The kitchen in the tall French-style home at 14920 Reveille Ave. was designed by a gourmet chef, so guess what it’s like? If you guessed that it’s big, full of top drawer appliances and with a half-acre center island with an icemaker and double stainless sink, you’d be close.
You’d have to add that it has the largest cooking machine made by Wolf – a 60-inch cook top with 6 gas burners, two griddles, two ovens and a warming drawer. There’s also a massive SubZero double refrigerator with custom cherry wood panels to match the fine cherry cabinetry. And don’t forget the corner appliance garage and the pot filler in the travertine backsplash behind the stove. The granite island measures 129 x 77 inches, so if you don’t have room to spread out here, you need too much room. And for cleanup, there are two Fisher & Paykel dishwashers and a trash compactor. It has every conceivable cooking convenience, but don’t think this kitchen looks like the back area of a restaurant. It looks brand new, it’s elegant and it’s spotless.
The rest of the home’s not too shabby either.
A brick lined driveway leads to the copper roofed entry, not far from the triple side loading garage to the right. Inside, the builder uses a very interesting combination of floors: alternating blonde oak floors with darker Brazilian cherry wood floors from room to room. This “ebony and ivory” concept is visually stunning and works better than you can imagine. French doors lead to the home office by the marble foyer. The office has oak floors, and the living room ahead has cherry. The formal dining room is cherry, and the keeping room, breakfast room and kitchen are the lighter oak. The stained cherry cabinets in the oak-floored kitchen and butler’s pantry continue this unique light/dark blend.
The living room and keeping room share a two-sided fireplace, and there are windows to the back yard. The home backs up to the woods, with the golf course on the other side of the trees. The butler’s pantry, tucked between the kitchen and formal dining room, has a wine refrigerator, granite counter tops and a sink. There’s also a private breakfast area with great views of the woods.
The master suite is in the back wing of the home and has a big tray ceiling and a sitting area that also views the woods. His closet is first inside the bath, and it’s a big L-shaped place with lots of room. Her closet is on the other end, and it’s huge with a tall, two-sided dresser in the center. His vanity is long on one side, and hers is a U-shaped desk area with two custom mirrors. A 6-foot whirlpool tub and a double walk-in shower complete the bath.
Meanwhile, up the oak staircase to the second floor, is a big living room/game room with a media cove at one end and a wall of five windows that afford the best views of all. It’s kind of like you’re in a tree house looking out at the woods in back.
The home is immaculately landscaped and sprinkled, and it has surround sound throughout. The interior doors are 8-foot, and a covered back porch is the perfect spot relaxing. Exquisite detailing and exceptional millwork are hallmarks in this special chef’s home in University Club Plantation. The home will be kept open today from 2-4 p.m.
Address: 14920 Reveille Ave.
Lot size: 88 x 150 x 96 x 154 feet
Living area: 4,103 square feet
Bedrooms: Four plus an office
Baths: Three full, one partial
Marketing agent: Julie Carlisle, C.J. Brown Realtors
Contact phone: 225-324-8003
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