In their own words, the firm of Bodron+Fruit seeks a balance of “impeccable interior design and artful architecture to create beautiful buildings with purpose and function.” 9312 Rockbrook Drive is just that. Sheathed in copper, mahogany and fine smooth finish stucco, this 2004 home has only become lovelier over the years. The exterior materials have acquired a combined warmth and unique patina. Sited on a .66 acre lot with stunning mature trees and plantings, this home is truly at home in nature.
The massive mahogany front pivot door opens into the Leuders limestone entryway. The great room lies ahead and features soaring ceilings and walls of windows. With wonderful art walls and excellent lighting, this space offers magnificent areas for both living and dining. A majestic Live Oak tree centers the rear grounds and is perfectly framed and visible from every room. African Makore floors are found throughout the first floor. The spacious, serene first floor master suite is enhanced by stunning Makore cabinetry. The master bath features expanses of Calcutta marble countertops and floors. A delightful covered seating area overlooking the rear grounds is found just outside the master.
The kitchen is a wonderful combination of efficiency and form. Sycamore cabinetry, stainless steel and Galaxy schist countertops, and top of the line appliances combine to create a terrific workplace. These include a Wolf gas range, Dacor ovens and warming drawer, SubZero refrigerator and freezer, as well as double Miele dishwashers. A perfectly placed wet bar links to the great room. In addition, a well-equipped butler’s pantry and large utility room are found nearby. Storage and convenience abound.
The inviting den adjoins the kitchen. Centering on a large woodburning fireplace, it has a wall of handsome sycamore shelving and cabinetry, and expansive windows and doors leading to the rear grounds and the infinity edge pool. A covered outdoor living area with fireplace overlooks the pool. In addition, a well-located pool bath and powder room combination is found nearby. Upstairs are three bright, light filled bedrooms. Two are adjoined by a Jack and Jill bath, and the third has an ensuite bath.
Defined by its gorgeous materials and graceful spaces, this is a home for the ages. Completely at home in nature, it embraces it. The surrounding grounds influence the light and feel of every room. Architecture and design are brilliantly combined. It is “lives” as beautifully as it is beautiful--- a stunning retreat in the heart of the city.