The classic shingle style home at 17 Royal Beach Drive exudes coastal charm throughout its airy, sun-filled interiors and spacious, Southern-style back porches. Originally designed by the award-winning architect Wayne Windham and located in one of Kiawah’s most established neighborhoods, this home was renovated in 2017.
The charm starts with the location—this exquisite property has direct beach access at boardwalk no. 37, and the Tom Fazio-designed Osprey Point golf course is conveniently close by—and continues with outstanding curb appeal.
From the Charleston brick foundation and beveled glass lanterns to the pergola-shaded mahogany garage doors, this home delights the senses and pleases the eye. The verdant landscape, lined with native plants beneath the shade of flowering magnolia trees, oaks, and delicate crepe myrtles, was designed by renowned Kiawah landscape architect Bill Maneri. Walk around the property and you’ll find a gated back garden with a picturesque stone walkway and evergreen privacy hedge, along with a potential for a pool.
You’ll also find 912 square feet of ipe-floored porches overlooking the lush view, including a wide, covered back porch and a screened porch with stone fireplace and grill station with a bluestone countertop.
Inside, the views are equally stunning. The home’s open floor plan streams with natural light from floor-to-ceiling French doors and windows. The great room’s coffered ceilings are high above, and rich walnut Patina® wide-plank floors and Lowcountry-inspired wool sisal rugs are beneath your feet. The first of three gas fireplaces is flanked by crisp white trim, moldings, and built-ins that are a signature of the home.
The white gourmet kitchen opens to the living room and a sunny dining room surrounded by windows and glass doors on three sides, with direct access to both the covered rear porch and screened porch. Light and bright, its professional-grade appliances are stainless steel or paneled to blend with the room’s custom, floor-to-ceiling cabinetry, and include a Wolf® 48-inch gas convection range with six burners and griddle, zinc stove hood, double oven, Sub-Zero® 36-inch refrigerator with two freezer drawers and ice maker, and two Miele® dishwashers. The hearth backsplash and countertops are a beautiful pale marble, and the center island offers extra seating. Two tall windows invite sunlight into the space.
An airy interior walkway leads to one of the home’s most distinctive features, an expansive club room. A vaulted wooden shiplap ceiling with exposed pine beams, floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, and bar with custom cherry cabinetry, travertine countertops, and antique copper sink make it the perfect spot for entertaining or simply retreating from the bustle of daily life to enjoy a movie with family.
On the opposite side of the first floor, a sun-filled master suite with rain shower and steam shower offers private rest and rejuvenation. There, oversized French doors open onto the veranda, ideal for morning coffee. A walk-in California closet and a bath appointed with Carrara marble complete the sanctuary.
A mudroom with laundry facilities completes the first level.
Guests will enjoy the convenience of an elevator ferrying their luggage to the second floor’s four spacious, tall-windowed guest suites, a sitting area with a wide window seat overlooking the treetops, a home office, and second laundry room. And for special guests, the third floor offers a large guest suite, including a sitting area, kitchenette, and playroom for visiting children.
Additional features of this home include Muhler® impact-resistant windows; a three-car garage with impact-resistant garage doors, humidity control, and a large storage area; four Heil® heat pump systems; a completely redesigned and renovated HVAC system using Scientific Environmental Design® patented technology; reverse osmosis water filtration system; irrigation and security systems; exterior landscape lighting; Mosquito Nix® automatic yard spraying system; and a hot and cold outdoor shower.
This stunningly decorated home is offered partially furnished, and a Kiawah Island Club Social Membership is also available.