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Welcome to 4440 Wando Farms Road, a luxurious executive estate located on the Wando River in the gated subdivision of Wando Farms. The neighborhood, formally known as the Kiwi Farm, sits on 550 acres of a conservation easement which has been divided into 14 properties and is located only minutes from Downtown Charleston. This 5885 square foot home, with 5 Bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half Baths, sits on over 10 acres, built by Justin Whitney & designed by Jan Grierson. Once through the gates, it is like a step back in time as you are led down the gravel-covered road lined with noble live oaks with canopies draped in moss gently swaying in the breeze. As you go around the corner, you continue down the private driveway to this custom and stately home tucked behind the trees & natural landscape. As the magnificent residence comes into view, one is struck by the abundance of outdoor spaces with verandas & porches, accented by stately columns, masterful iron work, a side courtyard fountain & all highlighted with the gentle flickering of copper gas lanterns.
The grand entrance, flanked by mahogany doors on the front and rear of the home, welcomes you with a sweeping staircase with iron spindles and views of the water and private dock. The voluminous floorplan is accented with dramatic 12 ft first floor ceilings, spacious rooms, and exquisite molding and woodworking details. The sprawling indoor spaces are designed to maximize the views and to flow to the outdoor living areas.
An elegant crystal chandelier highlights the formal Dining Room, currently occupied by a table designed for a party of 12 with ample room to host more guests. The opposite end of the room holds the formal Sitting Area with Grand Stone Fireplace and French doors, a perfect place to sit and enjoy the views with an aperitif.
The Chef's Kitchen with large center island has custom cabinetry with roll-out soft close drawers, Venetian plaster, white marble countertops, and two sinks. The Thermador appliance package includes 2 dishwashers, 2 ovens, warming drawer, gas cooktop with decorative Delph tile backsplash and a Subzero Wine Cooler. Opposite the center kitchen island is the casual sitting area, which could also function as the breakfast room, with French doors to access the rear veranda. Adjacent to the Kitchen is the recently converted Sunroom with retractable screens offering expansive water views.
The home has Dual Masters, one on each floor. The first floor Master features additional French doors that lead onto the back veranda with soaring water views. The Ensuite bath boasts dual vanities with marble countertops, custom cabinetry and His and Hers water closets, dual entry shower with a steam generator and three shower heads, soaking tub with, two towel warmers and doors leading onto the front and back verandas. Off the bath, is the generous walk-in custom closet with center island with built-in seat and one of two large laundry rooms with sink and ironing station.
Upstairs is a Media Room with an English Pine accent wall with gas fireplace and built-in custom cabinetry that cleverly hides away the television. French doors lead onto a large screened porch which runs along the rear of the home, offering some of the best views with three distinct seating areas.
The upstairs Master and two additional Bedrooms all have their own full Baths and outside access to the porches. There is also a Kitchenette with sink, refrigerator/freezer, and microwave and a convenient upstairs laundry with sink and ironing station. The Exercise Room, possible 5thbedroom, has a built-in Home Office which can be closed off from the rest of the room, as well as a closet. There is space to add another Bathroom using the walk-in attic space.
This estate is a masterpiece of design with a collaborative effort between the homeowners, the architect and the builder, working together to select stunning & high-end finishes along with exceptional construction. This home is designed using a combination of 2x6 and 2x10 construction, open-cell spray foam insulation in the attic, Loewen windows, and doors, bronze exterior windows, and doors, 3/4" plywood under sheetrock, heavyweight architectural shingles, copper ridge, and copper gutters, encapsulated crawlspace and paneled walled elevator to both floors. A detached, three car garage holds a half bath and is accessible through the covered breezeway.
Wando Farms Subdivision, The Kiwi Farm, is bounded by the old Historical Kings Highway, believed to have connected Charleston to Boston. The farm consists of 550 acres of a conservation easement which includes two stocked ponds, Equestrian Center with barn and pastures, shooting range, organic farm, and SC Aquarium maintains a greenhouse on the farm. Each of the 14 lots owns 1/14 of the farm. Wando Farms offers you ALL the amenities that characterize the perfect Lowcountry Lifestyle.
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