Consider this stunning, direct-oceanfront residence in world-renowned Palmetto Dunes Resort on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina! Appointed with only the finest quality finishes inside and out, this 2-story, 5,500+ heated square foot home enjoys commanding views from its elevated position along the Atlantic Ocean. Just 10 years young and yet extensively renovated in 2012, this stately property offers the ideal combination of extensive living and bedroom space, while multiple decks, covered verandas and a private swimming pool compliment the already impressive floorplan to present a truly robust and enviable opportunity in today’s market!
Situated along a quiet T-street in the quiet northern section of this resort community, 10 Man O War beckons you as its paver-finished semicircular driveway with ample guest parking leads to two front-entry garage bays, accommodating 3+ cars. The handsome and welcoming brick entry stairs ascend to the covered front entry porch of the home, where white iron railings, custom mahogany and leaded-glass double front doors, and an expanded front porch with designer lighting set the tone for elegance and quality in this special residence.
Stepping inside this natural-light-filled home, the dramatic entry foyer greets you with its soaring two-story ceiling, complete with modern designer chandelier, recessed lighting, and a sea of 24″ travertine stone flooring that flows throughout the balance of this main level of the home. A stunning, custom designed/constructed, solid-wood floating staircase spiralsup from the elegant foyer as it reaches the open-design hall on the second level of the home.
Just off the foyer, a private alcove provides access to the home’s library/office. This handsome space enjoysa continuation of travertine stone flooring as it boasts extensive custom wood built-ins including a two-way desk, computer desk, expansive credenza, and multiple bookcases. With five sets of windows, this sizable room is filled with natural light and also features a full clothes closet, affording the opportunity for this to serve as a sixth bedroom in the home. Additionally, this privately-located suite features a private bathroom, complete with large custom-tile walk-in shower with glass enclosure, natural stone vanity with decorator vessel sink, and rich tile flooring.
The open-designed dining room is located to the right of the entry foyer, featuring warm, inviting travertine stone flooring, smooth-finish ceiling with recessed audio speakers, and a pair of twin French doors opening out to the stone-finished front porch. For convenience and ease of entertaining, a private passageway between the dining room and the kitchen plays host to a superb butler’s pantry. This beautifully-finished space features custom wood cabinetry with glass-front displays, granite countertops, wet-bar sink, built-in wine racks, Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawer, and a Sub-Zero beverage fridge.
Just off the foyer and dining area is a small alcove providing access to a generous coat/audio-video closet as well as a thoughtful powder room finished with stone flooring and a custom-designed vanity with granite top and undermount sink. Additionally, the first of two laundry rooms is also located on the main level – just off the kitchen – and features Maytag Atlantis machines, built-in ironing board, extensive wood cabinetry, and a granite counter with integrated stainless steel sink. The main level elevator stop is located conveniently adjacent to the laundry, butler’s pantry and kitchen for ease of transferring groceries and supplies.
The centrally located kitchen enjoys commanding views over the Palmetto-peppered dunes out to the Atlantic Ocean! This stunning vista is complimented by the well-planned center island design of this open space that is filled with natural light as it serves as the heart of the home. Appointed with only the finest custom cabinetry and granite countertops, this true chef’s kitchen boasts a full line of Wolf stainless steel appliances, including a 6-burner gas range with hood, warming drawer, double convection oven with hidden control panel, and built-in microwave. Additionally, the kitchen enjoys a Sub Zero side by side fridge/freezer as well as a Miehle Incognito dishwasher, both featuring custom finish-panels to blend with the surrounding cabinetry. Other special features of the kitchen include granite backsplash, pendant lighting, recessed lighting, audio speakers/controls, and a large walk-in pantry closet with built-in shelving/organizers. The kitchen opens to a large casual dining area surrounded by glass overlooking the pool, beach and ocean. With a continuation of travertine stone flooring, this space is sure to serve as the backdrop for great oceanside memories for the new owner of this special residence.
The centrally-located great room serves as the main living space on the first floor as it features a continuation of stone flooring in addition to a marble-surround gas fireplace, custom wood light/display boxes, recessed lighting and audio, and a wall of glass overlooking the ocean. Twin patio doors open out to the adjacent, oceanfront, covered veranda, where the stained-wood ceiling features recessed lighting and complements the natural stone flooring. An extended length planter box filled with island grasses is perched above the private swimming pool as it sets the tone for the rich landscaping theme in this stunning ocean environment.
