http://www.bit.ly/UniqueManor - Nestled in the heart of Central Massachusetts, Northborough is known for its ease of access to Boston and Worcester, the area offers convenient access to exclusive shopping, fine dining, tennis and golf clubs and outstanding public and private schools. Nearby are the main routes of 495 and 90, multiple airport choices via Worcester (ORH), Manchester NH (MHT), Providence (PVT) and Logan international (BOS) and the commuter rail stations located in the neighboring towns of Westborough and Southborough.
The sweeping drive takes you up to the beautiful property set on a knoll surrounded by 7.47 acres of meticulously cared for lawns including a putting green, landscaped beds and a small lake fed by streams from a waterfall.
The house is expertly sited to maximize the park like setting with views over the lawns, lake and gazebo with Formal & casual spaces that embrace the outdoors by flowing seamlessly to private courtyards & blue stone terraces for entertaining.
Built by craftsmen in 2002 at a cost of over $9M, the house blends architectural details and modern amenities to create a timeless masterpiece. The exterior of the house is red brick with a dentil edge, ornamental quoins and an octagonal wing. Herringbone red brick pavers lead to the front entryway under a radial archway with a mahogany barrel vaulted ceiling.
The top of the drive is heated and leads to the 4 car heated garage attached to the house.
This home was designed with uncompromising quality & craftsmanship. Intricate finishes include the Iroko hardwood laid into the stunning octagonal entryway floor which opens to the galleried hallway complete with recessed lit coves and open balconies with custom teardrop crystal chandeliers. Handmade rugs and runners compliment the craftsman built staircase with hand carved balusters and handrail.
The striking Octagonal Library and Office with its vaulted ceiling and custom candelabra beautifully captures the morning light. The master craftsman built cabinetry, shelving and paneling hides multiple storage spaces and secret panels. The rolling ladder will get you to the higher bookshelves and there are even specially crafted display shelves for your golf balls!
A sitting Room or Guest Bedroom with large picture windows adorned with custom drapes and crown moldings sits just to the right of the entry. It has its own half bathroom and walk in closet.
Formal Sitting Room
Relax in this serene space with its large picture window with views of the lake. The craftsman built details of this room include the coffered ceiling, painted wood mantelpiece and Iroko hardwood floors.
The gas, glowing ember, remote lit fireplace with its marble surround is complete with arched fireplace doors.
Step down to the large light filled family room with vaulted ceilings and clear views of the lake.
Here you will find cherry wood shelving or paneling on all walls including the fireplace. Behind panels you will find secret storage, a wet bar, 2 sub zero drawers, speakers and a remote operated panel over the fireplace that houses the TV.
The gas, glowing ember, remote lit fireplace with its black diamond granite surround is complete with arched fireplace doors.
A stunning custom handmade made recessed carpet completes this warm and inviting room.
Luxury, elegance and practicality are the design for this gourmet custom built kitchen.
The custom cherry cabinets front the appliances and give a warm feel to the large space with its Travertine floor. Features abound including built in beveled glass display cases with lighting, a breakfast bar and to accommodate family life and entertaining and a spacious octagonal shaped eating area overlooking the patio and the landscaped grounds.
Everything the chef needs is here including a granite top desk for recipe writing, ample preparation counter space, a Sub Zero refridgerator and freezer, Two Sub Zero drawers, a Gaggenau dishwasher and ceramic hob, microwave, wine fridge, Thermador warming drawer and built in double ovens and large double sinks.
The kitchen has direct access to an expansive bluestone patio entertaining/ dining space with a grill set into the chimney.
Set to the back of the house, the sumptuous spacious Master Suite with its vaulted octagonal sitting area faces out towards the waterfall and its smaller pond. This retreat features a large bedroom area with a gas remote lit fireplace.
This magnificent, one of a kind residence epitomizes class and style, whether you wish to relax casually or entertain grandly - indoors or out.