Every so often, art is created with brick and mortar. This artful waterfront estate, located in the exclusive, gated Martins Point Outer Banks community, is a perfect example. Current owner carefully planned the skillful construction of this extraordinary home to not only take advantage of the breath-taking water views, but also to endure inclement weather and eliminate interruption of vital utilities. Tucked away behind the privacy of dual, two car over-sized garages, the main house is wonderfully accentuated by the striking 'James Bond' Swarovski crystal chandelier. The large, grand foyer invites you into the immense living space where you'll be immediately drawn to the breathtaking views of the Jean Guite Creek through the enormous, two story, window wall. The extensive feature list includes 9 ft ceilings, solid wood doors, Hunter Douglas blinds, built-in surround sound, central vacuum, smart control security system, over 5, 000 sqft of storage, and natural oak custom cabinets throughout with Brazilian Cherry wood adorning the dining room and office. In addition to the Viking six-burner stove with large hood and pot filler, the large, open kitchen boasts exclusive GE Monogram appliances including refrigerator with separate ice maker, convection oven with warming drawers, two dishwashers, and a Uline 50 bottle wine cooler, all with transferrable warranties. All five bedrooms are spacious and include en suite full bathrooms and large walk-in closets with extraordinary water views from both first and second floor masters. The unique spiral staircase leads from the kitchen to the second floor exercise/TV room with wet bar, microwave and small fridge. Relaxation and leisure abound on the 3/4 acre raised lot, which experienced no flooding during Hurricane Irene, and includes an exterior half bath for the 12x30 heated, salt-water pool with lights as well as the personal watercraft and boat lift at the end of the lighted dock. Additional exterior features include Trex decking, tiled patio front entrance, lawn sprinkler system, durable Hardiplank siding, and a hip roof with 50 year shingles to provide improved wind insurance rating. A covered walkway leads to the north (30x29) oversized garage, which includes an in-law suite on the second level, complete with kitchen, elevator, accessible shower, and surround sound speaker system while the high ceilings of the motorized lift equipped south garage accommodates large RVs and boats. Uninterrupted power and heating provided by the 22KW propane generator. It's easy to perfect the art of living, when you live within a work of art.