The immaculately maintained home at 517 Bufflehead Drive is an estate in the grand tradition, with an approach flanked by venerable live oaks, classic Georgian architecture, tall chimneys on both sides, and a wide car park culminating in a flared staircase leading to a porticoed entry with sidelights and arched transom.
Privately located in an established neighborhood near the Tom Fazio-designed Osprey Point course’s no. 9 hole, this home features breathtaking views of Pintail Pond and the fairway beyond. There’s room for a pool in the rear, below the home’s three stone-tiled balconies and expansive screened porch.
Inside, a grand staircase and airy two-story foyer with lovely white wainscoting and trim is flanked by an elegant dining room and study with a wall of white cabinetry and bookshelves. Straight ahead lies the living room with its pleasing symmetry, tall windows, hardwood floors, and a striking fireplace. A wall of windows in a reading niche frames the view, and a glass door with transom leads to the first-floor balcony overlooking the pond.
The large kitchen and its sunlit breakfast nook are through a doorway. Light and bright with white cabinetry, pale granite countertops, and stainless-steel appliances including a gas cooktop, oven, warming drawer, microwave drawer oven, undercounter wine fridge, side-by-side refrigerator with water dispenser and icemaker, and sink with pull-out faucet, the kitchen was renovated—along with the master bath—in 2014. A breakfast bar offers extra seating for three or more.
Walk past the breakfast nook to the cozy family room, with its fireplace, white custom cabinetry and shelves, and wall of transomed glass doors leading to the screened porch, where the Island breezes invite you to put up your feet and relax with a book.
Upstairs you’ll find three sunlit en suite bedrooms with large walk-in closets, a second family room, and the expansive master suite with fireplace, tray ceiling, white built-in cabinetry, windows with plantation blinds on three walls, and two sets of glass doors leading to the home’s largest balcony. There are his-and-hers closets and vanities, three linen closets, a clawfoot bathtub beneath a sunny window, and large walk-in-shower.
The first guest bedroom features access to a separate second-floor balcony overlooking the water. A shorter set of stairs leads to the additional family room, which can serve as extra quarters for guests or a living room adjoining the third bedroom, transforming the wing over the garage into an in-law suite.
A Kiawah Island Club Golf Membership is available with the purchase of this home.