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Kiawah Island Residence in South Carolina

By Brian Pho


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Located at 85 Blue Heron Pond Road, on the Island of Kiawah, in South Carolina, this exclusive island estate superbly overlooks the magnificent Atlantic Ocean. Penned down by the acclaimed Norwalk-located architectural brand Shope Reno Wharton and featured in Architectural Digest June 2009, this gorgeous home boasts with exquisite craftsmanship and fantastic looks. Nevertheless, it was also mentioned in the Wall Street Journal recently.

Experienced master builder Russ Cooper of Kiawah and his team of craftsmen have finished it with consummate detailing and covered it in weathered red cedar shingle and shake plus Savannah Grey bricks which were made by hand. The estate sports a 5-car garage and separate guest quarters with pool and state of the art fitness facility.

The main residence comprises 15,000 square feet of living space plus an additional outdoor living area, covering 5,000 square feet, with balconies, infinity pool, porches, ipe decking and pavilions. The residence also boasts with the famous Germany-sourced Tischler and Sohn windows fenestrated to enable the residents to fully enjoy every bit of sunlight. In addition, the property sports a guest house with fitness, media room, bedroom with sitting area, two full bathrooms and fully endowed kitchen.

The list of amenities is mind-bogglingly huge, featuring all sorts of stuff for both daily and occasional usage. There is a media wall, wine cellar, study paneled in mahogany, stocking room, butler’s pantry and office. The kitchen is fitted with state of the art appliances and custom-manufactured storage.

Atlanta-based Jacquelynne P. Lanham Designs have taken care of the interiors, providing a stunning color palette that reflects the island of Kiawah. The main residence, with its 7 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms exudes elegance and exquisiteness, showcasing the signature style of Lanham. It boasts superbly executed woodwork, paneling and flooring, from old oak, mahogany walnut and multiple sorts of burnished hardwoods. The gardens are trimmed in a magnificently beautiful manner by Oehme van Sweden of Washington DC. There’s also a pretty large boat dock at the westernmost tip of the estate and a total of 11.7 acres of land including two additional homesites.

What’s even more interesting is the singular character of this majestic property, accentuated by the graceful balance of easy Carolina Lowcountry charm and exactly calculated features. The surroundings lands present themselves with leafy palmettos, tall pine trees, the sea grasses of Stono Inlet and Kiawah River as well as mature live oak trees.

Priced at a dazzlingly huge $18 million, this property is actually not that expensive if you come to think of it a little bit.


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About Brian Pho

Brian is a freelance writer and journalist with a passion for technology, gadgets and home innovations, a love for travel and a keen interest in anything that moves, whether it's cars, planes or yachts. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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