VACANT ~ Easy to show. 316 Tall Ships Lane in Hampstead exudes well styled luxury and quality craftsmanship in every space, inside and out. From the stately brick exterior with 3 garages to the perfectly trimmed hedges lining the walkway, it's beautifully classic and located in the coveted neighborhood, The Harbour at Summerset. The exterior architecture is stunning, with a variety of window shapes, tall pillars, and wide steps to add interest and keep the eye roving across all the gorgeous details on the half acre lot. The long covered front porch has room for plenty of rocking chairs, so you can spend the evening sipping your sweet tea and chatting with neighbors on these lovely fall evenings. The window framed front door leads to a long, bright foyer. It opens to a large dining room on one side. Thick crown molding, beautiful picture frame wainscotting, and a wall of tall windows give the formal room a feeling of cheerful elegance. The dining room also opens into the kitchen, keeping it open for easy access. On the other side of the foyer, French pocket doors lead into the office. Thick crown molding and a substantial chair rail complete the office. There's plenty of light with three large windows, making the room also ideal for a playroom, formal living room, or library. Straight through the foyer, you enter the grand, spacious living room. It spills into the breakfast nook, and both are open to the kitchen, prime for entertaining. Light toned hardwood floors span the primary living space. Combined with the many living room windows, it complements the dark cherry kitchen cabinets and keeps the whole space light and airy. Crown molding flows throughout the home. Sunbeams dance through the back windows that cover nearly the entire back wall. The fireplace keeps it cozy, despite the vast size. At 3,370 sqft, you can feel the size, but it's not overwhelming.A breakfast nook sits next to the kitchen, roomy and casual for daily dining. To keep the layout open, the kitchen was designed with a breakfast bar that faces the living room. This kitchen will make you drool. With tons of space, a plethora of cabinets, and all the natural light from the living room and breakfast nook, you could easily lose track of your day here. Gorgeous cherry toned wood cabinets and soft close drawers sit beneath neutral granite counters. A built-in oven and high end appliances make cooking a delight. You'll really swoon over the Dacor 5 burner gas cooktop stove. Even the water is upgraded with a Culligan water softener and reverse osmosis system.
After you have wowed your guests with your magnificent culinary skills, you can relax with a nightcap on the enormous screened-in porch, or the spacious deck it leads to. The porch and deck overlook a dreamy backyard, complete with mature trees, a really nice playground set, and professional landscaping. It's absolutely divine.
When it's finally time to turn in, you can send guests upstairs while you retire to your incredible master en suite retreat on the main floor. It feels like fancy spa with large windows facing the private backyard, with a huge master bathroom suite. Double vanities, a whirlpool soaking tub, a stand alone walk-in shower, separate water closet, and an enormous walk-in closet complete the dream.
A half bathroom, coat closet, and laundry room are also located on the first floor. Laundry is the worst, but it won't seem like such a chore in this sizeable room that includes a sink and lots of cabinets.
Upstairs, there are 3 more bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. The stairs deposit you into a huge family room with some really neat architectural elements. A cozy little window seat is nestled beneath a round window, perfect for reading and daydreaming. Generous and bright, it has so many possibilities, from home theater to family room to music room or playroom. There's even a big walk-in closet for seasonal storage. A linen closet is situated at the top of the stairs as well.
The bedrooms are big, bright w beautiful big windows, and large walk in closets. If all this storage isn't enough for you, there's even walk-in and crawl-in attic storage.
Other upgrades include a central vacuum and a whole house sound system . security system, and has a newer HVAC system which is zoned and controlled through an app. It's under warranty until 2026.
Located in the esteemed Topsail School District, this stunning home is just minutes from the sandy beaches of Topsail and a short jaunt to Wilmington and Camp Lejeune. The free public boat ramp is just a few miles away for easy access to the Intracoastal Waterway. Call me today to arrange a showing of 316 Tall Ships Lane.
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