A large rectangular private swimming pool is positioned as the focal point for the second-tier stone oceanfront terrace. This inviting pool enjoys a wall of stone with triple waterfalls, as well as two sets of in-water benches. Tiered planter boxes flank the brick steps that lead to the home’s private brick beach walk, which transitions into a Trex-deck boardwalk leading you out over the dunes and onto the sandy white beach. The ornate gardens around the home are adorned with indigenous plant materials combined with river rocks, a charming water fountain, and brick-edged planters. And, of course, the mature landscape is made complete with a full complement of quintessential palmetto trees for a true Carolina island feel.
The first of three master suites is located on the main level just off the great room, where a private alcove entry features twin glass French doors and rich stone flooring. The generously sized oceanfront bedroom enjoys stone flooring, a wall of glass, an architectural beveled ceiling with integrated lighting and audio, and private patio-door access to the covered veranda. The lavish master bathroom has two points of entry as it boasts select marble flooring and wall tile, two extended-length vanities, private water closet, jacuzzi tub, custom walk-in shower with built in bench and double shower heads, and custom lighting and audio. The adjacent walk-in closet is enviable in size, and features custom-designed glass front cabinetry and clothes organizers.
Accessed by a stunning wood and glass-appointed winding staircase, the second floor of the home features spectacular oceanfront views from the family room, as well as the second and third master suites. The oversized family room offers an additional, more-casual living space for the home as it enjoys rich hardwood flooring, a superb and expansive custom-made entertainment center, two walls of glass, and twin patio doors opening out to the top-floor covered oceanfront veranda.
The first of two second-level master suites is located at the upper left corner of the floorplan, featuring 6 windows with amazing views and each filling this handsome space with outstanding natural light. The warm wood flooring of this suite is paired with a smooth finished beveled ceiling with recessed lighting and unique glass-paddle fan/light fixture, all making this suite perfectly inviting. The private two-part bathroom is separated by a clever pocket door as it features slate tile flooring, extended length double vanity with large fixed pane mirror and designer lighting, as well as a large walk-in glass and tile shower with Grohe multi-head shower experience. This comfortable suite is made complete with its sizeable walk-in closet, including custom storage built-in’s and wood flooring.
The third oceanfront master suite is the envy of the home as it offers 180-degree ocean views plus the enjoyment of a private oceanfront covered balcony. With two points of access to outdoor living space, this light and bright suite is appointed with a Monte-Carlo glass-paddle fan/light fixture, built in lighting and audio, a large walk-in closet, and a gorgeous marble-floored/walled bathroom complete with jacuzzi tub, walk-in shower with rain-head, double vanity, and private water closet.
Set up as an in-law or family guest suite, this first of two oversized guest rooms along the front of the house enjoys rich wood flooring, soaring ceiling, two closets, and a two-part bathroom decorated in a black-and-white tile design with shower/tub combination and granite vanity. The private hallway entry to this suite features a kitchenette with mini-fridge and sink, as well as the top-floor stop for the home’s private elevator.
The second top-floor guest suite enjoys a continuation of wood flooring, smooth finish ceiling with recessed lighting, walk-in clothes closet, and a private bath finished with tumbled-edge tile flooring, stone vanity, and tile-surround shower/tub combination. The second floor also features a convenient laundry room with Maytag Neptune machines and granite folding counter, as well as pull-down-stair access to the large attic space.
Elevated to comply with flood guidelines as well as to achieve optimal ocean views, the home offers an expansive under-home area, including a 3+ car garage, carpeted hallway with multiple storage closets, a convenient ground-floor elevator stop, and a carpeted interior stairway leading to the kitchen/laundry area of the first level. There are also several dedicated service areas and points of access for contractors to ensure convenient and proper operation of the home’s various systems. Other special features of the home include a hard-wired audio system, Puronics water filtration system, dual Rinnai on-demand water heaters, CentraLux vacuum system, automatic irrigation system, multiple HVAC systems, and a GE security system.