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The Rubino House
The Rubino House is said to be a replica of a villa in Sicily: with its classic A-B-A composition and portruding ‘Porte-cochère’-style portico above the entry, the home makes a striking statement. The harmonic rhythm of its fenestration on both the lower and upper levels are reminiscient of its classical heritage, which is further alluded to by the band of authentic stenciling. The overall composition is tied together by the window cornice and Corinthian helical portico columns of the ‘piano nobile’.
Formal entry and stairway
The formal split staircase is a stand-alone piece of breathtaking sculpture in and of itself. Framed by presumably Carrara-style marble below as well as gilded crown molding and original period stenciling, the formal entry and stairway makes a bold statement both upon arrival as well as departure.
The formal dining room
The living room
The backyard is fully enclosed in a very private an intimate setting: wrought iron gates are combined with custom walls to offer alongside with the house the perfect backdrop and setting for many informal family gatherings.
The formal split staircase
The master bedroom
The Master bedroom is located on the Eastern corner of the home, making it a sunny and inviting morning space. The stately size affords multiple bedroom layouts and a double walk-in / walk-through closet setup, which connects to the master bathroom. The sun room and the fourth bedroom adjacent to the master on either side can serve both as nurseries, children’s rooms, and music or home office spaces.
The other bedrooms
The sun room
Authentic antique hardware
One of the many vistas and views of the Crocker Highlands.
Basement staircase and hallway
Located below the formal entry and staircase, the basement staircase and hallway feature trompe-l’oeils evoking the Northern California wine country. Setting a decidedly idyllic mood and arcadian atmosphere, they cleverly depict what is hidden behind its doors – the wine cellar. Hidden underneath northern entry steps in the most temperate area of the home, is sizable room for any connoisseur’s collection of wines, and the perfect degustation setting.
You can view more photos of the property in the photo gallery.