The great room in a $35 million dollar home features dueling fireplaces, French chalked wood paneling, parquet floors and magnificent floor to ceiling windows! (above)
Uhhmmm...I can't help it...every time I think of wood paneling I think of the 70s...and cheap paneling in homes across the country. Even when I see it some of the finest homes...I still think 70s. And I don't really love it. I've always thought of paneling as dark and depressing...but this house might have changed my point of view.
Well for the first time in a long time...I'm liking paneling...it just happens to be in a $35 million dollar real estate listing in East Hampton! That's all. Makes sense. I only love the paneling in the multimillion dollar home for sale - part of my problem; I tend to gravitate towards the more expensive as opposed to the more reasonably priced...ooops.
Anyhoooo...back to the house for sale...7 bedrooms, 7 baths, 12,000 square feet. Here is the listing description:
"12,000 sq ft mansion on elevated site with 203 ft frontage on Georgica Pond and adjacent to 17 acre meadow reserve. Premiere quality construction featuring 30 ft high living room with French chalked paneling, hand-pegged parquet floors, 18th century carved stone fireplaces, walnut paneled library, media room, huge family room/kitchen opening to Turkish limestone terrace with waterside infinity-edge pool and hot tub. Separate 2 bedroom guest cottage."Here's the rest of the house...paneling and all!
The foyer (above)
The library is paneled in dark stained wood for a more cozy feel (above)
The open and airy kitchen and family room gets lots of light from wrap around french windows and doors. (above)
The light colored wood paneling creeps up into the second floor landing.(above)
Cool master bedroom with wood on ceilings and interesting architecture AND a great fireplace (above)
The master bath (above)
So would you take this wood paneling or leave it? I would take it...$35 million home and all!
P.S. Thank you all for the nice comments on my sneak peek post yesterday of COCOCOZY Spring 2011 home furnishings collection! You really made me feel great! I mean it. Some of you asked where you could buy...I will be offering the line on COCOCOZY in a bit this month and hopefully some stores around the country will be offering it too in the future. Thank you for the overwhelming and tremendous amount of support! xoxoxoxo
Photos: Sotheby's International