Our clients had always wanted a great Georgian residence based on early-18th-century English houses and their American interpretations. This brick and limestone home has a commanding presence on its sloping site. The façade has handmade brick with carved limestone moldings, elaborate chimneys, a gold quartzite tile roof, double-hung windows and classical details inspired by the work of Sir William Chambers.
The central oval hall has a traditional checkerboard marble floor. The three-story rear elevation includes an entire lower level ideal for entertaining—formal gardens for galas, a ballroom and wine cellar, a spa and exercise suite and private guest quarters. In keeping with the early Georgian theme, the formal rooms have painted paneling, parquet floors and Ionic columns. Furnishings are mainly English and American Federal, and the clients´collection of California Impressionist art ties the house to its setting.