family friendly FOR!A!WINDERMERE!FAMILY!OF! SIX"!A!LAKESIDE!RETREAT!THAT! WOULD!ACCOMMODATE!ALL! THEIR!NEEDS"!PLUS!THOSE!OF! THE!IN-LAWS!AND!EXTENDED! FAMILY"!WAS!TOP!PRIORITY! WHEN!CHOOSING!TO!BUILD$! THEY!FOUND!A!SUITABLE!LOT! WITH!%&'!FEET!OF!LAKE!BUTLER! SHORELINE!AND!BEGAN!THE! PROCESS!OF!CREATING!AN! ENERGY-EFFICIENT!HOME!WITH! ALL!THE!BELLS!AND!WHISTLES$
Ehrhard Construction Group LLC CUSTOM"HOME"DESIGN!"
Dirk Arace, Arace Designs INTERIORS!"
Brian Schlosser, NV Design LLC (lead designer); Faith Fournet, Rue Royale (supporting designer); Masterpiece Design Group; and Kimberly Ehrhard PHOTOGRAPHY!"
Orlando Interior Photography WINTER!!"#$%!!!!!!&'
e designed and built this house
to be a very energy-efficient
MANTEL!WITH!A!TV!ABOVE#!SECTIONALS$!BUILT!WITH!DEEP!SEATS!AND! LOW!BACKS!TO!NOT!OBSTRUCT!THE!GORGEOUS!LAKE!VIEW$!WERE!CUSTOM! DESIGNED!BY!KIMBERLY!EHRHARD!AND!BRIAN!SCHLOSSER!TO!FIT!EXACTLY! IN!THE!SPACE#!THEY!ARE!UPHOLSTERED!IN!AN!EXCLUSIVE!NV!VINYL!DONE! IN!GATOR!WHITE!WITH!A!HINT!OF!ROSE!GOLD!METALLIC#!THE!SEAT!FABRIC! IS!A!FAUX!PONY!HAIR!IN!CHARCOAL!GRAY!VELVET#
family home. It is very custom and tailored 100 percent to the
family’s needs. At a little over 18,000 square feet under roof and about 12,000 square feet air conditioned, it’s built out of ICF [insulated concrete forms] which makes it a solid steel and concrete home with heavy duty insulation. It’s extremely strong and energy efficient for a house that size,” says Adam Ehrhard, Ehrhard Construction Group. The six-bedroom home with attached guest quarters, named Chateau de L’amour, was recognized with a Grand Award for Kitchen Over $100K and Merit Award for Custom Homes $4-$5 Million from the Greater Orlando Builders Association 2016 Parade of Homes.
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CENTRAL!KITCHEN!AND!BATH!CUSTOMIZED!AND! INSTALLED!THE!KITCHEN"!WHICH!FEATURES!DOUBLE! ##'!ISLANDS!MADE!OF!$'!THICK!WHITE!ZEUS!SILESTONE! FROM!STONE!SPIRIT%!CUSTOM!CABINETRY!AND! STONE!TILE!BEHIND!THE!VENT!HOOD%!THERE!IS!ALSO! ANOTHER!LONG!TABLE!IN!THE!KITCHEN!WITH!A!BUILT-IN! BANQUETTE!FOR!EVERY!DAY!FAMILY!DINING%
IN!THE!BAR!AND!LOUNGE!AREA!ADJACENT!TO!THE!THEATER! THERE!IS!BUILT-IN!BANQUETTE!SEATING!CREATED!BY!BRIAN!IN! FAUX!PONY!HAIR!BLACK!VINYL"!PADDED!WALLS!AND!COMFORTABLE! CHAIRS!ACCENTED!WITH!CORBETT!CHANDELIERS%!FAITH!FOURNET! SELECTED!THE!BERNHARDT!COLLECTION!SEATING!FOR!THE!BAR! AREA%!BOTH!DESIGNERS!SOURCED!THE!ACCENT!TABLES! AND!PIECES!FROM!UTTERMOST!AND!PHILLIPS!COLLECTION%
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In addition to the high-tech construction techniques and materials, up-to-date automation can be found in each room via iPads that control everything from music and televisions
EACH!OF!THE!CHILDREN!HAS!THEIR!OWN!CLUBHOUSE!ABOVE!THEIR! CUSTOMIZED!BEDROOM!WITH!AV"!SPEAKERS"!TVS!AND!IPAD!STATIONS! IN!A!FULLY!FINISHED!SPACE#
to fireplaces, garage doors, lighting window shades and the entire theater room.
downstairs play areas quickly.
And in the theater there is a fully functional karaoke system
Details make the house a home. There are six fireplaces, an
with monitors and a studio-quality sound and video system
elevator, soaring ceilings, LED lighting throughout, as well as
for recording music or for theatrical performances. It has pro-
custom wallpaper, light fixtures and furniture. On the main
fessional theater lighting and can be completely closed off for
level, the floors are covered in a porcelain tile that looks like
wood. The biggest detail was not overlooked as every room has
According to Adam, there was a lot of on-site engineering
a view of the lake.
to make sure everything would fit and function. To make way
“Typically with a house this big they don’t feel very cozy, but
for the large dining table, made from one piece of wood, the
there are a lot of elements here that do warm it up. You don’t feel
entryway and corners had to be adjusted. And near the fam-
like you are in a gymnasium or hotel when you walk through.
ily room, the floating staircase was designed around the baby
Every room feels very homey and comfortable,” Adam explains.
grand piano, allowing enough access and headroom. Upstairs,
Outdoors, the entertaining theme continues with a 51,000-
the attic was carved out to make room for a third-floor club-
gallon pool with a resort-style, swim-up bar and full summer
house above the children’s rooms. And an indoor slide was
kitchen. There is a two-story dock with a sun deck above the
installed so the kids can go from the upstairs play area to the
first-floor boat lifts. WINTER!!"#$%!!!!!!&%
THE!SECOND-FLOOR!OFFICE!HAS!A!SUNKEN! FLOOR!WITH!BUILT-INS!AND!BANQUETTE! SEATING#!SEVERAL!MONITORS!MAKE!FOR! BETTER!VIEWING#!THE!PRIVATE!BALCONY! FACES!THE!LAKE#!
THE!UPSTAIRS!PLAYROOM!THAT!ALL!THE! CHILDRENâ€™S!ROOMS!WERE!DESIGNED! AROUND!HAS!A!SUNKEN!COUCH!THAT!IS! ENGINEERED!INTO!THE!FLOOR!TRUSS!LIKE!A! WALK-ON!SOFA$!AN!ENTERTAINMENT! CENTER!ON!THE!WALL$!AND!A!SPIRAL! STAIRCASE!LEADS!UP!TO!THE!CLUBHOUSES#
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