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The owner of this 7,000-square-foot custom residence in Harrison is an architect who was intimately involved in the design of his family home; He hired Brenner Builders to construct it in 2004. Situated on a slope, the exterior of this Craftsman-style home features both stone veneer and shingle siding.

A stone walkway and stairs lead to a sheltered entry porch where the custom-milled, mahogany door is trimmed with wood panels and sidelights. The focal point of the house, the two-story entry foyer, features a coffered ceiling and paneled walls that continue up the staircase past a five-sided, glass landing.

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The family-style floor plan dispenses with a traditional layout and offers a casually elegant option. The entry hall leads directly to the great room where the coffered ceiling continues, and tailored columns signal the transition from one space to another. Custom millwork surrounds the fireplace and provides storage.

Expanses of windows and French doors allow light to flood into open spaces and provide views of the pool and landscaped gardens. The rooms flow in an unique fashion that makes entertaining and family movement easy. The kitchen is accessible from the entry hall, great room, or den, and boasts not only custom cabinetry, but also a hexagonal, light-filled breakfast room.

A family room exhibits a glass-enclosed seating area that mimics the breakfast room has glorious views of the front garden. The guest suite with a private porch is tucked in behind and completes the main floor living space.

At the top of the open staircase, the gallery that leads to three bedroom suites and a laundry room overlooks the foyer below. The master suite includes two spacious closets with custom storage, a dressing room, a makeup room, and a master bath with intricate millwork, freestanding whirlpool tub, double sinks, a separate shower and lavatory.

A wine cellar was built in the basement alongside a dressing and shower facility that has easy access to the pool. The two-car garage features custom paneled doors with an arched stone façade.