This $14.75 Million Mansion Is the Largest Oceanfront Estate on Kiawah Island

This $14.75 Million Mansion Is the Largest Oceanfront Estate on Kiawah Island

For those who don’t already know it, Kiawah Island is the south pole to Nantucket’s north: exclusive island playgrounds for those who enjoy sailing, golfing, fine dining and top-drawer shopping. Just 25 miles off the coast of Charleston, S.C., Kiawah is considered one of the premier golf destinations on the East Coast. With their small square mileage, scoring a home on either island can sometimes be an expensive and time-consuming project of renovations, so a new-construction home is something to prize.

This four-story estate on Kiawah has all the charm buyers crave with its expansive veranda and beach-cottage cedar shake shingles, but it also has the amenities modern families need, done with high-end finishes. A long drive takes you to the 1.5-acre property, which has direct private-beach access via its own ipe wood boardwalk. The exterior includes a slate roof and copper gutters, hallmarks of architectural longevity rarely found in a new build these days. Handmade bricks make up the walkway that leads to the grand entryway with its curved staircase and floor-to-ceiling wood paneling. Even the four-car garage gets some special love with custom mahogany doors for the 3,896-square-foot space.

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From there, you enter the private club room with a coffered ceiling, built-in shelving and cabinetry, plus a 85-inch television and two 40-inchers. French doors lead out to the loggia and a staircase that spirals up to the main-floor balcony, kitchen and great room. The porch on this lower level overlooks the backyard with its Italian stone pool deck, vanishing-edge heated saltwater pool and spa.

Four en suite bedrooms make up the rest of the first level, with a mudroom just off the pool terrace leading to two washers and dryers, a beverage fridge and pool bathroom.

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