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Poised on the tranquil banks of the Wicomico River, a majestic waterfront home will captivate and inspire you

Written By: Nick Brandi | Photographer: Stephen Cherry

For those who are familiar with Salisbury, any residence situated in the Riverside Drive area comes with high expectations. If that property happens to be owned by one of Delmarva’s premier home-décor and furnishings experts, the stakes get even higher. If the expert’s name is Kimmerly Messick, you’re talking about the kind of real estate opportunity that comes along very rarely in our area.

It all started a few years ago when Kim had a vision. A 5,000 sq. ft. residence on a large waterfront lot that majestically graces the edge of the picturesque Wicomico River, complete with a 120-ft. deep water pier and boat lift, a place where breathtaking sunsets come compliments of Mother Nature. At first glance, traditional architecture, copper roofing, natural-gas lanterns and custom carved entry doors welcome a lifestyle of elegance and opulence.

Kim’s vision began to take shape when she teamed her instincts with the talents of designer Roxy Wagner. Once Kim’s goals were established, the process began of transforming the home into an exquisite interpretation of a lifestyle. Key contributions were also made by a cluster of seasoned local professionals, including stirring design concepts by Christopher L. Pattey of the Becker Morgan Group, evocative landscaping and hardscaping by Bryan LeCompte of Yard Designs and the solid construction talents of Temco Builders. When these skilled practitioners married their ideas with the top-quality materials that Kim insisted upon, it produced a domestic environment, both inside and out, that represents the quintessence of luxury living.

Soaring 18-foot coffered ceilings, arched windows and French doors frame the panoramic river view perfectly. Thoughtful finishing touches like the transitionally styled settee, silk-enveloped down pillows and ostrich neck rolls lend the perfect measure of elegance and comfort to any guest.

Designed for gourmet indulgences, with all amenities at-hand for extraordinary entertaining, the kitchen is a culinary masterpiece. It’s championed by professional-grade Viking appliances, including a six-burner, freestanding gas range, double oven, icemaker, deep-bowl double stainless sinks and warming drawer. Stunning crosscut sapele mahogany cabinets, from Phippin’s Cabinetry & Custom Homes in Salisbury, complete the kitchen with panache. Amber Murano glass pendants complement the black galaxy granite countertops.

The living room was designed for the quietest gatherings or grandiose affairs. Its handsome fireplace mantle is flanked by mirrored alcoves that reflect the warmth of its surroundings, while simultaneously accenting ostrich-covered ottomans. Parisian-style quilted velvet chairs are discreetly paired to encourage intimate conversations.

Also on the first level are the barreled ceiling and silk-lined architectural niches that flow to the exquisite “jewel box” powder room. Its bronze and gold crushed-glass tiles add a splash of sparkle, while ambient lighting makes the handmade bronze wall covering positively radiant.

Finally, the first level boasts its own state-of-the-art media room. Highlighted by a custom fireplace, built-in TV and four sumptuous leather recliners, the setting for watching your favorite movies and sports events is guaranteed to please. The same can be said about the unparalleled views of the river, which are enjoyed from every window.

The upper level is just as spectacular, meanwhile, and has a melody all its own. An ebony baby grand player piano is center of attention on the upper landing. No maestros in the family? No problem. The baby grand is linked to a wall-mounted karaoke viewer for hours of unrivaled fun.

By comparison, the feel of the luxurious master suite is best described as a romantic getaway. Brazilian-chestnut hardwood floors reflect the sophistication of the embroidered silk duvet and Swarovski Crystal-embellished tufted velvet chaise. Awaken to gentle sunlight and water views, and retire for the evening after the simple touch of a button, thanks to motorized draperies and sheer panels. Tranquility and indulgence are found in the spalike master suite baths. The generously sized his-and-her master bath areas feature a spacious shower with massaging pebble stones, bubble-jet soaking tub, natural-stone countertops, heated travertine flooring and expansive walk-in closets. The exquisite glazed-ivory custom cabinetry offers ample storage and a convenient warming drawer for towels.

This exclusive property is available for purchase fully furnished, as shown, for $1,495,000. To schedule a personal and private tour of this one-of-a-kind residence, contactKimmerly Messick at 410-726-4978, or e-mail kmessick@bethanyresortfurnishings.com.

Homeowner Kimmerly Messick is the owner of Bethany Resort Furnishings in Bethany Beach, one of the most esteemed and popular businesses of its kind on the Eastern Shore. They are known for their vast selection and inventory in a wide array of styles, colors and textures. Their highly trained and creative design professionals have the experience, passion and quality furnishings to create the interior of your dreams for your primary residence or vacation home.


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