Consider this absolutely-charming, third-row-ocean, beach home in the popular South Beach neighborhood of Sea Pines Plantation. Located just a short walk to the beach as well as all the amenities, entertainment, water sports and restaurants of South Beach Marina Villa, this single-level, low-maintenance, beautifully updated/expanded “cottage” style home provides for the ultimate in resort-style living! Just bring your beach gear, and come enjoy!
Situated on a corner lot with an excellent sense of space and openness, this single level home spreads out nicely, affording great separation and privacy among the 3 bedrooms, while affording terrific indoor, outdoor and seasonal living space.
The property is accessed by an asphalt driveway off this private cul-de-sac lane, where a delightful entry courtyard greets you with its aggregate-concrete walkway, vine-covered stucco walls, and mature accent landscaping as you approach the covered front entry porch. The picturesque courtyard additionally provides an expanded sitting area, and is further gated for added privacy.
The home features a convenient front-entry, 2-car garage accessible by a side door from the entry courtyard. The garage space is immaculate and has been beautifully finished with a solid concrete coating on the floor, stain-grade paneling on the walls, excellent overhead lighting, and even a fixed stairway leading to a bonus storage space above, complete with sheetrock-finished walls/ceiling, 2 fixed-pane windows, and an open air vent with exhaust fan for seasonal heat control.
The home’s front entry features a glass-finished front door with flanking sidelights (and even an often-used screened door), providing excellent natural light into the foyer/great room. This tiled space at the start of the floorplan provides immediate access to the dining area, the living area, and the 2 private guest suites. The living area of the this open-design “great room” features plush carpeted flooring, a slate-hearth wood-burning fireplace with custom wood mantel, multiple fixed pane/clerestory windows, and an architectural vaulted ceiling with recessed lighting and overhead ceiling fan.
There is direct access from the living room into the newly-heated/cooled Carolina Room via a sliding glass door. This room is the perfect addition to this casual floorplan, featuring carpeted flooring, vaulted ceiling with twin skylights, overhead ceiling fan, two walls of glass, and a patio door leading out to the property’s back patio. Additionally, there is a handy pass-thru to the fully-renovated kitchen, providing great convenience for entertaining and casual dining in the Carolina Room.
The home features an open-style dining room as part of the great room plan, featuring plush carpeted flooring, smooth finish ceiling with chandelier, and an overhead skylight. Just opposite the dining room is a built-in wet bar with integrated beverage fridge, mirror-back glass display shelves, and an extended length cultured marble top with integrated wet bar sink.
The fully renovated kitchen is the pride of the home, having been “gutted”, completely opened-up, and beautifully updated. This space now features 18” ceramic tile flooring all-wood custom cabinetry with modern features such as auto-close hinges, granite countertops, under-cabinet lighting, a smooth finish vaulted ceiling with recessed lighting, and a full complement of stainless steel Frigidaire Gallery appliances including: micro-hood, smooth-finish stove/oven with storage drawer, side-by-side fridge/freezer with in-door ice & water service, dishwasher, and stainless-steel double-basin sink with designer faucet. The open design kitchen now features a raised-level granite-finished breakfast bar with barstool seating and designer pendant lights. And, just off the kitchen is the convenient, full size laundry/pantry, complete with 18 inch ceramic tile flooring, built-in shelving, wall cabinets, full-size Maytag washer and dryer, convenient access to the air handler and water heater, and a patio door leading out to the service courtyard.
The master suite has been expanded from the home’s original plan to include a sitting room/den off the bedroom. The generous bedroom area features a vaulted ceiling with overhead ceiling fan, carpeted flooring, and clerestory windows for natural lighting. The adjacent den/office enjoys a continuation of carpeted flooring, a vaulted smooth-finish ceiling with skylight, recessed lighting, and overhead ceiling fan/light. The den/office and bedroom are separated by dual divided-light pocket doors. The private master bathroom is designed as a 2-part bathroom, complete with a double cultured-marble vanity, fixed pane mirror, His and Her (Her’s is a large walk-in) closets, and a sizable linen closet. The water closet portion of the bathroom features a tile-surround combination shower/tub, white tile flooring, and a smooth finish ceiling.
Guest bedroom #1 features carpeted flooring, twin double closets, a vaulted ceiling with overhead ceiling fan, multiple clerestory windows, and a sliding glass door out to private patio with twin sidelights. The private bathroom features white ceramic tile flooring, an extended-length cultured marble vanity, a fixed pane mirror, pendant lights, and a tile-surround combination shower/tub.
The second guest room mirrors the first, with similar attributes in a light and bright setting. Sharing equal access to the private courtyard, this glass-filled space enjoys carpeted flooring, twin closets, a vaulted ceiling with ceiling fan, and a private bath with white tile flooring, tile surround shower/tub, extended length cultured marble vanity, fixed pane mirror, and smooth finish ceiling.
One of the very special features of this property includes a large, private courtyard patio, finished with aggregate concrete and featuring a vine covered privacy fence. This serene, private setting receives terrific sunlight, and plays host to multiple planting beds, appointed with flowering shrubs and mature landscaping. There is also a convenient hand shower, access to the irrigation system controls, and a gate leading to the side of the property for quick and convenient access to the beach