Gorgeous two-year-new home is located just one block from the beach
With amazing architectural elements, multiple decks and screened-in porches, this custom beach retreat is perfect for family gatherings and casual entertaining. After spending a day at the beach, boating or shopping, you’ll enjoy coming home to this calming nautical estate that has just been listed for $2.745 million.
The residence, which was built in 2017, is listed by Denise Karas in the Rehoboth office of Long & Foster Real Estate. Located at 111 Chicago Street in North Dewey Beach, this fully-furnished home includes nine bedrooms, seven full and two half bathrooms, and nearly 5,000 square feet.
“The home offers privacy, yet it’s just minutes from downtown Dewey Beach, Rehoboth and Lewes, making it ideal for year-round living, as a vacation home or an investment property,” said Karas.
The casual and relaxed feel of the beach is evident from the moment you arrive at this magnificent home. In the front yard, a boardwalk-style walkway welcomes you home and leads to the front door. An expansive screened-in porch across the entire front of the home is the perfect place to enjoy morning coffee or drinks before dinner with friends.
Inside, you enter into the breathtaking great room, featuring wide plank white oak floors and natural accents, including a counter-to-ceiling kitchen backsplash made of tiles imported from Morocco. This room makes you want to kick off your shoes, sit back and relax. The family room area of the great room includes built-in couches that are also twin beds and a gas line for a future fireplace.
It will be easy to cook for family or a crowd in the spacious kitchen with open shelving, stunning white cabinets, Thermador range and other high-end appliances. There is plenty of space to dine at either the built-in booth seating or at the 12-foot long center island. The island’s base is made of reclaimed wood and its countertop is truly a work of art, hand-made from beautiful blue and green recycled glass. For al fresco dining, just open the kitchen’s folding windows to create a pass-through from the kitchen counter to the screened-in porch outside the kitchen.
To refresh your drinks, use the separate beverage area off the main kitchen, which is complete with a sink, dishwasher, ice machine and glass cabinetry. To enjoy some quiet time, the den offers a library and comfortable chairs for reading or relaxing. In the surfer-themed powder room, you’ll find reclaimed wood on the walls and a unique vintage sink. The back of the home has a comfortable family/game room with a kitchenette, separate entrance, screened-in porch and another vintage-inspired powder room. Your overnight guests will enjoy the privacy of this separate living, kitchen and dining area, as well as the convenience of the home’s two staircases and multiple laundry rooms.
Upstairs, you’ll find eight bedrooms and seven full bathrooms. Many of the bedrooms have balconies, and beautiful bead board paneling on vaulted ceilings. The master bedroom on the third floor, can be closed off with a beautiful wooden barn door when the living area, which includes a convenient wet bar and refrigerator, is being used to enjoy a movie or watch a game.
A large unfinished room above the garage, known as “the tower”, is accessible from the second floor and opens to a balcony. This grand room, with 22-foot ceilings is being renovated to accommodate several creative uses. It would be ideal as an art studio, work-out room or another master bedroom suite.
Rare for this area, the home has a full basement that provides plenty of storage for all your biking and beach gear. To rinse off after a day at the beach, there are four outdoor showers. This property provides ample parking with eight off-street parking spaces, as well as garage parking.
The house, which sleeps 20, has proven to be a rental machine and continues to be in demand during the off-season.
Learn more about 111 Chicago Street here or by contacting Karas at email@example.com or 443-226-0560. You can also see more photographs of the property here. For more information about Long & Foster, visit LongandFoster.com.