Opulence reigns in this 9,000-square-foot Lookout Mountain home where brick, stone, wood and tile combine in almost understated elegance.
Designed by Atlanta's William T. Baker, this mountain home incorporates the owners' love of Italian style with antique Italian lighting, an Italian fireplace and a villa-style terra cotta kitchen floor.
"Baker has been the high-end architect of choice in Atlanta for years," said listing agent Jay Robinson, of Robinson Real Estate Inc. "His plans are known for their open spaces, volume of the rooms and the smart design." The 9-acre property's two streams and park-like trees and boulders offer privacy, what Robinson said is this home's greatest asset, though it's across the street from the Lookout Mountain Golf Club.
"You can walk to the golf course," he said.
The custom front doors open into a limestone-tiled foyer. A light-filled gallery hall leads to French doors that open to the backyard's mountain stone patio.
Formal and informal living areas abound. The sunken living room features a stunning limestone fireplace, the office is lined in handsome paneling, and the great room's stacked stone fireplace sits under a vaulted and beamed ceiling. Families are sure to love the indoor and outdoor speakers and the daylight basement that serves as a family room, rec room and media room.
A home like this can get away with a little name-dropping: like the Anna Woodworks cabinetry, Bouvet hardware, Jado and Grohe bathroom fixtures found within. The kitchen features a Viking cook top, double Dacor wall ovens, two Asko dishwashers, Sub-Zero refrigerator and Carrera marble-topped kitchen desk.
At the quiet end of the house, the master suite features lovely up-lighting and French doors to the patio. Brave the morning's cool mountain air with the heated marble tile floor in the master bath.
The second story's window-lined gallery hall matches the entry hall, and all of the upstairs bedrooms have walk-in closets.
Add a bathroom and kitchenette over the garage for a supreme guest suite. A central vacuum system and a generator round out this home's solutions for every person and every situation.