'Serenity Cove' is a coastal estate in the coveted Greenville Sound area that comprises 5.26 acres and includes a separate half-acre buildable lot for a completely private estate or family compound. This is a unique opportunity to own one of the largest estates in a highly desirable location in Wilmington and enjoy other amenities of the property that include a deep-water 24ft boat slip on the Intracoastal Waterway, a saltwater pool, tidal water-frontage offering panoramic scenic and water views, and a stunning home with almost 6000 sq. ft. of living space to spread out, relax, work from home and entertain. The home is a coastal masterpiece of design that spans 130 ft in width, offering panoramic ICWW and sound views to the north, east and west, all the way to Wrightsville Beach. The grounds include expansive lawns, stately moss-draped oaks, a unique maritime forest 'island retreat' and a lavish 20' x 30' saltwater pool and patio area surrounded by mature landscaping. With a boat slip in the community marina you can enjoy the boating lifestyle and pristine beaches at nearby Masonboro and Figure Eight Islands, a day of fishing with easy ocean access, or boat to nearby restaurants at Wrightsville Beach. This fine residence has a reverse floor plan and lives luxuriously with 5 Bedrooms (two masters), 5 full bathrooms (3 master baths) and 3 half baths. The top floor has hardwood floors, 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 large gatherings, with magnificent views and coastal breezes. The custom-designed epicurean kitchen captures dramatic views from the large picture window and boasts volume ceilings, beautiful granite counters, a large kitchen island with a breakfast bar, a gas cooktop, microwave, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, double ovens, warming drawer, bar area with a wine- refrigerator and pantry. The kitchen opens to 2 gathering areas; an intimate lounge area and a spacious family room with huge water views, volume ceilings, built-ins and gas fireplace. The adjoining dining room has splendid water views and a patio door leading to a covered porch perfect for morning coffee and evening cocktails. Completing the top floor is an exquisite 720 sq. ft. master bedroom suite with high ceilings, a sitting area and dual closets. The epitome of luxury and privacy are the two master bathrooms in this master suite. A luxurious porcelain-tiled, all-white bathroom offers ICWW views from the tiled shower and soaking tub, an expansive quartz countertop, custom cabinets and abundant storage. The second luxurious master bathroom features a massive walk-in tiled shower with ICWW views, custom cabinetry, a quartz countertop and specialty lighting. Spread out on the second floor of the home that offers a spacious living room with water views and built-ins. This floor offers a second master suite with scenic water vistas, a walk-in closet, a patio door to another covered porch and a luxurious tiled bathroom with a walk-in shower and dual vanities with quartz counters. If you're working or learning from home, there's a home office with beautiful water views and a light-filled alcove, perfect for a desk/study area. Bedroom 3 with French doors has ample room for sleeping/studying or another home office. The spacious 4th bedroom has a large closet, marsh/water views and an ensuite bathroom with a Travertine tiled shower, vanity and linen/laundry storage. At the southern end of the second floor is a sprawling bonus room/den or 5th bedroom. It features a walk-in closet, half-bath, wood floors and patio doors to the rear deck and a covered porch. On the ground floor there's an additional 1014 sq. ft. of living space with vinyl wide-plank flooring, not included in the heated sq. ft. The spacious recreation room/gym has scenic marsh and water views and, with large windows, could make a great art studio. The adjacent bonus room offers flex space as a 1st floor den, gym, play room or craft room. The grounds include a unique and unspoiled coastal 'island retreat' almost surrounded by tidal salt marsh featuring a maritime forest with abundant palms, live oak trees, cedar trees and lofty pines. It is a haven for shorebirds. At the end of the island retreat is a serene tidal pond leading out to Greenville Sound and is a tranquil spot to launch a paddleboard or kayak from the property. Other features of 'Serenity Cove' include an assigned deep-water boat slip in one of the most coveted community marinas in Wilmington, deeded access to the Towles Road private boat ramp on the ICWW, an elevator to all 3 levels, a 2-car garage, a new roof (2018), ample guest parking, reverse osmosis system, 2 tankless hot water heaters, an irrigation well, laundry room, storage room and more. 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. 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. Truly a one-of-a-kind coastal estate for fine coastal living. The home on a 4.8 acre parcel may be purchased without the additional buildable half-acre lot. See the MLS listing for 6321 Towles Rd.
Listing courtesy of Bluecoast Realty Corporation.
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