This rare secluded waterfront estate with dockage, just a 20-minute walk from Old Town, is offered for sale for the first time. There are over 100 feet of water frontage on Garrison Bight with boat lift. The compound is hidden at the end of the Hilton Haven Peninsula behind a motorized gate with gatehouse. Ample parking exists inside including a large multi-car garage. Exceptional features. Make the five-minute drive from the heart of Old Town and turn left onto Hilton Haven Road, a private road owned by the peninsula's property owners. As you approach the end of the road, look to the left where a mystery awaits behind the concrete wall and gate house. As the large steel door rolls away, an expansive estate is revealed with ample parking inside and outside the large garage for many cars. You notice the clay tiled roof as you approach the main home's portico. Standing in the portico, you admire the front doors designed by Peter Marlowe and hand made by a team of artisans including Reen Stanhouse. You look up and see the antique ships quarterdeck lantern from the warship H.M.S. Warspite. You know this is the beginning of a special journey.
Upon entering the home, you find an expansive dining room with long wooden table and chairs, all fit for a feast. There's a guest half bath to the right but the view ahead draws you into the living room. You gaze at the large, heated pool and open waters of Garrison Bight beyond. The Pella doors have been retreated into their pockets creating an open wall. But before stepping out to the courtyard, you notice an expansive kitchen to the left with two of everything, and you imagine a team of cooks and caterers creating gastronomic delights. At the other end of the kitchen, you see a ship-to-shore radio and know that you're in the home of a seafarer. Before turning toward the water, you notice a small office space for the manager of the property and laundry room. The walk-in pantry with cooler full of wine causes you to make a mental note, "is this property really being sold fully furnished as we see it with this full cabinet of wine"?
Step into the 900+ square foot pavilion and take the stairs up to the apartment above. The view from the apartment balcony out to open water and over the expansive 200 x 110-foot lot makes you pause to take it all in. Is this the apartment for the au pair, property caretaker, or a special friend or relative? With a walk-in closet and storage above, a bath with large soaking tub, galley kitchenette, living area/bedroom with vaulted ceilings and that balcony with open water views, this is certainly a space fit for someone very special indeed.
Back down the stairs, you marvel at the expansive space under cover with plenty of room for dining and living. You know that you'll spend most of your days and nights here, especially with the large bar near the dock with two double sinks and a cooler. There's also an outdoor shower tucked away as a surprise when you come upon it. Time to stroll out to the 110 foot 'Brock Dock" sitting out on the bay bottom that you will own. You think the 20,000-pound lift will be just about right for your 12-foot beam vessel.
As you near the center of the dock, you turn your gaze from waterside for a moment to take in the courtyard, expansive pool, and the amazing arches of red bougainvillea all around. This is what will greet you whenever you return to shore. There's a small winch at the far end of the dock suitable for raising and lowering personal watercraft and you remember the floating dock stored behind the garage for those craft as well.
As you proceed around the courtyard past the tool shed with workshop, you enter the first of two bedrooms, each with their own bath, in the guest cottage. Walk through the galley kitchenette to the second bedroom and the sound of waterfalls draws you away from the ocean view toward the back of the bedroom. There you find a hidden lily pond with two waterfalls. Ah, this is the sound you'll fall asleep to and wake up to every day.
You step across the stones to the path where the wall of doors opens into the master bedroom suite. Clever design presents the open water view through a large study. Decisions decisions. Do I wake up to the view and sounds of the lily pond and its waterfalls or the open water view. Why not both? No respectable master bedroom suite would be complete without separate his and hers baths with a "meet me in the middle" shower connecting them. She gets the tub and dressing area with garden views and walk-in open clothes closet. But he gets a walk-in closet and dressing area too.
Out the bedroom door with the Wayne Smith created stained glass art, you find yourself back to where you started in the living area. You've noticed the Michael Pelkey trademark designs of starfish above the front entry and mirrors surround by a cornucopia of shells and sea creatures.
The path from the portico leads to the garage where up the stairs on the second level is an expansive space with full bath and kitchenette. It's currently configured as a home theatre and photographic artist studio. There's plenty of room to add a home gym with weight machine, yoga and Pilates. And up the pull-down stairs on the third level is another large space useable for extra guests to sleep or as an enormous storage space.
Your last stop on the tour of this amazing property is the garden shed. Wondering why the orchids are so beautiful on the property, you find out that Rochelle from the MARC House comes every month to give them her special love and attention.
Many secrets revealed, but many more to discover. Sundown is approaching. Let's take another walk through and feel those beautiful sea breezes as the sky puts on a light show and the sun sizzles into the ocean at Mallory Square. Is it possible that we are only a mile away as the seagull flies? The traffic on North Roosevelt disappears as night falls and all you see are the headlights and taillights of the few remaining cars. This is truly paradise.