Special Features

History

  • Charles K. Sumner architecture, circa 1934
  • Expertly renovated down to the studs and expanded in 2007 by Smith-Hyder Construction

Design Details 

  • Front door leaded glass sidelights and office double doors custom made to architect Charles K. Sumner’s original design
  • Extensive precision-crafted wall and ceiling paneling throughout
  • Custom lighting including living room wall sconces, dining room chandelier, and casual dining area pendant lights
  • Hand-painted textured walls plus custom window coverings throughout home
  • Custom blackout drapes in master bedroom
  • Paneled barrel-vaulted custom ceiling in casual dining area
  • Uplit cathedral ceiling in main-level guest bedroom
  • Professionally installed, temperature-controlled wine cellar by John Grant from Phil Finer Refrigeration, with artist-produced reclaimed wood door including wrought iron speakeasy window, holds ~1,000 bottles
  • Built-in study center in lower-level recreation room

Systems

  • All-new systems in 2007 include wiring, plumbing, network and audio infrastructure, insulation, and steel beam seismic reinforcement 
  • Three-zone HVAC system with high-efficiency furnaces and air conditioning, plus 3.5kW PV system; air conditioning units installed in 2016
  • Solar hot water heater with two 90-gallon tanks feeding new tankless water heater with additional 40-gallon storage capacity and heat exchange to cool the home and heat the pool; hot water circulation system with timer
  • Custom-designed commercial-grade hardwired alarm system at every door and window with smoke and fire controls wired for POTS or wireless connectivity to central control system
  • Hardwiring for telephone, cable, and internet in master suite, office, guest bedroom, and most of the rest of the house
  • Ceiling-mounted speakers in living room connected to multi-zone Sonos system
  • Sonance Invisible in-ceiling sound speakers in dining room connected to multi-zone Sonos system
  • Sonos amps in media rack wired to 8 different zones
  • 4-speaker stereo surround sound at rear patio, plus 4 stereo speakers surrounding pool
  • Water filtration system in kitchen
  • Theatre room features built-in infrastructure for 4K projector, descending cinema screen, and 9.1 Dolby surround sound
  • Dedicated tankless water heater for pool house

Outdoors

  • Rear balcony accessible from master bedroom and upper-level landing
  • Pool house with kitchenette and full bath great for outdoor entertaining
  • Detached 1-car garage with extensive storage highlighted by stainless steel storage system and electric-gated driveway
  • Gas-heated pool with automated pool cover, plus spa, with remote-controlled lighting, jets, and temperature, variable speed pump, and recently upgraded filter 
  • Landscaped grounds, designed by Stephen Suzman with contractor work by SiteWorks Landscape
  • New outdoor irrigation, lighting, and controls