Globally-Inspired Luxurious Southern Oasis
- 4 Beds
- 3 Baths
- 1 Half Ba
- 4,209 Sq. Ft.
- 0.58 Acres
- Private Community Amenities
- Prime Location
Stunning Brick Beauty with 3-Car Garage + FROG in Coastal Carolinas' Premier Gated Golf Community, St. James. Enter through the gates of St. James, travel down the pine-lined streets, meander through pristine golf courses and scenic salt marshes, and there- nestled on Marsh Point Lane, seconds away from the marina and Waterway Park- you'll find your globally-inspired luxurious Southern oasis. Built in 2005, this brick beauty has been meticulously and lovingly maintained. The owners traveled the world gathering inspiration for the home, and truly put their hearts and souls into its design. Thoughtfully-selected design elements are continued throughout the property, creating a cohesive aesthetic experience. Absolutely no expense was spared in the home's quality, craftsmanship, and style. After admiring the panes of stained glass accenting the front entrance and upon entering the home, you're immediately met with shining hardwood floors and a sprawling staircase. To the left through the French doors topped with a transom window, you'll find a spacious home office. To the right, you'll enter the formal dining room, embellished with elegant wainscoting, and a picture frame hardwood border that mirrors the lines and angles of the tray ceiling. Continue to the kitchen (don't miss the convenient garage access and powder room!) and you'll immediately notice the gorgeous decorative tile backsplash. The golden tiles with their beautiful, intricate motifs were hand-picked from a village in Italy, and lend a warm, inviting glow to the space. The kitchen has an intuitive flow, and is appointed with updated stainless steel appliances, including a dual fuel six-burner gas range and electric oven. The kitchen also features a sun-drenched breakfast nook, perfect for savoring a cup of coffee and reading the morning paper.
Off the kitchen, you'll find a spacious butler's pantry with all the organizational space you could ever want, as well as a large laundry room- complete with a built-in ironing board and even more storage. The kitchen is sequestered just enough from the main living space, yet flows seamlessly into the sunny Carolina room. Light pours through the windows, and the vaulted ceiling adds a breezy quality to this quintessentially southern space.
The great room is a show-stopper! The room features gorgeous custom built-in bookcases and cabinets flanking a gas fireplace, graceful archway designs echoed in both the expansive windows and the cased openings to the foyer and dining area, a soaring ceiling, and lovely views of the outdoors. Activate the cozy vibes on demand with the flip of a switch and watch the flames of the fireplace ignite. Fancy a cocktail? You're in luck, as there's a wet-bar tucked just below the second staircase, complete with a Monogram mini-fridge and icemaker... Talk about a fantastic use of space! Lounge on the patio just off the great room, shaded by the remote-controlled retractable awning, and admire the lovely rose garden and charming fountain- also powered by a convenient switch from inside the great room. The pond that serves as a buffer between the home and the golf course is a playground for geese, spring goslings and turtles galore! In addition to the wildlife, you can also observe the action on the 15th fairway and second most difficult hole of The Founders Club Course from the comfort of your patio. Designed by P.B. Dye, the Founders Club Course was the first course established at St. James in 1991, and offers players a challenging golf experience. Strategically-placed bunkers and sprawling fairways add elements of fun to the course design, and golfers are treated to incredible views of the Intracoastal Waterway as they test their skill on this Audubon-Certified Cooperative Sanctuary course.
Retreat to the expansive first-floor owner's suite for some rest and relaxation. The suite features a private sitting area, a bay window nook, a spacious Carolina Custom closet, a large bathroom with two vanities, a standing shower, and jacuzzi tub.
Upstairs, you'll find three more bedrooms, two ensuite bathrooms, and a finished room above the garage (FROG), which is currently being used as a fourth bedroom (and artist studio/gallery of sorts!). The FROG also offers access to the walk-in attic for even more storage!
In addition to the home's elegant interior, the exterior is a gardener's dream come true! Lush foliage, beautiful blossoms of every color and variety, a mature fruiting fig tree, blackberry bushes, towering magnolias, vibrant azaleas and the happiest rosemary bushes you've ever seen adorn the property. The gardens surrounding the home are mature, established, and perennial, thus they require as little or as much attention as you'd like! Don't miss the grilling porch complete with propane hookup, that is strategically placed on the right side of the home to shelter your flames from the waterway breezes that dance through the neighborhood. The home also features a spacious three-car garage for your toys, tools, and vehicles alike, a central vacuum system, interior and exterior stereo system, Carolina Custom Closets throughout, retractable screen doors on front and back doors, an encapsulated crawl space complete with dehumidifier, and sleek grab bars in all full bathrooms.
St. James is one of the top private residential golf communities in the Coastal Carolinas. The community was designed around the natural features of the land, and is adorned by tidal creeks, beautiful salt marshes, and mature maritime forests. St. James offers a multitude of resort-style amenities, including a private beach club, four signature golf clubs, modern fitness facilities, a full-service marina, on-site shops, restaurants, and a lovely marketplace. The community is just a few miles from the quaint village of Southport, and thirty minutes from the thriving city of Wilmington. The residents of St. James are treated with some of the very best that southeastern North Carolina has to offer.