Rarely does a home of this quality and craftsmanship become available. Sited on 1.62 acres in the gated Thorntree community in the heart of Longview, find 7,800 square feet of unique design and el
Rarely does a home of this quality and craftsmanship become available. Sited on 1.62 acres in the gated Thorntree community in the heart of Longview, find 7,800 square feet of unique design and elegance. Architectural integrity in every detail is the result of a collaborative effort between architect and homeowner to create this classic Natchez Antebellum home. Reminiscent of Old South mansions, the half-moon columned front porch and entrance with curved brick steps create a lovely first impression. Custom designed doors with lead glass fish pattern transom windows adorn all doors. Floor to ceiling windows provide natural light throughout as well as amazing views to the meticulously landscaped and well-manicured lawns. Enter this extraordinary home to experience a true Southern stately home with foyer that is flanked by matching lead glass star burst oval windows. Enjoy the sweeping view down the tapered long hall with recessed porticos for lighting and art. Throughout the first floor are 14 foot ceilings, custom moldings and trim, and exquisite hand selected Kentucky 6 inch solid Cherry flooring. A cut-glass antique pear-shaped chandelier dominates the oval reception foyer from which a 20 ft long hall opens to the great room with custom stone fireplace.
Just past the carved and ballasted stairway, one enters the living room, a great place to gather for formal or casual entertaining. Consistent throughout out the first floor, the 14 foot ceilings allow for an over-sized Christmas tree and provides a view through the twin columns into the formal dining room. Excellent acoustics allow flexibility to convert this space to a music room.
Surrounded by built-in cherry shelves, paneling, and flooring, the Library is often the favored room by guests before dinner. Appointed with a handsome fireplace with black granite surround, tin coffered ceiling and small antique chandelier, the room has an Old English feel. Pocket doors allow for privacy and quiet.
With its paneled wainscoting and trim on the curved interior walls, the grand dining room is the perfect setting for formal or casual dinners. A tear drop cut glass antique New Orleans chandelier adorns the room and is on a dimmer permitting muted or bright lights. Pocket doors provide privacy once dinner is served. Connecting the formal living and dining area to the kitchen, the pantry-bar offers ample glass doored storage. Beautifully designed with dual black marble countertops, one is designed for food service and the other for the bar area. The bar and pantry are tiled with Travertine and have a sink, ice machine and an abundance of storage. The wine cellar with a 400-bottle capacity has a vaulted roof, low energy cooling system and can double as a “cool cellar” in summer for peaches, nuts and dried fruit.
Designed as an open floor-plan, the signature French Country kitchen with cedar beams, the adjoining breakfast room and den overlook the patio and pool. Consistent with the pantry and bar, the kitchen, breakfast room and den have black granite countertops and Travertine tile. Reminiscent of a true French Country kitchen, the 6-burner gas range is embraced by a wide stone-carved hearth with antique copper backsplash that extends behind all kitchen counters. Appliances are wood paneled to give continuity to the built-in cabinetry. The copper sink is flanked by twin dishwashers that are part of a 10 foot long cooking/dining station.
The Cherry paneled great room/den’s focal point is a carved stone fireplace and hearth. Double French doors with matching French windows open to the patio and pool area. Cherry paneling rises above and flanks the fireplace, disguising the entertainment area with double pocket doors for the television and entertainment area. Beyond the great room is access to the downstairs vanity, backstairs, and rear hall to the garage.
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