Colgate — University Park New Construction

This home is a traditional University Park interpretation of an English-style home. Construction took place over a 12-month period from November 2011 to November 2012. The home has peer-to-beam foundation with 2’x6 wall framing, all wood-clad windows, and a Samaca slate roof. The interior of the home has beautiful custom details, such as Walker Zanger tile, granite countertops, closets, and cast stone fireplaces.

Project Details

  • All brick and cast stone construction with cast stone surrounds.
  • The brick color is integrated into the banding of the driveway.
  • The dining room has beautiful, transom windows with a wood-coffered ceiling and wainscot paneling.
  • The home has 5-inch oak wood flooring throughout.
  • The front door is made from hand-designed metal and has antique glass.
  • Above the door is a Juliet balcony with a beautiful, custom-art glass window.
  • The custom-designed staircase has a massive newel post and metal balusters.
  • The Butler’s pantry has handmade brick tiles and alder-stained cabinets.
  • The window is leaded glass and has a cut stone window seal in in lieu of wood.
  • The formal living room has a custom cast-stone fireplace and a painted wood-beam ceiling.
  • The formal study has an alder-stained wood-coffered ceiling and paneling with trim around the windows to match.
  • The cast stone fireplace has a brick interior and the outside is surrounded by alder-stained wainscoting.
  • The show in the guest bathroom is inlaid with handmade tile by Walker Zanger and has a frameless shower door.
  • The secondary living room and kitchen have hand-distressed ceiling beams and a brick-raised half fireplace with carved stone surrounding it.
  • The secondary staircase matches the design of the front staircase.
  • The kitchen has a center island with a peninsula farm house sink and round island vegetable sink
  • The countertops are granite with under and above counter lighting.
  • The appliances and the hardware for the cabinets are custom.
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  • The mudroom niche has a custom built-in for storage.
  • The closets throughout the house have custom-built wood cabinets with adjustable shelves and rods.
  • The laundry room has space and connections for two sets of washers and dryers.
  • The junior bathroom has an under-mounted sink with a custom mirror hanging above it.
  • The homework area has three niches with separate computer stations and shelving.
  • The media room has wainscot paneling all around and the same distressed ceiling beams as other parts of the home.
  • The exposed brick matches the brick on the outside of the home.
  • The master bedroom has vaulted-panel ceilings with a carved-stone fireplace.
  • The master bathroom has a diagonally laid brick pattern floor and all the cabinetry is stained wood.
  • The bath is an over-mount tub with a stone top.
  • The shower has two showerheads and a built-in seat.
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  • The master closet has a custom chest of drawers as well as wood cabinets with adjustable shelves and rods.