HILLS OF ROSEMONT STUNNER
It is one of the finest homes in Durham’s prestigious Hills of Rosemont. This stunning
Mediterranean-style residence provides its owner utmost privacy and serenity as it sits
on over 4.5 acres embraced by towering trees. A lengthy brick driveway flanked by
impeccably manicured landscaping leads to a roundabout featuring an impressive
fountain, a porte cochère, and a portico with Tuscan columns.
An Introduction Like No Other
Custom wood-framed glass doors complemented with sidelights and wrought iron
filigree open to a sanctuary of spaciousness and light, where every space offers myriad
dramatic architectural and design elements. The finest materials and workmanship are
evident throughout the home and include the use of exceptional stone and wood,
breathtaking ceilings, and exquisite detailing.
The spectacular foyer, with its multi-tray ceiling towering overhead and its polished
marble floor underfoot, is open to the formal dining room, an office, and a dazzling living
room beyond stylized columns. The foyer also hosts a grand, curving Riverwood
staircase, awash in light from several clerestory windows and a remarkable stained
glass dome. It culminates in a striking gallery-style overlook offering a mezzanine-like
view to the foyer and living room below.
An Ambiance of Spaciousness and Light
The living room, with its soaring four-place tray ceiling, glows from an abundance of
natural light, bathing the space through a dramatic floor-to-ceiling bank of 15 large multi-
pane windows. A fireplace is flanked by built-in cabinetry, while, across the room, a
picture window above a granite-topped bar showcases an adjacent temperature-
controlled wine room.
The Heart of the Home
Nearby, the culinary center is much more than just a place to prepare meals. While the
kitchen is fit for the discerning home cook or professional chef, with its high-end
stainless appliances, abundant cabinets, center island and expansive serving counter,
the generous informal dining area and comfortable keeping room create a welcoming
hub for family and friends to enjoy the fireplace or gaze at the inspiring rear grounds.
Easy exterior access creates effortless indoor-outdoor flow.
Tranquil Retreats for Owner and Guests
Convenient to all the amenities of the home’s primary living spaces, the owner’s suite is
tucked away in its own wing just off the foyer. Its cozy fireplace, walk-in closet, luxurious
bath with steam shower and spa tub, coffee bar, and access to the terrace qualify it as a
worthy retreat. Additional bedroom suites, on both the upper and lower levels of the
residence, stand ready to please the most particular family or guests.
Homage to an Indoor-Outdoor Lifestyle
While restful spaces abound upstairs, and a versatile upper-level bonus room would
make an excellent exercise, yoga or art studio, the home’s lower level is perfect for
recreation and relaxation. There is a professional quality theatre, a large open floor plan
area with recreation space, kitchen, pantry, dining alcove, lounge with fireplace and
built-in cabinetry, and a lovely bath with shower. Large multi-pane windows and doors
provide access to the rear grounds. A very private guestroom with bath and walk-in
closet ensuite also offers access to the veranda and grounds.
Year-round Amenities, Endless Possibilities, and Ultimate Convenience
There is a touch of Tuscany in the veranda, with its stone walls, rustic brick walkway,
handsome wood ceilings, and stone niche with a built-in grill. Stepping from the veranda
to the spacious terrace, one is beckoned by the sparkling pool and in-ground spa, and
enchanted by the neighboring forest, kn