Beautiful Tuscan Home

Imagine arriving home after a long day at work, filled with childlike anticipation for an invigorating yet peaceful paddle in your kayak, that just so happens to be outside your backdoor, meandering through a network of canals within your neighborhood. This is one of the many unique activities that Shawn, his wife Jesal, Jesal’s mother Hema, and their two children have to choose from since building their dream home in the former Homearama subdivision of Long Cove, located in Mason, Ohio.

The three-story 7,400 s.f. Italianate style home boasts five bedrooms, seven bathrooms (no fighting over bathroom time in this home), three kitchens (prep, formal & recreational), dining room, living room, two great rooms, breakfast room, fitness room, meditation room, and a four car heated garage featuring a rock climbing wall, tennis wall, and basketball hoop to boot!

The polished porcelain flooring, quartz bathroom & kitchen counters, and bathroom tiles were imported from India, as well as the abundant statues and sculptures.

Built with a geothermal heating and cooling system, the home is also environmentally friendly.

After working long hours at their separate private professional practices, Shawn and Jesal look forward to time spent together in their contemporary home bathed in light. The majority of rooms have captivating views of the tranquil water.  They’ve managed to fuse Hema and Jesal’s Indian heritage with the modern Tuscan architecture (to quote Jesal, “Bollywood meets Tuscany”). Having brought some of the furniture that Jesal grew up with into the home, brings back memories when she sees her children doing homework at the same table she sat at years ago as a young girl.

Relaxing in the open and bright living room


View of the canal as you drive into the subdivision


Their beautiful retreat


Comfortable and stylish seating in the backyard


Time for a paddle


Love these modern colorful chairs


View of one of the family rooms on the left and living room to the right from front entry


Jesal and Shawn display their creativity with these paintings they’ve hung in the living room (Jesal’s painting on the left and Shawn’s on the right)


Stunning front door


The formal kitchen and prep kitchen entry through the door by the ovens


Close-up of the beautiful formal kitchen back-splash


Contemporary and handsome wine bar



Lovely covered outdoor patio


Light-filled tranquil room for meditating


One of two master bedrooms with views of the canal


Master bedroom’s private cozy balcony


Second master bedroom with views of the canal


Beautiful tile adorns this master bedroom’s jacuzzi bath with a view of the canal


Delightful third story glass staircase handrails and chandelier


Modern touches in one of the seven bathrooms


Simple and colorful bathroom art


Lower level recreational kitchen


Glittering breakfast room chandelier


One of the many exquisite Indian statues


What a beautiful retreat this family has!

Interior Designer:  Connie Foster, Designworks Studio


22 thoughts on “Beautiful Tuscan Home

  1. Okay, that house is freaking phenomenal as is the location. I visited Ohio when I was thirteen to attend my brothers wedding. Clearly I was in the wrong part. lol Those pictures were stunning, girl. Thank you for sharing this with us. I’m headed off to bed now to dream of THEIR home. lol 😉


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