Consider this stately direct-waterfront townhome in popular Windmill Harbour Plantation, situated to enjoy some of the most dramatic and stunning Calibogue Sound water views available in this charming Charleston-style, sidewalk community!
This stunning, quintessential, 18th-Century architectural-style townhome boasts superb curb appeal with its center-location front-entry steps, its symmetrical, elevated design, and its complementary land/hardscapes including symmetrical, mature landscaping and integrated forked driveway. This special townhome is situated on a spectacular Sound-view homesite that additionally enjoys bonus-views from the front of the property over to the locked-harbor/marina in this active boating community.
The property is along a quiet, private lane via a concrete driveway that splits for direct access to the twin, tandem-2-car garage bays located on either side of the center staircase leading to the main living level above. Ornate, meticulously-manicured landscaping lines both driveways, while an aggregate-stone walkway between the driveways provides access to the column and spindle accented stairway to the covered front porch. A beautiful all-wood front door is paired with twin leaded-glass sidelights and an overhead transom as it welcomes you into the home. The spacious front porch is accented with fluted columns, twin sconce lights, and recessed lighting, while the front door features a screen-door that welcomes waterfront breezes to flow through the home.
The light, bright, sun-filled entry foyer sets the tone for quality throughout this beautiful home, featuring Heart Pine flooring, detailed crown and chair moldings, and smooth finish ceilings with recessed lighting. The entry hall flows from the foyer to the great room on the main living level, providing access to a guest bedroom/den, guest bath, elevator stop (with double-opening), and ultimately leads to the home’s dramatic great room.
The great room is an open-style design, accommodating excellent space for formal living, casual living, and casual dining…all situated to enjoy the commanding waterfront views. This light and bright room features a continuation of Heart Pine flooring, smooth finish ceilings with integrated audio/lighting/fan fixtures, twin sets of built-in bookcases and cabinetry flanking a marble-surround gas fireplace, a built-in entertainment center, built-in display cases, and even a dedicated electronics closet. A wall of glass along the back of the home features four sliding glass door units opening out to an expanded back deck along the Calibogue Sound. Finished with Ipe hardwood flooring, the spacious back deck enjoys metal railings, rounded columns, a wood-paneled covered area with recessed lighting, and spectacular water and marsh views that literally reach for miles and miles.
The recently–expanded and renovated Chef’s kitchen is a center-island design that includes a custom-designed breakfast bar/buffet/wet-bar side-bar, finished with a gorgeous granite countertop. Featuring all-wood, custom cabinetry, this granite-finished kitchen is packed with quality throughout, featuring Heart Pine flooring, decorator pendant lighting, smooth finish ceiling with recessed lighting, custom tumbled-tile backsplash, and a full complement of high-end appliances including GE Monogram fridge/freezer with indoor ice and water service, Dacor stainless steel double wall oven, Dacor stainless steel five-burner gas cook top with downdraft vent, Thermador warming oven, KitchenAid stainless steel dishwasher, and a GE trash compactor. Other special features of the kitchen include a large double basin stainless steel sink with designer faucet and Insta-hot water tap, barrel ceiling accents, glass-front display cases, built-in wine rack, stainless steel wet bar, and even a walk-in Butler’s pantry complete with all-white cabinetry, expansive countertop space, built-in shelving, lockable pocket door, and Heart Pine flooring.
Conveniently located between the kitchen and the foyer, the home features a formal dining room presented in outstanding quality and finishes. This stately room features Heart Pine flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows with custom plantation shutters, base/chair/crown molding, designer-finished ceiling, plus two points of entry.
The main living level also plays host to the first of the home’s five bedrooms, this one readily serving as a den/office. This comfortable space is finished with plush carpeted flooring, smooth finish ceiling with recessed lighting and overhead fan, floor to ceiling window with plantation shutters, and extensive built-in bookcases/cabinetry, including a hidden doorway to the adjacent guest bathroom. The two-part bathroom serves as the powder room, as well as the full bathroom for the adjacent bedroom, and features a furniture-quality vanity, crown molding, Heart Pine and carpeted flooring, a walk-in tile-surround shower, and a large walk-in clothes closet.
The second floor hallway is finished with plush carpeted flooring as it leads to three bedrooms on this level. Two spacious guest suites enjoy shared access to a full, Jack-and-Jill design bathroom, complete with tile-surround shower/tub combination, updated tile flooring, cultured marble vanity, fixed pane mirror, and expanded storage cabinetry. The two guestrooms enjoy a continuation of carpeted flooring, smooth finish ceilings with overhead ceiling fans, floor-to-ceiling windows with plantation shutters, and generous clothes closets.
The second floor of the home also plays host to the home’s dedicated laundry room, complete with carpeted flooring, full-size washer and dryer appliances,
integrated utility sink, storage closet, storage cabinetry, and integrated lighting and ceiling fan.
The master suite is located privately on the water–side of the second floor, boasting a large bedroom area, sitting area, lavish master bath, expansive walk-in closets, and spectacular waterfront balcony/deck. Finished with plush carpeted flooring, smooth finish ceiling with overhead fan and custom lighting, and a wall of glass along the waterfront, the spacious master suite is filled with natural light as it soaks in the waterfront views. The bedroom is further finished with a built-in entertainment center, large built-in full-length mirror, and convenient, custom built-in dressers.
The waterfront master bathroom has been completely renovated to showcase the latest in high-quality finishes. From its tumbled–edge tile flooring, to its 2–person jacuzzi-tub, to its dual granite vanities with integrated makeup desk, this spectacular 2–part bathroom enjoys a private water closet, large walk-in custom-tile shower with integrated bench and glass door, and 4 waterfront windows, providing truly million-dollar views. The master suite is completed with a spacious, walk-in closet, complete with wooden built-in shelving/organizers and clothes hangers. The closet even features built-in sliding drawers as well as an expanded seasonal storage area.
Accessed by the home’s elevator or a carpeted stairway, the home’s top floor features a spectacular “honeymoon suite!” This oversized, light/bright, waterfront guestroom is finished with carpeted flooring, soaring smooth–finish ceiling with recessed lighting and overhead fan, wall of glass with french door access to a waterfront false balcony, multiple clothes closets, and a private full–bathroom finished with ceramic tile flooring, pedestal sink, and a shower/tub combination. The top floor also provides access to two large walk-n attics, sufficiently large enough to support potential heated-square-footage expansion of the home.
An interior set of stairs provides convenient access to the garage space on the ground level of the home. On this level, the home enjoys a 4-car garage plus golf cart storage area, bicycle storage area, and a spacious workshop area. Special appointments include an elevator stop, storage closet, utility sink, interior access to the service/refuse courtyard, and a back door opening out to the home’s covered storage area and a charming waterfront backyard.
The home is further appointed with an automatic irrigation system, an alarm system (not currently connected to a monitoring service), an industrial-grade ventilation fan in the garage, Anderson hurricane-strength windows, 3-zone HVAC, and built-in audio system wiring/speakers.
This delightful residence is right at “home” in this equally delightful community – Windmill Harbour, a sidewalk community robust in social engagement, friendly neighbors, and a great variety of activity. From its rare locked-harbour to its walking trails/community pool/activity park (coming soon!) to the on-site South Carolina Yacht Club (memberships readily available) and its associated sports/boating/social amenities, this tight-knit neighborhood has something for everyone! Hailed as a boater’s paradise, sailors and yachtsmen alike enjoy enviably-immediate access to deep-water and the Intracoastal waterway, while taking full advantage of the ultra convenience of the protected marina and readily-available services/fuel-dock/etc..