Italian Farmhouse | Olivenhain, California
This grand Tuscan style farmhouse is filled with beautiful old world detailing. The antique Chinese entry gate blends perfectly with the Italian elements of this house. A bell tower with an antique bell overlooks the front courtyard, and a stone clad entry turret includes a beautiful floor medallion inlaid with various colors of travertine. Large timber trusses support the soaring ceilings of the great room, and graceful groin vaults span down the hallways. A two-story library is one of the unique features of this home, and in the master bedroom an elegantly scalloped ceiling creates a protective canopy. An expansive loggia looks out over the pool to the valley beyond, and one has the feeling of being transported to a southern European countryside.