Beautiful property in the most picturesque of settings
Rarely does a property become available that meets the dreams and needs of discriminating buyers. Stunning outdoor spaces and well-appointed design are the hallmarks of this special home. No detail was left undone in the plan and execution of this sophisticated, impressive house at 5403 Gorham Drive, Charlotte, NC.
Dee Reid, an agent with luxury real estate leader Ivester Jackson Distinctive Properties along with Christie’s International Real Estate, says this property offers a unique buying opportunity for a family or couple who desire lush living that feels comfortable and welcoming. “It begins with the neighborhood. Pellyn Wood is an exceptional, friendly community where a private lake and gorgeous trees create a verdant landscape. Nowhere in the neighborhood does that feeling continue more than at this lovely home with mature landscaping, an infinity pool, two fountains, and seven terraces.” All three levels overlook the lush outdoors through large well-designed window sets.
A large, but private lot, features entertaining spaces both indoor and outdoor that flow with ease for large and small groups. Memorable alfresco dining occurs on the terrace off of the kitchen’s keeping room or in one of the many areas nearer the pool that includes both covered and open terraces and a comfy area under the pergola. The front circular drive welcomes family and friends with a fresh European feel. Tradition and sophistication are the initial impressions that are then amplified by the warm and comfortable interior.
A large great room on the main level boasts stunning views of the pool, fountains, and terraces. An adjacent dining room invites time around the table and can easily be tailored to your taste, formal or more casual. Entertaining in this special place also continues with a second great room on the lower level as well as a 1200-bottle wine cellar and tasting room. An expansive bar, originally located in an old Chicago hotel, adds character and warmth to the appealing atmosphere. Fully equipped with a built-in ice-maker, bar refrigerator, sink and dishwasher, this fun area is ready for enjoyment.
The one-of-a-kind kitchen calls out to any serious cook with high-end appliances, seating at both a zinc-topped breakfast bar or in the adjacent keeping room/eating area with elevated fireplace. A dumbwaiter travels to the lower level for easy serving in the bar or pool area. Built-in cabinets in the keeping room/eating area hold the television and sound system. As a special feature, entry to the pantry is through the late 1800’s Charleston gate.
Work needs and hobbies are covered in two offices (his and hers) both with fireplaces, a full gym and workout room, a potting/workroom, hall library with barrel ceiling, fireproof room with safe and three-car garage with built-in cabinets. Additionally, two changing rooms with a full bath are near to the gym and pool area.
“As if all of this were not enough, there is more to enjoy. Lavish is the word that describes the main level master bedroom and bath. Fireplaces in both rooms, heated stone floors, and sitting area make this the perfect place to relax after a long day. The suite also includes a double shower, jacuzzi with hand shower, double stone sinks, fantastic tile surround in shower and tub, linen closet, and two walk-in closets. A loft and two bedrooms complete the third level. A fourth bedroom is found on the lower level,” describes Dee Reid.
High-quality design features throughout the house make it possible for a new owner to personalize this exquisite property to a home of their own tastes and desires. Custom millwork, walnut plank floors, hand-forged iron railings, custom built-ins throughout and abundant storage, provide the foundation for a buyer with sophisticated taste and a desire for a welcoming environment.
Dee Reid welcomes inquiries and calls about this outstanding property at 704-281-3913 or deereidrealty.com.