A RARE FIND
The magnificent, family-style home at 499 Old Dock Road sits secluded at the end of a long private drive, itself at the end of a private cul-de-sac.
Its oversized homesite features beautifully appointed landscaping, including ancient oaks offering summer shade, majestic views of the Kiawah River, and a coveted deepwater private dock. The exquisite views include oyster beds rising on the changing tides and the Island’s wildlife coming and going for their meals, and from the dock, the Lowcountry sunsets are spectacular.
The home’s exterior of cedar shake and copper gutters, along with its stunning saltwater pool, complement the property. Originally constructed in 1984, in desirable Middlewoods East—one of Kiawah Island’s first neighborhoods—it still has an original Charleston brick sidewalk and a well dating back to the 1700s. Its location is exceptionally convenient, near The Sanctuary, Night Heron Park, the Jack Nicklaus-designed Turtle Point golf course, and bicycle paths to the beach, and yet it offers a feeling of serenity and seclusion.
A complete renovation of the home was done from 2007 to 2009, including a new roof, exterior, outdoor decking with cable rail, and a spacious screened breezeway between the main house and a new guest suite, creating a sense of indoor/outdoor living. The new private guest suite comes complete with a sitting area, wet bar, teak vanity, walk-in shower, central vacuum system, and its own Rinnai® tankless water heater.
As you walk up the jasmine-covered staircase at the front of the home, you’ll immediately see the water views. The ipe-wood covered porch leads you to double mahogany front doors, and once inside, you’ll see the Wayne Windham-designed renovation with its arched entryways leading to an open and yet traditional floor plan.
The home’s flow and openness take advantage of the incredible views and make it an entertainer’s dream. Large, impact-rated windows and doors invite the outside in. A Savant® sound, light, and security system and added interior sprinklers complete important electrical and plumbing updates. New walnut flooring throughout complements the coffered ceilings and detailed moldings.
A KITCHEN BUILT FOR ENTERTAINING
The heart of the home is a chef’s dream. Also enjoying water views, the kitchen features a commercial-grade cooktop, double ovens, full refrigerator, and full freezer welcoming additional cooks to join in the preparations. A full butler’s pantry off the kitchen adds four undercounter wine coolers and floor-to-ceiling storage, both open and closed.
The adjacent sunroom leads to the screened porch, welcoming you to serve meals al fresco as you enjoy the gentle breezes from the river.
A his-and-hers office, stunning family room with fireplace and views of the water and trees, dining room, and living rooms complete the first floor.
A SECOND-FLOOR RETREAT
The broad staircase and an elevator lead to a second-floor retreat with an exceptional master suite inviting you to wake up to stunning river views. A glass door beside the fireplace leads to a private balcony overlooking the river, and can also be accessed via French doors in the master bath.
In the bath, windows above the jetted tub bring more sunlight inside, and the shower is complete with steam, body sprays, and rain showerhead. The area also includes his-and-hers vanities, a separate water closet with bidet, and an enormous closet designed to be enjoyed with windows, built-in dressers, and extra pull-down hanging space.
The remainder of the second floor offers two en suite bedrooms, an oversized laundry room, and a large cedar closet.
ABOVE THE TREETOPS
Up one more flight of stairs are two additional en suite guest rooms, one overlooking the lush Kiawah foliage and the other offering pristine water views and a private staircase leading up to the widow’s walk. There, above the treetops, the views are endless. It’s a special spot to enjoy the night sky as well as meteor showers, lunar eclipses, and Island fireworks.
Additional features of this home include a full cabana in the pool area with bifold screened doors and additional covered outdoor seating. The home also includes a deep, oversized garage and storage, a full-house dehumidifier, five additional Rinnai tankless water heaters, and central vacuum.
A Kiawah Island Club Golf Membership is available with the purchase of this property.