8430 Lanier Drive known as Beachwood Cottage is a unique property located on the end of "The Peninsula" in Deer Creek Shores and is rich with character and charm. One can enjoy living year round on open water of beautiful Lake Lanier. Sitting on 1.3 acres, the property includes a rare secluded natural sandy beach. A small cove formed by woods and a rocky point shelters the beach, dock and swimming area. Following a gentle walk from the house, one can wiggle toes in the sand or listen to waves lapping on the shore. Kids can wade into the lake, swim or launch their kayaks. Seeing bass and brim swimming in the clear water invites a cast or two. A concrete block boathouse on the beach provides convenient storage for lake gear. Outstanding construction of Beachwood Cottage is evident with the finest of woods, Kolbe & Kolbe windows, design elements and materials. Heart pine floors adorn the first level with 18'' square tiles in the remaining spaces. Eleven foot ceilings, five foot hallways and staircases are impressive features. The flat winding paver driveway and large courtyard enhance the grand entrance and lead to a two car garage plus another two car garage on the terrace level. Magnificent oversized custom mahogany double doors greet you at the entrance and when opened offer your first awesome view of the lake through massive cathedral windows in the great room. Arched pine ceiling and antler chandelier give a grandiose quality to this space. One can peek through the double-sided fireplace into the adjacent keeping room, highlighted by the natural stacked stone and wood mantel see-through fireplace. All rooms facing the lake are designed to maximize the special vista. Additionally a loft above the foyer and great room offers a stunning lake view. A formal dining area flanks the foyer and is separated by fluted wood columns, allowing dinner guests to enjoy both a gastronomic and scenic experience. The gourmet kitchen features custom stained and painted wood cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a showcase glass door pantry. A casual breakfast area back of the keeping room gives everyone a bird's eye lake view. Possibly the premier feature of the house is the oversized screened porch situated on the east side, easily accessed by doors from the kitchen and informal dining area. Here one enjoys a meal or a book or guests while observing one of many personalities of the lake or the beauty and serenity of the woods-hence the name, Beachwood Cottage. The utility space for everyday laundry/plant potting is filled with light and has a "nook" desk for one's computer. Off the laundry area a stair case leads to a room above the garage that can be an art studio. The main level finds the owners' suite with adjacent private scenic deck and two other bedrooms. Wide 51'' heart pine stairs lead to the terrace level that also boasts eleven foot ceilings in most areas. One discovers a gym room and also two additional guest bedrooms and bath. Both have excellent lake views and offer different perspective scenes of the lake. Doors connect each of the bedrooms and bath to a covered veranda ideal for cookouts and family gatherings. A large family room with stacked stone log or gas fireplace and adjacent kitchenette has sizable sliding glass doors that open to a paver patio. Small crimson rock pathways and road in the back surround landscaped areas, offering vital access to all of the property. A vintage ivy covered concrete block out-building can be a potting shed or storage. The private location of this prestigious quality custom built home, easy access to 400 and Atlanta, a panoramic lake view with a natural sandy beach make Beachwood Cottage a unique and unforgettable place to call home.
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