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A bit of Tuscany has been created at this stunning three tiered terraced property overlooking the "Signature" 11th hole and its challenging water hazard of the Championship East Course of the County Club of Whispering Pines.
Affectionately known as the Piazzas at "Lago Bella", the open plan three bedroom/two bath home has been transformed into a captivating Italian Villa. Curving cobblestone walls connect three separate rear yard piazzas, one of which boasts a large pergola with Haddenstone limestone pillars and hand cut Western Cedar beams, and another a large built-in gas fire pit overlooking a lighted fountain with its mesmerizing water sounds.
A second pergola with its rounded back double seated swing is tucked in among the pines, dogwoods and cedar trees providing a place of solitude for reading and undetected bird watching. Low-voltage lighting throughout the property provides special night time ambiance as one waits for the moon to rise over the horizon to spread its own special glow.
Inside, the Italian tradition continues with a spacious kitchen with its cooktop, wall oven, corian countertops, wine cooler and extensive cabinetry to house everything the cook needs to create magical dishes. The nearby breakfast nook with its bay window provides seating for guests during prep time and a place for informal family dining.
The Great Room is large enough to house two seating areas, one of which flanks the floor to ceiling stone fireplace. The entire rear wall is windowed to capture the views from every room, and a pair of sliding glass doors provides easy access to the adjacent wood deck. The Carolina Room with Italian ceramic tile flooring is used for casual living. Two guest bedrooms and a guest bath with its exquisite modern Italian motif round out the first floor living areas.
No Italian Villa would be complete without its lower level wine cellar, which also embraces an exercise area and two workshop benches. Double doors open to the back yard with access for a golf cart, but the two car garage is large enough for the cart plus two vehicles. The curved driveway is concrete, and the walkways to the front door are stamped concrete. A variety of plants designed to complement each distinct area and to attract birds and butterflies are supported by an extensive irrigation system utilizing pond water.
1 Highland Drive is located just a short golf cart ride from the Club House of the Country Club of Whispering Pines with its two 18 hole golf courses, swimming pool, and tennis courts. All residents have free access to the public boating, swimming and picnic areas at the Village's eight lakes.
Whispering Pines resides within the coveted Sandhills Farm Life School District, is just two miles from the renowned Sandhills Community College and neighborhood shopping, and seven miles from the highly acclaimed 395-bed Moore Regional Hospital. Police, Fire and EMS protection is provided twenty four hours a day.
- Property Type: Single Family (Detached)
- Sale Type: Resale