Consider this absolutely charming, renovated and expanded (2004) Lowcountry home situated on one of the nicest, most-private residential streets in the Club Course neighborhood of popular Sea Pines Plantation! Framed by magnificent 150+ year old Oak trees, this two-story residence is situated on a full-size homesite backing to a tidal creek with access to the Calibogue Sound and Intracoastal Waterway. From its full-width covered front porch to its alluring floor-to-ceiling windows to its abundance of modern finishes, 10 Bateau Road exudes charm and quality throughout, offering something for everyone while presenting a truly exceptional offering in today’s market…
A semi-circular driveway surrounds a manicured landscape island boasting Magnolia and Oak trees that offer outstanding shade as well as quintessential “island” street appeal. An extension of the drive leads to the front-loading two-car garage, while ample guest parking runs adjacent to an old Savannah brick front walkway that leads to the elevated covered front entry of the home.
Hearty architectural railings are paired with a wood-paneled ceiling and recessed lighting where the spacious front porch spans the full width of the main house. An antique pine solid-wood door joins a matching screen door and twin sidelights as they welcome you into the natural-light-filled foyer of the home.
The center-hallway floor plan greets you with a dedicated foyer area, complete with heartpine flooring, smooth-finish ceiling with recessed lighting, and a generous coat closet. The wide hallway provides access to the formal dining room, master bedroom, and two large storage closets as it ultimately leads to a light and bright formal living room, complete with Berber-style carpeting, vaulted ceiling with overhead fan and twin skylights, raised hearth Savannah-brick gas fireplace, and three double-hung windows overlooking the screen porch and tidal creek beyond.
A thoughtful addition to the home in 2004, the back-left corner of the floor plan plays host to the home’s charming Carolina Room, complete with divided-light French entry doors, designer carpeting, two walls of glass, smooth-finish ceiling with paddle fan and recessed lighting, and built-in display shelving.
A glass patio door leads from the Carolina room to the L-shaped, oversized screen porch, complete with stained wood flooring, wood-paneled ceiling with recessed lighting and twin ceiling fans, and a second glass patio door access leading into the eat-in-kitchen. This magnificent outdoor living room enjoys picture-perfect views of the tidal creek, the freshly landscaped backyard, and a variety of stately trees as it offers abundant sitting and dining space as well as direct access to the back patio.
The expanded and fully renovated Chef’s kitchen enjoys rich antique heartpine flooring, granite countertops, custom glass-front cabinetry, and a full complement of stainless steel appliances including KitchenAid Superba fridge/freezer with in-door ice and water service, smooth-finish GE Profile stove/oven, GE micro-hood, and KitchenAid dishwasher. Other special features of the kitchen include an oversized Kohler sink, twin double-hung windows, large skylight, a smooth-finish ceiling with recessed lighting, and a generous storage closet. The family room/eating area of the kitchen enjoys a continuation of heartpine flooring, twin overhead skylights, recessed lighting, beadboard wainscoting, and a charming modern light fixture.
Just off the kitchen in the front-right corner of the first level floor plan, the home features a cozy dining room, complete with heartpine flooring, beadboard panel ceiling with recessed lighting, and floor-to-ceiling windows with custom 2” wood blinds. As the home offers multiple dining areas, this room could readily serve as an in-home office, sitting room or den.
A back hallway off the kitchen/family room provides access to the home’s dedicated laundry closet, complete with full-size machines, built-in ironing board, and storage cabinetry. Additionally, at the end of the hall there is a conveniently-located powder room with furniture-style vanity and vessel sink, as well as an interior access door to the integrated two-car garage. The extra-deep garage features T-111 wood paneling, twin overhead doors, terrific storage cabinetry and shelving, a sizable storage closet, and double-door access to the back patio and yard.
The light and bright, beautifully-renovated master suite is located on the first floor, enjoying a continuation of antique heartpine flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows with custom 2” blinds, beadboard ceiling with exposed beams and overhead fan, and a recently updated walk-in closet with custom-built-in shelving and clothes organizers. The master suite features a spectacular private bath, complete with heartpine flooring, beadboard paneled walls, subway tile shower/air-tub, and custom-designed/made statuary marble double vanity.
The second level of the home is accessed from the center hall by a set of pine stairs with a handsome carpet runner and turned spindle railings. An open-design loft-style living area greets you on the second level with its plush carpeted flooring, smooth-finish ceiling with overhead fan, oversized storage closet, and triple windows overlooking the front of the property. This casual, tucked-away living area is ideal for guests or as an additional TV/media space.
A private bedroom flows off the loft/living area as it enjoys a continuation of carpeted flooring, smooth-finish ceiling, multiple windows, and a generous double closet. Additionally, there is a gorgeous, custom-designed full bathroom, complete with travertine stone flooring, wood panel walls, custom recessed storage niches, a handsome walk-in travertine stone shower with multiple shower-heads, and a beautiful custom-made heartpine vanity with rich solid-surface countertop and framed-in fixed-pane mirror.
A private hallway leads to a second guestroom, complete with carpeted flooring, smooth-finish ceiling with overhead fan, multiple windows with custom and 2” blinds, and a double closet. The hallway continues past three large storage closets and an additional attic access as it leads to an oversized third guestroom complete with floor-to-ceiling windows, carpeted flooring, smooth-finish ceiling with recessed lighting, and a private closet. These guestrooms are paired with an adjacent light and bright all-white-tile bathroom with overhead skylight and shower/tub combination.
Just off the eat-in kitchen, an overhead skylight fills a secondary staircase with natural light as it features heartpine treads and beadboard wainscoting, leading to the home’s oversized bonus room. Situated above the garage, this huge, flexible living space is finished with carpeted flooring, smooth-finish ceiling with recessed lighting, custom ceiling fan/light, and multiple windows. Easily serving as the home’s fifth bedroom, this large space features a plumbed and wired unfinished bathroom and adjacent closet, allowing the new owner to simply pick their finishes and complete this light and bright space. Additionally, the bonus suite features built-in bookcases, convenient tuck-away attic storage, and a pull- down set of stairs for access to the full attic above.
The back of the property features an extended-length concrete patio area, complete with service-yard access, hot/cold outdoor shower, and easy-access concrete-finished under-home storage area ideal for kayaks! The charming back yard boasts a recent landscape upgrade including thoughtful up-lighting, and is made complete with a bulkhead seawall and a private boat launch with hand-winch and handy swim ladder for convenient access to the tidal creek.
Located ideally inside this gated sea-side community, 10 Bateau Road enjoys quick in/out access to nearby shopping, restaurants, cinema and more…plus just a nice bike-ride or walk to the Sea Pines Country Club, the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, Lawton Stables, and immediate access onto the miles-long network of leisure trails throughout this superb residential/resort community.