This enchanting 1.6 acre Bluffview property, aptly named Villa Girasole, evokes the tranquility and romance of afternoons spent on a warm Italian verandah, surrounded by expanses of lawn and the scent of blossoms. From the first crunch of tires on the gravel drive as you enter the hydrangea studded gate, a sense of relaxation envelops you-you are home in your private retreat.
The classic Italianate home is wrapped in a buff stucco with floor to ceiling arched windows. Two 50’ magnolias flank the property. Dozens of specimen trees and plantings blanket the grounds. The “girasole,” or sunflower, shows itself as the days warm. A lap pool punctuates the rear grounds.
Enter the foyer through hand hewn doors. Ahead is the great room with multiple seating areas and handsome stone fireplace. Arched doorways open to the expansive wisteria draped verandah. The corner dining room is filled with light.
A gallery of windows runs across the front of the home, connecting the living areas. The downstairs master suite with private terrace and handsome cherry paneled study anchors one end of the home, and a fabulously equipped cook’s kitchen and sunny breakfast room the other.
The 2nd floor has 4 spacious bedroom suites. A connecting bookshelf lined hallway opens to the gallery below. Also found is a large bonus room for play or media. A 700+ bottle wine room is located in the 3 car garage. Handhewn antique doors, rich woodwork and custom ironwork are found throughout. The gardens and grounds overflow with perennials and an abundance of specimen trees. Terraced rear grounds gently slope to a small creek in the woods. Villa Girasole is a lifestyle. Enter the gates, pull in the drive and get lost in it!