In South Carolina’s 10,000-acre Kiawah Island community of over 500 homes, 85 Blue Heron Pond Road stands alone. The owner purchased a handful of adjacent lots and built the 15,000-square-foot retreat in 2005 across two central parcels to ensure no neighbors would encroach on the home’s serene views of the surrounding marshland and waterways beyond—making the extremely private property unlike any other on the barrier island.
The quality and timelessness of the seven-bedroom home’s interiors by Jacquelynne P. Lanham Designs match the luxury of its location. The home’s unique horseshoe shape maximizes views from every room and allows for convenient access from five central garage bays. Like a traditional Charleston home, the front door opens onto a central hall flanked by living and dining rooms. This is the heart of the home, built for entertaining, with both sunset and sunrise porches, and a rear terrace accessing a long pier over marshland to a private dock. A mosquito-repellant system automatically releases citronella oil from overhead and ensures the open-air porch can indeed be used for watching the sun go down.
The south wing houses a family room, mahogany-paneled office with a wine cellar and a humidor, and two bedrooms. The kitchens of early Charleston homes were located in separate buildings, thus the north wing can be concealed from the rest of the house. Here a stunning professional kitchen with three sinks and four Wolf ovens opens onto a light-filled breakfast room. Through the pantry and cutting room, an exterior door opens onto a large patio with an outdoor kitchen, infinity-edge pool, and walkway to the one-bedroom guesthouse. Upstairs in the main home is the generous master suite with dramatic vaulted ceilings, and his and her bathrooms and dressing rooms.
The island home is offered at $15 million. Membership to the prestigious Kiawah Island Club is available with the purchase, and most furnishings are negotiable. Launching by boat from the private dock, residents can quickly reach protected beaches and nearby Charleston. (Inquiries: Cynthia Noble, 843.768.3416, firstname.lastname@example.org; kiawahisland.com)