Thursday, December 3, 2009
Bella Luce-Beautiful Light
Bella Luce- Translated “beautiful light”– is an estate of rare grace and expansive space. Poised on 30 scenic acres atop a hill in Tennessee’s exculsive Williamson County, this visionary dwelling is a manifestation of its name, beautiful beyond measure and resplendently lighted throughout all of its 16,941 square feet. Recently this home was purchased by a celebrity, and Mission Stone & Tile was there for the selections.
With earth and light as inspiration, Master Builder Jimmy Franks, architect Brad Norris, and their team of expert craftsmen created Bella Luce to be a Tuscan Villa of epic proportions and artisanal perfection. The size may imply “fit for a king”, yet the details– timeless textures, authentic accents and cozy corners– reveal a home well suited for family. The estate is bothe vast and intimate, a monumental framework alive in approachable, personal details.
The exterior loge is well-defined with 12×12 Inca Gold brushed travertine, interlaced with 1×1 rojo alicante mosaics.
Among those details are carefully selected, artfully designed tile and natural stone surfaces, presented by the only supplier worth to be part of this legendary project, Mission Stone & Tile. The Mission team brought artistic elegance and warmth to the staircases, walkways, spa-like baths and chef’s kitchen–even exterior paths, fountains, and pool. Every design, every detail is an essential contribution to Bella Luce’s truly beautiful light.
Bella Luce– another Mission Accomplished!
HER MASTER BATH
Bathed in Beauty, showered in light- substantial, spa inspired bathrooms feature luxurious details, including patterned mosaics, visually-enhancing chairrails and liners, as well as coordinating field tiles for floor and ceiling.
The tub deck starts at the bottom with Sunshine Basketweave, then Crema Marfil Tile. On the backsplash is the Crema Marfil/Thassos Ferro Rug, and accents with Honey Onyx Mini Mesh, and Crema Marfil Chairrails, and Pencils.
His Master Bath
This teen suite bathroom features St. Tropez Versailles Pattern Limestone Tile. It is a blend of Limestone Tiles from Jerusalem: Jerusalem Gold, Benjamin Grey, & Jerusalem Pearl. You can BUY St. Tropez Limestone HERE.
The shower is accented with Vihara Brick Glass Mosaics in Annica. Market Collection Bronze Accent pieces provide a needed punch for depth in the space.
GUEST BATH SUITE
Interlocking Circles Mosaic of Crema Marfil and Dark Emperador fashion the floor in this guest suite bathroom.
POWDER ROOM BATH
Tabarka Arabesques were a perfect Mediterranean addition to the space.
All the Extras
A Quick Glance, leads to a long stare…Spiraling staircases step lively decked in sturdy, earthen field tiles punctuated with Italinate art tile accents.
Tabarka’s Med 7×7 tiles were perfect in this application.
Kibak Tile: Prado was used for the guest quarters stair rise!
FOUNTAIN OF TRUTH
Fountain of Truth- An exterior fountain, spilling over in fine glass and stone mosaics, makes a stunning focal point on the Bella Luce Ground.
A Feast for the Eyes
A feast for the eyes– In the palatial kitchen, a pot filler extends froma gleaming mosaic tile backsplash, framed in metallic splendor against a brick-patterned wall.
An Annointed Path
Grand columns and an artfully arched ceiling are splendid accompaniments to the randomly patterned, earth tile wallway. Walnut Versailles pattern is on sale for a short time at Mission Stone and Tile for only $2.99/sf.
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