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A bronze pot-filler faucet complements the farm-style sink. Exposed brick, 10-foot bead board ceiling and reclaimed heart pine floors are all around.

Such are the tones of historic houses fixed up in peninsula Charleston, Mount Pleasant’s old village and area plantations.

But in this case, the house at 2002 Shell Ring Circle is in comparatively new Dunes West, located east of the Cooper. And the residence doesn’t even date to the 20th century let alone the 1800s. The house was built in 2005.

“It’s kind of like they took some of the charm of downtown Charleston,” says Margaret Hekker, Realtor with Lighthouse Realty Group and the listing agent. The house is for sale for $749,900.

Not to say that the 3,564-square-foot home scrimps on modern conveniences and livability. Spotlights are a backyard swimming pool; recessed lighting;, double-sided fireplace in the master bedroom and bath; underneath three-car garage; and surround sound that extends throughout the first floor rooms, front and rear porches, pool area and garage, she says.

It’s the galley style culinary center, however, that most visibly complements centuries-old styling with modern-day accoutrements.

“The kitchen is really quite stunning,” Hekker says. In her listing, she cites the kitchen’s stainless steel appliances such as JennAir double oven, Dacor gas cooktop, Bosch dishwasher and built-in Thermador. She also touts the farm-style sink, oil-rubbed bronze fixtures including pot-filler faucet over the stove, granite countertops, brick walls and backsplash that give the appearance of exposed brick and custom-built distressed-style cabinets.

Elsewhere, the five-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home offers a more muted mixture of antique and up-to-date, from pine floors upstairs and down to the large, walk-in shower in the master bath.

Hekker in the listing points out the builder’s attention to detail, such as custom trim and millwork, chair rails, mosaic tiles in upstairs bathrooms, custom lighting and wrought iron chandeliers.

Ceilings also stand out, from the bead board in the kitchen, front deck and screened-in back porch; coffered design in the dining room; and tray pattern in the family room — which also has brick wall accents.

All of the first floor windows include transoms that allow for additional natural light throughout the home, Hekker says in the listing.

Dormer windows mark the front exterior view of the top floor, and there’s a entry porch on the main level of the cement-plank-sided house. Gas lanterns on the porch add to the outside appeal of the home, she says.

A flight of steps leads to the front porch, and once inside, the dining room is on the left and a formal living room now used as a study is to the right.

The opulent master suite is on the main floor and includes a large bedroom with views of the pool and a pond in back; the “see-thru” fireplace; and a spacious bathroom boasting of custom mahogany cabinets, granite countertops, soaking tub and a walk-in shower with dual rainshower heads and separate temperature controls. Off the master suite is a walk-in laundry with maple cabinets, a countertop and wash sink.

Upstairs are four sizable bedrooms, all with walk-in closets and extra attic storage in the side walls. The bedrooms are large enough to use as guest suites or for children’s rooms — two of the bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bathroom.

Another perk is the lot, which is 1.09 acres and edges a pond in back. The swimming pool is below the rear deck and screened-in porch and is surrounded by the back lawn and clusters of trees. Hekker says the wrap-around porches and deck “leave plenty of room for entertaining.”

The garage, meanwhile, stands out with carriage style overhead doors and has extra space for boats or more vehicles.

“The one thing I describe (about) this house: a lot of quality features,” Hekker says.

The residence is not far from Dunes West Golf Club on the northeastern side of the neighborhood.

Heading north in Mount Pleasant, take U.S. Highway 17 past the Isle of Palms connector and make a left on S.C Highway 41. Follow Highway 41 for about three miles and turn right at the traffic light on Dunes West Boulevard. Proceed about one mile and steer left onto Wando Plantation Way at the Dunes West security gate. Once inside, follow Wando Plantation for more than a mile to the second right, which is Colonel Vanderhorst Circle. Take Colonel Vanderhorst for half-a-mile and make a right on Shell Ring Circle. Ahead on the left is 2002 Shell Ring Circle.

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Agent: Margaret Hekker

Office: Lighthouse Realty Group, licensed with Brand Name Real Estate of S.C.

Phone: 843-296-7520

Philosophy: “Helping clients navigate the real estate market.”