Upping the fun downstairs

Job Site by: Builder - Steve Wallace

It's family time on one floor and party time on another in this home

Rich traditional woodwork and finishes, such as the wood-beamed barrel ceiling in the lower level, add to the timeless elegance of this home.

Carefully selected light fixtures, architectural millwork and an oversized brick fireplace all add to this home's warm ambiance.

Franklin Art Glass created a custom oval window, which allows bursts of colorful light into the space while maintaining a level of privacy.

This lower level bathroom has a heated lounger in the steam shower with multiple jet sprays.

This ladies' lounge was designed around a piece of antique furniture, a chaise given to the homeowner's by the husband's mother.

The builder says his crew was constantly challenged with the custom requests-including the hardwood medallion, curved staircase and intricate railing. "Nothing was just go to the store and buy it," he says.

A massage room with radiant heated tile flooring sits off of the lower level bathroom and is one of the homeowner's favorite rooms. "I love the serenity of the custom faux-painted walls," she says. "It's like a little vacation."

Custom doors often give a home that something extra that sets it apart from all others. This on, for example, was modeled like a speakeasy door and leads to a spectacular lower level.

Turrets are included in this home design and add to this home's interest, and this homeowner likes to work and read in the rooms that are built into them, like this eating area off of the kitchen. There is also another space that she uses as a hobby room.

This family's main kitchen features a free-form shaped island with a dramatic granite counter in shades of browns, tans, yellows and gold.

This 10,000-square-foot house sits on a four-acre lot and features a circular drive, custom landscaping and rolling lawn. "We used almost three acres of sod," says the builder.

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