Exceptional Design and Construction in Beautiful Intracoastal Home
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Conceived as a representation of a Chesapeake Bay screwpile lighthouse, this light-filled and spacious room was constructed with extraordinary craftsmanship and materials. A spectacular room featuring a chandelier with real Fresnel Lenses custom designed and fabricated for a lighthouse look. Old growth heart of pine ceiling and flooring with cherry inlays mirroring overhead beams. Additional custom lighting adds dramatic impact.

Stacked stone fireplace with glass doors burns wood or uses propane, which can be used for starting wood fires, or as primary fuel. It completes an inviting, entertaining space that provides contact with the kitchen goings-on and folks at the bar.

Gourmet Kitchen
Designed by an experienced cook to prepare gourmet food on a daily basis, it features excellent professional equipment and efficient design. The prep and cooking area has an L shaped stainless steel counter top with a deep welded-in sink, back-splash and marine edge (prevents drips). The Blue Star propane cook-top has 3 extremely powerful burners and one regular power. A 240 volt Volrath commercial magnetic induction burner boils water quickly, while the splash back mounted key-pad adjusts low enough to melt chocolate. A French door refrigerator/freezer and a 3 drawer under counter freezer are included, as is a wine cooler in the bar area. A free standing ice maker is in the laundry room, as is an extra refrigerator.

A hood is cased in with cabinetry and has a 1500 cfm fan, which is exterior mounted, venting smoke and steam; also provides replacement air supply from outside.

The granite island has a large stainless farm sink and raised height breakfast bar. Both sinks have 1 hp disposals.

The ovens are a 30 inch GE Profile convection with temperature probe and a GE Advantium multi-function speed cooker. Using a combo of microwave, thermal convection, halogen, and indirect heat, it will a cook a perfect rack of lamb in 13 minutes. Also functions as a microwave.

A separate closet-type pantry offers ample storage just off the kitchen.

Master Suite
Spacious master has sunny seating area for morning coffee and TV watching. Trey ceiling with hidden lighting. His/her baths share a deluxe glass-enclosed multi-jet shower between. Full tile – as all baths have here – provides for elegant surroundings. Spacious walk-in closets.

Infrastructure/Structure
Foundation – Superior Walls panels factory fabricated from hi-strength concrete. Panels set on gravel, with underlying footings. French drain system under interior and exterior perimeters drains to daylight. Extensive river rock system above ground for rainwater control.

Basement – Huge space for storage, workout gear, shop. Bone dry, but has drainage sump pump just in case a pipe breaks or an untoward event. Dehumidifier drains out, assuring a dry, fresh smelling space.

HVAC – Bosch geothermal heat pumps provide ultimate heating/cooling at low electric consumption. “Closed Loop” system circulates fresh water thru seven 225′ deep wells. System runs at lower pressures than air driven types, providing long life and low maintenance. Excellent support from installer with 40 years geothermal experience.

Duct-work included return air in every room, provides excellent circulation and comfort.

Insulation – 1 inch foam on exterior wall, plus 6″ blown-in blanket (visible in basement stairwell). Excellent!

Water Heaters – There are Rinnai tankless units at each end of the basement providing fast response.

Generator – 17 kw Generator provides emergency power; including main HVAC. 500 gallon propane tank (owned) buried in back.

2.5 acre lot provides views to woodlands in back and a long front view to road. Nicely graded. No close neighbors. Professionally designed landscaping – ample plantings are well-established. Centipede grass around the house and Bermuda further out.
Irrigation system with well covers plant beds and Centipede. Professionally maintained. Landscaping is cheap in eastern NC and it’s really nice to have a pro take full responsibility.