Located in the Spaulding Green community, Tesmer Builders “The Leslie” patio home at 9695 Golden Aster Ct. was recently featured in the 2017 Horizons Tour of Homes.
The home’s design was inspired by Leslie Tesmer, wife of Richard Tesmer, with lots of touches that make the home not only beautiful but also practical for everyday living.
Set on a corner lot, the curb appeal is the first indication of Tesmer Builders commitment to fine craftsmanship, from the stone and vinyl shake shingles and unique garage door to detailed eyebrow molding and red trim on the windows.
Inside, attention to detail continues with products from local businesses like unique light fixtures from Anzalone Lighting.
The beautiful gourmet kitchen’s wide island with storage has seating for four. Custom cabinets go to the ceiling for plenty of storage space. In fact, Leslie Tesmer kept the cabinets consistent throughout the home for a cohesive and classic look.
High-end, built-in Thermador kitchen appliances include a large stainless steel double-door refrigerator that doesn’t overwhelm the room because of its clever placement. Two wall ovens come in handy for entertaining.
The granite and quartz used throughout the home comes from Italian Marble & Granite, and also maintains a consistent look throughout the home. The hardwood flooring – a lovely warm golden tone – was done by Buffalo Hardwood.
Open to the kitchen is a dining space that fits a table for eight. The area opens to a living room with a floor to ceiling stone fireplace and coffered ceilings. A built-in wet bar with wine refrigerator provides additional storage.
The patio off the kitchen/living room area makes it ideal for simply hanging out on a weeknight or for entertaining a group. The same patio can also be reached from the master suite.
Thanks to Pella windows, all spaces in the home are bright and cheery. But when needed, plantation shutters will block out the light. They are by Shutterworks, another local business.
The master bedroom includes a custom shower with body sprays. Another bedroom on this level also has a full bath as well as a lovely built-in bookcase.
For practicality, the first level includes a huge pantry and laundry room which are perfectly located at the door from the two-car garage for easy access when coming in with groceries or items that need to be washed, like bathing suits from a day at the beach.
The lower level incudes a bedroom and exercise room that could also be used as a guest room, bringing the home’s total bedrooms to four, if desired. The lower level also includes a stone fireplace in a recreational room setting. There’s another full bathroom and a walkout patio.
Additional practical features of the home are a central vacuum (both levels), a two-stage high-efficiency furnace, air conditioning, a central humidifier, air cleaner and Navien water supply.
Tesmer Builders offers luxury estate homes, custom patio homes and can custom build on your site. Meet with the Tesmer team to design your dream home. To tour “The Leslie,” you must schedule an appointment by calling 689-8440.