If you dream of living in Tuscany or Provence without living abroad, this is the house for you. The perfect culmination of Continental styles and custom finishes, this is a storybook house filled with charm and is fit for a visit from the Vanderbilts and Cecils. Walk into a beautiful entry lit with custom Bevolo gas lights from New Orleans. Antique 500-year old 15" heart pine floors repurposed from a 250-year old mill in the MS Delta grace the upstairs. A beautiful wrought iron and wood staircase lead to below. Imported Italian Carrara marble countertops, custom soft close cabinetry, Wolf gas range and double oven, and a butler's pantry with extra refrigerator make cooking and entertaining in the kitchen a delight. Coffered ceilings and wide, rich custom moldings run throughout the house. The layout of the house offers the perfect combination of openness and privacy. The kitchen is open to the dining room area and the living room with built ins and a beautiful gas starter fireplace, one of three fireplaces in the home. This area opens onto an expansive, deep entertaining porch with large areas for dining and entertaining. It's balcony overlooks the pool and grounds below and the Upstate and NC mountains and hills. The split floor plan locates the expansive master suite, with its well-appointed master bath with walk in shower and a Cinderella tub at one end of the house. His and her walk in closets and an additional shoe and accessory closet for the mistress of the house provide ample storage. There is a huge second master/guest suite on the other end of the main floor, complete with upgraded bathroom and walk in closet. A third, smaller bedroom on the main floor is perfect for an office, nursery, or reading room. It has custom built ins for extra storage. Downstairs are two additional guest rooms. One could be considered a third master, with an en suite bathroom and walk in closets. The den opens onto the lower terrace (plumbed for an outdoor kitchen) and swimming pool deck. The entire house is wired for sound. The heated salt water pool is a work of art in itself, with two "sun shells," LED multi-color lights, landscaping up-lighting, fountains, and a trellised pool surround made of astroturf and Italian travertine stone tiles. (If you're thinking Positano or Capri, you've got the right idea.) If it's storage you're concerned/ about, your worries are over. There are two HUGE wraparound storage areas downstairs, complete with a weight room area, custom water holding tanks and a water booster for plenty of water, easy access to air ducts, plumbing, electrical systems, and HVAC systems. The pool is only two years old. The pool heater is one-year old and has been serviced recently, as has the HVAC system. Let's move on to the 3-car detached garage that is connected to the house by a breezeway. The garage has its own beautiful elevation and is oversized. The epoxy floor makes for easy cleanups. Upstairs, there is another unfinished in-law or teen/guest quarter space that could be transformed to a beautiful space with cathedral ceilings. This home could have several additional bedrooms, making it the perfect house for a large or multi-generational family. Don't miss the outdoor areas and vistas. The views are undeniably magical. The acre+ lot offers different levels for entertainment. There is a great place for a croquet court, chipping or putting green, or a place to hold special family and friend celebrations. The landscaping, complete with boulders from the home site and a natural "grotto" fire pit overlooking the city below, was meticulously planned so that there would be something blooming almost year round. Hydrangeas, roses, lilies, hostas, azaleas, ferns, hardwoods, and pines all work together to delight even the most discerning master gardener. The property is located minutes from downtown Greenville and Travelers Rest. This is a cyclist's dream location, close to the mountains. Close to beaches, ATL and Charleston
Listing courtesy of BHHS C Dan Joyner - N. Pleas.
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