Experience the elegance and beauty of a French manor house without having to pull out your passport. Over in Orem, or as some like to call it, “Family City USA,” you can find a touch of European luxury in an all-American city.
Designed with authenticity and elegance in mind, this sophisticated residence commands immediate attention with a centuries-old look that’s reminiscent of a chateau from the south of France.
A love for travel and European design inspired the home’s owners to partner with designer Don Brady to create a space that would showcase pieces of Old World France at every turn.
At first glance, you’ll notice the seven different roof textures which reflect the roof styles you’ll find in the vintage homes of France. Large, elongated windows with charming shutters further add to the home’s authenticity.
The owners infused their artistic passions and their love for European craftsmanship when creating the interior spaces as well. An impressive gallery welcomes guests inside while vaulted, beamed and barreled ceilings set the tone for this luxurious retreat.
A symmetrically designed living area includes two antique 17-foot stone fireplaces and is almost three stories high. The kitchen, accented by handmade woodwork, has two separate islands that maximize counter space making food prep and serving a breeze. For dessert, a marbled section is specifically designed for chocolate making.
Five sets of French doors open wide from the formal dining room onto an outdoor courtyard that offers the ultimate indoor/outdoor space for year-round entertaining.
The homeowners’ skills are showcased in the 19th century German doors which open up to the luxurious master bedroom; an artist’s palette on one of the doors reflects the wife’s artistic talents and the construction tools on the opposite door reflect the husband’s trade as a contractor.
An exercise, theater and media room are some of the modern perks that make this home a true gem.
Additionally, a quaint two-bedroom guest house is available for overnight guests while a pool cabana offers the perfect setting for lounging or taking in the warm summer days.