Ready to fall in love? Elegant and modern, yet understated and warm, this amazingly well-conceived and designed home will delight you at every turn. It has a bright beachy vibe created for the owner by noted Cooper Union architect George Decker who did so many notable properties on LBI. As you drive up gorgeous Barbara Drive and turn into 1151 you encounter the pools and waterfall designed by David Tisherman of Liquid Design in Los Angeles and an instructor at UCLA. This project was featured in a national magazine when it was completed and adds a soothing and zen-like ambiance to the multiple outdoor living spaces. From the front, the size of the house you are about to enter is very deceiving as you will soon see. A bona fide moat and path to the front door from the upper driveway creates a unique and fun entrance to the home. The 2 story foyer with its vaulted ceiling is lit by a circular skylight and sets the stage for so much to follow. Once inside this sprawling home, you will find custom areas devoted to every conceivable pursuit that are as comforting as they are impressive. The entire home is decorated with impeccable and occasionally whimsical taste in a soothing and modern palette. To the right is the formal living and dining room with a barrel-vaulted ceiling and a private terrace overlooking the waterfall and pools. To the left is the perfect maple kitchen with island, designed by Joanne Hudson of Philadelphia with granite and top of the line stainless steel appliances including a professional range and hood by Dacor, a Sub Zero refrigerator and dishwasher by Miele. The kitchen is truly the heart of the home with all these adjacent spaces: an eating terrace for the warmer months, a large dining area for everyday meals, a comfortable reading nook and a huge family room with a gas fireplace. All flooded with warmth and sunlight from multiple windows, transom windows, sliding doors, and skylights. There is a lovely and private den with built-in desk, 3 charming bedrooms for family or guests, and a spectacular master suite. It is truly its own world with a beamed vaulted ceiling, a fieldstone gas fireplace, a huge and extremely well thought walk-in closet with his & her sides, a mini office nook, and a wonderful and very new master bath with shower, jacuzzi, and Sauna! Check out the built-in wine storage! Should you decide to spend an evening at home in the sauna and jacuzzi there is a wine rack so that you don't even have to leave this wonderful space! A central skylit gallery services all the bedrooms and also opens to the optimally located laundry room that has a convenient second door to the kitchen and dining area. All of this adds up to over 4500 square feet of inside finished space. Everywhere there is storage and well designed and outfitted closets. Now get ready for the lower level, On the way down you have a hobby, craft or gardening room with sink, counterspace and storage and a door to the lower patio, access to the oversized 3 car garage, a full bath, a private gym, a 5th or guest bedroom, a large office space, a fabulous home theatre with fireplace, bar with built-in banquette seating, and space for card and game tables, and then an actual game room with natural light big enough for pool, ping pong and anything else you can think of including maybe even a bowling alley! Additionally, there is an enormous storage area that is also command central for all the systems in the home and a second utility area. Over 2500 feet of this level is finished and true living space. We have more information to share if you are interested!
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