Private and Impeccable Kiawah Island Ocean Estate
Kiawah Island - $7,950,000
Privately set back from the street and down a meandering drive, 100 Flyway Drive is a beachfront estate that pairs beautifully manicured grounds and gardens with lush native greenery and coastal dunes, creating an ocean oasis just steps from the Atlantic. Views of the water's edge and horizon can be seen from nearly every room of the 5,577-square-foot home, as well as from its tiers of porches and outdoor living spaces.
Built in the mid-'90s, the home is in impeccable condition and has undergone renovations throughout the years, most recently to the inviting exterior entrance with an updated driveway, brick-paved walkway, and redesigned staircase. The HardiShake® exterior and shingle roof embody the timeless appeal of a classic beach home and enhance its architectural design and features.
Inside, the home's reversed three-story layout places top priority on unspoiled views of the beach and ocean expanses, maximizing exposure, access, and enjoyment at every opportunity. The first level was designed with guests' comfort in mind. Large picture windows in the den frame ocean and pool views, and doors that open to the rear porch offer seamless indoor/outdoor living. Hardwood floors extend from the den to three guest bedrooms that include their own private bathrooms, beautifully decorated with luxury finishes. These guest quarters offer total privacy and sanctuary for visitors, plus one spacious bedroom opens to the back deck. Here, visiting family and friends can enjoy sunrise with coffee or enjoy the ocean breezes over evening cocktails.
A grand staircase awash in natural light leads upstairs to the formal living room, where a classic arched entryway gives way to tall ceilings and wide crown molding, hardwood floors, and custom cabinetry. The endless ocean views through wall-to-wall windows and clerestory serve as a delightful focus. A side porch overlooks the Atlantic, allowing family and guests to enjoy the sweet sounds and scents of the beach.
A two-sided fireplace is at the center of this open floor plan, fitting perfectly into the large great room and subtly dividing it in half. On one side is a more formal sitting space; on the other, a comfortable dining area. The fireplace provides a gorgeous focal point, warmth, and ambiance in both areas.
The impressive chef's kitchen is conveniently adjacent to the dining room. It features all the bells and whistles needed for a fun and functional kitchen, including two Sub-Zero® refrigerators/freezers, double ovens, a warming oven, and a large center island complete with a prep sink, cooktop, and bar seating.
In this kitchen, furniture-style cabinetry with fluted pillars and molding details, granite countertops, and glass-front cabinets convey classic style. To match the relaxed mood of this beachfront home, the cabinetry was painted a light cream color, adding a bright coastal feeling. A side porch off the kitchen offers an ideal grilling area.
A comfortable main-floor guest suite has its own sitting area, multiple walk-in closets, and a luxurious bathroom with a granite vanity, his-and-hers sinks, and a large shower with decorative tile. Sliding glass doors open to the porch and allow cool ocean breezes into the room.
Encompassing the entire top level of the home, this estate's jaw-dropping master suite was designed to ensure homeowners have a space where they can retreat and enjoy the views. A refined sitting room with linen cabinets is a relaxing welcome to the suite and includes a cozy vaulted-ceiling reading nook that overlooks the pool and beach. The bedroom is filled with natural light, enhanced by tall ceilings and hardwood floors. From here, sliding glass doors open to reveal panoramic sand and surf views from the private deck. A luxurious spa-like bathroom is inviting with warm finishes and materials, a custom tile shower, and garden bathtub.
As in any perfect beach house, the outdoor living spaces rival that of the interior. Multiple levels of porches are ideally positioned to take advantage of the coastal setting, and a covered porch on the first level leads to an expanded sundeck with plenty of space for outdoor dining or sunbathing beside the pool and spa. Just steps away, a private boardwalk with an outdoor shower and sundeck leads to the beach.
New mechanical systems were added in 2016 including new heating and air, a central vacuum system, irrigation and landscape lighting, and a new security system. The garage was updated with a dehumidified storage and workroom—an excellent place to store beach gear, bicycles, fishing equipment, and more.
With the Atlantic Ocean and beach just steps away, and a Golf Membership at the exclusive Kiawah Island Club available, 100 Flyway Drive is ideally positioned for the enjoyment of the very best of everything Kiawah Island offers.