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Hillside home has Italian villa vibe

Hillside home has Italian villa vibe

The Alcarese home, built into a hillside in Baldwin, could not appear more like an Italian villa if it was built overlooking a valley in Tuscany. The only thing missing from the vista surrounding the home are tall, lanky cypress trees of the scenic wine-growing region. From the road, the home's one-story elevation, built of brick along with board and batten siding, is nestled in lush, almost wild, landscaping. The full breadth of its construction is better seen from the rear of the structure, where the driveway abuts a flower-covered pergola that shades the brick path leading to the side entrance. Here, the door opens onto a breathtakingly large and bright kitchen. Natural pine bead...

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