From NYC to the peace & quiet of the Chesapeake Bay shores in 2.5 hours via the Amtrak Acela to Wilmington, DE. PHL International Airport - 60 min drive; Summit Aviation Private Jet Services - 20 min drive; Wilmington Amtrak - 30 min drive. Perfectly located atop a gently sloping hill with commanding water & countryside views, this beautiful & timeless home overlooks the shimmering water of the Bohemia River. Offered for the first time, no detail has been overlooked in this meticulous custom-built home. The main home features 5 spacious bedrooms, 5 full baths, 2 half baths, 4 fireplaces, 2 gourmet kitchens, & an 18-seat home theater. Premium hardwood floors, custom arched millwork cabinetry & built-in shelves, & multi-level covered balconies both on the front & waterside of the home. The open flow of the main level makes for easy entertaining. A gourmet kitchen with a Wolf range, 2 Sub-Zero refrigerators, double drawer dishwasher, an oversized island, & a fully equipped butler’s pantry is the heart of the home. The family room with coffered ceiling has large windows offering an abundance of natural light & sweeping water views. A stone fireplace brings warmth to chilly evenings & ambiance to any gathering. Glass doors along the back of the home open to a partially covered bluestone patio. The main level Primary or Guest Suite sits privately at the far end of the home, with a cozy gas fireplace sitting area, large windows, a luxury en suite bath, & French doors which open to the waterfront bluestone patio. A graceful turned staircase, the epitome of expert craftsmanship, accesses each level of the home. The upper level Primary Suite is a serene retreat unto itself. Consisting of over 1300 sq ft, this beautiful space offers a bedroom area, sitting area with gas fireplace, luxury bath - which includes a powder room with bidet, jetted soaking spa, dual head glass & tile shower, dual vanity, & custom cabinetry, 2 expansive walk-in closets, as well as a morning kitchen with a spa exercise room. A nearly 50' long covered porch & sun deck has panoramic water views to relax, exercise, or simply enjoy the tranquility of a stunning Chesapeake Bay sunset. 2 additional bedrooms with en suite baths & covered balconies share this level. A laundry room with drip-dry area for swimsuits/clothing is at the top of the staircase. The open flow continues on the lower level with a full kitchen, living & dining spaces, while high ceilings & custom woodwork create a seamless flow with the upper levels. The 18-seat theater, with fully reclining seats, 120" screen, & theatre surround sound make for an incredible experience. The lower level bedroom suite, with a walk-in closet & Jack & Jill bath, is currently used as a large playroom with storage for games & toys. A 12' long walk-in pantry with dumbwaiter transports backup staples, seasonal décor, or large kitchen appliances with ease to the upstairs main kitchen. Step outside & take in the fresh air where the multi-tiered bluestone patios lead to a built-in grill area, sunbathing platform, & an oversized in-ground pool. Relax poolside while the children happily splash about in the adjacent in-ground wading pool. The extensive patio has wide open views of the gently rolling topography of this 54+ acre property. The 46’ x 60’ climate controlled, finished barn with a 2,700 sq ft apartment is located on the drive to the waterfront. The barn’s climate-controlled open space has concrete floors & a high ceiling, ideal for a workshop. It is also the ultimate space for hosting a party, with a restroom, an elevated DJ booth, retractable screen, & projector. Upstairs features a great room with high ceilings, reclaimed wood beams, hardwood flooring, 2 bedrooms, a full bathroom, granite countertop kitchen, & oversized windows overlooking the water. An additional 3000 sq ft building is perfect for property maint equipment, boat, jet ski, golf cart, & ATV storage.
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