While focusing on architect John C. Henry, I stumbled graciously upon Chateaux de Reves, a phenomenal French Renaissance Manor style mansion. I love the symmetry of the entry, the carved stone, generously sized arches, and the mirrored-shape arched windows. The two towering white columns with Corinthian pilasters that support the covered entry and the oversized key stone set a tone of formality and traditional design. Looking through John Henry’s portfolio, evident characteristics of his designs are detail, period accuracy and DETAIL. He gets it right every time.
The interior of the chateaux is as stunning as the exterior. A glimpse down to the Elliptical Dining Room is possible as one ascends the dramatic L shaped Grand Stair to secondary bedrooms above. The Dining Room has delicate moldings set off slightly from the warm toned plaster finished curved walls. It is connected to the Kitchen via Butler Pantry. I love the handsome window treatments, very elegant. The two storey sky-lit foyer is a beautiful blend of cut stone details and plaster. The wrought iron doors under the staircase lead to the wine cellar which is also accessible to the dining room. Overall a gem of a home.