family compound

A young family found a leafy suburban estate that suited all their criteria save for style; cue a complete overhaul of the 80s time capsule. Working with architectural firm Charles Fazio and Associates, the massive project (spanning more than 40 acres and inclusive of a guest house, pool, cabana, tennis court and multiple garages in addition to the 13,000sq.ft. Craftsman-style main house) centered on creating an exuberant enclave for the family and their desire to entertain amid beautifully durable luxury. Now integrating the forested surrounds, the revamped open layout allows rooms to work together while maintaining aesthetic distinction. Throughout, the home features more windows, less formality (shifted staircases), lifted ceilings and fewer walls. A sense of joyful hospitality now pervades with every interconnected space designed to accommodate relatives, friends and fur babies, all in happy communion amid furnishings marked by both functionality and wow factor.