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The River House

Perched high above the Brunswick River, in the coveted Highland Shores community in Leland, sits a custom built home with breathtaking views and luxurious craftsmanship. 1037 Club Ct boasts 110 feet of stunning waterfront views from all the living spaces. The enormous, 3,224 square foot home features colossal windows, an expansive wrap around deck, and two balconies.

There's a regal quality about the three story exterior, which is only enhanced by the perfectly landscaped lawn, dotted with shrubs, a 3-tiered estate fountain, and dancing flowers. A three gated decorative fence creates a safe space for kids and puppies to run and play, without breaking up the visual line of the .71 acres that sprawls down to the peaceful river.

The park-like landscaping is easy to maintain with the private well for irrigation. Even in the evening, the home looks tall and proud, accented by elegant landscape lighting in the front yard. Despite the recent hurricane and resulting water surge, 1037 Club Ct remained unscathed from river flood waters. The wildlife appreciate the large yard with natural landscaping, so much in fact, that it was certified as a wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. Pack your binoculars! There have been 115 bird species and 10 dragonfly species viewed from the yard and 17 butterfly species viewed from the herb garden. Of course, the best part of living on the water, is actually being on the water. The HOA has a 40 foot wet slip, so you can launch your kayak off the end and enjoy an afternoon paddling or fishing. The pier and floating dock are also great places to cast your line. This home was built to enjoy all the beauty of the river, even while cooking dinner or watching tv. The entryway leads past a regal staircase, trimmed with wrought iron railings that perfectly complement the light wooden floors that span the entire first floor. A gorgeous chandelier hangs in the entry, setting the tone for the stately interior. The living room features glass french doors leading to the deck and a row of tall widows. A crackling fireplace takes center stage, with the TV recessed off the side. Tall built-in shelving draws the eye up to the vaulted ceiling, creating a beautifully open and airy space. The semi-open layout produces just enough separation between the great room and the kitchen, to keep it from being too busy and chaotic. Instead, it smoothly flows from the great room to the dining space, to the bright and spacious kitchen. The kitchen windows have been upgraded with solar film. Under cabinet lighting dances off the dark granite counters.

This chef's delight is equipped with a plethora of cabinets, drawers, and everything else you need to whip up amazing dinners for family and friends. The glass accent cupboards and a massive island make this the favorite room in the house. Wine storage is nestled in the middle of the island with the stove top located centrally, so you have all the counter space for cooking. Go ahead and crank the music while you boil the quinoa, using the whole house audio system. The primary living spaces are all located on the second floor, for the best views where you spend the most time. Tucked next to the kitchen, the dining space sets in the rounded, turret style space, giving 180 degree views through unobstructed windows. It's an incredible space to entertain and host dinner parties, especially while enjoying the sunset. Guests will be awed by the rose gold faucets and vessel sink in the half bathroom. An office space is large enough for two, or you can make it into a playroom, game room, or man cave. It opens onto the massive deck as well. The window/door combo gives the allusion of french doors and a tray ceiling with recessed lighting keeps it bright and stylish. Just as grand as the rest of the house, the master bedroom features two walls of enormous windows. A private balcony with river views will be your favorite spot to start and end each day. The master bathroom is basically a spa. A massive garden tub with custom tile sits next to a large tile and glass shower. Twin vanities give you each your own space. The other full bathrooms aren't too shabby either. One features extra cabinet space, a walk-in shower, and stylish vessel sink. The other full bathroom also features a spacious walk-in shower. Three bedrooms in total, two (including the master) feature a private balcony on the river side and tall windows on two sides. Gather up the family for a movie night in the den on the third floor. The third floor bedroom features those stunning 180 degree views through the massive windows. There's even an art room on the ground level with custom flooring, loads of light, and a private entrance to the river side which could also be a man cave or she-shed. This room is an additional 200 sq. ft. of heated and cooled space not included in the square footage. A spacious laundry room and fitness room with a full bathroom attached complete the gorgeous abode. Back outside, the wrap around deck has all the views. It also has a ceiling fan to keep it cool and comfortable. If you can even pull yourself away from this dream house, you will certainly enjoy the Highland Shores amenities, which includes a pool, clubhouse, and pier. Leland is located with easy access to the Interstate and downtown Wilmington, making for easy commutes. Area beaches are just a short drive away, along with major shopping centers. This estate is available now, so call me today to schedule a tour of 1037 Club Ct in Leland, NC.

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