PROPERTY INFORMATION

We invite you to Trail s End. Consisting of nearly 6,000 sq ft, this custom home with complete privacy is the result of 2 yrs of design and over 6 yrs of construction. The house is located on approx 22 acres in a heavily wooded area and on a 40-acre lake. There are 2 driveways, a 1/3 mile one in the front and a shorter one in the back for family use which takes you right to the 3 car, custom made garage. The stone front walkway, connecting the front drive to the front of the house, is designed to create the feel of a meandering stream, which continues to the deck overlooking the pond. The arched second-story main front door is a large 9 x 4 door of old tidewater cypress trimmed in stone. One can also access the second-story front porch by way of a staircase built around a cedar tree. After walking through the front door, one is captivated by a 26-ft vaulted ceiling made of cypress and the beautiful heart-pine flooring, the spiral staircase descending downstairs, and the garden room beyond the stucco fireplace including a sunken spa surrounded by a built-in tropical garden surrounded by stone. The dining room is framed in 150-yr old Amish hand-hewn barn beams and draws one into a dining area designed with locally-grown red cedar pegged beams crisscrossing the ceiling. The garden room, with its pecky cypress walls, also has a stucco fireplace near the spa & full-service, walk-behind wet bar with bar seating. A salt-water reef aquarium, the only barrier between the garden room and the kitchen, serves as one side of the bar. The kitchen with its heart-pine flooring consists of a large center island with stone vegetable sink, all Viking appliances, and a Subzero refrigerator/freezer. All countertops are of granite found only in a cave in Brazil. There is also a breakfast area and butler s pantry. The sunroom on the other side of the second floor brings you to a spiral staircase that leads to the 3rd floor loft consisting of an exercise area, steam sauna, and office with built-ins. The secret spiral staircase brings you down into the master suite and is hidden in one side of what appears to be an armoire. The other side of the armoire hides a wet bar area. The master suite has a 26-foot cypress ceiling configured with an origami look from which a large chandelier made of mother-of-pearl extends. The master bath includes a heated travertine/stone floor, his/her vanity, natural stone sinks, whirlpool bathtub, and stone walk in shower. From the second floor one journeys down a custom-made spiral staircase to the game room on the lower level. Most of entire first floor has 12 ceilings and has heart-pine flooring. The focal point of the room is a 12 wide wood-burning stone fireplace. The large room also boasts a dining area and a complete kitchen/bar area. There are 2 bedrooms each with multiple built-in cabinets, a desk and entertainment areas and their own bath. Adjacent to one of the downstairs bedrooms is a large screened porch with rusted pressed metal ceiling and ceiling fans. Overlooking the lake, the screened porch is a room that fully brings the outside in. Also on the first floor is a large utility room and a half bath. The deck, which offers many outdoor rooms, can be accessed from the house through 2 large sliding glass door walls. The deck provides access to the woods behind the house and includes an outside kitchen area with Viking grill, sink & seating for 6. Every room in this house is replete with custom features and materials, and no space is wasted or unused. Every nook and cranny is incorporated into this fluid, comfortable and inviting home. Even though primarily southwest/west in design and built with indigenous material, the house has a flare descriptive of many areas throughout the country. All who have entered this home, including architects and builders who have had no previous input, have marveled at its design, character, warmth and quality of construction.