Classical architecture inspires design Las Vegas Review-Journal

Every house tells a story.

The story of Ellen Bouterie’s home is one of a personal memory. Each room is inspired by French, Italian and English influences and tells a beautiful story that reflects the personality and lifestyle of Bouterie.

“I love intimate spaces and different feelings for different spaces,” said Bouterie. “This house has the villa outside view, the French courtyard, French cuisine and the main room, Italian.”

Listed for $ 1.69 million in European style by Michael Zelina, agent and owner of Red Luxury Real Estate, the property is located at 783 Bolle Way in the exclusive Roma Hills luxury community in Henderson.

The history of the bouterie takes place on the 5,524 square meter, individually designed, two-story property, which includes five en-suite bedrooms, including a lavish master suite with a separate living room, six bathrooms, a formal dining room with butler’s pantry, wet bar and temperature -controlled wine cellar with wrought iron doors and a formal drawing room.

The property has two free-standing casitas, an outward-structured, European-inspired garden and a lush white flowering landscape, including a white rose garden.

“White is my favorite color in flowers,” said Bouterie. “I felt like there was going to be a bigger statement in one color.”

Bouterie and her husband Bob bought the property in 2004. She discovered Roma Hills while working with a client who lived in the community. It took two years to complete the design and construction of the house.

“I did most of the design work,” said Bouterie. “I had a network of people I worked with so it was easier to put it together. But I didn’t have any other designer besides myself. “

Bouterie, owner of the interior design office Elle Design, was inspired by the pages of her architecture books.

Without ever traveling abroad, she has captured the essence of the countries from which she was inspired.

“I designed this house before I went to Europe,” said Bouterie. “Even my kids who have been around the world have said, ‘It’s hard to believe you managed to make it so European.’

“I really appreciate masterpieces that were created so many years ago,” she continued. “They are beautiful and timeless.”

The design of the palatial entrance, which rises 6 feet above street level, was inspired by the Italian Villa Pallavicino.

The bouterie used the exterior color of the Bellagio for the house as it was the best example of the villa’s palette. She physically matched the color swatches with the exterior color of the Bellagio.

“I made sure it was the same color as the outside of the hotel,” said Bouterie. “I drove to the parking lot to get the exact color of the roof.

“The balusters are the same as those in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC,” said Bouterie. “You are limestone. I love the rustic feel out here. “

The large foyer unfolds through two voluminous alder wood doors. Rare imported Turkish travertine floors flow through the main living area.

An alabaster chandelier hangs from the 24-foot ceiling, creating a stunning focal point. Bouterie estimates the chandelier will cost over $ 10,000 and weigh more than 450 pounds. The weight required the use of a crane and elevator to install it.

The spiral staircase with a customer-specific, detailed iron railing was recreated from a photo in a French architecture book and leads from the entrance to the upper level.

Next to the entrance, an inviting salon invites guests to a quiet retreat with built-in cherry wood floors, a bespoke limestone fireplace, and hand-scratched cherry wood floors. Large windows offer a breathtaking view of the inner courtyard.

After laying the wooden floor, she had it scratched and stained by hand, creating a striking, individual design element.

“It’s an original look,” said Bouterie across the floor. “It has different luster in different areas, which is appealing.”

Bouterie designed the fireplace using several distinctive but separate parts that she discovered at a local dealer, resulting in a finished product that looks like a coherent part.

“I spend a lot of time here,” she said. “This is one of my favorite rooms.”

The entrance leads into the main living area, where various gathering areas overlook the lush courtyard accessed through French doors. In total, the property has 13 French doors that open outwards.

The courtyard features a two-story stone fireplace and lush, mature landscaping. It’s on the property, so it’s in the shade at peak times.

“The courtyard is one of the most peaceful areas in the house. It feels like you are in a private garden, ”said Bouterie. “We have had a lot of parties here. We even had a wedding in the courtyard. “

A chandelier directs the gaze into the formal dining room. The backlit decorative strip of the room emphasizes the French motif. A butler pantry at one end of the room makes for easy entertainment.

The wet bar with a long Michelangelo marble counter offers incredible views of the Strip. As you step into the bar area, you’ll see a hidden shelf for bottle storage, as well as two Sub-Zero fridges and a Scottish ice maker.

“What’s your pleasure?” Asked Bouterie during the house tour and stood behind the bar counter. “We talk all the time. Everyone is hanging out here. “

The large family room overlooks the strip through large picture windows and french doors that lead to the lush outdoor and pool deck.

The open interior space flows easily from the family room, wet bar, breakfast nook, and kitchen.

The couple’s culinary passion inspired Bouterie to develop a highly functional top kitchen.

The space features beveled-edged Persia-cut granite counters, alder cabinets, a hammered copper vegetable sink, a walk-in pantry, and professional Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. The Wolf oven package contains four burners, a frying pan and an authentic French hob.

The couple previously owned The Gourmet Factory, where they gave cooking classes to locals.

“There was standing room only for our classes,” said Bouterie. “It was a fun time. Benny Binion would come in and shop.

“We had it for four years,” said Bouterie. “Back then there was nothing but go to a computer and find a recipe. We had to research cookbooks to create our menus and cooking classes. “

Their research resulted in the collection of more than 2,500 cookbooks.

“When we decided to build a house, we knew we had to have enough space for our cookbooks,” said Bouterie.

The upper level of the house has two en-suite bedrooms, a private master suite and access to the freestanding casita on the upper level.

The voluminous master suite has a cozy sitting area with a two-way fireplace. French doors lead to a private outside balcony with a fireplace and views of the Strip and the back yard.

The spa-like master bath has his and hers cherry vanity tops with winter cloud marble detailed except for the tile floor, garden tub, stone-clad walk-in shower, and multiple water closets.

The exterior has a heated pool with integrated fountain, a raised wellness area, a covered terrace and an outdoor kitchen with a barbecue area.

Limestone caps surround the pool deck, while a lemon tree from the Riviera delimits the space. South of the pool, the bouterie’s design includes a flowering, European-inspired structured garden with an olive tree, also from the Riviera.

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“I can honestly say I enjoyed living in his house,” said Bouterie. “We made so many wonderful memories, and all I know is that someone else will enjoy it as well.”

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