Quintessential Kiawah Island Marshfront Luxury
Kiawah Island, SC - Sold
Offered exclusively by Steven Ellis of Akers Ellis, 19 Rhetts Bluff is a quintessential lowcountry home nestled between the live oaks and spanish moss in the Kiawah's premier Rhett's Bluff community.
This stunning 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom marshfront property offers an established neighborhood, access to all of Kiawah Island's private amenities, and a gateway into gorgeous waterway views anytime of the day. Only a short walk away is the Rhett's Bluff private boat landing and community pavilion. A special space to gather with friends for unbelievable sunset views, or to launch your kayak for morning rows alongside a pod of dolphins.
The home itself offers 4, 560 sq ft of private frontage to the extensive network Kiawah River creeks. The sounds of local wildlife provide an unparalleled view into the surrounding natural environment while the comings and goings of the tides help to build a natural cadence to life here at Kiawah. As you approach the drive, professionally designed landscape and brick pathways dappled in sunlight greet you at the front steps.
A brick masonry foundation and covered front porches on the second and third floors are indicative of the natural lowcountry elegance around Rhett's Bluff. Inside 19 Rhetts Bluff, 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms are spread over an elegant tradition floorplan. In the entryway a spiral staircase rises out of solid oak floors. The entire living space is flooded with natural light designed to take full advantage of the breathtaking creek views in the floor to ceiling picture windows. The combined formal living and dining feature 10 ft ceilings, a gas fireplace, beautifully designed custom molding, and direct access to a covered brick patio. The view is truly exceptional.
It's easy to imagine nightly dinners on the patio, the sounds of birds and crickets in the background. The southern exposure and south westerly prevailing winds set the stage for a consistent breeze; a rarity in the south and a tailored fit for long afternoons reading waterside. The recent remodel of this home took every feature into account. Reminiscent of the South of Broad properties in Historic Charleston, the arched doorways, masonry paths, and meticulous woodwork are a display of a singular attention to detail. Back inside, the left wing of the home harbors a half-bath, a corner home office, and a cozy den. Built-in doorways with 12 inch molding and book shelves throughout these rooms create a lived-in feeling with a hint of formality.
Recently remodeled by Sifly Homes, the chef's kitchen enjoys the same water views and a breezeway to the front covered porch. Space for in-kitchen dining, a breakfast nook, or cozy spot to read on the waterside is the best spot to enjoy morning light. The kitchen island extends almost the length of the space, capped with a bar area. The space is equipped with a suite of Thermador appliances. The soft close custom cabinetry, ample pantry space, and thoughtfully designed layout considered every last detail. Phantom screens decorate the doors to the covered porch, perfect for a cross-house breeze. The bedrooms of this home are all located on the second floor, easily accessible by the elevator or the soft jute-covered staircase.
Each bedroom enjoys an ensuite and either river views or those of lilting live oak archways at the front. In the master retreat, views of the water and wildlife are seen directly from bed. A private window lined passage leads you into the primary ensuite. This space includes a large walk-in shower, heated floors, and dual-sink vanities. The beautiful woodwork and attention to detail continue throughout these spaces and into the custom walk-in closet. A copper roof and landscape lighting among the oaks decorate your views. The first guest bedroom faces the water, while two additional guest bedrooms have direct-access to the third floor covered porch. All of the spacious guest rooms include private ensuites. A Kiawah Island Club Social Membership opportunity is included.