931 White Point Blvd. Panoramic harbor visages highlight modern three-story house on James Island
By JIM PARKER
The Post and Courier
The owners started building and just kept going: that’s one answer to how a James Island house would reach “approximately 6,000-plus square feet.”
Even the agents listing 931 White Point Blvd. don’t have an exact size figure for the three-story residence overlooking Charleston Harbor.
Built in 2011, the custom brick home in White Point Estates is for sale for $4.1 million.
“They spared no expense with this,” says Judy Tarleton, broker and partner with Carriage Properties who with agency partner and sales associate Olin Chamberlain are listing the house.
Chamberlain says it’s “absolutely somebody enamored with the view” who would be interested in buying the house, which pans from the High Battery to the Sullivan’s Island lighthouse.
The property, which incorporates a traditional design, showcases a large front yard draped with live oaks and a neatly clipped backyard protected by a seawall. While large, the house is far from ostentatious — extremely roomy would be a more apt description.
“It is not overdone,” he says.
The residence shows off a classic look boasting 10-foot ceilings on the first level and nine-footers on the upper two floors, wide plank hardwood floors throughout, custom “flying” stairway and expansive porches and terraces. At the same time, the less than two year-old home features modern accoutrements such as an elevator, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and high-end bathroom shower heads.
Maybe the most dramatically tailored space is the second floor master suite, located on the east wing. Doors open from the sizable bedroom to a covered stone terrace outside that runs the length of the second level. Also flanking the bedroom is a master bath containing tile floors, extra large tub and spacious shower. Beyond the bath is a dressing room nearly the size of the bedroom sporting arched windows, a clothes chute and ample room for closets. Three large guest bedrooms, each with a full bath with elegant shower or tub, fill in the west wing.
A staircase leads to the third level, dominated by a family room-recreation area with private bath: Chamberlain says the space, which has access to a top floor deck, could be converted into a master suite.
From the landscaped front yard, a long walkway and a set of steps lead to the elegant front porch. Within the two mahogany entry doors is a vaulted foyer, which gives way to the towering great room marked by a coffered ceiling. The great room displays one of four fireplaces in the house: others are in a first floor corner den, ground floor living quarters and in the top level family room.
Situated on the east side of the house, the upscale “cook’s” kitchen consists of a Décor double oven, twin dishwashers, refrigerator, six-burner gas range, granite countertops, a large center island with built-in sink and artfully displayed cabinets. Off the kitchen is a butlers pantry with china cabinets and a combination mud room-laundry with a door from the side yard.
The hydraulic elevator, meanwhile runs through the center of the house, able to stop on each floor. There’s also a back set of stairs from the kitchen area to the second level. A slew of closets throughout the house provides lots of storage space.
The driveway pulls up to a low brick wall, marked by a rounded opening for artistic effect, on the east side of the house. There’s an attached two-car garage with access to the inside.
Off the terrace is the rectangular backyard and a short pier and floating dock on a tidal creek edging the harbor.The property, Tarleton says, is right for “somebody looking for a big home.”
The house is at the northernmost stretch of White Point Boulevard. Heading south, take the James Island connector, exiting on Harbor View Road. Turn right on Harbor View and proceed across James Island Creek. Soon after, make a left on Fort Sumter Drive. Follow the winding street for about a mile. Turn right on White Point Boulevard, which circles around. Ahead on the right is 931 White Point Blvd.
Reach Jim Parker at 937-5542 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Agents: Olin Chamberlain, Judy Tarleton
Office: Carriage Properties
Phone: Chamberlain, 843-345-6680; Tarleton 843-729-2255
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