The owners purchased this home several years ago and fell in love with the warm, welcoming feeling they had each time they entered the New England style older home. When they remodeled three years ago they wanted to retain the same feeling of comfort and coziness while incorporating an Italian flair and larger proportions into the established New England first floor layout. The use of marble flooring, granite counters and stainless appliances enhance the kitchen/dining/family area which surrounds a large stone wall and wood fireplace. Several large French doors open onto multiple patios, fountain walkways, and a curtained lanai to bring the outdoors in and maintain a tropical outdoor feeling throughout the home. Exterior lighting enhances the vacation ambiance.
A downstairs bedroom can also be used as a separate entertainment/game lounge room with its custom, built-in cabinetry and HDTV and surround sound. This area has a separate and exterior entrances for easy access to the inviting patios.
The office and downstairs laundry opens onto the secluded back patio with a secluded grilling and entertaining garden. A full bath is located in the downstairs hallway, as well as a small drink refrigerator, wine cooler, and bar area.
The living/game room opens out to a curtained lanai which provides a wonderful Sunday afternoon or sunset entertaining area, or to a backlit evening location where you can sit by the fountain and/or entertain. The custom built-in cabinetry provides the backdrop for the large HDTV, gas stone fireplace, and bookshelves. Large windows encourage gazing at the rows of roses and gardens and is reminiscent of a richly wooded warm tropical garden oasis in which to watch TV, read, talk, listen to music, play pool or play chess on the custom chessboard.
The rich wood is continued in the stairs and upstairs flooring and the large white moldings throughout give a feeling of crispness and the clean lines of the custom multi-paned windows and skylights.
The large and beautiful master suite with exterior decking and garden offers a sitting area with an oversized chaise lounge and a minibar with sink, refrigerator, and espresso machine. The dark espresso colored cabinetry in the bedroom and bath is accented with bright colors and prints, beautiful plantation shutters, and rich wood floors.
The children's/teen's bedroom is extremely popular because of the additional loft bed with gliding ladder. Each bedroom room has a private bath with either shower/bath or both. All bedrooms have either a bay window seat or a separate patio and each room offers a special uniqueness, or two. All rooms have HDTVs, are Internet accessible and have ceiling fans.
The upper deck has a sitting area with gas fire pit to view the water and skyline and has a hot tub which will quickly become the most popular spot in the evenings for watching the skyline and or viewing the fireworks. If you want to sit quietly and watch the boats go by, there is a small park to give you a different view than your private deck.
This is a house where you will want to entertain. You will want to bike to the beach, come home, clean up in the beautiful outdoor shower before grilling your dinner and sitting quietly listening to music out on the patio. This is the house where you will want to invite friends for a glass of wine on the upper deck and watch the sunset or have a candlelit dinner on one of your many patio areas. You can do all and still have friends sitting on the front lanai listening to the music and the multiple fountains.
A private, gated wall keeps kids in and offers privacy and protection. You will love this house for all it's special qualities and you won't want to leave!! We guarantee it!
Keywords: Lush, Tropical, Designer-Decorated, Comfortable, Indoor/Outdoor