With rising temperatures and a real estate market showing no signs of cooling off, life in the Lowcountry is heating up for the summer months. As teachers and students alike look forward to the end of the year and the tourist traps have their eyes on profitable months, here in the local real estate world we are ready and proud to showcase our most fabulous beachfront properties. It is days like this when we appreciate back porch relaxing, poolside books, and sandy walks along Charleston’s finest shores. Traditionally, Charlestonians have left the pavement of Downtown for their summer residents in the mountains of North Carolina and the beaches of Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms. While the movement from one locale to another may not be as common, the luxury beachfront market leaves little to be desired. To get in the summertime spirit, take a look at this collection of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty’s most breathtaking waterfront listings:
3147 Marshgate Drive | Seabrook Island | $5,495,000
The ability to own a private, 1.5 acre peninsula on Seabrook Island is a rare opportunity to say the least. And the opportunity to own a private peninsula with a custom built 6,400 square foot residence on it is even more unique. What is really perfect about this property is that the second floor is multiple bedrooms and baths with their own kitchenette and space, making it ideal for when the children come with their grandkids and require some time with closed doors, or when the grandparents come and deserve their privacy. Whatever the situation, 3147 Marshgate Drive is the perfect location to watch the dolphins feed, launch the boat for a cruise, or head to the course to play some golf. This magnificent estate encompasses all that it means to live a life of leisure on a Carolina barrier island.
37 Shoolbred Court | Kiawah Island | $5,200,000
This private deep-water property is located on beautiful Kiawah Island within the prestigious community of Rhett’s Bluff. 37 Shoolbred Court has everything a discerning buyer wants in the perfect vacation or primary home. The home is on an impressive lot surrounded by mature grand oaks and lush natural vegetation along with a professionally designed garden, all overlooking the Kiawah River. The deep water dock, with floater and boat lift, allow for deep-water access to the river and expansive waterways that instantly captivates the nature lover and sportsman alike. Water sports and activities abound for the whole family with the private pool and the pristine 10 mile Kiawah beach a few minutes away.
2602 Palm Boulevard | Isle of Palms | $5,000,000
Nestled among the private oaks of Palm Boulevard, this residence on an 1.1-acre ocean front lot offers 6 bedrooms and 6 1/2 bathrooms with approximately 4500 square feet of indoor living space. This unique beachfront property provides a well-manicured backyard, its own private boardwalk to the beach and a covered outdoor porch with kitchen featuring fantastic views of the ocean. Complementing the incredible outdoor space is a well flowing open first floor plan which provides an entry foyer, family living room with built in cabinets, dining and kitchen rooms along with an office space, pantry and laundry room.
3906 Betsy Kerrison Parkway | Johns Island | $1,675,000
Set in a secluded sanctuary of subtropical vegetation, ancient oak trees, and serene wildlife, this elegant waterfront residence on Johns Island, South Carolina is sure to captivate and inspire. It is situated on 10 private acres with a covered dock and has panoramic waterfront views from nearly every room. The main residence has soaring ceilings, light-filled spaces, and imaginative architectural design elements that are a welcome shift from commonplace. This unique and elegant post and beam construction home has been the subject of several home and design magazine articles. No expense was spared and some of its many features include geothermal heating system, gourmet kitchen, expansive back deck with hot tub and infinity pool, fireplace in master bedroom, 4 car garage and much more.
672 Ellis Oak Drive | James Island | $3,395,000
Framed perfectly by mature oaks on the property, this home was painstakingly designed to blend into the natural environment. Low maintenance landscaping and shade trees enhance this perfectly sited home on a high bluff overlooking Ellis Creek. The property boasts a short deep water dock on Ellis Creek, complete with pierhead, floater and boat lift. The floating dock offers 5 feet of water at low tide and uninterrupted access to the Charleston Harbor and ocean beyond. As an added value the 19′ Grady White harbor cruiser shall convey to the new buyer upon sale!