Recently, the Burton Team had the opportunity to return to a custom home that was originally completed in 2016. This home was commissioned by owners who had a very clear vision in mind when they sat down with Chris for the first time. The clients were heavily influenced by the homes in Los Angelos, specifically, the sprawling estates tucked into the hillsides. When designing their custom home, the clients knew they wanted crisp white walls throughout the home and they loved the high contrast of dark wood flooring and onyx-colored marble tile. This dramatic choice was the first major design decision, along with the desire for a grand foyer and hallway as soon as you enter the home.
Creating a Floorplan
Chris worked closely with the client to incorporate everything they were looking for, and the plans quickly took shape. Hosting a total of 5 bedrooms, 5.2 baths, and over 7,000 sqft this project encompasses the immense footprint of the Lansing Island riverfront lot where it was constructed. The first floor included the first of two guest bedrooms, with a full en-suite bath and French doors to the patio. There was also a home office and a large club room with a half bath and a wet bar, perfect for entertaining. Across the other side of the home, you’ll find the massive great room off the kitchen, and a dining room tucked beside the kitchen that serves as a formal entertaining space perfect for special occasions and holidays.
No Burton home would be complete without integrated outdoor spaces, and this estate is no exception. The primary outdoor space centered off the main entry is a roomy screened loggia. With access from the hallway, the club room, and the kitchen, this centralized space provides a comfortable and cozy space to relax and entertain. Retractable screens glide smoothly out of view when not needed, opening the archways to the pool and patio. With a gas fireplace as the focal point, this fabulous space is functional year-round. Off the great room is another outdoor area, which includes the summer kitchen and access to the pool half bath. Tongue-in-groove wood ceiling treatment often found in Burton homes is used throughout this space, bringing warmth and style to the lanai. When considering the backyard, the focus was the large glistening pool and spa overlooking the river and the dock that extends outward. From the vantage point of standing on the dock looking toward the home, the attention to detail is clearly visible with the rooflines, windows, and doorways all carefully placed to work harmoniously with the landscape.