Southern accents

Job Site by: Architect - Sol Fleishman

A gracious plantation style home serves up comfort and charm

Also referred to as “the oval office,” the homeowner's home office walls are adorned with Venetian plaster with gold leaf.

Built as a throwback to an era long gone, the facade of this Southern plantation-style home showcases sturdy columns and long, graceful porches. Measuring in at 13,500 square feet, the Mumas’ Southern plantation home is as welcoming as it is grand.

While the home may have been completed two years ago, the landscape and design, including several large trees, surrounding it make it appear as though it has existed for generations, adding to the homeowner's illusion of a Southern plantation-style house.

An expansive first-level rear veranda, complete with a quaint patio table for casual dining and socialization, looks out at the home’s pool area. Ceiling fans provide a relaxing breeze during the warm summer months.

A decorative wrought iron fence wraps around this Southern plantation-style home, adding to the sprawling elegance all the more.

At nighttime, outdoor lighting creates a dramatic effect on the back of the home, highlighting its many magnificent columns and windows.

In the homeowner's office, dark wood cabinetry and bookcases house books, family photos and artwork, adding personal touches to this elegant place.

Bronze statues and lush landscaping turn the homeowner's three-acre property into a stunning visual feast.

The spacious kitchen is a culinary dream with a six-burner Dacor gas range and green granite countertops. An adjacent breakfast nook is ideal for enjoying morning coffee or informal meals.

With its delicate, embroidered silk upholstered sofas and soft pink Venetian plaster walls, the formal living room is a comfortable spot for afternoon tea and conversation.

The homeowners' master bedroom and suite are a study in refined opulence, seen throughout the decor. Like most of the home’s rooms, the master bedroom takes full advantage of the spectacular Clearwater Bay views.

Columns are a prevalent design element found in this house. The home has a fairly simple design, with hallways running the length of the home both upstairs and downstairs.

The foyer’s graceful staircase leads to the home’s second level. The ceiling in the foyer stretches to a lofty height of 25 feet.

There is no better place to experience elegance than in this home’s formal dining room. The lavish room comfortably sits up to fourteen guests for dinner.

The informal family room in this house features a wood beam ceiling and striking views of the sparkling Clearwater Bay.

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