Project: The Lodge of Valentinus
Location: Dallas, Texas
Square Footage: Approximately 11,900 Square Feet
* The Lodge of Valentinus is part of our Home Collections collection and was sold in late 2008/early 2009.
Beginning with the expansive paver and grass circular drive, cascading waterfall, impressive iron gates, lush landscaping and the beautiful stone exterior the quality and attention to detail in this beautiful home is definitely evident.
Once inside there are numerous eye catching design elements, including a custom designed floor medallion composed of marbles and onyx, hand forged iron staircase, travertine basket weave mosaic stair risers, hand carved doors, stone balusters and columns, glazed and patinaed wall finishes, solid travertine fireplace with trumeaux and a soaring barrel ceiling with hand painted embellishment.
There are custom crafted beautiful lead crystal chandeliers in many of the downstairs living areas. The kitchen includes all the most current commercial appliances, but is warm and inviting at the same time, with beautiful typhoon bordeaux granite and reclaimed Jerusalem stone back splashes. Combined with the enormous family room, with it's impressive natural stone fireplace and fully equipped bar, this living area is perfect for entertaining or just comfortable daily living.
The master suite is truly an "owner's retreat" with beautiful hand crafted plaster fireplace and ceiling details, luminous crystal chandeliers and soft umber glazed walls. Her master bath area features a circular, therapeutic whirlpool tub, large shower, custom designed cabinetry, all highlighted by iridescent glass mosaics and stunning crystal light fixtures. His master bath has handsome furniture finished alder cabinetry, water jet inlays in the floor and shower and distinctive lighting. Both areas have separate closets with carefully planned storage, including glass doors, shoe pull outs, three way mirrors and the most optimal usage of space.
The attention to every detail does not stop on the first floor. The media room is a tribute to the elegant theatres of the past with stone columns, ornate guilded crown moldings,luxurious carpet, a full bar with red onyx back splashes, separate powder room and electronics to please any movie or sports afficianado. The gameroom features a separate card area with a unique hand painted ceiling, room for a pool table, a fully equipped bar and it's own powder bath.
In addition there are four bedrooms with adjoining baths upstairs and one with a complete kitchenette and living area. The details and amnenities featured in this home are too vast to fully describe. From the lighting and home electronics, specialty paint finishes,cabinetry, tile work, with the use of many unique materials in back splashes, floors and wall surfaces, and the overall quality of construction this home is a must see.