The shingle-style home at 101 Surfsong Road, designed by Fishman & Margolis of Cambridge, Massachusetts and built by Kiawah’s own Walkley-Bennett, lies just steps from the beach via a private access path to boardwalk no. 30.
The beautifully landscaped grounds and the home’s exterior, in rich pewter HardiePlank® atop a brick foundation, combine to create exquisite curb appeal. The southern orientation captures ocean breezes, and the heated pool and spa are overlooked by three tiers of porches.
Atop a brick staircase, the home’s wide front porch with its striking wooden ceiling welcomes guests to enter the recently renovated interior.
Inside, the first floor is dedicated entirely to guest quarters, including a living room with shiplap ceilings, curving window wall, and glass doors opening to the pool deck. Two guest suites also offer direct access to the pool deck and rear covered porch of ipe wood; a third opens to the front porch via French doors, and a fourth enjoys its own gas fireplace. The wide-plank French oak hardwood flooring stretches throughout the home.
Also on the home’s lower level is a butler’s bar and wine cellar holding more than 250 bottles.
Take the staircase or elevator—complete with phone—to the second floor’s airy living spaces. With high shiplap ceilings, cool colors and décor, and large Pella® windows on nearly every wall, it’s inviting, relaxing, and elegant all at once: an ideal coastal home.
The light-filled gourmet kitchen is stunning with its pale quartzite countertops, pristine backsplash, farmhouse sink, and expansive center island. The hammered stainless-steel hood is custom, and the professional-grade appliances include a Wolf® six-burner gas cooktop, Wolf dual wall ovens, and undercounter microwave, each of stainless steel. The Sub-Zero® refrigerator and Bosch® dishwasher are paneled to match the clean white cabinetry.
A windowed butler’s pantry with identical finishes offers extra storage and prep space along with an undercounter wine cooler.
The home’s second living area, streaming with natural light, is centered around a corner fireplace and adjoins the dining area. There, beside rows of windows and glass doors opening to a second-story balcony, the dining table easily seats ten beneath twin chandeliers.
Nearby, a third living area offers comfortable seating, a game table, and built-in cabinetry, and down the hall lies a lovely study bordered by windows overlooking the lush treetops.
A fourth living area features a spectacular curved wall of windows framing the verdant views and additional access to the second-story balcony.
The home’s third level, accented with angled ceilings, is dedicated to the master suite. Glass doors in the bedroom lead to a third-floor balcony caressed by sea breezes and the whispering sounds of the surf, with glimpses over the treetops of the Atlantic Ocean.
The master bath is serene with its spa-like ceramic flooring, beautifully tiled shower, his-and-hers sinks set into light quartzite countertops, and a graceful, freestanding soaking tub. A large walk-in closet, sitting room, and carpeted flex space currently fitted out for young guests complete the level.
Additional features of this fully furnished home, located near the Jack Nicklaus-designed Turtle Point golf course, include a two-bay garage that can accommodate six cars parked in tandem, central vacuum system, irrigation and security systems, tankless water heater, and Sonos® sound system throughout the home. A complete renovation two years ago included new electrical, HVAC, appliances, flooring, and furniture.
A Kiawah Island Club Golf Membership is available with the purchase of this property.