Special Feature: Mediterranean Revival on Lansing Island
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.
“Our experience with Christopher Burton Luxury Homes has been exceptional. From our very first meeting to the closing of our home, Chris and his team made the experience of building a custom home enjoyable. Their level of communication, quality, dedication and enthusiasm was impressive. By the end of the project, the CBLH team was like family to us.”
Upstairs you will find the master suite, two additional bedrooms with ensuite baths, and a guest bedroom. There is a hallway full bath, as well as a centralized flex room that opens to a second-floor balcony, perfect for getting a little extra time to gaze at the spectacular sunsets that can be seen from this property. Two additional bonus spaces are located upstairs, one that is outfitted as a large home gym and the other is a specially designed studio/media room. This room incorporates special materials and construction methods to enhance the acoustics for recording and to muffle sound from the theater equipment. Perfectly positioned over one of the garages, this space can be enjoyed without any disruption to the rest of the home, which is important when considering the frequency the owners intended to use it.
This is just another example of how Chris works with our clients to create spaces meant to function exactly as how the homeowners need them to. With decades of experience building custom luxury homes, Chris has a vast knowledge of advanced construction methods and innovative materials. He brings this knowledge to the table when planning the design of the home, and can pull from his experience to craft specialty rooms and spaces that are not only aesthetically beautiful but function perfectly for the homeowner.
Quality and Craftsmanship
Like all homes Chris builds, this home was created with exquisite materials and precision craftsmanship. You’ll notice this home is over 5 years old and yet it looks the same as the day the keys were handed over to the owners. By using the most durable materials and the most innovative methods of construction, Christopher Burton Luxury Homes stand the test of time. Every detail is carefully considered for highest and best use, and subpar materials or methods are never used. Precision takes time, and Chris personally oversees every project to ensure that everything from the foundation, to the framing, to the grout lines, is to his personal standards. This is purposely done so that every client has a home they love that will be enjoyed for many years. This personal level of devotion to each project is the reason so many clients have become close personal friends with Chris. When you work side-by-side to create something as striking as this home, it’s inevitable that Chris gets to really know his clients, and vice versa.