Located only minutes from downtown, nestled in very upscale neighborhood, this Southern jewel features exquisite French & Italian antiques along with custom made-to-order furnishings from around the world, throughout the home, complete with an exquisitely designed Italian-themed backyard. Brand new renovation just completed with high-end custom details throughout, featuring handcrafted kitchen cabinetry that features granite counter-tops, a built-in farmhouse sink, marble brick-shaped back splash, marble & granite floors, & of coarse has all the necessary appliances (Bosch dishwasher, built-in refrigerator, micro, above & below cabinetry lighting, etc.).
High-end European plumbing & lighting fixtures are throughout the entire house, featuring hand-blown glass pendants from Murano, Italy. A separate washer/dryer laundry nook, natural stone fireplace w/ gas logs, 5' wide Honey Teak Hardwoods throughout entire house, as well. Along with, beautiful custom plantation shutters, detailed trimmings & moldings.
Custom rod-iron stair railings features mosaic stair risers & mosaic stone work on stair landing, along with an Italian trameau antique mirror, and a French bronze & crystal chandelier. Main bath includes traditional English turn-leg console, polished marble mosaic basket-weave flooring, exposed thermostatic mixer & hand-held shower set in polished nickel w/ matching faucet, & brick-shaped tile wall surround, along with high quality towels & washcloths. Half bath includes tumbled mosaic floors & wall surround, hand-carved stone vessel sink (wall mounted), w/ English pewter wall-mounted faucet.
The backyard is completely privacy fenced-in with an expansive & professionally manicured Italian-themed garden. Complete with sitting areas & benches, flower urns, etc. The backyard is perfect for entertaining, consisting of a vast patio space for grilling & dining, and even includes an outside surround sound stereo system. A large canopy awning for added shade, just off the back door is an ideal place to watch the birds play & read!
Formal living room includes exquisite antiques from Italy and France featuring posh, comfy pillows & seating throughout the space with an ample amount of seating, cozy gas fireplace, and a wall mounted TV, Blue-Ray DVD player, & a surround sound stereo system. An antique French seatee, upholstered in exquisite Italian jacquard fabric, is the primary focal from the front entrance.
Kitchen includes custom made stainless steel table w/ matching set of 4 chairs (custom made to order from Italy). Bold & fun artwork, custom draperies. The kitchen is fully stocked w/ copper pots & pans, Ralph Lauren flatware, lovely china & lots of extras, including everything that you will need for cooking. Laundry nook is off the kitchen w/ washer/dryer, storage cabinets, and even a built-in clothes line. Pantry is off the kitchen for storing dry goods, etc....and a storage space underneath the staircase will give you additional space for items that you don't use everyday such as suitcases, etc.
Master bedroom features a lovely custom hand made furniture set from England...a California King size bed, matching nightstand, dresser with mirror in classic European style. A beautiful Italian hand painted antique secretary, made in Venice (ca. mid-1,800's), can be used as a small desk, with storage. A brand new wall mounted TV & Blue-Ray DVD player are corner mounted with a carrara marble shelf for convenience. Custom crewel fabric draperies were hand made in Kashmir. And an over-sized genuine Made in France antique tapestry is mounted on the back wall. High-end bed linens from Pine Cone Hill, along with high thread count linens (includes a spare set for changing).
Secondary bedroom features custom made furniture from Seabrooks Classics, made in the Carolina Lowlands. This happy & vibrant bedroom consists of a Queen Size Bed with Italian 'Peacock Alley' bedding & matching fabrics, customized throughout the room. High quality thread count sheets (including spare set for changing), two matching bedside tables, 2 bedside table lamps, make-up table & chair, tall cabinet, and 4 original watercolor artworks.
Outside just professionally painted from top to bottom includes complete house, trim, & fence. A new awning at front entrance, and new custom Timberlane shutters. Backyard furniture includes an adorable cast iron table set with 4 matching chairs, cushions, & table awning, & lighted accessories each night. Along with several sitting areas in both the pavilion and courtyard.