Geared toward entertaining

Job Site by: Architect - Justin Kapela Design , Builder - Palmieri Builders , Designer - House of L

Leader in blockbuster museum exhibitions designs his Aurora home with company in mind


Unseen to the left of this photo, Moroccan-style drapery fabric enclosing the theater room means minimal distractions when guests enter and exit during showtime.

The lower level sitting area features a variety of furniture that creates multiple gathering areas. The homeowner says that he has hosted parties featuring a rock band with a crowd of 120 people and there was enough room for everyone to spread out and be comfortable.

A barrel vault ceiling and commanding bath tub steal the spotlight in this Tuscan-themed master bathroom.



The kitchen design is very open and free-flowing, making entertaining in this roomy space a snap.

The backyard of this Tuscan-styled home features a sweeping landscape design punctuated with bright pops of color from various flowers.

The kitchen cabinetry features niches and glass-faced display cabinets that feature various accessories and add to the overall decor of the kitchen.



These house plans included adding a breezeway that leads out to the garage, giving it an open-air feeling without being disconnected.



The eating area off of the kitchen design features a coffered ceiling, just one of the several spectacular ceiling treatments found throughout this home.

In the library, a coffered ceiling and a warm interior and color scheme add to the level of elegance.

This home's facade-as well as it's interior-boasts a Tuscan style that is fully embraced by the homeowner who gathered different design ideas from is travels across the country.



From a quaint table for two to a full-sized dining table comfortable for a large group, this patio furniture offers something for every kind of social atmosphere.

An intricate tiled mosaic medallion takes center stage in the hallway just inside the entry doors, between the foyer and the formal living room.

This sprawling Tuscan estate has a first-floor master suite, with additional bedrooms on the second floor.



Neutral materials, including locally sourced stone as shown in the kitchen bar area, and earth tones keep this home true to Tuscan style.

The formal living room features white paneled walls and grand drapes tied back to let the sunlight in.

The great room, with it's elaborate interior design and embellishments, flows openly off the kitchen area.



A fire pit, surrounded by bright flowers and a lush lawn, is the ultimate evening hang out spot.

The homeowners goal, when crafting and designing this home, was to start with the kitchen design, one that gives off a very open, welcoming feeling, and work the rest of the home from there.

In stark contrast to a long rectangular table where everyone is spread out, a round dining table keeps guests grouped together an able to easily converse with one another.

Elegant accents, including intricate swirling tile work and a gracefully curving light fixture, complete this Tuscan-themed master bath.



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