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This is a rare opportunity to own the private retreat and personal home of one of Kiawah Island's most heralded builders over the past three decades. Nestled inside the gated community of Briar's Creek, just 16 miles from Charleston, is a custom home and property like no other.You will travel through the private forest, under breathtaking oaks, to arrive at an elegantly landscaped entrance of the home designed by nationally acclaimed architect Mark Finlay.This magnificent lakefront property consists of three custom constructed residences -the 6100 SF main house, a 1200 SF lakeside guest cottage, and an 800 SF carriage house. Built by award winning Koenig Construction, the home's casual warmth embraces you upon arrival and provides a unique quality from the cypress board and batten siding and copper roof, to the knotty alder front door, the antique heart pine floors from the South Carolina upstate, large gas log fireplace with Old Charleston Sand Cast brick surround, knotty pine custom woodwork and cabinetry, beautifully trimmed tall Weathershield Impact rated thermal glass windows,Velux Skylights, foam cell insulation and multi-zoned HVAC. The builder-owner went to great lengths to create a one-of-a-kind home for his family and the result of his vision is an undeniable success. This home could not be replicated for anywhere near the current offering price. The estate is positioned on a small peninsula of a stocked 60 acre freshwater lake and has a bluestone dock and boat slip. Views of the lake, where bald eagles fish before your eyes, are obtained in nearly every room of the main home and the guest cottage. The flow of the home's open floor plan makes for a wonderful home to entertain in. The "Cooks Kitchen" has top of the line Viking 6-burner gas cooktop and range with two ovens, custom milled vented hood, Viking side-by-side refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher plus ice maker. The kitchen is centered by an oversized granite island with a prep sink and bar stool seating. The kitchen flows seamlessly into a large dining area that is surrounded by the large glass paned windows and doors that open onto the patio or the grilling deck with a TEC high heat built-in grill. Just beyond the kitchen is your temperature controlled wine cellar, pantry, laundry room and the Conservatory - a beautiful skylit room with Velux Skylights and Old Charleston brick walks and floors and a water feature with tasteful plantings that basque in the natural light. The Conservatory also serves as a home office, has a full bathroom and leads to the three car garage with temperature controlled storeroom and upstairs to a huge billiards/bonus room where you will spend many afternoons and evenings with friends watching the big games, movies, working on puzzles or crafts.
You will appreciate the ease of moving into your first floor Master Retreat with large walk in closet, bedroom overlooking the lake, and wonderfully designed bathroom with soaking tub and custom tiled shower. The second floor loft has a library, two comfortable bedrooms with private baths, a sleeping nook with custom built-in twin beds, and a spiral iron staircase leading up to the turret where a spectacular view makes your home office or exercise room every so special.
The perfect Low Country Life enjoys time outdoors and this retreat does not disappoint. A wonderful bluestone back patio, overlooking the sparking lake, your beautiful lawn and private dock, is the perfect place to relax or head over to your beautiful Aqua Blue built swimming pool surrounded by Old Charleston Sand Cast Brick deck and custom fireplace. You and your guest will spend many days and nights by the crackling fire. Perched alongside the swimming pool, and directly on the lake, is a charming 1200 Sq Ft two bedroom and two bath guest cottage with it's own private dock and a panoramic view across the stocked lake to the award winning Rees Jones golf course. The cottage, well appointed with a cozy living room and full kitchen, has porches on both sides and provides a wonderful place for house guests to enjoy their visit and have their own space. Tucked underneath the massive branches of an ancient live oak, is the "Caretakers" cottage. A charming studio with full bath and kitchenette located over a workshop or storage area.
This is an opportunity to live in an award winning community, less than 15 minutes to the beach and close to a number of wonderful restaurants, grocery and shopping options. The proximity to downtown Charleston or the airport is quite convenient.
Parcels on either side of this 7 acre homesite may be available to create a 19 acre estate.
Briar's Creek is a gated community of over 900 acres devoted to nature. Just 83 homesites were developed and there are several miles of nature and walking trails around the 60 acre lake and an Audubon Silver Signature Sanctuary and beautiful bird nesting habitat. The Golf Club at Briar's Creek, an exclusive private golf club offers memberships but it is not a requirement of ownership. The Club is owned and operated by The McNair Group, owned by Bob McNair (owner of the Houston Texans). The golf experience here is like no other - like having your own private golf course (video attached). The Rees Jones designed golf course has won numerous awards such as Best New Private Course in America, Top 100 Greatest Courses in the US, #11 Best Golf Communities in the US and more. The Club offers a high caliber hospitality program and residents may also choose to have only a Social Membership. The Club enjoys a nearly full membership with over 230 members.
Don't miss the opportunity to own this builder's private residence in one of the most special settings in the Low Country.