Waterfront estate home of approximately 5,000 square feet, (4,000 in main home, 1,000 in guest house/garage) is nestled on a private 1.60 acre with private motorized entry gate – less than 10 minutes to downtown Charleston.
The property has a rich history and was originally built in 1949 by a prominent Charleston family. In later years, the home was neglected and now this grand home has been meticulously rebuilt from the foundation up and finished in 2012. It offers a wonderful combination of casual spaces for everyday living, alongside sophisticated rooms for elegant and gracious entertaining.
The vistas upon entering the home encompass a beautiful long view of the manicured lawn and terraced grounds that lead to the ICW -- truly spectacular! The short dock abuts the Elliott Cut on the ICW and provides easy deep water access. The dock features a covered fixed pier and a 7000 lb hi-tide aluminum boat lift. Dock was finished in 2012.
The foyer encompasses a one of a kind stairway to the second floor. To the right is a handsome study. Forward from the foyer are French doors leading to the terrace. To the left of the French doors is the fabulous kitchen open to the sun room resplendent with fireplace and floor to ceiling glass to enjoy views of the ICW, gorgeous gardens, pool and spa. To the right of the French doors is a cozy media room with fireplace. The kitchen is complete with top of the line appliances and finishes. There is a separate area for butler's pantry with additional dishwasher. This area also has beautiful views of mature landscaping, pool, lawn and ICW! Additionally on the first floor is a 1700 bottle wine cellar, half bath and laundry room.
The second floor boasts the master bedroom located to capture magnificent views of the waterway with spacious private en suite master bath and large closet space. There are two additional en suite bedrooms on the second floor that are generously sized as well as a second floor den that could be a fourth bedroom. If used as a fourth bedroom it would share a Jack and Jill bathroom.
Significant features and architectural details include outdoor kitchen, hurricane glass windows throughout the home, two fireplaces in the main house and one outdoor fireplace in the citrus garden. These fireplaces are made from custom quarried Pennsylvania blue stone. The brick patios were formed using bricks recycled from the original house. The roof and floor tiles were custom made in Columbia, South America. Large timbers used in the house were recycled from deconstructed trestle bridges in Utah. The upstairs hardwoods were reclaimed from a decommissioned factory in Alabama.
The guest house was completed in 2014 and is approximately 600 square feet and includes a sauna. The two-car garage has about 300 square feet of conditioned space. The expansive grounds of the property encompass 10 grand oak trees, two 60-year-old Nachez crepe myrtles, three dozen old growth camellias and over 100 azaleas.
Additionally, there is an oversized garage with shop and carport. Truly, this is a one of a kind property in exquisite condition with privacy and easy deep water access. Lowcountry living at its finest and just minutes to downtown Charleston, the country club, Porter Gaud School, and Kiawah.
Property Features Include: Waterfront
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Lot Acres: 1.6