You can tell a lot about people by where they are from. Growing up in a city versus the country, on the east coast or west, in the mountains or on the shore… there are so many variables that play a part in what shapes us. It is also part of the American dream to know that at any point it is possible to pick up, pack up and head out to more promising pastures. However, more and more people are staying put and loving… or revisiting their roots. Add to that, the benefits of being at “home” are huge, especially when that place is the Crystal Coast!
The sellers of 331 Pearson Circle have a deep connection to this area. They have been privy to much lore and many little known secrets, too, so it was no surprise that they custom-built this home 19 years ago, a few doors down from their grandparents’ “fish camps” that they grew up visiting as children. With the creek out their front door and the ICW in sight, all of the kids in the neighborhood learned to water ski in these calm waters and the families and neighbors would gather together and boat to the little islands… Goat Island, Bird Island and the Sandbar where there was a big “formal” party once a year, way back when.
Returning to the area and designing their home meant mixing tradition and beauty with space and comfort. Being able to accommodate family and friends for entertaining, as well as enjoying the peace of the coastal lifestyle right outside their doors was a must! What fun to watch the boats traveling south in the winter and back up north in the summer, like tracking migratory sea-bound birds.
Cathedral ceilings inside the great room allow for loads of natural light, custom-built bookcases in warm woods lend the perfect tone of hominess and charm. The kitchen is contemporary yet classic, offering bright white cabinets with stainless appliances and subway tile backsplash. Its rich marine blue ceiling casts a lagoon-like warmth that is magical and sets the mood. The open floor plan and transitional style can adapt to a more modern look or the coastal, nautical vibe that works so well here with the stunning water view a stone’s throw away.
Form meets function with touches like Trex decking, an extra fridge in the garage and so much storage. Sometimes it’s the little things that can make a house both appealing and practical. The optional first floor master is thoughtful, too, with a garden style tub in the ensuite bath that is pool-like in scope. Bathrooms throughout offer privacy with sinks separate from the shower and loo! Not to miss, however, is the upstairs master bedroom with spa-like-bath-with-a-view. There could not be a better place to relax than soaking in this tub while watching the sunset and sailboats go by below. In second place, though, might be the colossal closet with vanity and velvet pouf, the prime spot to pick the perfect attire for the day ahead or evening out on the town.
One thing is for certain; this home greets you warmly, treats you kindly, and will love you. And we think you just might love it right back.