The centerpiece of the first floor is the magnificent formal dining room. The room is spacious and filled with natural light. There is a fireplace, carved built-in cabinetry, and direct access to the Butler’s pantry. A cypress-paneled library is a cozy retreat, with windows or French doors on three sides of the room and a welcoming fireplace in the center. The library has extensive bookshelves, wood floors, and a relaxed atmosphere.
The formal living room is large enough to accommodate the most ambitious entertaining. There is one fireplace and French-door access to two separate patios. Also on the main level is a large bedroom suite, privately tucked away in the northeast corner of the house. This charming suite has been used as an office and as a guest room.
The large modern kitchen has a fully appointed butler’s pantry with a safe. A casual family dining room is adjacent to the kitchen. The butler’s pantry offers dozens of glass-front cabinets, deep pantry cupboards, a marble counter top with sink, and a separate bar room near the foyer for the convenience of entertaining.
The second floor is a wondrous world of glamorous suites, offices, sitting rooms and the beautiful eponymous Balcony. There are two magnificent bedroom suites with sitting rooms, dressing rooms and large bathrooms. In addition, there are two large en suite bedrooms and two smaller en suite bedrooms. Both floors offer a selection of additional rooms for offices, hobbies, play, staff, or a home gym. Even the laundry room is impressive: a large room with two washing machines, two dryers, an automated press, and multiple laundry sinks.
The large basement houses the furnaces, water heaters, electric panels, and a wine cellar. A spacious attic – accessed via stairs – has a cedar closet, wood floors, and some of the five HVAC units that heat and cool The Balcony.