the open dining and kitchen areas, a full bar welcomes. The stainless steel topped bar has a stainless steel sink and fittings, a Sub-Zero undercounter refrigerator, a Sub-Zero undercounter Ice-Maker and a large Sony flat screen television. The foot rail is brass, and six Baccarat “Mille Nuit” pendant lights illuminate from above.
Calacatta Gold 3 cm marble slabs line all countertops, including the island, while 4” x 16” Calacatta Gold tiles run up the walls and inside those upper cabinets with Restoration Glass. Glazed walls and light grey custom cabinetry surround the welcoming island. Steel windows flank the 60” Wolf Gas Range with a stainless steel custom hood. La Cornue pot rail, Sub-Zero Integrated Column 30” Refrigerator, Sub-Zero Integrated Column 18” Freezer, Sub-Zero Integrated 30” Wine Refrigerator, two Miele 24” Dishwashers side Franke stainless sink. Wolf 30” Warming Drawer and Wolf 30” Transitional Microwave complete the kitchen.
A guest powder room near the bar is finished with Waterworks sink and fittings and Duravit wall mounted water closet. Sherle Wagner wallcovering, Paris Ceramics stone flooring imported from France and Murano sconces flanking the mirror complete the tasteful effect. Three-tiered shelf and icicle pendant in water closet are included. Red and White pendant is reserved.
The Carolina Room, or screened porch, sports reclaimed oversized columns and beams. The “Thar Stone” flooring is from India. The wood-burning fireplace has a gas starter with an 18th Century Limestone Mantel. Overhead is a Sony flat-screen television. There is a Wolf 42” stainless steel outdoor grill with a custom stainless steel hood. Three cm mineral soapstone tops cover the custom stainless steel cabinets and Sub-Zero undercounter refrigerator.
The sumptuous Master Bedroom is on the main level with two luxurious His and Her Master Baths—both with Waterworks fittings. Hers has heated “Cirrus” honed stone flooring. Both His and Her have spacious closets. A feminine study is off the Master serving as Her Office. Three bedroom suites with full baths—featuring free-standing Waterworks tubs and large glass-enclosed showers--are on the upper level. A fifth bedroom with a separate full bath and closet is currently used as His Office and Upstairs Den.
Perfection is in every detail.