8546 Adirondack No 9

This townhouse was created as a Designer Showcase Home, built for entertaining. It's truly elegant and distinctive throughout, from the entry courtyard and custom bronze front door to the many rooms, each with its own distinctive finishes and character reflective of the designer. Added to this character and elegance are great views of the surrounding hills .

MAIN FLOOR: The entrance is on the main floor, which is actually the middle floor. From the courtyard, one enters the ornate foyer, then passes into the great open space of the living room with its ceiling over 20 feet above. The huge, 2-storey windows, nearly floor to ceiling, fill the room with light. (Electric shades cover the windows if the light is too strong.) The wide and beautiful custom fireplace offers a focal point in a room filled with enchanting architectural details and even a faux-painted ceiling far above.

The dining room is set beside the living room and has a sense of spaciousness enhanced by the mirrors that cover the end wall. The ornate ceiling treatment will add a sense of richness to the dining experience, making this a place to enjoy a feast with gourmet foods and fine wines. On one side is a porch or balcony overlooking the hills in the distance, while on the other side lies the kitchen.

The true Gourmet kitchen is by Susie Johnson. It's an island kitchen, ideal for this townhouse, with lots of counter space, all covered with beautiful granite with small, dark red garnets embedded in it. There's a 6-burner Thermidor gas stove with a grille in the center section, vent hood above it, Thermidor convection double ovens, a Sub-Zero type fridge and a double pedal-operated sink. To top it off, there is lots of cabinet space plus a pantry closet.

TOP FLOOR: The upstairs master suite includes the master bedroom and bath, a large study and an enormous closet. The bedroom opens out to a porch or balcony with magnificent views of the hills in the distance and offers a seating area to enjoy the scenery and fresh air of the outdoors. The spacious master bath has inlaid stone floors, marble, Venetian plaster, a jetted tub and ornate and beautiful double sinks. The cream-colored stone in the floor also covers portions of the wall around the tub and lines the separate shower. The huge master closet opens off the bathroom.

The large study, with a lovely wood floor of dark mesquite, opens off the landing at the top of the stairs and has lots of built-in book shelves, cabinet space and a desk, as well as plenty of room for just sitting and relaxing or reading.

LOWER FLOOR: The stairs descend into the media room that serves as a living room for the two beautifully decorated bedrooms with individual baths on this floor. The media room opens out onto a porch, which offers a nice seating area  and brings natural light into the room. In addition, a wine cellar and laundry/utility room are also located on this level.

ENTRY PORCH AND PERGOLA: The open area with pergola above gives an immediate sense of spaciousness, hinting at greater things beyond. With a table, gass grill, fireplace and fountain, this is a great place to entertain outdoors in good weather. Also, sitting around the fireplace in cool weather can be a delightful experince to share with friends.