Set within the Members-only Cassique community, this handsome home embraces gardens and greens with lush, manicured landscaping, native hardwoods, and a well-sited design that makes the most of its golfside setting. Exterior elements include a mixture of brick, stucco, and slate and a variety of mullioned windows that give nod to the neighborhood’s prevailing Arts & Crafts style. However, gracious outdoor living spaces, including rear decks and a screened porch, still call to mind a relaxed Lowcountry influence.
The double-stacked entry features a covered porch above a columned portico that houses a pair of mahogany entry doors with arched transoms. A brick-lined driveway leads to a 3-car garage with ample storage and an elevator to all floors.
The bright, cheerful interiors enjoy details such as porthole and clerestory windows, arched doorways, three-quarter wainscoting, and grasscloth wall coverings. Topped by a coffered shiplap ceiling, the great room also features a fireplace flanked by custom built-ins and a rear wall of windows and doors that frame vistas of Cassique’s Hole No. 15 and the marsh beyond. Direct access to the rear porch and deck, a full bar with custom cabinetry, and a wine cellar are convenient additions to the main level, which is ideally suited for entertaining.
Just steps from the great room, a handsome study is complete with oak cabinetry and trim and a library-like wall of custom built-ins with glass accent panels. Clerestory windows above the built-ins provide natural light while a pair of French doors open onto the screened porch.
On the opposite end of the hallway, a show-stopper family room features striking architectural accents, such as a wood-lined, barreled ceiling, an arched fireplace, custom built-ins, and a trio of windows that flood the space with natural light.
A gourmet, eat-in kitchen has a butler’s pantry, granite countertops and backsplash, custom cabinetry, and a breakfast bar with seating for four. A suite of upscale appliances from Blue Star®, Thermador®, and Wolf® join a central cook’s island with stainless countertop, prep sink, and heating tray to make light work of preparing and serving meals for family and friends. Transom windows and a coffered ceiling provide visual interest in the adjacent morning room, and a pair of French doors open onto the rear deck.
Conveniently located at the end of the entry hall, a bright, window-lined stairwell leads to a second-floor landing area with access to the covered entry porch and a luxurious master suite. In the master suite, a barreled ceiling, fireplace, and a private porch with long, unimpeded golf views across the marsh to where the Kiawah River meets the Atlantic Ocean joins a generous bath with walk-in shower, dual vanities, and his and hers closets to create a peaceful retreat. This level is also home to an ensuite bedroom and a wainscoted reading nook with alcove.
Outdoor living is central to a Lowcountry lifestyle, and a site such as this calls for multiple opportunities to enjoy the mild climate and views of the marsh, inlet, and ocean beyond. With a herringbone-patterned, brick fireplace and tabby concrete walls, the screened porch, just off the great room and study, provides a year-round, outdoor living space. The upper rear deck houses an outdoor kitchen and bath and overlooks eye-catching landscaping and a lower deck with curved pool and spa.
Outfitted in shiplap paneling with wide-plank floors, the charming three-bedroom, two-bath guest house is an ideal spot for guests to relax with generously sized bedrooms, a living room, and kitchenette.
A Kiawah Island Club Membership is available with the purchase of this property, which means unfettered access to private, world-class amenities, including dining, fitness, golf, tennis, pools, and more just a short walk or bike ride away.