The Home of the Kirtley Family 1667 Keim Circle
Overlooking the rolling hills of a golf course, this lovely decade old home exudes warmth and hospitality. Meticulously manicured gardens and trees, all decked in thousands of twinkling lights, surround the towering lines of the cream-colored brick home. Garland frames the arched entryway that invites visitors inside to delight in the interior design talents of Claudia Beebe.
Bright light streams through a crescent foyer window illuminating a grand staircase where, from above, a Dee Gann Santa keeps watch over the white flock tree adorned with the homeowner’s Mercury Glass ornament collection. Wonderful fabrics, draperies and furnishings from bb interiors are creatively incorporated. Special wedding china, displayed yearlong in a frosted curio cabinet, is brought out for an elegantly set Christmas Eve dinner table. Unique bird lamps add magical lighting to the room.
Cheery and colorful artwork, created by younger family members, is lovingly presented on the walls leading to the study. The season may be winter, but in any season golf is top of mind for this homeowner. A golf ball collection, from courses played, is proudly shown along with remembrances from a recent Ryder Cup visit.
Floor to ceiling plantation shutters open to three levels of outdoor entertaining. An inviting fire pit is the ideal place to gather after a sledding party.
A spectacular tree is the focal point in the family room. A treat for Santa sits on the Suzani Tribal covered ottoman.
As French doors welcome visitors to the living room, the custom built-ins immediately catch the eye. Stunning draperies highlight the expansive windows that give view to a Christmas tree’s lovely branches.
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