Situated in one of Wild Dunes Resort's most desirable neighborhoods, 3 Dune Ridge Lane combines incredible curb appeal and an especially private existence on the seventh fairway of the Links Golf Course. Strong features include well-maintained (lighted) landscaping, a welcoming wrap-around porch, brick skirting front and back, multiple decks and porches throughout and an impressive custom, raised rear outdoor entertainment area that includes a fully equipped kitchen, a retractable Sunbrella pergola, a saline pool, a spa, inviting poolside lounging with still more deck space for large or small gatherings. This unique home is designed around privacy, excellent flow, easy entertaining, and simple family pleasures. It is tucked away on a quiet street known for its sense of community. You will feel at home the moment you pull in the drive. Upon entering, visitors are greeted by a two story foyer and a grand staircase that allow a beautiful view of the lush seventh fairway of the Links Course. To the left is a living room, which features a fireplace and custom built-ins. To the right, you will find a spacious formal dining room that connects to the kitchen through a handsome butler's pantry. A bright laundry room, with a full wall of storage and a utility sink, is conveniently located off this butler's pantry. The chef's kitchen contains recently purchased GE Monogram Professional kitchen appliances; including an oversized induction smooth cook top, a double wall oven with Advantium 120, an ultra quiet dishwasher, a three door counter depth refrigerator, and an undercounter wine fridge. The kitchen's open layout is highlighted by a large central island with prep sink, making it a favorite gathering space. The room also features a (hand crafted) marsh themed tiled back splash, under cabinet lighting, a pull out pantry, abundant cabinets, and generous work space. The kitchen's large eating area presently accommodates a 10 plus foot table with 12 chairs and enjoys unobstructed fairway views. Connected to the kitchen via two separate glass doors is a large screened porch with custom painted flooring and two ceiling fans. This living space connects the front wrap around porch to the back entertainment area. It is encased in removable vinyl panels. A Mitsubishi Split unit offers heated and air conditioned climate control, making the room suitable for all seasons. The home's interior centerpiece is its welcoming two story great room that features another fireplace and more custom built-ins that provide plenty of storage for books, games, electronics, and even a hideaway for your flat screen television behind a lower (double door) cabinet. The room's stately wall of windows includes French Doors (with a Secret Screen feature) that open to the incredible outdoor entertainment area. Upon exiting the great room, a short walk down a half flight of double wide stairs leads to the home's heated (and chilled) saline pool, which includes waterfall and fountain features, a colorfully designed tiled sea turtle pod that provides a water landing for lounge chairs (or a play area for small children), and built-in benches. The outdoor kitchen includes a large built-in grill with two side burners (and double propane tanks), an under counter refrigerator, stainless drawers and doors, a bar overhang and bar sink. The kitchen and dining area are easily shaded with a retractable Sunbrella pergola system. This outdoor space also includes a hot tub/spa, expansive composite decking, and two outdoor showers. Of particular note, the positioning of the pool and deck, along with the property's well-designed landscaping, provide the ultimate in privacy, while still affording incredible views of the golf course. The first floor master bedroom has two large walk in closets and a five piece master bath with water closet. A door leading out of the master bath takes you to a secluded raised deck and a private walk to the pool and spa. Another comfortable screen/vinyl panel pollen free porch sits off the master bedroom offering a secluded getaway with great views of the outdoor entertaining area and golf course. Each of the three sunny, second floor bedrooms presently house king beds along with pull out twin sleeper sofas and offer generous closet space. The bedroom at the rear of the house has a large sundeck overlooking the golf course. Each of the bedrooms has direct access to a full bathroom. Also on the second floor, is a custom designed office with plenty of cabinetry for files, supplies, electronics, trash and recycling. In addition, the room contains a beautiful eco-friendly countertop with a sink, under counter Sub-Zero refrigerator, drawer microwave and coffee station. The wall of windows has a custom window bench. A shaded deck overlooks the golf course and a custom wrought iron spiral staircase can take you to the pool and entertainment area. With an adjoining full bath, the office currently houses a king-sized sleeper sofa along with a large desk and could also serve as a comfortable mother-in-law suite or guest area. Above the office is a bonus room that is accessed via a handsome library ladder. Currently configured as a bunk room, the space sleeps nine grandchildren (bunk futon, two trundle beds, and two, fold-out beds). A large circular window adds a bit of whimsy and brings the outdoors in tothis versatile hideaway. The ground level garage/storage area is encased in cinder block. It provides a wonderful play space for children, a recreation space for table games (shuffleboard, ping pong, air hockey, pop-a-shot, foosball) easy storage for 4+ automobiles, plenty of dry storage with custom shelving, ample room for golf carts, beach items, exercise equipment, bicycles, riding toys and more. Other noteworthy features of the home include custom plantation shutters, hard wood floors (minus four bedrooms), two bedrooms with tray ceilings, and a catwalk hallway connecting opposite sides of the second floor. The saline pool comes with a one year old heater and chiller. The outdoor entertainment area is maintenance-free with composite deck and vinyl railings. There is a lawn irrigation and drip system for flowers and plants/porch and deck. There are three custom designed wrought iron gates to the pool area and garage, as well as a wrought iron sculpture of a diving mermaid on the golf course brick wall. The landscaping is sculpted to allow ground level backyard activities. The golf cart path is across the fairway from this home, ensuring more golf course privacy. This inviting home is well maintained and decorated in neutral colors.
Listing courtesy of East Islands Real Estate.