Nestled among majestic live oaks and peaceful waters of the upper Wando River, this expertly designed estate represents Lowcountry living at its finest. The meticulously designed site encompasses three structures--a main house, a guesthouse, and a pool house--that are thoughtfully adjoined through open-air breezeways to create a simultaneous sense of connectivity and distinction. All rooms from the homes overlook the river with expansive views of the waterway and marshes. The estate is located within Wando Farms, a gated 500-plus acre community in the Town of Mount Pleasant, with the majority of the acreage protected under a conservation easement with Ducks Unlimited. Hundreds of acres of protected land can be used by residents for hunting, horseback riding, farming or simply enjoying the natural beauty. While the estate is extremely private and secluded, major amenities such as shopping, the beaches, Bulls Bay Golf Course, Wando HS, East Cooper Regional Airport and Roper Hospital are less than five minutes away.
The expertly designed 5.6 acre home site is surrounded by native plants from the farm and positioned on the tip of the peninsula to capitalize on breezes and views. A private dock extends into a tidal creek and an in-ground pool overlooks the live oaks. Natural and energy-efficient materials were used throughout the homes to blend seamlessly with the picturesque surroundings.
The 6,200 square foot main house is the largest of the three structures with three bedrooms. Cypress, heart pine and English walnut shiplap is found throughout the home while abundant windows flood the space with natural light and cool, riverfront breezes. The foyer transitions into the open concept kitchen, dining room, sitting area and living room. Cohesive design elements bring the spaces together with windows overlooking the lawn, verdant marsh grass, and river. The master wing of the home is located opposite the living spaces and encompasses a master bedroom, library and office. The spacious master bedroom has a walk-through closet and an en suite bathroom with a whirlpool tub and double steam shower. The wing also includes a study/office ensconced with old cypress and a library with custom bookshelves and a fireplace. Upstairs, a very large entertainment area with a pool table, shuffleboard and large screen TV opens to a large deck nestled among the treetops. Two bedroom suites are located on either side of the loft.
Connected to the main house by a covered breezeway is the guest cottage, which measures 2,800 square feet. The patina of copper roof mimics the blue-green sky. The open first floor has an expertly designed kitchen, with abundant storage and bar seating, as well as a spacious living room with a fireplace. The downstairs bedroom opens to a wrap-around screen porch which is a great place to enjoy an early cup of coffee or sunset dinner. There is also a laundry room and powder room on the first floor to make this unit completely self-sufficient. Upstairs is another bedroom suite and secondary living area. The cottage was designed to be wheelchair accessible including ramps, wide doorways and a handicap bath.
The pool house is also connected to the main house by a covered breezeway with a copper roof. This structure is approximately 1,200 square feet. The ground floor is divided into two sections"a two car garage and a large screened room overlooking the pool with a brick fireplace and wet bar to make it an ideal spot for entertaining. Upstairs there is a large bedroom, full bath, walk-in closet and separate living area opening to a porch with magnificent sunsets of the western sky.
Located at the beginning of the driveway is a large, live-in cabin with a full kitchen, bath and Vermont castings wood stove which can be used for a caretaker or a work shed.
This is truly the most unique property in Mount Pleasant. The farm preserves Lowcountry living at its best with hunting, fishing, wildlife and the peace and tranquility of the Wando River with major services just minutes from the front gate.
Age: 11-20 Years Old
Amenities: Deck, Dock, Lawn, Porch, Patio, Vaulted Ceiling, Wet Bar, Pool, Ceiling Fan, Water Front
Architecture Style: New Traditional
Cooling System: Central A/C
Floor Covering: Wood
Heating System: Forced Air
Lot Size: 5.92 Acres
Roof Type: Copper
Rooms: Bedroom, Eat-In Kitchen, Family Room, Full Bath, Great Room, Half Bath, Living Room, Office, Study, Utility, Walk-In Pantry
View Type: River, Water