Inspired by the coastal villas set along the Côte d Azur, the magnificent home and guest residence at 99 Surfsong Road introduces a classic Provençal design to Kiawah s stunning 10-mile shoreline. Acclaimed architect Christopher Rose honored the perfect proportioning of European style across 5,435 square feet of elegant interiors. Extensive travel abroad resulted in the acquisition of treasures found throughout the home, which boasts thirteen tons of Italian marble columns, elaborate mantels, ancient tiles, and bold ironwork. Exterior living spaces mirror the distinctive interior aesthetic: a pool deck of antique limestone from Provençe, the courtyard s majestic stone lions from Le Bourget, and a beachside loggia framed by solid Italian marble columns. A celebration of details both epic and intimate, this extraordinary home conjures the architectural master works of Europe s finest Renaissance-era estates.The home s façade mirrors the nuanced aesthetic of bastides, the world-renowned country estates found in southern France. From the sublime employment of antique Italian terra-cotta roof tiles and copper gutters to the arched limestone portico, Old World details abound. A century-old patina imbues the stucco with subtly changing color shifts throughout the day. The handsome front door was procured in a remote corner of Provençe. Showcasing unforgettable views of the Atlantic, the swimming pool and attendant cabana promise effortless social entertaining. The cabana s bar, television, refrigerator, and ample cabinetry ensure poolside pleasures are a daily affair.Landscape architect Bill Meneri has fashioned a courtyard garden with Renaissance flair. Crushed limestone paths and hedges of fragrant rosemary attend garden strolls while an interior courtyard offers seating alongside a reflecting pool and limestone fountain built from antique stones procured in Provençe.A private boardwalk leads directly to the beach, traversing verdant, sculpted hedges and sandy dunes. A stone trough with spigot (discovered in the town square of a small village in France) serves as an inspired foot wash at the end of a surfside day.Extensive and expansive renovations in 2007 raised the interior aesthetic from stunning to spectacular. A showcase of treasures found in marathon trips through Provençe, the Côte d Azur, and Tuscany, the home flaunts one-of-a-kind finds at every turn. A massive limestone fireplace and mantel native of 9th-century Normandy, antique limestone floors with lapis inserts, and Venetian plaster adorn the main level. Italian parquet flooring by Francesco Molon-Giemme and local touches assert themselves in the South Carolina heart-pine beam ceilings of the elegant living room.Just inside the front door, the artful aesthetic of the main home announces itself. A two-story foyer greets guests with a soaring staircase and antique limestone floors and leads into the great room.Beyond the foyer lies the great room with banks of French doors and expansive windows revealing the piazza, pool, cabana, and sun-splashed Atlantic. Bordered by elegant arched doorways, the voluminous gathering space is accessorized by an intricately carved limestone mantel, a riveting focal point of the room.Additionally, a media room provides a comfortable gathering space for movie viewing or spirited family game nights.Anchored by a gracious center island with a vegetable sink and wine cooler, the bright, expansive kitchen partners top-of-the-line appliances and ample storage with remarkable details in design. Gently distressed cabinetry and marble countertops establish the kitchen s style, where a deep farm sink and a backsplash of fired porcelain tiles warm the room with a rustic appeal. And culinary pursuits, epic or intimate, benefit from the abundant cabinetry and storage of the walk-in pantry.An attendant dining area, warmed with natural light and a fireplace of its own, offers French door access to the pool and piazza for magnificent entertaining opportunities indoors and out.Accessible both by elevator or by the gracefully curved foyer staircase, the upstairs hallway is awash with natural lighting. A quartet of different woods imbue the Italian parquet flooring with a refined, distinctive style. From the second floor, a balcony overlooks the home s center courtyard and a guest room welcomes visitors with banks of windows to the sea. And in the master suite, pulse-quickening ocean views await residents at day s end.Day breaks with great majesty in the master suite. Banks of glass doors and windows welcome morning with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, the pristine beach, and the sky-blue hues of the horizon line. Warmed by a cozy fireplace and boasting a walk-in closet and gorgeous hardwood floors, the master bedroom is awash with natural light. An attendant sitting room offers direct access to the sun-lit terrace. In the master bath, artful tiling, a free-standing tub, and a gracious, glassed-in shower ensure effortless indulgence in preparing for the beach day ahead.Connected to the main home by a relaxing fountain and elevated reflection pool, the guesthouse promises enviable repose for extended family and valued visitors. Three bedrooms and two baths, a fully equipped kitchen, and laundry closet offer home-away-from-home conveniences. In the living room, terra cotta floors (salvaged from a Riviera chateau) and a fireplace framed by limestone trumeau from the Midi introduce guests to a sampling of the international treasures accessorizing the address.During construction of 99 Surfsong Road, an unflappable passion for classic European design led architect Christopher Rose and the home s original owners to the bucolic landscapes of Provence. Over the course of two marathon trips through France in 2002, Rose and his Europhile clients procured the architectural masterworks currently displayed throughout the home. Joined by a countess with an impressive history as a docent at Versailles, the trio launched exhaustive searches for one-of-a-kind treasures and materials dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries. Today, the home s magnificent interiors and exteriors showcase nearly 13 tons of elaborate mantle pieces, ancient tiles, Italian marble, and bold ironwork discovered during their travels.Treasures include: The columns of solid Italian marble framing the beachside loggia The majestic stone lions from Le Bourget flanking the courtyard entry gate The living room s massive limestone fireplace and mantel, native of 9th-century Normandy The limestone trumeau from Midi bordering the guest house fireplace The pool deck of antique limestone discovered in Provençe The stone trough boardwalk foot wash uncovered in the town square of a small Provençe village Francesco Molon-Giemme s magnificent Italian parquet flooring, composed of four different woods A limestone fountain, composed of antique stones shipped from Provençe and reassembled on-site Italian antique terracotta roof tilesA coveted Plantation Woods South address and a 10-mile stretch of sandy white beach only begin to hint at the rich rewards of 99 Surfsong Road. A Kiawah Island Club Sports Membership is offered with the property, promising a wealth of amenities and five-star events exclusive to Club Members. With its magnificent beachfront placement and one-of-a-kind European styling, the home introduces a brand new song to the shoreline: a stunning and singular serenade to the South of France.