Private Riverfront Estate on a High Bluff
- 5 Beds
- 5 Baths
- 1 Half Ba
- 5,483.00 Sq. Ft.
- 1.98 Acres
- Family Room
- Balcony / Terrace
Situated on a 20-foot bluff overlooking manicured grounds and scenic St. Johns River views, this home, created by renowned architect Clyde Harris, sits on approximately 2 beautiful acres accessed at the end of Point Pleasant Road via a long, winding driveway that transports you to a private and serene riverfront estate. Enjoy endless possibilities for entertaining outdoors from parties spilling out of the beautiful living room onto the expansive limestone patio to boating from the 400-foot dock and sun-drenched days on its large over-the-water deck.
With a floorplan designed for grand living and gracious entertaining, the rooms on the ground floor of the home all offer panoramic views of the professionally landscaped gardens and river beyond. Entering the home through the decorative wrought iron gates, into the grand two-story foyer, guests will immediately notice the graceful, curved staircase and stunning gallery. The living room features custom millwork and an antique marble fireplace, but the beautiful Palladian windows that offer panoramic views of the grounds and river beyond. French doors in the bank of windows lead to a limestone terrace that spans more than 50 feet across the back of the home, setting the stage for grand outdoor parties. For the entertainer, the antechamber between the living and dining rooms features ingenious storage for linens, china, and entertaining essentials. The spacious dining room offers views of the grounds and water and is connected to the kitchen by a clever folding wall that can be utilized to shield the kitchen from view during formal dinners. The kitchen is currently configured to accommodate high-end appliances, including a professional-grade range top, double wall ovens, and a professional-grade, built-in refrigerator and freezer. Additionally, the kitchen features a casual dining area with french doors that open onto the limestone terrace and a serving buffet with built in storage below. Returning to the foyer, the light-filled gallery offers a special place to display favorite works of art and access to the south wing of the home, which includes a lovely family room and access to both the attached garage and motor court. Currently outfitted as a library, the family room has an attached full bath, a marble and walnut fireplace, fine inlaid wood floor, a tray ceiling, and beautiful water views. It has a closet and even could be utilized as a sixth bedroom.
On the second floor, the large master suite occupies the entire northwest corner of the home. It features a wall of windows, beautiful wood floors, and custom shutters and cabinetry. The large master bath also hosts an array of reach-in closets in addition to a large walk-in closet. Three spacious guest bedrooms and two full baths also occupy the second floor. Two of the guest bedrooms overlook the grounds and river through large windows. The laundry room is located just off the landing on the second floor and offers linen storage, a drip closet, and laundry sink.
The third floor is a two-room suite with a full bath and dormer windows with water views. It would be a fantastic teen retreat or kids' play space.
The waterfront amenities include a recently updated 400-foot dock, a boathouse with a new lift, covered storage racks and a new floating dock for non-motorized small craft, and a large over-the-water deck with built-in benches.
An additional 900 sf detached studio was built to match the one-story portion of the south wing of the home and would be perfect for an office, home gym, or play space. It has fixed stairs to a loft space, which is fantastic climate-controlled storage.