French Country Manor

posted Nov 13, 2015, 10:21 AM by Keith Groninger   [ updated Nov 13, 2015, 10:27 AM ]
Designed for a repeat customer in Winter Park, this French Country Manor features innovative ideas and functional spaces. 
A grand entry turret welcomes visitors though the front courtyard to the foyer with a dramatic staircase. A hint of the secluded upper library is visible as the stairs wind around the foyer. A private study is just off the foyer and secluded from the busier areas of the home.

In the other direction, a grand room has enough space for a large family gathering. For a family that loves to cook and entertain, the kitchen is the heart of the design. The formal dining space adjacent to the kitchen can be used every day or for special occasions, and a quaint cafe off the corner of the kitchen is just right for a few to gather.

Off either of the dining spaces, the Indoor-Outdoor room can be part of the living space or opened up to be part of the back porch. The versatile design creates an outdoor living space that can be used any time of the year.

5772 sqft AC space
5 Bedrooms
6.5 Baths
2) 2-Car Garages

FGBC Green Certified Construction
PV Solar Panels
Lighting Control System
LED Lighting
Water Efficient Plumbing Fixtures
Energy Efficient AC and Comfort Control
Controlled Ventilation and Fresh Air
Foam Insulation
Wood Clad Windows
Extensive Cabinetry with Stone Countertops
Stone and Wood Floors throughout
Retractable Screens
Large Outdoor Kitchen
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