By JIM PARKER

The Post and Courier

Few people are able to directly compare the Lowcountry’s breathtaking marsh and river views with famed U.S. waterside spots, but the Hylands can.

Bob and Anne Hyland moved to metro Charleston six years ago. Their prior residence, as it turns out, overlooked the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, Calif. — home to entertainers and movie stars.

“We had a great view in Malibu,” Bob Hyland says. “Here, at high tide, we have a great view.”

Sunrises and full moons are the most spectacular sights across Martin’s, Nobel’s and Beresford creeks and the Wando River via a towering window-scape. But the incomparable view is just one feature of their home at 547 Little Barley Lane.

The 4,839-square-foot house in the gated Beresford Hall neighborhood off Clements Ferry Road is on the market for $1,195,000.

In his description of 547 Little Barley Lane, listing agent Chuck Epps of Carolina One Real Estate calls the property, “The best marshfront/tidal creek value in Beresford Hall.”

Tucked among oaks and marsh, Beresford Hall is a posh community on the other side of Beresford Creek from Daniel Island.

“This is a very interesting neighborhood,” Epps says. Properties are “low density,” he says: the 547 Little Barley Lane house is on a close-to-two-thirds-acre lot.

The Hylands bought the raised two-story house with underneath garage and storage space in 2007 while it was being built. They had time to add a few of their own custom features before completion, Anne Hyland says.

Highlighting the exterior is a manicured courtyard framed with native shrubs, perennials and roses and including a swimming pool on the eastern edge of the property.

The front yard touts a semi-circular driveway and a face-shaped fountain that’s built into a wall below the double stairs to the main porch.

On the inside, the residence combines high-end accoutrements with what Epps dubs a “casual yet elegant, bright and open” layout.

Flanking the foyer is a private study to the left and a formal dining room on the right, according to Epps’ listing.

Australian cypress floors — which mark much of the house — extend into the wide-open family room dominated by a coffered cathedral ceiling, built-in bookcases and a fireplace with granite surround and wood mantel.

Next to the family room is the kitchen, which Epps refers to as a “chef’s delight.” Spotlights are two built-in Wolf ovens, Wolf five burner gas range, Sub-Zero refrigerator-freezer and separate icemaker, built-in Wolf microwave, two Fisher & Paykel drawer style dishwashers, custom cabinets and granite countertops, he says.

The main level master suite showcases an ample bedroom and plush bathroom with clawfoot tub and oversized shower and rain-showerhead.

Upstairs are four more bedrooms of generous proportions, all but one with a deck and with either their own bathroom or sharing one. The top-level hallway overlooks the foyer and the family room.

A host of covered rear decks provide views of the tideland vistas as well as offering places to drink coffee in the morning or dine at night, he says.

Epps cites scores of “finishes” such as heavy crown molding, plantation shutters, two laundry rooms and an indoor-outdoor audio system. “An elevator-ready enclosure extends from the ground floor to the top floor,” he says. The house has two Rinnai tankless gas water heaters and three distinct heating and cooling zones. There is abundant storage.

Also, the community master plan allows for a private dock to Martin’s Creek with 160 foot pier head.

Adding value to the house is what’s offered in the Beresford Hall neighborhood. An owners pavilion showcases a large swimming pool, boat ramp, community dock, postal center and open spaces. Just across Little Barley Lane, meanwhile, is a park with basketball courts and children’s playground.

Anne Hyland finds the neighborhood sociable. Periodic dinners take place with alternating hosts and guests at different homes in the village. “They have oyster roasts (and) kids’ parties,” she says.

The property is on the southeastern edge of Beresford Hall. Going northwest and then east, access Interstate 26 to I-526 toward Mount Pleasant. Cross the Don Holt Bridge over the Cooper River and take the Clements Ferry North exit. Travel on Clements Ferry Road for 2.5 miles and turn right into Beresford Hall on Grand Park Boulevard. Once inside the gate, make a left on Royal Assembly Drive. Proceed close to a mile and make the second right on Little Barley Lane. Ahead on the left is 547 Little Barley Lane.

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Reach Jim Parker at 937-5542 or jparker@postandcourier.com.

AGENT SPOTLIGHT

Agent: Chuck Epps

Office: Carolina One Real Estate

Phone: 843-530-5999

Philosophy: “The world of real estate is full of information, opportunity, noise, clutter and sometimes, risk. My goal as a real estate professional is to help my clients make sense of it all – to provide the clear, concise, meaningful information, analysis, guidance and support that will help my clients make their best informed decisions and achieve their best possible outcomes.”

www.carolinaonerealestate.com