Welcome to “The Elysian” aptly named by the homeowner, who desired a blend of crisp, uncomplicated modern lines with a touch of farmhouse. Nestled in the heart of Happy Valley, the home is delightfully welcoming and truly speaks to its name. Architect Michael Barclay created an expansive, yet balanced 5,100 square foot single level home with 5 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths with a large vaulted bonus room over the garage.
Combining many years of experience, Red Hills Construction and Wendy O’Brien Interior Planning & Design collaborated to create an effortless, unforgettable dream home using quality, cutting edge and timeless materials. The mix of sleek horizontal v-groove siding with traditional board and bat is grounded with a creamy rough-cut Texas limestone on the exterior. Also, the shed metal roofs over the windows and front porch bring a touch of industrial flavor and compliment the split wood shake styled roof tiles.
After making your way up the gracious front steps to the neighbor-friendly large porch overlooking the nearby brook, you will be drawn into the home’s grand entry and great room complete with soaring ceilings, rustic beams, rich hardwood floors, custom designed built-ins, furnishings and a floor to ceiling ArcusStone limestone fireplace. A few steps further reveals a blackened metal and glass enclosed wine cellar and spacious kitchen with commercial grade appliances, stunning quartz counter tops with dramatic veining, custom designed fireplace and millwork with distinct beveled details and rustic wood and metal features.
The entire home and front gallery is flooded with light using tall, expansive and clerestory windows, and the outdoor living area is a wonderful experience all its own as you enter through the 15’ La Cantina folding doors. It’s a great place to barbeque and casually entertain family and friends by the fireplace from season to season, or relax in the spa and waterfall amongst a beautifully landscaped setting.
Throughout the home there is a crisp yet airy thread of clean lines tempered with hand-made natural stone, concrete and porcelain tiles, with patterns indicative of geometric quilts. Each room is completed with original artwork and an eclectic mix of designer light fixtures that create a welcoming, cohesive and intriguing living experience.
Come by for a visit and enjoy the splendor of “The Elysian.”