The home features five fireplaces, a grand master suite with double master bathrooms and dressing rooms, and a finished lower level with a theater and two offices. A DeGiulio chef’s kitchen offers top-of-the-line appliances, including a Sub-Zero glass-front refrigerator, Miele dishwasher, and a Thermador cooktop with warming drawers and double ovens. The gourmet cooking space opens to a breakfast room with cathedral ceilings and a large family room that overlooks a private bluestone patio.
Another attractive feature that the current homeowner maximized was the existence of two dining rooms. One is perfect for his French pool table and the other was elegantly appointed with a custom dining room table and chairs.
“We had a new table built to look like a French antique table,” he explains. “But other pieces we bought are from the period around the time the house was built. There is a hall tree with a mirror and a coat stand we have in the foyer that is Art Nouveau, which was a rare style of furniture before Art Deco that was more floral and nature-oriented.”
The home’s current decor also includes an eclectic mix of Japanese pieces and other selections that are complementary to its French architectural origins without matching too predictably.
“Just because it’s a French house doesn’t mean everything in it has to be French,” says the homeowner, explaining that with most of his kids off to college, it’s time to sell the home and pass it on to the next owners. “This has been a wonderful place to live and we have enjoyed it. The architectural style and history make it one of a kind.”
The house on Sheridan Place is currently being offered at $3,495,000 through Koenig Rubloff. For more information, call Sally Mabadi at 847-814-2943, koenigrubloff.com.