By Maddy Vitale
Anyone who purchases the new home at 6 E. Aberdeen Road in the Gardens section of Ocean City will never be lonely.
Guests will be treated to a gaming theater, tiki bar and pool, a Japanese steakhouse-style griddle and a lot more in this Tommy Bahama-inspired coastal retreat.
“Garden’s Grand Seashore Estate,” as it is called, is being offered at $2.6 million and boasts 3,200 square feet of living and entertaining space in this five/six bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home.
There are even some surprises nestled in this spacious estate, including a secret passage to a bedroom by way of a wine door.
This Tommy Bahama-themed home by award-winning designer John Giovanni Caccuitti is a dream vacation estate and one-of-a-kind showpiece three houses from the beach.
“We try to think of what they would want to enjoy on vacation or in a home. We put conversation pieces in,” Caccuitti said while standing in the room behind the wine door.
One of Caccuitti’s favorite features is the commercial kitchen. The professional griddle allows chefs to cook breakfast for a crowd.
“The kitchen island gives people a place to gather around and talk as they watch their meals being prepared,” he noted.
When it comes to entertainment, all guests have to do is head outside to the swim-up tiki bar and have a seat, view their favorite games on the two televisions or just watch the waterfall. At night, the LED lighting showcases what feels more like an island getaway than a home in a residential neighborhood.
Caccuitti and his designer daughter, Kellie Caccuitti Meier, meld their male and female tastes to create the perfect décor, amenities and entertainment systems that make this year-round home or vacation retreat an inviting setting for entertaining family and friends.
“We are really great partners,” Meier said of her and her dad. “He does most of the architecture-based things and is more concerned with the electronics, whereas I am more concerned with where the furniture goes and the female touches.”
And when it comes to perfection in homebuilding and designing, nothing the father-daughter duo does is hurried.
“It really takes us a year and a half to complete a home because it has to be just right. If we don’t like something, we change it,” Meier pointed out.
The gaming theater on the top floor features a drop-down HD theater screen, HD projector and surround sound. Caccuitti and Meier describe it as heaven for kids to play life-size video games.
It is just one more way they said they created a home with all generations in mind.
For the grandparents who may want to stay inside and relax, while the party is out at the pool, the great room offers a perfect view of the scene outside, Meier said.
Donna Ang, the realtor for the property and an agent with Fox Real Estate in Ocean City, called the home spectacular and added that the special amenities make the property so special.
“All of John and Kellie’s properties are built with the family and extended family in mind,” Ang said. “There is space for everyone and really cool features and surprises throughout.”
The shore décor throughout includes driftwood color stained slats on the master bedroom doorways to complete the Tommy Bahama theme, creating the ultimate island beach estate look.
Other touches that add to the coastal design are lighted etched glass artworks of iconic Ocean City scenes in all of the bathroom showers by artist Farrah Morgan.
Caccuitti said there are built-in HD televisions, including two Alexa-controlled smart home computer/TVs, incorporated into the kitchen cabinets. There are also televisions in the bathroom mirrors and a home theater system in the great room.
“We wanted to carry through the house the whole theater experience,” Caccuitti explained.
Bob and Marykay Lojewski purchased a home in the Gardens section built by Caccuitti and Meier last year.
“Kellie and John don’t just construct a house, they build a destination where family and friends can relax, enjoying each other’s company,” the Lojewskis said. “Simply put, they put the wow factor into shore living.”
For a private showing contact Donna Ang, Fox Real Estate, at 609-703-8970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.