This extraordinary home built by George Crane won the 2015 Parade of Homes diamond award the highest-level award presented! Presenting 4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, a 3-car garage, and approximately 4,600 square feet and nestled in the elegant Woodlands neighborhood of St. James Plantation with views of a pond and the majestic covered wooden bridge. This amazing, 2-story Craftsman style home is loaded with style, comfort, and exquisite details. The charm begins as you pull into the driveway. Stacked stone accents, arched and round windows, and a 3-car garage topped with a quaint cupola highlight the home's exterior. Handsome, arched, double front doors beckon you to see what treasures await you inside. Step into the bright foyer where the details begin with custom wainscoting, crown molding, soothing neutral color palette, and warm, wide planked wood flooring. From the entryway, French doors open to a unique office with a built-in, dual desk arrangement, built-in shelves and storage cabinets topped with granite counters. Just beyond the foyer, enjoy entertaining guests with a custom wine bar area that includes 2 full-size wine refrigerators, an undercounter wine refrigerator, a beverage fridge, a bar sink, cabinet storage, granite counters, and tiled backsplash. Pass through arched openings into the inviting living room with a coffered ceiling, built-in shelving surrounding a linear gas fireplace with stone/tile accents, and a TV mount sure to accommodate some of the largest screens. The arch theme continues as you enter the amazing kitchen. Chefs will delight in preparing delicious cuisine in this gourmet kitchen. Stainless steel appliances include a 6-burner gas range, two wall mounted ovens, dishwasher, and a panel-front refrigerator. Guests can visit with the chef while sitting at the spacious island that features a prep sink, ice maker, and built-in microwave. Function meets form with glass-front cabinetry, granite countertops, a farmhouse sink, custom range hood, tile backsplash, and pendant lighting. Storage will never be an issue with the abundance of custom cabinets and a pantry. Hosting dinner parties and family gatherings will be a cinch in the spacious dining room wing with wraparound windows so you can take in the private nature scenery of the backyard. An impressive chandelier is suspended from a white, ship lap ceiling. For more casual meals, treat your guests to dinner in the sunroom which boasts a built-in gas grill/side burner, mini-fridge, icemaker, gas fireplace, custom millwork, and floor-to-ceiling "three season windows" that allow natural light to flood in and offer serene views of the backyard oasis. Vacation in your own backyard! Sunbathe by the pool surrounded by palm trees and pond views or unwind in the attached hot tub. Rinse the turf, salt, and sand away in a 3-piece open air bathroom before retreating to your indoor oasis. The owner's suite features a hexagon-shaped, tray ceiling, custom millwork accent wall, and direct access to the sunroom. Pass by two, custom organized walk-in closets on your way to the spa-like en suite bathroom. The primary bath includes two separate vanities, soaking tub, private water closet, and a fully tiled walk-in shower with built-in bench, wall mount and handheld showerheads. The main floor is complete with a powder room, a large laundry room with a convenient drop zone, and the first of three guest bedrooms with a private en suite bathroom. Multi-generational living is a possibility with the second-floor layout. Upstairs there are two additional guest suites each with access to a private bathroom, a flex space, second laundry room, and family room with a kitchenette and access to a deck overlooking the backyard and nearby pond. Come and enjoy all that St. James has to offer today!
Listing courtesy of Discover Nc Homes.
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