''Serenity Cove' is a waterfront home of extraordinary design and extreme privacy situated in a gated estate comprising 4.5 acres in the highly coveted Greenville Sound area. The reverse floor plan of this home provides immense views of the Intracoastal Waterway, Greenville Sound and Wrightsville Beach. The grounds include expansive lawns, stately oaks draped with moss, a unique maritime forest ''island'' retreat and a lavish 20 x 30 saltwater pool and patio area surrounded by mature landscaping and massive crepe myrtles. Enjoy the pristine beaches at nearby Masonboro Island and Figure Eight Island or a day of fishing with easy ocean access from the 24 Ft. boat slip on the Intracoastal Waterway in the community marina. Live luxuriously in this fine residence, substantially remodeled in2017 that includes 5 Bedrooms (two masters), 5 full bathrooms (3 master baths) and 3 half baths. The top floor of this intriguing home has walls of windows and an open plan for seamless movement between the family room, kitchen, keeping room and dining room. Patio doors on both levels lead to over 2000 sq. ft. of covered and open decks, perfect for accommodating large parties, with magnificent views and coastal breezes. Completing the top floor is an exquisite 720 sq. ft. master bedroom retreat with his/her luxurious master bathrooms, volume ceilings, a sitting area and his/her closets. The second floor has a junior master suite opening to another covered porch, a home office, living room, 2 additional bedrooms and a bonus room/media room or 5th Bedroom. The ground floor features a recreation room and a den/fitness room (an additional 1014 sq. ft. not included in the heated sq. ft.).
Begin your day with the mesmerizing sunrises and enjoy the ever-changing coastal landscapes from the ebb and flow of the daily and lunar tides and the egrets, herons and ospreys that share this coastal habitat. This incredible home was featured on an HGTV Special TV show "Open House U.S.A." and was designed by renowned architect John Stirewalt. Other features include deeded access to a boat ramp on the ICWW, a whimsical cupola, a 2- car garage, new roof (2018), ample guest parking, reverse osmosis system, 2 tankless hot water heaters, an irrigation well, a gas-log fireplace, laundry room and more. Towles Rd is a tree-lined, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood with no HOA dues and just a 5-minute drive to Mayfaire, first class stores and restaurants and in the desirable Hoggard school district. This home may be purchased with the adjacent buildable lot for a total of 5 acres for $3,200,000 (See MLS 100123577). Truly a one-of-a-kind coastal estate for fine coastal living.
A NATURE-LOVER'S PARADISE - REMARKS BY THE OWNER
"Serenity Cove" is ideal for the family that loves to be outside and close to nature. We bought our home when our children were 6 and 9. Our maritime forest island retreat is truly unique and its closest comparison, that we know of, is the maritime forest conservation area on Bald Head Island. Our maritime forest is full of moss-drenched trees, oaks and cedars felled horizontally by previous storms that have grown new vertical trunks. Paths, and a cleared area in this maritime forest are a child's natural playground.
Our children fished at the tidal pond on the property and we built a small platform for convenient kayak or paddleboard access to the waterway. At Halloween, we have turned the maritime forest area into "The ghost Island" for the neighborhood kids. We have all manner of wildlife that visit from time to time from opossums, raccoons, red foxes, squirrels, rabbits, turtles and fiddler crabs. There is currently an osprey nest and we regularly share our habitat with hawks, white and blue herons, egrets, ibis and other waterfowl.
Towles Road is a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood and it is common to see children and families biking together, strolling, running, or walking with their dogs. Towles Road also has several pedestrian easements connecting our neighborhood to several neighboring communities. There are a series of ponds and marshes on Towles Road that make you feel like you are surrounded by nature and living in a country setting. The views change daily with the ebb and flow of the tides and the changing hues of the season. It's truly a nature lover's paradise.
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