- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 26, 2004

Whether your greatest pleasure lies in a perfect golf game, a vigorous kayak expedition or a slow stroll on the beach, chances are that the Peninsula on Indian River Bay can provide it.

This newly developed beach- and golf-oriented community near Rehoboth Beach, Del., encompasses almost 800 acres of coastal terrain. Three sides of the community front on bays and creeks, so recreational amenities blend with scenic tranquillity.

The Peninsula has 4.5 miles of shoreline, which also incorporates 225 acres of tidal wetlands and 32 acres of woodlands. Nature exhibits, canoes, kayaks, a launching dock and a campfire pit will be part of the Nature and Exploration Center, which will provide entertainment and learning opportunities for residents.

A private, Jack Nicklaus-designed, 18-hole, par-72 golf course will be the focal point for the community, with seven holes along the waterfront and challenging play for golfers of all skill levels.

Other planned amenities include the Lakeside Village Center with a athletic club including an indoor swimming pool and spa, the Terrace Grille for casual dining, an outdoor wave pool and sandy beach, a gourmet food market, and an adults-only outdoor pool.

Developed by Odyssey Development Inc., the Peninsula will include a variety of homes with architectural styles meant to evoke historic seaport towns. Custom homesites will be available along with condominiums, town homes, villas and single-family homes.

Miller and Smith is building homes in three neighborhoods at the Peninsula, including single-family homes in the Nantucket Collection in the Moorings neighborhood and from the Seagrove and Bayside collections in the Veranda neighborhood, all priced from the $500,000s.

Town homes and detached patio homes from the Savannah Collection in the Conservancy neighborhood are priced from the $400,000s.

All the Miller and Smith homes are designed with beach-style architecture with low-maintenance fiber cement siding, 30-year roof shingles and a one- or two-car garage. Stone and brick accents are incorporated into some of the designs.

Inside, the homes have high ceilings, 12-by-12-inch ceramic-tile flooring in the foyer, elegant moldings and gas fireplaces.

Each home will have a kitchen with 42-inch maple cabinets, Corian counters, recessed lighting and 12-by-12 ceramic-tile flooring.

A master bath will be included with a tub, a separate shower and ceramic-tile flooring.

The Catalina model, part of the Seagrove Collection, features a covered porch on both the lower and upper levels.

Three sets of French doors open from the morning room, foyer and parlor onto the main-level front porch. The morning room is open to the center-island kitchen, which leads into the great room.

Adjacent to the great room is an active room, which can function as a den, home office or play area. Nearby are a powder room and a mudroom with a large closet and a door to the two-car garage. A door leads from the great room to a courtyard, which can be made into a patio.

The second level includes a loft with French doors to the upper-level covered patio. This floor also has a master suite with a walk-in closet and luxury bath, a laundry room, a second full bath, and two more bedrooms. A bonus level can be added to the home with casual living space, a full bath and room for a guest bedroom.

Call 800/PEN-DELA, or visit www.peninsuladelaware.com.

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