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southpark 92 Dienst Custom Homes Winner of the 2006 Homearama People’s Choice Award Dienst Custom Homes won the People’s Choice Award in 1997, 2000, 2002 and 2006 (four out of the five times the builder has participated). Amenities of the Dienst home at this year’s Homearama at the Sanctuary include stone fireplaces; private balco- nies; a game room; a lower-level guest suite with morning bar, walk-in closet and private bath; a media room with a built-in home theater and projection screen; a wine cellar; billiards; and an exercise studio with a nearby steam shower and sauna. By Rachel Cogar Photos by Tim Buchman southpark 93 The main-level master suite (top right, previous page) boasts cathedral ceilings and a view of the natural surroundings on which the home is situated. Dienst Custom Homes has created a personal “sanctuary” with this stone and stucco estate. An air of royalty emerges when one enters the cylin- drical two-story foyer (top middle and right) where a copper finial rises from the stone tower. The kitchen and dining areas (top left and bottom right) are the central point of the home and showcase wood beam trusses, natu- ral hardwoods and an expansive waterfront view. The lower-level covered terrace (above) gives a view of the pool and entertaining area enveloped in the natural surroundings of this four- and-a-half acre wildlife preserve.