If you want to see what it’s like to live the “rough life” in the Lake Travis area, this is your chance. The 2017 Austin Parade of Homes™ has arrived at The Peninsula of Rough Hollow.
The tour features five beautifully crafted and impeccably designed homes with jaw-dropping 360º views. But there’s one house that has a unique story to tell and that’s the Laurel Haven Homes villa located at 618 Vendemmia Bend.
This 6,600 square foot home is a nod to the bygone era of the 1930s & 1940s with Great Gatsby-esque elements of grandeur that can be found in even the smallest detail.
Regina Cotroneo of Laurel Haven Homes was in charge of the architectural selections and interior design of this home, so she assembled an extraordinary group of women who live in the Lake Travis community to bring her vision to fruition.
Meet the ladies responsible for making this modern vintage villa shine.
As you stroll through the stately courtyard and opulent porte-cochere of this lavish lakeside estate you can feel yourself being transported back to the Golden Age of Hollywood. With spacious living areas, nostalgic architecture, expansive floor-to-ceiling Western window glass systems and breathtaking views of Lake Travis, you may indeed feel like you’ve stepped into Jay Gatsby’s lavish world.
Unexpected surprises and unique details can be seen throughout the home like the decadent master bath spa with oversized couple’s hydrotherapy room and an infrared sauna. Another favorite will be the two-story circular study that takes advantage of the home’s perfect northern orientation with incredible views of the lake.
Now let’s dig a little deeper and explain how this group of ladies contributed:
Regina commissioned local artist Kelly Reitan of Kelly J. Studios to paint custom artwork (acrylic on canvas) for the dining room, master bedroom and media room. Kelly’s keen eye for color combinations, shapes and textures brings canvas to life, evoking beautiful harmony.
Mixed Media Designs
Graphic artist Andrea Mehdiratta created the mixed media collage featured in the upstairs gallery of the home. The nostalgic image of a golden showgirl in an urban setting was exactly what Regina wanted to illustrate the fusion of past and present.
Throughout the home you can see hand-painted faux finishes inspired by Hollywood’s Golden Age painted by Heather Jichi, artist and entrepreneur of Jichi Designs and Hoblen Toys.
Regina wanted to perfectly showcase the wonderful closets, so she reached out to fashion bloggers Tammy Caciola and Lisa Strandberg of Her Styled View. They styled the uh-maze-ing 2-story “her” master closet. (I mean, seriously? Swoon-worthy.)
Melissa Gant, owner of Crescent House, a local, family-owned furniture store located next to Lakeline Mall, provided all of the furniture for the Laurel Haven Homes villa.
Together with Regina, these ladies created something you’ve just gotta experience to appreciate.
About the Parade of Homes
In addition to the Laurel Haven Homes villa, you will find homes built by Arbogast Custom Homes, Jenkins Design + Build, Lake Travis Builders and Triton Austin. Tickets to the Parade of Homes are available online. Tours take place Thursdays-Sundays through May 29.
Images provided by Regina’s daughter, Kat Cotroneo of Cotroneo Photography, an aspiring entrepreneur herself!