Rarely does one see a perfect blend of grand and intimate architectural spaces so artfully arranged to accommodate any lifestyle. Sweeping meadows and pastures flank the stately approach to Thornewood, an equestrian masterpiece. Pastoral views from each window of the home look over 35.89 +/- acres of preserved land.
The owner’s point of view and expertise is devoted to the concept of preserving the legends and bloodlines of the authentic Egyptian Arabian horse. The equestrian part of the complex is designed for the comfort and safety of each horse with Dutch doors to the exterior. To ensure proper ventilation, each of the 19 matted stalls have automatic waterers and full door screens/grids, some on both the exterior and interior walls. In the post foaling season, there is the option to keep the bottom door closed for warmth. The custom-made stall bars were designed to prevent hoof intrusion. The high ceilings carry heat upward in warm weather and there are aisle doors designed to preserve heat in the winter. Connecting the two rubber matted aisles is a magnificent two-story viewing rotunda. It features second floor seating to accommodate presentation events.
Additional features include a full hayloft, a heated tack room, wash stall, feed room and direct access to smaller sacrifice/dry lot paddocks for bad weather turnout. The stable is cedar sided with a Southern yellow pine interior and bead board interior detailing. A fenced outside arena has a river stone/sand footing. The adjoining parking and turnaround area has room for a commercial size van or trailer. Nothing has been left to chance in this well thought out complex.
Turning to the carefully crafted showcase home created in 2004, there is the same attention to detail seen in the farm complex. The one owner home radiates a welcoming aspect with sweeping views from each window. It offers three levels of glamorous living spaces, two master bedrooms and a fourth level finished bonus room. Versatility is at the heart of the floor plan.
Luxurious features include beautiful millwork, solid wood doors with antique glass transoms over doors and walnut-hued oak floors throughout. Five eye-catching fireplaces are focal points for impressively large rooms as well as more intimate interior spaces. It is rare to find nooks and crannies in a home so recently constructed.
Indoor and outdoor entertaining is a dream with French doors to terraces, custom wet bars and mini kitchens in appropriate rooms – the family room, the great room, the library and the lower level. These are equipped with refrigerators and sinks within custom cabinetry for convenient entertaining. The main three levels of living space offer first and second floor master suites which adapt well for multi- generational living. Coffered ceilings in the living room and the great room add distinction to those rooms.
The kitchen design is timeless with a classic black and white theme accented by stainless steel appliances and hood. Darkly-hued stone counters and wood flooring add warmth and create a cohesive, efficient space open to the family room with its own elegant wet bar.
The first floor is completed by a large great room with walls of custom bookcases and a fireplace; this space leads to a small hall with half bathroom and door to the office. The dramatic coffered ceiling adds drama, and both rooms offer terrace access. This suite of rooms has a private entrance from the front of the house.
At the other end of the house, the first-floor master suite has a sitting area, a French door to a balcony, an en suite bathroom and a walk-in closet.
The second floor features a separate sitting room, a master suite and two additional bedrooms. The sitting room at the top of staircase has a beautiful fireplace and mantel, a wet bar, upper and lower cabinets, and small refrigerator. The master suite itself enjoys views over the countryside and architectural detailing in the fireplace and the ceiling. The bathroom carries the theme of white cabinets contrasting to the gleaming wood floor. The additional en suite bedrooms with walk-in closets are found at the other end of the wide hallway.
The rambling daylight lower level is designed as a private, self-contained space with a separate library section filled with bookshelves to hold an extensive collection. It is above grade with abundant windows overlooking views. Additionally, there is a gracious reception suite and large office in which to receive clients. Tucked to one side of the home is a second side entry hall with steps to this space and to the great room above. The reception room’s focal point is a stone corner fireplace.
Delightfully rural Delaware Township measures just over 37 square miles.
Property Features Include: Finished,Attached,GarUnder,InEntrnc, Central Air, 4 Units, 4 Units, Multi-Zone, Walkout, Finished, Full
Additional Information: Carbon Monoxide Detector, Central Vacuum, Range/Oven-Gas, Refrigerator, Washer, Dishwasher, Dryer, Microwave Oven
Built in: 2004
Lot Acres: 35.89