2019 Home #3

 

#3_Robert Osbourne

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The Mediterranean

Robert Osborne

 

RPO Custom Homes & Remodeling
Robert Osborne | 502-741-0465

3,554 square feet
4 beds
3.5 baths
 
Home Highlights:
  1. Arch-topped wooden double doors with beveled glass detail
  2. Rear portico with an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, TV and pool bath
  3. Spacious, open floor plan with ten-foot ceilings and a grand entry hall
  4. Beautifully landscaped front-entry courtyard garden full of tropical foliage
  5. Kitchen with professional appliances and floor-to-ceiling cabinets
  6. Basement theater area with a bar and bourbon/wine tasting room
  7. Master suite with laundry in the closet, accessible through the mud hall entryway
  8. Mediterranean interior details featuring iron elements, beamwork, archways and columns
With one glance at The Mediterranean’s exterior, it’s abundantly clear that this Southern California-inspired retreat is designed and built to provide the ultimate in relaxation. RPO Custom Homes & Remodeling has put an incredible amount of thought into every corner of the 3,554-square-foot home, with its wood, iron, tile and stucco finishes. Robert Osborne has infused each of the 16 rooms in this breathtaking Mediterranean villa with his signature attention to detail, resulting in an immersive experience that transports guests to the warm sun and salty air of the Pacific coast.

The daylight ranch home’s exterior, finished in a combination of brick, stucco and stone, gives way to a low-pitched roof with large overhangs and many hips and valleys. Wooden shutters frame energy-efficient and highly durable Marvin Integrity windows. After stepping through the home’s iron and stone gate, a tranquil, lush front-entry courtyard bursting with tropical foliage welcomes guests and leads them to the home’s main entrance. Around back, a resort-style portico predicts many summers spent, daquiri-in-hand, in permanent vacation mode.

At the main entrance, the large arch-topped wooden double door features beveled glass in a diamond pattern that’s reminiscent of the latticed shelves of an old-world wine cellar, while also foreshadowing the home’s interior amenities. Inside, a grand entry hall draws the eye upward to its vaulted brick barrel ceiling. An open floor plan with ten-foot ceilings throughout is enhanced by classic Mediterranean villa details such as iron accents and ceramic tile. Inspired by the architecture of traditional Mediterranean homes, a wood-beamed corridor runs through the center and frames the great room and outdoor portico at the back of the house.

Elegance and functionality pair together in the spacious master suite, where a tranquil escape awaits. In the master bath, every day brings the opportunity for a spa ritual with an elegant floating tub, large vanity and oversized shower. In a convenient and clever design, the master closet offers access to both the laundry and the mud hall. The mud hall’s large utility area and farmhouse sink will make cleaning and organizing a snap, leaving more time to enjoy la dolce vita.

No retreat would be complete without a state-of-the-art culinary oasis. In the kitchen, professional grade appliances, plenty of room for prep work and beautiful floor-to-ceiling cabinetry combine to provide a stress-free gourmet cooking experience fit for the most discerning of home chefs. A large in-kitchen dining area invites hosting brunch celebrations for out-of-town friends and family members alike.

In a show of beautiful structural details, the great room steals attention with its vaulted beam ceiling and wall-of-glass sliding door that looks out onto the private oasis of the backyard and portico. A unique curved fireplace and chandeliers add to the room’s sophistication, and the sliding door offers lots of space for guests to move between the indoor and outdoor spaces, making this room ideal for both formal and informal gatherings.

In all four seasons, the gorgeous rear portico beckons guests outside for fun and relaxation. Families and couples will especially look forward to spending their summer evenings searing, sautéing and grilling up feasts in the outdoor kitchen, while entertaining guests in the living area. The cozy fireplace serves as a focal point and the perfect spot to end the night with a glass of wine and a conversation by the fire. The backyard area leaves plenty of space for homeowners to install the swimming pool of their dreams, and a half-bath with direct access to the portico ensures that the rest of the house will stay dry and free of wet feet, towels and swimsuits.

The fun continues downstairs in the richly featured lower level. A second living area offers additional convenience and comfort, while visitors will love staying for get-togethers and holidays in the private bed and bath. A good time is guaranteed for all ages in the theater room equipped with the latest technology, as well as the stylish old-world-inspired bar and tasting room, ready to be stocked with bourbon and wine.

The Mediterranean’s effortless Southern California style will inspire daily joy, while the beautifully executed details throughout will put homeowners at ease in their own private retreat. From the moment homeowners arrive and enter through their serene garden courtyard, it’s evident that this home was crafted for all to share in life’s sweetest moments with friends, family and loved ones.

 

Amy Wagner

Credits

 

Interior Designer:
Amy Wagner
Reflections of You, by Amy
(502) 384-3660
www.amywagnerdesigns.com
 
Appliances: Century Entertainment
Ceramic Tile/Marble: Louisville Tile
Concrete: Castlewood Concrete
Financing: River City Bank
Floor: Sam Kinnaird Flooring
Furnishings, Interior Design, Interior Finishes, Interior Lighting: Reflections of You, by Amy
Interior Trim: Fowler Unlimited Designs LLC
Kitchen Cabinetry: Century Entertainment
Landscaping: Lambs Lawn and Landscaping
Masonry: Acuna Masonry
Outdoor Living Area: Reflections of You, by Amy
Painter: Trejos Painting
Realtor: Karen Kraft
Theater System: Century Entertainment
Windows: K-I Lumber, Marvin Integrity