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A Bella Collina Tuscany Luxury Home

Classical Home Design, Inc.

International Luxury Home Designer

Palazzo del Lago, R.L. Vogel Homes’ entry in the 2006 Street of Dreams in Bella Collina, represents the very finest in architectural design, interior innovation and handcrafted artistry. With architecture by Greg Hyatt of Hyatt Design, the interior detailing, materials selections and exterior details and specifications are the work of Susan P. Berry, A.S.I.D., of Classical Home Design.  (http://www.rlvogelhomes.com)

This is a home that tells a story: Rich in detail and history, this waterfront residence looks as if it has stood for centuries, evolving beautifully over time. Weathered “ruins” provide a visual foundation for the tale woven by the home’s interior, with custom stonework and even replicas of ancient Roman coins accenting the environs. Walls with the look of aged plaster, copper-clad windows, medieval-style groin vaults and intricate wrought-iron accents further evoke the home’s old-world feel.

Those time-honored touches give way to a more polished, sophisticated look in the formal areas of the home, where imported marble and onyx, magnificent gold and crystal chandeliers, and exquisitely embellished floors and walls create a refined air.

Upon entering the home, it’s immediately clear that careful attention to historical accuracy and aesthetic artistry has been paid throughout: The dramatic rotunda above the stair tower is hand-painted to resemble the stained-glass dome of a Venetian conservatory spotted by builder Rick Vogel during his European travels. A visit to Rome inspired another home detail: The hallway floor is marble inlaid with an intricate wrought-iron pattern similar to one made of brass in the Vatican. Also contributing to the home’s to-the-manner-born atmosphere are a dramatic two-story wine room with a wrought-iron grate, a library with a textured ostrich-skin wall treatment and stone wainscoting, and a kitchen with custom-designed stone hood, pecky cypress ceilings and marble countertops in exotic shades of green.

Homage is paid to the demands—and pleasures—of modern life as well. To answer the present-day emphasis on alfresco living space, ingenious design provides the best of both worlds in the rear of the home adjacent to the pool. Here, massive pocketed sliding doors telescope open to create an indoor-outdoor space as the interior space blends seamlessly with the lanai and pool. Outdoors, extensive gold travertine decking leads toward elegant balustrades that frame the space that overlooks Lake Sienna. It’s an ideal entertaining space for open-air dining and casual gatherings.

Another nod to contemporary living can be found in the home’s innovative flex space, which can be used as a screening room, high-tech home school classroom or music-mixing studio. A raised platform and flexible seating and desk space assures that everyone can claim the best seat in the house while watching movies and music videos or taking online home school classes. Technological advances can also be found in the kitchen, where a phone booth off the main space contains the computer control panel for the house, providing a command center for security, lighting, sound and more. Today’s emphasis on fitness is addressed in the cork-floored exercise room, where a ballet bar across one wall is a nod to tradition and colorful glass tiles evoke the ancient art of glassmaking in Murano, Italy.

Luxury rules in the private areas of the home, too. In the master bath, creature comfort is redefined with opulent details and pampering indulgences. Here, a hand-carved fireplace of Carrera marble fronts a massive six-foot-by-six-foot platform tub with a unique feature: The tub is filled by a waterfall that pours from a dome overhead. From the bath, French doors lead to a private courtyard with two splashing fountains; a sculpted arch that houses a bar links the bath to a private spa area with massage table. Further luxuries in the bath area include hand-stenciled walls designed to resemble antique silk wallpaper and Venetian-style his and hers vanities with burled wood inlays and Carrera marble vessel sinks. With its respect for history and appreciation for modern living, Palazzo del Lago represents the best of both worlds, old and new. It is truly a home for the ages, past, present and future.

Susan P. Berry, ASID

Classical Home Design, Inc.

