Welcome to the most exquisite beach estate on the Outer Banks. Welcome to Casa Playa. This ten bedroom home was meticulously planned, designed and decorated using only the finest materials known to man. The planning stage began by choosing the perfect corner lot in Whalehead.
From there, every square inch of the home was reviewed for function and decadence. Each light switch was strategically placed; every board location studied; tables custom made specifically for the house; even the decks were lowered to offer better ocean views. Starting on the top level, you enter into a grand, entertaining room with cathedral ceilings, sophisticated furnishings and expansive ocean views. Guests will immediately notice the brilliant use of eucalyptus wood throughout the home.
Eucalyptus is a Brazilian wood known for its quick regeneration as well as its rich dark grain. The design of the home incorporated this wood in the ceiling panels, stairways, wainscoting and custom kitchen cabinets. The kitchen is a professional chef’s dream come true. Butcher block islands, twin ovens, twin refrigerators, granite counter tops, ice machine, elegant pendant lighting and a new tile backsplash are just a few of the fine appointments.
Not only are the surfaces durable, but all hardware is top of the line, as well. There are two distinct dining areas on this level. One is the breakfast nook, with its built in seating and solid table and the other is the main dining area with its opulent mahogany table and seating for 18. This level also is home to the luxurious master suite.
A king sized bed and 8 foot French doors are just a few of the amenities. The master bath once again incorporates the custom eucalyptus with fine Kohler fixtures. There is a tiled shower with rainforest heads and toe tester spigot. There is a private elevator to get from floor to floor…but the stairwells are a sight to behold.
Moving down the stairway, the first thing to catch your eye is the brushed aluminum handrails (the same kind you see on sportfishing yachts) and stainless steel cables replacing the customary balusters. These elements offer a clean, modern look in an indestructible finish. The mid level is home to seven bedrooms, each of which is decorated using fine furnishings and light fixtures. Did I mention that a lighting designer was used for all aspects of optics throughout the house? …Most every bedroom in the house is a master with its own luxurious bath.
On the lower level, the fun begins in the huge gameroom with slate billiards table, full kitchenette, "Wavy Bar" and widescreen TV. The floor is stained concrete with antiqued etching, reminiscent of a turn-of-the-century speakeasy. Adjacent is the plush theater room with wide screen, reclining sofas, recessed optics and a high end Boston Acoustic audio system. A commercial Hoshizaki Ice Maker is the latest addition to make entertaining and trips to the beach a snap.
Virtually every guest professes their love for the ice maker! The entire house was designed for comfort and durability. Perhaps the most adorning feature is the wrap around porches. All decks are self draining and made of teak.
All teakwood was attached using a connector system, so there are no screws to be seen. The decks were dropped six inches from the living areas so that the ocean views would not be obstructed. Stainless steel cables were used again to optimize sight lines of the Atlantic. In the rear yard you’ll find a large saltwater gunite pool and well as a hot tub covered by a sail shade.
Even the fencing is durable aluminum, so maintenance throughout has been minimized. This description only scratches the surface of the long list of features. Casa Playa is the perfect investment property and (as you just read) the work has been done for you. The current owners love the house and use it a great deal during rental season.
A detailed Cash Flow Analysis is available. The Virtual Tour was created a few years ago and is a great walk-thru
Refrigerator w/Ice Maker
All Window Treatments
Ice Maker Connection
Inside Laundry Room