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Step into the foyer and you will immediately notice the long, wide Lake Sunapee views which were the draw and the inspiration throughout the living spaces. A sweeping stairway is graced by columns and arches that frame and beckon one to move into the living room and admire the miles of glistening water with Mt. Sunapee rising in the distance. A world-wide search resulted in finding the perfect limestone and travertine fireplaces which were imported from France and reconstructed on site. Geothermal heating and cooling keeps all living spaces comfortably cool in summer and warm in winter. A grand piano sits opposite the old-world wet bar featuring Sub-Zero refrigeration and a copper sink. A first-floor bedroom suite provides privacy and ease of access as a master or guest room. Automatic Lutron shades can be controlled by an App on your phone - like most systems throughout the house. The main house offers 11,328 square feet of living space on three levels.
The kitchen was designed to accommodate a family of chef's or provide a cozy setting when just a few. Sub-zero, Wolf and Miele appliances are cleverly integrated into cabinetry designed to create an old-world ambiance - yet open any door or drawer to discover thoughtfully designed storage and functionality for lakefront living in today's busy world. Whether you are planning a dinner for many or a boat cruise for 8 - there is a place for everything. A lighted pantry holds your finest china or stoneware, a practical pantry is ready for everything else. The kitchen opens to an inviting family room featuring a raised hearth wood-burning fireplace and wide-screen TV. The adjacent dining room can expand to comfortably seat 20+ on special occasions.
Architect Barbara Freeman worked with the owners to envision then create a lower level that invites relaxation, fun and opportunities to retreat or connect. A media room with wide screen TV beckons Sunday football fans. The adjacent pub offers the elegance of a copper bar surrounded by comfortable seating and Sub-zero refrigerators and drawers to ensure cold drinks are ever-ready. The 750 bottle wine cellar accessed by an old-world arched door and artistically lit to add a focal point to gatherings in all seasons. The Billiard room sits lakeside - adjacent to a pub-style dart board. A nearby insulated room offers a respite area for kids to play music - or an opportunity to create another bedroom. This versatile room is also pre-wired for theater space. A wood paneled study features wide water views and adjacent bath with laundry and steam shower.
There are 4+ bedrooms in the main house. The master suite is a marvelous private sanctuary with commanding water views, a fireplace and seating area. The spa-bath features a Bain-ultra soaking tub and 2-person jetted rain shower. His and Hers closets provide ample storage. All bedrooms are en-suite. If your family requires more bedroom space there is potential to convert a second floor gym with bath into a fabulous bedroom suite. There is also potential to repurpose areas to create 2 additional bedrooms on the lowest level. The Guest House offers an en-suite bedroom on the main level and a dorm style bedroom with additional living space on the second level.