by Coachella Valley | October 31, 2016 11:37 am
Enjoy this fully customized French Desert inspired estate!
Built for NFL running back Jim Krieg and his wife, renovated by renowned interior designer Don Brady dressed in artwork by internationally acclaimed Tom Judd throughout!
This re-imagined masterpiece is ideal for a Corporate Retreat, Luxury Living, 2nd or 3rd home, a designer, builder, philanthropist or a family looking to create memories together.
Don envisioned creating a romantic getaway where a couple and family with a passion for cooking and entertaining would thrive.
He imagined an open floor plan where kitchen living and dining areas converged. Families could gather for meals around a large farm table that’s lit by a wall of French doors during the day and chandeliers by night.
To add cozy nooks for reading and contemplation, window seats were constructed in the kitchen, guest cottage and the master bedroom. In keeping with the country theme walls in the kitchen and bathroom were covered with white bead board, a look echoed in the kitchen cabinets.
“I knew right away I wanted the 5054 sqare foot home to have a cozy country feel… A place guests and family could be pampered and surrounded by luxury!” declared Don!
The first step was to gut the interior. In the family dining area small windows were replaced by four pairs of French doors to let in the Desert light. To add cozy nooks for reading or contemplation window seats were constructed in the kitchen, guest cottage and the master bedroom. In keeping with the country theme walls in the kitchen and bathroom were covered with white bead board a look echoed in the kitchen cabinets.
Ceilings and brick work are painted white and pine wood floors installed throughout. A single soft paint color that links all the rooms in the house, a blend of pale grey and blue, is one Don recreated after seeing it on the walls of a cottage in the English. Film Sense and Sensibility.
Ever the romantic, Don had a mason chisel lines from his favorite Robert Frost poem around the edges of the limestone counter that separates the kitchen and the breakfast area. “Two roads diverged in the wood, and I took the one less traveled by…”
For furnishings, Don searched out primitive, white painted wood furniture from shops in France, England, and California. Cushioned sofas and chairs Don described as “deep enough to hug you” are upholstered in pale white and taupe. A collection of white ironstone plates and platters instead of pictures hang on the walls.
Throughout this magnificent one of a kind 1 acre Estate, romance is emphasized by using plush velvet, embroidered silk and antique lace for curtains, pillows and bed covers.
Lighting also helps set a romantic mood with 9 chandeliers sprinkled throughout the house. Hung low, because they’re so wonderful to look at. Attached to the house is a horse barn that has been magically transformed and reimaginef into a private guest cottage.
The private space has its own bedroom, bath with claw foot tub and separate shower, small kitchen, cedar lined sauna, private soaking tub, massage room and a patio with dipping pool and private entrance.
There aren’t many custom built country homes in this part of Southern California. You’ll delight in this homes 4 brick and stone fireplaces, 2 Dutch doors, arching windows and enchanting luxuries throughout. The manicured grounds, soaring sycamore, pecan and palms trees sit beside mature tangelo, lemon and grapefruit, overlooking walking paths, a rock garden and a soothing waterfall that flows directly to the salt water pebble tech pool and separate spa.
After soaking in paradise, retreat to 1 of 2 rooftop decks and catch the endless Desert sunsets, and enjoy a glass of wine with friends amongst the Santa Rosa Mountains and the views of the soaring San Jacinto Peak.
This home is situated in the heart of Rancho Mirage on Clancy Lane, just 1/3 of a mile from the upscale dining and shopping experience at the River, the Omni Spa and Hotel and state of the art Century Theatres. With plenty of room to spread out and even expand it’s certainly an opportunity not to be missed.
For those discriminating individuals who dream of a one of a kind lifestyle experience … unsurpassed… schedule your private showing today! Call Dream Realty/Craige Campbell at 760-219-4999!
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