Delaware Home: Chateau Country for City Chic
Explore this 3,500 square foot, two-story condo that overlooks Brandywine Creek.
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A Master Retreat
Upstairs, the master bedroom is spare, hushed and masculine. The bed is dressed in muted shades of slate, black and cream. The headboard is upholstered in ebony leather.
Every morning, Varsalona indulges in a long look in a full-length mirror—but he’s not contemplating his own reflection. Instead, the mirror is set on an angle at a bank of windows in order to capture a panoramic view of water, trees and sky.
“It’s a beautiful feeling, waking up and looking at nature,” he says. “It’s an inspiring way to begin the day.”
Still, duty calls. Varsalona heads to an office adjoining the bedroom, where he begins work no later than 6 a.m. “I don’t get up in the middle of the night to work, but I do like to put in some time before I go to the office or a meeting,” he says.
Varsalona updated the master bath by replacing solid-surface countertops with granite. An oversized shower is outfitted with multiple sprays. The shower floor is paved with river rocks. An added benefit of an extra large shower is that there’s no need for a door.
“I love it,” he says. “No worries about cleaning glass.”
A spacious walk-in closet is another plus for a busy professional on the go. Varsalona opens the door to reveal tidy racks of jackets, trousers and neatly pressed shirts, organized by color.
“All suits,” he says. “My uniform.”