148 Martin Lane, Duck, NC 27949View on Map
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No longer available for the 2023 season
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The "Champagne Chateau" sits serenely behind a wide dune overlooking the beach. Surrounded by mature trees, the two-acre location of this exquisite oceanfront estate was chosen by the original owners because of the afforded privacy. Along the ocean, this one-of-a-kind haven is scenically landscaped with seacoast plants and seasonal flowers. Designed in the style of grand beach manors of a bygone era for gatherings of family and friends, but still cozy enough for a few. The home was designed by a notable North Carolina architect who integrated Northern Shingle style with elements of NC historic plantation homes by presenting a dramatic stair tower from the west side and double porches on the east, a detail brought to the Carolinas by planters from the West Indies. Built as a three-generation family beach home - for any time of the year - this former Du Pont residence has several wings to accommodate family groups with central gathering areas. This home adjoins the Audubon Sanctuary and is not far from the many amenities of Sanderling and Duck.
The salon-style upper-level living area opens onto covered decks facing the ocean and westward to decks with views of the sound. The formal living room is a large area full of light with ocean views to the east and sound views to the west. Picture windows are the centerpiece of each of the four sitting bays on either side of the doors. The high tray ceiling is of clear Carolina cedar and the windows, doors and baseboards are clear cypress with wide heart pine floors. Enjoy ocean views from the master suite or cooking in the large kitchen with several workstations for food preparation by either extended family or caterer. A picture-window bay on the east brings in the light and ocean vista. On the west, an over-sized glass door opens to a balcony overlooking the garden and Currituck sound. After a good meal, head to the bedrooms that are spacious and comfortable with well-appointed bathrooms. Separate wings provide private, peaceful sleeping space for all. Come and experience living in the preserved natural habitat of this Atlantic Ocean to Currituck Sound community!
No Pets Allowed
Main House layoutBedroom Definitions
Level 1: South Wing
King with sitting area and access to screened porch, shared bath with room 2
King with access to screened porch, shared bath with room 1
King with private deck
Family room and refrigerator; laundry.
Level 1: North Wing
King with adjoining room with Daybed
Full bath; laundry.
King with his and her vanities, sauna, and deck access
Great room that opens onto covered decks facing the ocean and westward to decks with views of the sound; large well-equipped kitchen with two dishwashers, a gas range and two refrigerators; the dining area seats 12 and has a bay window that brings in light and beautiful ocean vistas; to the west, an oversized glass door opens to a balcony overlooking the garden and Currituck sound; two half baths.
Located on two acres, private walkway to the beach with dunetop gazebo, multiple TVs/DVDs, gas grill. Exterior amenities include a private walkway to the beach. 2023 Access to Sanderling Racquet and Swim Club (pool and tennis courts).
Guest House layoutBedroom Definitions
Galley kitchen; laundry.
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"It is a beautiful home right on the water. The kitchen is well laid out (can't believe the view from the sink) with plenty of tools for most home chef's to enjoy. Plenty of dining space and hangout space but spread out so that no one is on top of anyone else."
"Great home, lots of space and privacy for my large family."
"The home is spacious and well equipped in the kitchen. There are plenty of areas for everyone."
"Fantastic home. Fantastic service."
"Overall excellent. AC north side bedroom floor may need to be checked. Midges a real problem for the Outer Banks."
"Awesome! Most beautiful home on the Outer Banks."
"Outstanding home. We have been coming to the outer banks for years and this house was the most spacious we have been in. The private access to the beach also provided the largest amount of individual space we have seen yet. Truly an excellent house."