701 Oak Marsh Drive Airy home on Mount Pleasant creek touts bright sunroom, double master suites
By JIM PARKER
The Post and Courier
Absorbing marsh and creek views in one Wakendaw Lakes house, Carolyn Parsons shares her name for the residence.
“I call this the peninsula,” she says.
Indeed, 701 Oak Marsh Drive sticks out slightly into the lowlands with one side connected to land. The 2,754-square-foot house, which dates to 1992, is on the market for $615,000.
The four bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home has had one owner. “She had a custom builder,” says Parsons, agent with Carolina One Real Estate.
Among the special features are western cedar exterior siding and oak hardwood floors throughout the house except for carpet in the sunroom and upstairs bedroom and tile in a downstairs office.
Meanwhile, the property makes use of its natural surroundings. A 200-foot dock with 15 by 15 foot pier leads out to Hobcaw Creek, a tidal creek connected to Charleston Harbor. Oaks shade the house while providing striking sights in the nearly half-acre yard. Marsh flanks the creek, which accounts for the scenic views from a central living room with fireplace; the kitchen; bedrooms; and sunroom.
In her listing, Parsons says the elevated Lowcountry style home includes a “full front porch to enjoy the lush mature landscaping.” Meanwhile, the sunroom has a western exposure, which offers “glorious sunsets,” she says in her write-up on the house.
Custom touches mark the home. Ceilings are nine feet or higher. Crown molding tops the living room, kitchen, dining room and breakfast area and wainscoting links the eating corner with the cooking center. Plantation shutters guard the thermal windows.
Kitchen highlights are solid-surface countertops, refrigerator, Jenn-Air range, dishwasher, microwave oven, loads of cabinets and double windows over the sink.
A washer and dryer, which stay with the home, are kept out of sight in an extra long closet. There’s also a linen closet off one of the downstairs bedrooms.
The one-and-a-half story homeboasts an oversized master suite on the top floor, which houses a large bedroom and sitting area overlooking the marshy expanses and an elongated bathroom with shower and jetted tub. Parsons says the space could be converted into a media room or closed off as a mother-in-law suite. Moreover, there’s plenty of storage: a door opens into a large attic.
“This is a great room with great views,” she says.
The three downstairs bedrooms are spacious. One has its own bathroom and a second is large enough to be used as a second master suite. Facing the marsh and creek, the downstairs “master” sports a good-sized bedroom and a large bathroom with closet, whirlpool tub and vanity.
In December, the house received an upgrade when two heating, ventilation and air conditioning units were replaced. A ductless system is used in the sunroom.
The garage, which includes a workbench and shelving, has tandem parking for three cars and a separate larger space to park or pull out a boat. Stairs connect the ground level garage to the main floor, which features a chair lift railing.
Parsons envisions the house being purchased by a doctor at Roper Hospital or other medical center downtown.
“We have to emphasize the location, minutes from the (Ravenel) bridge,” Parsons says.
The residence is toward the back of the neighborhood in what’s known as Wakendaw on the Creek. Heading north, cross the Ravenel Bridge onto Johnnie Dodds Boulevard (U.S. Highway 17N). At the second traffic light, take a left on Mathis Ferry Road. Follow Mathis Ferry for about three miles. After the Bowman Road intersection, take the second left on Wakendaw Road. Continue on Wakendaw until it deadends and make a right on South Barksdale Road. After passing Trident Academy on the right, turn left on Pineshadow Lane. Take a right on Oak Marsh Drive. Ahead on the right is 701 Oak Marsh Drive.
Reach Jim Parker at 937-5542 or email@example.com.
Agent: Carolyn Parsons
Office: Carolina One Real Estate
Philosophy: “I treat everyone equally, regardless of their status in life, or what price range home they’re purchasing, from the first time buyer to the executive purchasing a $1 million-plus home. I have a passion for the real estate business, and I believe my clients sense this.”