It had to happen eventually: we knew Delaware would pull through with an OTTP! The listing price ($2,390,000) on 11 Sunnyside Road isn't staggering compared to past homes in this feature, but the design of this place is nothing to sneer at. Who would have thought this piece of California Cool would be sitting just outside Wilmington? Not only that, but it's comfortably sited on an almost 3 acre plot that beautifully complements the home's sharp lines. The inside is a lesson in not judging a book by it's cover; some things aren't as one level as they may seem!
The approach to 11 Sunnyside is all about the horizontal. Beautiful natural stone and painted wood provide a not-quite-rustic foil to the exacting architecture, which fits comfortably under some truly impressive mature trees. Once inside, the multi-level nature of the home becomes apparent. Small sets of steps here and there divvy up the spaces and keep things from being too one dimensional. There's also some interesting things going on with the home's windows, as the rear of the home opens up with floor to ceiling glass and allows you to admire the home's sylvan setting. The listing description doesn't lie: you'll be overwhelmed and impressed!
The design details are what you'd expect and more in an OTTP, with well-done Venetian plaster, groovy hanging fireplaces, custom paneling, and an extra luxurious master bathroom all built to the highest standards. Likewise, the oversized gourmet kitchen reads off like a who's who of cooking appliance manufacturers: Gaggenau, Wolf, Sub-Zero, Bosch, and Miele all make an appearance. In true 21st century fashion, the entire thing is smart wired and eco conscious. Viewing the home from the rear is a different story than the front, since it presents a more dynamic composition of glass, stone, and wood. Um, not to mention that gorgeous pool! A full outdoor kitchen ensures that plenty of al fresco entertaining goes down at this lightbox in the woods. Speaking of woods, could this lot be anymore fairytale? It's got all the trademarks of a classic English pastoral scene: lush lawns surrounded by a mixture of hardwoods, the whole thing ornamented with a serene pond perfect for picnics.