Preserve-like setting ensures privacy in Gulfshore Homes’ Verona at Grey Oaks

Contributed by Caffrey & Associates

Gulfshore Homes’ Verona luxury estate model residence reflects the splendor of the Grey Oaks Country Club community. This two-story home has 6,231 square feet, four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a family room, library, and an outdoor living area set against a preserve-like setting.

While the Verona’s exterior includes Mediterranean features, interior designer Rebecca Goldberg, ASID, of The Decorators Unlimited, has created a living environment with a contemporary feel.

Soft gold and copper colors and softly textured fabrics with subtle patterns are used throughout the residence, both of which contrast nicely against the richness of darker wood tones.

The flooring throughout is crème-a-mar-fil with giallo real borders and inserts. The overall palette makes the transition from the heavy Old World to classic contemporary.

The Verona’s double-sided foyer features twin beveled glass mirror details that open up a space that features abundant wall moulding and ceiling details.

Separated from the foyer by a hallway, the entry to the living room is defined by two sets of columns. A 20-foot window with an arched top provides a view of the pool and tree line beyond. The dominant element in the room is a tall fireplace with classic moulding details flanked by a pair of lacquered cabinets with arched recesses above. A series of wall mouldings ties the three walls of the room to the fireplace.

The opening to the dining room features classic painted columns with an arched soffit that mimics the soffit at the facing bar area. An imported Italian serpentine shaped buffet with a satin walnut finish is positioned under one of two oval mirrors.

A large bar area is located directly across from the dining room with a hall between. Transitional bar stools with nail head trim are upholstered in a copper color silk stripe. The bar features a built-in Subzero wine cooler with additional wine rack storage and a Juperana India Gold granite top.

The hallway leading to the kitchen includes a recess that accommodates a demilune shaped wood console with a floating glass top. Flat slab maple cabinetry with a candlelight finish and Juperana India Gold granite countertops are featured in the kitchen. The island includes a food prep sink.

The breakfast nook’s large round wenge colored table is positioned against a semi-circular window that provides a view of the preserve-like setting that surrounds the Verona. and create a sense of total privacy. Six oval-back upholstered chairs include x-shaped dark wood and mini-circle patterned fabric backs and striped camel and gold fabric seats.

Located off the hallway leading to the master suite, the study is presented in a light contemporary style that conveys a masculine feel. Built-in light cherry cabinetry includes a classic frieze detail at the top. Bookcases flank a pair of chairs in neutral gold tones with nail head trim. The floating desk and contemporary leather desk chair provide a comfortable work space. Rich subtle stripe side panels flank a French door leading to the outdoor living area. Contemporary dimensional carpet with a subtle multi color square pattern completes the highly inviting look.

A double door entry to the master suite opens to a vestibule that features a hallway with a glass/metal contemporary console and a morning bar.

Crème-a-mar-fil flooring with diamond shape insets, Madura gold countertops and dark recessed panel cherry cabinetry in a bistro finish are featured in a master bath that includes his-and-her showers. The vanities are set in arched recesses that include large arched mirrors flanked by elegant sconces. Gold and beige striped wallpaper is used throughout.

The Verona’s second-floor loft includes a built-in entertainment center in a deep cherry finish with a peacock green countertop. Tone-on-tone swirl stripe side panels frame sliding windows that lead to a covered balcony overlooking the pool and outdoor living area.

The Verona offers three guest suites, two of which are located just off the loft.

The outdoor living area features ashlar pattern stone flooring with a chiseled edge, a cast-stone fireplace, a summer kitchen with a grill and a hood element that relates to the fireplace detail, a dining area and woven wicker lounge chairs.

The enormous pool includes a center planter area with stepping blocks and a separate raised spa.

The Verona is priced at $5,550,000, fully furnished.

Grey Oaks is located off Airport Pulling Road, north of Golden Gate Parkway.

In addition to the community’s three golf courses, Grey Oaks Country Club members enjoy fitness facilities, a tennis club with eight lighted Har-Tru courts and pro shop, a heated free-style pool, and formal and casual dining at the 62,000-square-foot Club at Grey Oaks Clubhouse and the 19,000-square-foot Estuary at Grey Oaks Clubhouse.

Grey Oaks Realty is the exclusive sales and marketing representative of the Verona at Grey Oaks. Online at

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