The Outer Banks is surrounded by water. While technically not an island, we have the Atlantic Ocean to the East and the sound on the west. With all this water, you may be surprised to find a hidden gem with a lakefront home on this beautiful peninsula.
Situated in the lovely community of the Villages at Ocean Hill in Corolla, NC is 1242 Lakeside Dr. This 4 bedroom (plus bonus room) Lakefront house is nestled on a wooded lot offering lots of privacy for the backyard deck, hot tub and pool. The home has 3 full baths and 2 half baths that are well appointed. The split level design creates and immensely comfortable flow for year round living. The spacious garage has a built in workbench and plenty of storage space.
The split level design also creates tons of usable deck space; private decks off of two bedrooms plus a spacious “L shaped” deck from the upper open living room area and a smaller deck for the lower level rec room or man cave.
The expansive open concept area for the living room, dining room and kitchen is ideal for entertaining large groups while still being intimate when it is just the family relaxing, enjoying a meal or watching TV. The mellow flames of the fireplace will provide added warmth and ambiance on cool winter nights.
What is most striking about the house is how roomy and spacious all the rooms feel. It has over 3,400 sq ft for 4 bedrooms plus a bonus room that can be used as a home office, study or whatever you like.
The master bedroom features a “spa like” master bathroom with a jetted tub nestled next to 3 windows, a separate large shower and double sinks. The custom tile work includes niches and a bench in the spacious shower.
There is tons of storage space which is very unusual for Outer Banks homes which are typically designed as vacation homes. From the huge kitchen pantry, master bedroom closet plus several well placed storage areas on each level and outside; there is ample space for everyone’s stuff. The poolside storage has plenty of space for pool supplies, rafts and even deck furniture.
This home is well maintained and has not been in a rental program. The current owners have enjoyed it as a second home. It is tastefully decorated and is offered fully furnished. One has to see this home to fully appreciate it. There has been tremendous attention to details. The furniture and accessories evoke calm restful seaside feeling with out being “beachy kitsch”. The selection of fixtures and the quality and durability of materials have been carefully selected throughout the home. The foyer features a lovely custom tile medallion to greet guests upon entering and the lower level has a hand painted mural on the closet door.
The home is lakefront with only a few steps separating the yard from Crystal Lake. The lake is a private lake for the community and as a result does not require a license to fish. The fishing is catch and release. Residents and guests also enjoy kayaking or stand up paddle boarding in the lake. What a calm and relaxing way to spend the day enjoying the beautiful nature and surroundings.
While you may never want to leave this lakefront retreat, the Village of Ocean Hill has wonderful community amenities for you and your guest to enjoy. The fitness center has a full range of gym equipment; from treadmills, elliptical trainers, bikes and rowing machines; to a complete set of benches and machines for weight training. There is a oceanfront and a lakefront community pools with adjacent parking. The younger set are sure to enjoy the playground. There is also basketball court, shuffleboard, tennis courts, volleyball and four square court; something for everyone to enjoy.
One feature you are sure to enjoy is the beach valet service. No more dragging your stuff to the beach. Just rent beach chairs and umbrellas and the service will set you up in your reserved spot to leisurely enjoy your time in the sun. The snack bar at the oceanfront will tempt you with ice cream, snacks and cold drinks.
The Villages at Ocean Hill is the most northern community in Corolla before the 4 wheel drive beach; known for the wild horses and wide open spaces. This home in the Villages at Ocean Hill is perfect for a second home, a vacation rental or year round home for a discriminating owner.
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