Consider this custom-built, architectural masterpiece situated on a tidal marsh overlooking Skull Creek and the phenomenal Pinckney Island National Wildlife refuge. Designed by local architect Kermit Huggins and custom built for this original owner, this home has been masterfully crafted and beautifully maintained, presenting phenomenal finishes and features for the next fortunate owner!
Situated on a charming cul-de-sac in popular Hilton Head Plantation, this elegant residence is positioned on a pie-shaped lot and accessed via an aggregate-stone concrete driveway. The driveway provides access to dedicated guest parking as well as a side-entry 2-car garage, complete with a custom-trim finished overhead door. An aggregate-stone concrete walkway leads past a privacy half-wall covered with fig-vine and a wrought-iron gate as it welcomes you into the entry courtyard of the home. A combination of wood and concrete steps lead you to the covered entry, where a beveled glass and stained-wood door is paired with sidelights and accented with overhead recessed lighting for a dramatic entry to the home.
The entry foyer sets the tone for quality throughout this stunning residence with its hardwood flooring, solid-Oak millwork, recessed lighting, and phenomenal marsh and water views. There are twin coat closets located on either side of the foyer, where the light and bright floorplan opens into the great room ahead. A significant focal point of the home is its custom-design spiral staircase ascending to the second floor of the property. This ornate masterpiece is situated in the center of the great room, serving both form and function as it accents both the living and dining spaces.
The living space enjoys a continuation of hardwood flooring as well as a soaring cathedral ceiling with ceiling fan and recessed lighting, a built-in sidebar with storage cabinetry, and a dramatic use of glass including large and tall fixed-pane windows. The living room also plays host to a built-in glass-front display cabinet with a mirror backing. The dining room is nearly a mirror-image of the living space, with the added feature of a glass patio door for convenient access to the covered back deck.
The kitchen is centrally located in the main level floorplan, featuring a full complement of appliances including Sub Zero side-by-side refrigerator/freezer. A smooth-top KitchenAid stove with downdraft, a GE Profile stainless steel microwave, a GE Profile stainless steel wall oven, and a Kenmore dishwasher. Other notable features of the kitchen include a double-basin stainless steel sink, a wet bar/vegetable sink, custom tile backsplash, recessed lighting, granite countertops, built-in wine rack, custom cabinetry, and a large pantry closet.
The kitchen is joined with a sizable family room, complete with hardwood flooring, two walls of glass including a rotunda glass wall, recessed lighting, gas fireplace, and custom-designed built-in cabinetry. There is also a built-in desk, and a handsome glass-front display cabinet.
The main living level also features a large laundry/craft room, complete with full-size GE washer and dryer, extensive counter space, utility sink, and built-in ironing board. As an added bonus, the laundry room even offers a convenient pass-through access to/from the master bathroom. Finishing out the first level, there is an attractive, privately-located powder room, complete with hardwood flooring, extended-length cultured- marble vanity, and recessed lighting.
The second floor of the property greets you with a dramatic use of glass overlooking the tidal marsh, including a large triangular shaped window set, and a rotunda series of windows. The open-area loft is made complete with built-in bookcases, carpeted flooring, and triple window for taking in the beautiful views.
An extended hallway finished with plush carpet flooring leads to the home’s two en-suite guestrooms, both enjoying plush carpeted flooring, extensive windows, and private bathrooms. The hallway further features an overhead skylight, recessed lighting, a cedar closet, a large bank of built-in bookcases, and a kitchenette complete with microwave, refrigerator, and wet bar. As a neat bonus feature, a “secret” accessway through the bookcases leads to a conditioned walk-in attic space.
The second floor also plays host to a den/office area, complete with extensive built-in bookcases, twin pocket doors for privacy, and a built-in desk with commanding views overlooking the front of the property.
For access to one of the most spectacular views in the area, a spiral staircase leads to a wonderful widow’s walk at the top floor of the property. Enjoying stunning marsh and water views, this heated and cooled living space features recessed lighting and overhead ceiling fan, as well as four walls of windows including two doors for access to a private balcony for open-air enjoyment of the vistas.
For outside living, the home boasts a dramatic, two-tier back deck with built-in benches, twin ceiling fans, and recessed lighting. Partially covered, this space is ideal for entertaining no matter what the weather!