Meticulously renovated inside and out in 2007, this home in the ''French Country Style'' is designed with family in mind whether it be young children, the kids visiting with their own families or a live-in parent. Over 6000 square feet, this home features 4/5 bedrooms, 6 and 1/2 baths. The grounds of this 1.64 acre estate, bound by the Nicholas Golf Course is beautifully landscaped with special attention given to providing privacy yet maintaining the water views of Howe's Creek. Plantings provide flowers throughout the year. The many windows on the back of this home provide amazing views of the manicured back yard and creek. Located in prestigious Landfall, a gated golf and country club community, you are only minutes away from Wrightsville Beach, Mayfaire and Downtown WilmingtonNo expense was spared in the renovation of this home and the landscaping of the grounds. The views created for the many windows are lovely. The quality and detail inside and out make this property one of the best in Landfall. A gracious foyer greets you in this home with archways leading to a study/library to your left and a large formal dining room to your right. The study/library includes a fireplace with custom mantle and gas logs. Two large bookcases with lower cabinets match the trim detail on the ceiling. A patio door opens onto a terrace. The formal dining room has a wide barrel vault leading to a short hall. A right turn leads to the laundry room full of cabinets, solid surface counter top and a large under-mount laundry room sink. A built in Sub-Zero refrigerator and walk in pantry with built in shelving complete the laundry room area. Going straight takes you to an amazing kitchen full of conveniences. The custom wood cabinets have spacious drawers, pull out trays, a large kitchen island with wood top, small bar sink more custom cabinetry, 2 refrigerator drawers, wine rack, wine cooler and trash cabinet. The 6 burner Dacor gas cook top has a pull out spice rack on each side plus drawers underneath for your pots, pans and baking utensils. A pot filler is over the gas cook top. A pull out appliance lift inside a cabinet lets that heavy mixer stay in place. An appliance closet keeps clutter to a minimum. There are Dacor double wall convection ovens with a warming drawer close by. A coffee closet with a pull out tray gives easy access to the coffee machine. The under-mount kitchen sink has a Miele dish washer on each side and a casement window over the kitchen sink opening to the screened porch. A built in Sub-Zero refrigerator with matching cabinet fronts is opposite a matching pantry. The sun room/breakfast room next to the kitchen includes a long window seat along the large bank of windows overlooking the private and beautifully landscaped back yard and Howe's Creek. The great room with ceiling heights of 20 feet feature a wall of windows and glass doors that overlook and lead to the spacious brick terrace and back yard. Tall bookshelves frame the 2nd fireplace with gas logs. A handsome wet bar with ample cabinets is opposite the windows. The large master suite has his and her baths and walk-in closets with built in cabinetry and shelves. His bath includes a steam shower, hers a whirlpool pedestal tub. The windows in the bedroom area overlook the back yard and creek. A staircase leads up from the great room to a landing with yet another beautiful view of the yard and Howe's Creek. To the left is the informal living/media/Billiards room with surround sound and bar with refrigerator and ice maker A bathroom with steam shower plus a bedroom and office complete this suite. To the right of the landing are 2 additional bedrooms each with their own bathroom and walk in closet.
Another staircase from the 1st level leads to the ground level where there is a large multi-purpose room with bathroom, a large hall storage closet and a long hallway that leads outside. The multipurpose room could easily be used as that 5th bedroom if needed. An additional door leads to the 3 car garage with a storage closet and small work room.
The grounds of this estate sized lot- 1.64 acres are amazing! The goal of the landscape architect was to provide privacy for the estate as well as visually entertaining the owners and their guests with flowering plants throughout the growing season. A long driveway at the end of Montrose Lane from the cul-de-sac takes you to the circular driveway that surrounds a terraced area with formal planters. Bearing to the right before the circular driveway takes you to the garage. The beginning of the driveway has been planted for privacy on the west side and has natural woods on the east side. From the circular driveway down the property is bound by the Nicholas course on both sides A brick wall built just high enough to give privacy from the cart path of the golf course but not high enough to compromise the view of Howe Creek planted with ficus vine encloses the back yard. The formal circular garden area is repeated in the back yard but differently by taking advantage of the topography of the yard, creating stairs and walkways into a circular garden of terraced planting areas full of annuals, perennials and garden herbs. The swimming pool overlooks the gardens and Howe's Creek.
The community of Landfall has endless amenities. All Landfall homeowner's enjoy a playground, soccer field, basketball court and nature trails. The community is gated with 24 hour security. Landfall offers one of the only private member owned equity clubs on the North Carolina Coast. Different levels of membership are offered. The Country Club of Landfall has 2 golf courses with 45 championship holes designed by Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus. The club sports complex developed by Cliff Drysdale includes 13 tennis courts, an extensive fitness center and an Olympic sized pool. Landfall's two golf clubhouse facilities with member only amenities and services include casual and upscale dining, a pro shop, locker rooms and a variety of social and event spaces.
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