P.O. Box 940746
Maitland, Florida 32794
Phone: (407) 331-4855

SusanBerry@

ClassicalHomeDesign.com

Beautiful Luxury European & Period Style House Interiors & Plans by Exclusive Designer Susan. P. Berry, ASID & Professional AIBD.   Original Luxury Home Interior and Exterior Designs and Plans for Spectacular Residences.  Ultimate Luxury Real Estate houses, Street of Dreams homes, Executive Homes, Vacation Homes, Historical Homes, Private Homes for interior detailing, interior home design, Interior Architecture, and/or complete construction plans for new and remodeled home designs and luxury condominiums.   Limitless design styles for Private Lives including Classical European, Tuscan Provincial,  Mediterranean Dream Homes, English Tudor, French Country, Victorian, Coastal Cottage, Chateaux, Florida style, Beach Homes,  Villa Estates,  Georgian Mansions, Contemporary Classics, Andalusia Farmhouse, Spanish Colonial.  Luxury House floor plans & styles per your specifications.  Builder’s plans and model merchandising.  Interior Decorating and Design.  Exclusive “To The Trade” resources, art, antiques, accessories,  fabrics, rugs, tile, stone, marble, wrought iron, furnishings, fixtures, plumbing, sculpture, and anything imaginable.  Full turn key Design and installation or specification only.  Complete finish specifications for the interior and exterior of the home through purchasing and installation.  Commissions accepted in the United States, and serving an international market.  Susan Berry, of Classical Home Design, Inc., also Provides Healthy Home Design, Green Design, and ADA specifications and modifications for commercial properties and residential homeowners. 

Classical Home Design, Inc. provides Residential Building Design, Residential Interior Detailing & Decorating Services in the State of Florida.  CHDI (Classical Home Design) does not practice Commercial Interior Design or Commercial Architecture in the State of Florida.

Susan P. Berry is currently known for the interior details and design of the following:  Vacation Home, Second Home, Waterfront Home, Vineyard Properties,  Property, Golf Club Homes, Country Club Homes, Mountain Home, Summer Homes, high-priced home, Fractional Living, Green Design, healthy Home, Island Home, Tropical Home, Golf Resort, Private Home, Bella Collina, Lake Butler Sound, Palazzo del Lago, Moonshadow, Coo Coo Ka Choo, Street of Dreams, Parade, Orlando Magazine, Lodge Home, Private Spa, Gated Community Home, Georgian Home, historical Preservation, Remodeling, Restoration, Unique Home, Upscale Amenity, Upscale Home, luxury community, Luxury Home Builder, Mid century modern, Secure Home,  Home Security, home theater, ranch home, tropical home design, green home design, billionaire home, and celebrity home.  Susan currently provides the following:  personalized design service, interior house design, has won multiple aurora awards, eco-conscious home,  sexy bedrooms baths spas, simplicity, turn-key furnish, historic proportions, 17th, 18th, century French architecture, private sanctuaries, supreme luxury, palm beach style, ritz carlton , retreat, majestic, casita, vintage, new home, equestrian home, intimate,  expensive properties, colonial, family friendly, and adult destination.  Susan’s current clients are internationally based, including, Europe, European, Saudi Arabia, India, and many others.  Susan currently provides design services for the Orlando, Central Florida area.

 

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Beautiful Luxury European & Period Style House Interiors & Plans by Exclusive Designer Susan. P. Berry, ASID & Professional AIBD.   Original Luxury Home Interior and Exterior Designs and Plans for Spectacular Residences.  Ultimate Luxury Real Estate houses, Street of Dreams homes, Executive Homes, Vacation Homes, Historical Homes, Private Homes for interior detailing, interior home design, Interior Architecture, and/or complete construction plans for new and remodeled home designs and luxury condominiums.   Limitless design styles for Private Lives including Classical European, Tuscan Provincial,  Mediterranean Dream Homes, English Tudor, French Country, Victorian, Coastal Cottage, Chateaux, Florida style, Beach Homes,  Villa Estates,  Georgian Mansions, Contemporary Classics, Andalusia Farmhouse, Spanish Colonial.  Luxury House floor plans & styles per your specifications.  Builder’s plans and model merchandising.  Interior Decorating and Design.  Exclusive “To The Trade” resources, art, antiques, accessories,  fabrics, rugs, tile, stone, marble, wrought iron, furnishings, fixtures, plumbing, sculpture, and anything imaginable.  Full turn key Design and installation or specification only.  Complete finish specifications for the interior and exterior of the home through purchasing and installation.  Commissions accepted in the United States, and serving an international market.  Susan Berry, of Classical Home Design, Inc., also Provides Healthy Home Design, Green Design, and ADA specifications and modifications for commercial properties and residential homeowners. 

2006 Bella Collina, Florida,

Street of Dreams Home, Palazzo Del Lago, for RL Vogel Homes

Multiple Award Winner

$6,999,000

11,888 total square feet

8,879 heated square feet

 

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Susan P. Berry, ASID

Classical Home Design, Inc.

P.O. Box 940746—Maitland, Florida 32794
Phone: (407) 331-4855

SusanBerry@ClassicalHomeDesign.com

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