High Living In Lowcountry, Kiawah Island, Estate Of The Day
Kiawah Island, is located 21 miles south of historic Charleston, on the South Carolina coast. The island is about 10,000 acres, over 10 miles in length and 1.5 miles at its widest point, bordered by protective sand dunes. It is one of the few places still left in our country where elegance co-mingles with eco-sensitivity. Houses built here are extremely high end, but with a green perspective, as Kiawah itself is a place with untouched marine forests, wild birds and mammals, bordered by marshland and ocean.
At present, this Estate Of The Day is the largest in terms of acreage and square footage on Kiawah, as well as the most expensive at $29 Million. It is a 15,000-square-foot gated residence, with a five-car garage, a separate guest home with fitness facilities, an additional 5,000 square feet of outdoor living space --open decking, porches, balconies, and an infinity pool. Other amenities include a media wall, butler's pantry, stocking room, wine cellar, office, and a mahogany paneled study. The home interiors were created by Jacquelynne P. Lanham Designs of Atlanta, who worked with the estate's seven bedroom, eleven bath interior to make each room balance one another, through texture, color and light. As an example, the master baths are his and hers, with his highlighting a Japanese Ofuro tub, and hers a french-style pewter soaking tub. Both share a sauna.The exterior is made of Western Red Cedar shingle, handmade 'Savannah Gray' brick, with mahogany trim.
The outdoor landscaped gardens, were designed by Oehme van Sweden of Washington, D.C., who created complimentary flora and fauna highlights to the marsh grasses that leads to the owner's private deepwater boat dock at Kiawah's westernmost tip. Further, the 11.7-acre grounds include two additional homesites. The bucolic setting for both estate and homesites include mature live oak, sea grass, leafy palmetto, and pine. The views are of the Atlantic, the Stono Inlet and the Kiawah River.
This Estate Of The Day was generously provided to Luxist by Kiawah Island Real Estate
Gallery: Blue Heron Pond Road