BIRDS, BOATS AND THE BRIDGE! Enjoy the splendor of life on the intracoastal waterway and Bogue Sound in this magnificent waterfront offering. This home features unique elements such as a screened gazebo overlooking the salt marsh with views of the boat activity, birds, sunrises/sunsets and the bridge to Emerald Isle. Dramatic multi-level foyer sets the tone with a stained glass window through which streams the morning and afternoon sun. Stunning great room with panoramic views of nature beyond is crowned with a vintage oak fireplace. Loft area is perfect for office or library with a view. The kitchen in this home has been updated with state of the art appliances, new cabinets and fixtures, and a cozy, handy island with plenty of space for a gourmet chef and guests. Master bedroom upper level is a true sanctuary with its own porch overlooking sound and marsh. Plantation shutters in this perfect bedroom allow for afternoon naps and privacy. Upgrades include interior/exterior paint, slate tile in bathrooms, hand-scraped hickory flooring throughout, two 6x6 plate glass, sound-facing windows, re-designed bathrooms and 2 new sliders (all added in 2015). The outside of this home allows the homeowner maximum enjoyment of coastal life. Multiple decks, handy fencing, and areas for herb gardening and pets create an outdoor space that is welcoming and practical. Home has its own dock and boat lift for watercraft and kayaks. The lowest level of this house is 20+ feet above the water. The Emerald Plantation community in which this beauty is located is one of the most desirable areas in Emerald Isle, combining a gated and private neighborhood with numerous amenities and the convenience of shops, restaurants, and church within walking distance. Amenities include clubhouse, pool, tennis courts, playground, dry boat storage, day dock, kayak launch, boat ramp and security gate.