161 Terrapin Point
Exceptional even by John’s Island peerless standards is this truly remarkable 5BR/8.5BA Gem Island riverfront masterpiece. Nestled along the western shore of Gem Island on a quiet cul-de-sac street, this estate’s exceptional English Georgian architecture and worldly design create a relaxed yet sophisticated and timeless feel. Boasting 8000± square feet, quality craftsmanship and detailed finishes are beyond definition. Oriented to capture ample sunlight and prevailing breezes, indoor and outdoor living spaces overlook breathtaking views of the peaceful Intracoastal Waterway. Inside, stately details include hand painted trim and ceiling details by the French artist, Dupuis; Portuguese Sandy Lane stone floors with mosaic tiles, oak hardwood floors, coffered walnut ceilings, hand painted canvas panels in the formal dining room and custom overhead fans from Italy as well as blue marble inlaid floors.
This southern plantation style home is comfortably equipped for multiple generations, with a pool, spa, sandy beach, boat dock with lift, summer kitchen, temperature-controlled wine cellar, cinema room with wet bar, elevator, handsome study with full bath and a gourmet island kitchen with commercial grade appliances and butler pantry. The second level has Brazilian Ipe floors and features two bedrooms, each with beautifully appointed bathrooms, as well as a luxurious master suite with his and her walk-in closets with refrigerator drawers, detailed Onyx-clad baths and a private boudoir, all opening onto a west-facing covered loggia offering panoramic treetop water views. Solid concrete construction throughout, German engineered Tischler windows and doors, pocket screens, domed ceilings with cove lighting and individual temperature controlled rooms are a sampling of this home’s many enviable features. A golf membership is available upon approval.
Builder: AXOR Construction, Inc.
Architects: Richard W. Dodge, AIA & Marie-France Bêlanger
Interior Designer: Jocelyn Dufort Design
Landscape Architect: Warren McCormick & Associates