He stares down his opponent. Dribble. Dribble. Dribble. Gives a fake to the left, moves right, and … swish.
The crowd goes crazy. The “crowd” of friends and family who have gathered in Delaware, Ohio, to watch this exciting one-on-one matchup from the private viewing area of the decked-out, indoor basketball half-court on West Orange Road, that is.
The basketball court is the type of amenity that defines and distinguishes some of today’s most impressive custom estates, showcasing the ultimate in luxury and lifestyle potential. And it’s just one of the distinctive features found at this exceptional residence.
“This contemporary gated home is very aesthetically pleasing, built with incredible quality, and is so unique. The main home features a movie theater with custom-built surround sound and recliner seating, and the half-court basketball gym and generously sized home gym are incredibly opportune for any luxury home buyer,” says listing agent Alma Lovins of Coldwell Banker King Thompson New Albany/Gahanna, of the five-bedroom, five-and-one-half bath, 9,922-square-foot residence. “With the amazing recreational facilities, I absolutely could see a professional athlete being interested in the property, but I could also see a family with children who value sports. Someone equally interested in music could fall in love with the property, thanks to the recording studio, along with a fully equipped kitchen and oversized attached garage, featured in the separate guesthouse.”
That guesthouse also has a front porch that overlooks a private pond — just one of many surprises found outdoors on the two–acre, wooded and lushly landscaped property. “Any luxury homebuyer will enjoy the incredible backyard, which is perfect for entertaining and resort-style living, featuring an in-ground pool, a Zen water feature and an outside, grand entrance stairway,” she says.
The entertainment potential continues inside the home, with an array of highly desirable features, including an in-home movie theater, large gathering spaces that drink in the scenic views and provide immediate access to the outdoors, and a spacious bonus room with ample space for a billiards table and a large game-watching zone. The custom gourmet kitchen is yet another space that is ideal for both entertaining and family living and boasts an adjacent breakfast nook that inspires the feel of enjoying a meal in the wilderness, thanks to large windows on three sides.
“The gourmet kitchen is fully loaded with top-of-the-line appliances, a large island, custom cabinetry and a butler’s pantry,” she says. “An immense, 360-degree custom-built shower in the master bedroom and exquisite bathroom fixtures also bring the ‘wow’ factor.”
In fact, says Lovins, the entire estate was designed to captivate while providing the owners with every amenity they need in a preferred location that enjoys serenity, seclusion and access. “This home has been finished to perfection, with interior features showcasing contemporary architectural design, dramatic ceiling heights, and meticulous detail and customization at every angle,” she says.
“The luxury buyer of this property will not only be buying a home that is as contemporary as the newer-built homes, but will have the exceptional sense of character and the spacious land that provides privacy, the sense of sanctuary and intimacy that many desire, as well as convenience to shopping, outdoor life, state parks and recreation, and highways for downtown access.”
600 W. Orange Road
Represented by Alma Lovins, Sales Associate, Coldwell Banker King Thompson New Albany/Gahanna.
C: (614) 440-2621
O: (614) 939-0808
Article by Zachary Chase; This story originally appeared in the fall 2017 issue of Homes & Estates magazine.