3 Portofino Place

Durham NC, 27707


$565.78 per sqft


4 Beds

4.5 Baths

4,644 sqft


Built in 2014

Listing courtesy of Realty World-Triangle Living

Floridian-Modern style Ranch home located in the prestigious Tuscan-inspired gated Maida Vale. 5,214 finished SF (includes det apt). Better than new!! Home features a separate apartment/in-law or au pair suite, offering a private entrance, encompasses a living room, a well-appointed kitchen boasting plentiful cabinets, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, and smooth cooktop, a sizable bedroom, two walk-in closets, and a large bathroom with a contemporary design, featuring a walk-in tile shower, bench seat, and transom window. The builder's attention to detail is apparent throughout the home with no detail overlooked. Solid doors, floor to ceiling marble/tile in kitchen and bathrooms, oversized two-sided fireplace with floor-to-ceiling cork accents, casement windows, unique designer fixtures, hardware, vaulted ceilings throughout, wide plank flooring, exposed beams and tile roof. The culinary haven boasts a five-gas burner La Cornue stove with pot filler, a dry bar, an oversized island featuring an eat-at bar with vegetable sink, custom cabinets accented with under-cabinet lighting, floor-to-ceiling tile, two Miele dishwashers, ice maker, sub-zero refrigerator, wall convection oven, microwave, and beverage cooler. The scullery features a farmhouse door opening, floor-to-ceiling shelves, and cabinets with a ladder for easy access. Awe-inspiring backyard haven, featuring a heated saltwater pool with spa, a celebrity style Cabana with exposed beam ceiling, drapery, gas firepit, authentic wood-fired pizza oven, wet bar area, misters, fans, and outdoor TV. Large covered patio kitchen features a Lynx grill station with hood surrounded by stone accenting, tongue and grove-stained ceiling, ice maker, bar, stainless steel appliances, refrigerator, and separate sink. Relaxing veranda easily accessible from living area and primary bedrooms with the swagger of stained beadboard ceiling, misters, ceiling fans, outdoor TV, firepit, and outdoor pool table. Owner's retreat boasts vaulted ceiling, suspended wood-burning fireplace, private entrance to the backyard oasis, His/Her custom walk-in closet with cabinet lighting, adorned with an opulent spalike bath manifesting a spacious walk-in steam shower, lavish soaking tub, eccentric towel warmer, soft-close drawers, all comprised with the warmth of an abundance of natural light. This open floor plan flows seamlessly throughout the entire home culminating with a wall of folding of glass doors that creates a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor living spaces. This feature is so aesthetically appealing you'll never want to leave your home! Separate He/She shed or gym with wall HVAC, currently used as a gym. Would make a cute playhouse. Basketball court with rubber matting, fenced in area for pets and mature lush landscaping. 3-car garage attached to home (suitable for car lift) floor-to-ceiling cabinets and wired-for electric car charging station + 42x42 courtyard for ample parking. Community minutes to I-40, Duke, and UNC University, RDU airport, golfing, shopping, restaurants, and RTP. You cannot build this home close to this price in today's market.



January 25, 2024


April 2, 2024



3 Portofino Place
Durham NC, 27707

Interior Features

Total Stories



4 Beds


4.5 Baths

Interior Features

Apartment/Suite, Bar, Beamed Ceilings, Bidet, Bookcases, Built-in Features, Pantry, Cathedral Ceiling(s), Ceiling Fan(s), Central Vacuum, Chandelier, Crown Molding, Double Vanity, Dressing Room, Dry Bar, Dual Closets, Eat-in Kitchen, Entrance Foyer, High Ceilings, High Speed Internet, In-Law Floorplan, Kitchen Island, Living/Dining Room Combination, Open Floorplan, Master Downstairs, Recessed Lighting, Second Primary Bedroom, Separate Shower, Smart Camera(s)/Recording, Smart Light(s), Smart Thermostat, Smooth Ceilings, Soaking Tub, Sound System, Vaulted Ceiling(s), Walk-In Closet(s), Walk-In Shower, Water Closet, Wet Bar, Whirlpool Tub, Wired for Sound


Bar Fridge, Built-In Refrigerator, Convection Oven, Dishwasher, Disposal, Double Oven, ENERGY STAR Qualified Refrigerator, Exhaust Fan, Free-Standing Gas Oven, Free-Standing Gas Range, Free-Standing Refrigerator, Gas Oven, Gas Range, Ice Maker, Microwave, Oven, Plumbed For Ice Maker, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Self Cleaning Oven, Stainless Steel Appliance(s), Tankless Water Heater, Vented Exhaust Fan, Warming Drawer, Wine Cooler, Wine Refrigerator

Laundry Description

Electric Dryer Hookup, Inside, Laundry Room, Main Level, Sink, Washer Hookup

Floor Description

Hardwood, Tile



Fireplace Description

Bedroom, Blower Fan, Decorative, Double Sided, Family Room, Fire Pit, Gas, Glass Doors, Great Room, Living Room, Outside, Master Bedroom, See Through



Cooling Description

Ceiling Fan(s), Central Air, Zoned



Heating Description

Fireplace(s), Forced Air, Natural Gas, Radiant Floor

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size

1 Acre

Exterior Features

Barbecue, Basketball Court, Built-in Barbecue, Courtyard, Dog Run, Fenced Yard, Fire Pit, Gas Grill, Lighting, Misting System, Outdoor Grill, Outdoor Kitchen, Permeable Paving, Private Entrance, Private Yard, Rain Gutters, Smart Camera(s)/Recording, Smart Irrigation, Smart Light(s), Storage, Uncovered Courtyard

Lot Features

Back Yard, Few Trees, Front Yard, Interior Lot, Landscaped, Level, Partially Cleared, Private, Sprinklers In Front, Sprinklers In Rear

Architectual Style

Modernist, Ranch, Transitional


Spanish Tile


Public Sewer

School Information

High School

Durham - Jordan

Elementary School

Durham - Creekside

Other Property Details



Tax Frequency


Days on Market


Association Fee


Association Fee Frequency


Association Amenities

Insurance, Road Maintenance, Storm Water Maintenance



Garage Spaces



Additional Parking, Attached, Common, Concrete, Driveway, Electric Vehicle Charging Station(s), Garage, Garage Door Opener, Garage Faces Side, Inside Entrance, Lighted, Parking Pad





Water Source




Pool Features

Cabana, Fenced, Heated, In Ground, Outdoor Pool, Pool/Spa Combo, Private, Salt Water



Buyer Agency Compensation


Listing History









Closed (sold) listings may have been listed and/or sold by a real estate firm other than the firm(s) featured on this website. Closed data is not available until the sale of the property is recorded in the MLS. Home sale data is not an appraisal, CMA, competitive or comparative market analysis, or home valuation of any property. Bought with Peggy H Harris, NEST Realty - Durham and Listed by Shawn Britt, Realty World-Triangle Living.

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