The classic French country architecture of this new home (finished 2010) understates the "Wow" everyone exclaims upon entry. 2 story ceilings in the expansive foyer and great room open up to arched passages to the sunroom, kitchen, master bedroom and dining room. These arches continue at the top of the stairway for the overlook passage to the 2nd level.
Great room features floor to ceiling corner stone fireplace that adds to the southwest decor. Ambient lightning from 6 wall sconces add to the homey feeling in this room with over 18' ceiling height.
The kitchen has Jenn Air double oven with convection cooking, 6 burner gas down draft, built in microwave, new 26 cubic ft refrigerator/freezer and dishwasher. All appliances are stainless steel and countertops are granite.
For those who dream bigger, this is a massive kitchen. Let's talk 24' open span construction with no unsightly floor to ceiling beams or columns! The kitchen is one-of-a-kind and affords room for several cooks at one time.
The island features a 6 burner natural gas Jenn-Air downdraft, built in microwave and electrical outlets for small appliances. There is comfortable seating for 8 people to eat and be entertained while watching the chef serve. And that is not half of it!
We have an oversized stainless steel sink with 3 compartments and a pull out Delta plumbing fixture. Stainless Steel dishwasher is to the right and large drawer base with cutlery, towels and 3 sets of knifes and forks to the left. Behind the island cabinets on another wall is a new 26 cu ft LG side by side refrigerator freezer, large Jenn Air double ovens with convection cooking, pull out cabinets with several types of cooking utensils, and a butlers pantry for prep work.
On the third wall of this huge kitchen is a built-in work station for the chef or multi-tasking.
Much thought was put into the kitchen design to enable the cook(s) and family to enjoy each other while breathing in the awesome views of the river, bay and Mississippi Sound. There is seating for 5 or more people at the large round table in the corner. (There is something to be said about made in the Phillipines! This table went underwater in my home during Hurricane Katrina. I cleaned and sanded the top and poly stained it. It is a beautiful piece of wood!).
There is another table in the kitchen that will seat 4 or can be used for serving appetizers and side dishes. So with the furniture and distinctive dark maple mitred cabinets and center island, our kitchen is designed for family and fun!
The kitchen is 24' x 24' and can easily accommodate our guests and chefs. Plus the outdoor gas grill on the 12' x 24' terrace, which is mere steps away, provides additional options for family and friends. And should you require concierge services, catering services or even a guest chef we are here to help.
Off the Kitchen and Sun Room we have a raised terrace/patio with wrought iron hand rails. This space is open by intention to allow for sun bathing and for the morning sun to stream in the kitchen and sun room. ( During winter months the sunlight is reflected off the water and playfully dances on the ceilings ). In the afternoon and evening hours this space is nice and shaded. The gulf breeze is unrestricted here and adds to the peaceful setting with the backdrop of water, mossy oaks, hoot owls, pelicans and migratory birds. And, we have become a stop of sorts for monarch butterflies that migrate to and from Central America.
During evening hours the amber lights of the far distant 6 lane highway 90 bounce off the water. The lights of the Port of Pascagoula are reflected off low lying clouds coming in off the Gulf. Truly, one-of-a-kind Kitchen and one-of-a-kind view. Add in the night time lights of the Port City to the east of us and your group will have memories for a lifetime! And if you book on a full moon, you can see the moon come up on the horizon and as it rises over the water you will be singing "Moon River"!
Separate master suite is down stairs with 11ft ceilings. French doors open to the spa bath with his and her vanities, large corner whirlpool and 6ft shower with built-in seat. Shower is state-of-the-art with handheld spray unit, fixed jetted valves and shower/rain head fixture.
All the rooms have expansive views of the bayou and the adjoing Pascagoula River. Views of Round Island, Pascagoula Bay and the MS Sound can be seen from the kitchen, sunroom and upstairs bedrooms!
The special features continue upstairs with 2 full baths to serve the 3 bedrooms and oversized bonus room ( or game room / man cave or kids play room). Views from the rooms upstairs are even more expansive.
Also important to our guest is knowing there are 3 each Trane HVAC units ( 8.5 tons of AC ) and 4 high recovery 50 gallon hot water tanks zoned for each area of the house.
The kitchen also has its own A/C unit and hot water which it shares with the large laundry room. Everything is stocked and ready from pots and pans to extra pillows and blankets.
This home is conveniently located to US Hwy 90 (6 lanes only 1 block away) and therefore due to the ease of access to points west we are only some 20 to 25 minutes to Biloxi beach resorts and casinos. There is year round fishing here with fishing on the bank of the river just steps away. There are several local pubs, restaurants and food stores close by. (Walking distance to Hulks Cove Restaurant and Pub on the River). And being only 1 block away to the 6 lane lighted hwy not only adds to convenience but also safety in getting to and from Biloxi.
As custom builders we developed, and special designed/ built this property. Everything works and if something breaks or gets broke we fix it. Secondly, we have a home that complies with the International ResidentialCode, and has been inspected by the City of Gautier for use as a Bed and Breakfast and is licensed for such use as a vacation rental. Our property is code compliant in both construction and licensed by local jurisdictions!
Salty Water Outlook is 90 minutes to New Orleans, 25 minutes to Biloxi Resorts, restaurants and Casinos, 20 minutes to Oceans Springs and 1 minute to local pubs and seafood restaurants!
Accessibility, affordability, functionality and spacious comfort combined. Through these your time on the Gulf Coast will be blessed.