With a beautiful stucco exterior and grand stone columns, this majestic estate in Bellevue, Wash. oozes Italianate style. A carefully manicured lawn and pristine landscaping contribute to the home's breathtaking appeal.
The home features a magnificent two-story foyer, which boasts ebony floors that make a dramatic statement against neutral walls and white molding. An ornate wrought iron railing fits with the home's Italianate style.
This house was built in 1872 by a prolific builder named Edward Mayberry. It's got the standard Victorian details – Italianate style, colonnettes and quoins at the sides and corners of the windows, segmented arch windows. Its design is a bit simpler than those built and decorated later, when those ornaments were more readily available in San Francisco.
A custom tin hood vent serves as the wow-worthy focal point in this Italianate-inspired kitchen. The white-glazed cabinetry and stone backsplash provide a creamy hue to the gourmet surroundings. The metal and crystal chandelier illuminates the small dining area.
This beautiful archway leads to a grand Italianate staircase and hallway. An iron lighting fixture and banister present an ornate style against the more simple surface of the interior walls. Arched walls continue in the upstairs hallway and on the first floor.