A Mediterranean inspired Luxury, unique and well-constructed with lots of character and charm located in the Lewes enclave of Bookhammer Estates, nestled on over an acre of beautifully landscaped areas that complements the house structure. This type of architecture was born as a result of the Panama-California Exposition, and became a U.S. style movement from 1915 to 1931. It is a hybrid style that began in California and Florida, which had the ideal climate for Mediterranean-inspired homes, and remains popular today. New features were added to the classic designs in this home to create a distinct, one-of-a-kind residence. This one level home features a superior attention to details, the first step leads to a graceful archway to the solid Mahogany front door, featuring beveled glass and iron. The exterior walls covered in white paint that covers the roughly textured stucco, a hand-applied mix of cement, water and sand complemented by natural stones which resulted in a stunning look of the modern Mediterranean designs. The inviting entry way is flanked by the formal dining room with a 14 foot medallion ceiling marble adorned flooring and wine pantry, a welcoming great room with Brazilian tigerwood hardwood flooring, framed by a mirror coffered wall and a natural stone fa~ade gas fireplace featuring a sill stone ledge surrounded by built in shelvingThe study features a wall to wall built in solid wood cabinetry, French door for privacy, fashioned ceiling and Brazilian Tiger wood hardwood flooring, Adjoined by an inviting family room is the eat in kitchen, which has a generous center island and counters covered in black granite and surrounded by cherrywood cabinetry, the kitchen features a 6 burner, professional rating, gas cooktop with a side flat grill surrounded with metallic backsplash, under counter wine cellar, 84~ counter depth free standing refrigerator, double wall oven with upper multimode convection system Artisanal finishes throughout this home interior such as tray ceilings, arched doorways, onyx tile and cubic granite. The owner's suite spans the width of the home and is a true oasis containing an opulent bath with walk-in closet, twin double vanities, whirlpool tub and multi-head Travertine and marble tile shower. The generous size bedroom has a sitting area, a lighted tray ceiling and privacy doors that open to the sunroom. The split floor plan features 2 large bedrooms, each able to accommodate a king size bed, with a shared bath, a guest suite has a double vanity full bath and private entrance to the covered patio, all with walk-in closets. The courtyards and patios in this home encourage outdoor living, featuring lots of spaces to enjoy the outside, offering an in ground hot tub surrounded by a wrought iron fence, a covered patio of arches supported by columns and an outdoor kitchen complemented by a series of lighting surrounding the outdoor living.While wrought iron railings and carefully placed cast medallions and lighting fixtures contribute to a significantly detailed symmetrical elevation, this home boasts 2x6 wood construction, spacious side-entry 3 car garage, expansive laundry area, irrigation and a multi-zone Geothermal HVAC system for energy efficiency. The thoughtful and cohesive design elements create a true coastal retreat, just minutes from area beaches, fine local dining, golf and boating.
Listing courtesy of OCEAN ATLANTIC SOTHEBY'S INTL REALTY.