This stunning home, offered with a Sports Membership Opportunity to the Kiawah Island Club, was extensively renovated in 2014 by Sam Furr Architect and River Creek Construction. Located in The Preserve on Kiawah's northeastern tip, the community is known for its private setting, abundant wildlife, and superior collection of amenities, including a rustic boathouse with canoe and kayak storage, covered pier with docks, spectacular nature trails, and an observation tower overlooking Blue Heron Pond. The property's private winding driveway has lush plantings designed by renowned landscape architect Sheila Wertimer. The lovely landscape hints at the home's interior beauty. The exterior boasts natural tones and hues, a standing seam metal roof, flower-filled window boxes, and welcoming outdoor living spaces that highlight the pristine natural vistas. From the entrance portico, the stunning two-story foyer ushers you into the great room which is adorned with premium white oak flooring, luxurious plaster coated walls, and a custom-designed honed lagos azul French limestone surround fireplace. Built-in media bookcases flank the fireplace, and handsome wainscoted walls embrace oversized windows that flood the entire space with natural light and stunning panoramic views of the lagoon, maritime forest, and marsh. The gourmet kitchen offers every culinary delight. Complete with beautiful soft-close cabinetry, the cook will enjoy thoughtfully designed pull-out shelving, drawers, and storage space as well as the beautiful honed sea grass limestone counters. In addition to high-end Bosch, Sub Zero, and Wolf appliances, including a 5-burner gas cooktop and double ovens with micro-convection features, the kitchen offers a large center island with rich mahogany countertop and a generous walk-in pantry. The dining room unites the great room, kitchen, and rear deck to create a wonderful flow for easily entertaining family and friends. The spacious first-floor master suite serves as a relaxing retreat that enjoys abundant light, tall ceilings, wainscoted walls, private access to the rear deck, and picturesque south-facing views over the lagoon. The master en suite offers a marble double walk-in frameless shower, marble double vanity, and Waterworks sconces, fixtures, and fittings. Secluded just a few steps away from the kitchen is a spacious den and office, which can become a private guest suite as needed. Featuring gorgeous white oak flooring, the room offers custom-built cabinetry, a built-in queen bed, two walk-in closets, and en suite bathroom. Two guest suites on the second floor enjoy sizeable closets and private bathrooms. Between the two bedrooms, the study can be accessed through pocket French doors. The space is equipped with a custom-built multi-purpose wall unit with bookcases, pull-out shelving, desk area, and file cabinets. Additional features of this home include an elevator to all floors, 3-zone HVAC system, security system, 2-car garage with carriage style doors, new exterior light fixtures and speakers, Rinnai hot water system, dehumidifiers throughout the ground floor and garage, hurricane shutters, mahogany screen doors throughout the home, and oil-rubbed bronze and mahogany blade ceiling fans, making the property a perfect Kiawah Island sanctuary.
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