From an ecological bent, these sea island homes are touted as top-notch. Backers say they represent a first: all energy-saving houses within a luxury resort.
The 16 dwellings are at Indigo Park. Dyal Compass LLC has been developing the 13-acre neighborhood, which sits just north of Governors Drive and east of River Course Lane on Kiawah Island.
While the houses have been marketed for awhile, they just landed another real estate sales agency, Charleston-based Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty.
"Indigo Park will be the first community within a luxury resort with entirely LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Certified homes," according to information on the real estate agency's website.
"We have just signed a listing agreement to represent Dyal Compass," says Morgan E. Cirillo, marketing assistant for Daniel Ravenel SIR. He describes Dyal Compass as "new and interesting." Indigo Park, he says, looks "stunning."
The Indigo Park homes, some of which are completed, sit "on a beautiful marsh front site, centrally located on the island," Cirillo says. According to the Daniel Ravenel agency, all homes will be constructed "using the latest sustainable building materials and earth-friendly building practices."
- Exterior shingles from NuCedar, an Ohio-based manufacturer of cedar-like products for the high-end housing industry. They don't require staining or painting, according to Daniel Ravenel SIR.
- Aluminum UV (ultraviolet) resistant roofs.
- FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) approved wood.
- Energy efficient appliances and toilets through the government-backed Energy Star program.
- German-made Weru and Henselstone windows.
The Indigo Park homes are sized at 2,200-3,600 square feet.
According to Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's, the community offers other green features such as geothermal heating and cooling systems and indoor and outside fireplaces as well as elevators and pools. Moreover, every garage is equipped with a 220-watt outlet to charge an electric car, promoters say.
The homes provide owners with "long marsh views and innumerable luxurious amenities." Each residence employs materials that are "earth-friendly, sustainable and proven to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while lessening lasting effects on the environment." The "durable, low-maintenance" homes sit close to a three-acre community park," according to the real estate company.
Candace Dyal, president of Dyal Compass LLC, created the vision for Indigo Park. She teamed with Christopher Rose Architects and Royal Indigo Construction to fulfill what she calls "a concept that's important to everyone on the team; to build with a conscience," according to the real estate agency's information on Indigo Park.
Middleton Rutledge, Realtor with Daniel Ravenel SIR, holds the company's listing for 119 Halona Lane. The Indigo Park property commands a price of $2,395,000.
"If you are looking for a high quality, turnkey property with minimal maintenance and impact on the environment on Kiawah Island, don't miss this unique opportunity," Rutledge says in the listing.
The 119 Halona Lane house was dubbed the HGTV Dream Home in 2013, making it the first home on Kiawah Island to receive the award.
The new home "has been painstakingly designed" and professionally decorated, he says. It's styled in the "Camellia" floor plan, showcasing three bedrooms and three and a half baths.
According to Rutledge, the house permits "families to gather and entertain in an idyllic setting located next to the beautiful salt marsh" on the fringes of Bass Creek. Green construction techniques include geothermal heating and cooling and closed cell foam insulation.
The features add value to homeowners through "significantly reduced energy costs, minimal home maintenance and a reduction in greenhouse emissions," he says.
The plan also displays 'high quality bamboo floors, indoor fireplace, outdoor deck, dipping pool, large laundry room with a wine cooler and four car garage," Rutledge explains.
The first floor shows off a light filled master suite, "coupled with calming marsh vistas," he says. The master bathroom boasts of stone and tile finishes, including dual sinks, and spacious walk-in shower with a Grohe shower head.
According to Rutledge, the SieMatic kitchen features "honed quartz surfaces" and custom cabinets. They're complemented by a Viking stainless refrigerator and professional grade gas range.
The upstairs includes a comfortable living room, "which is an enjoyable space for your guests or family to relax." There are also two guest rooms and two bathrooms on the second floor, Rutledge says.
This home, which is being sold furnished, offers social, sports or golf memberships to the Kiawah Island Club.
For more information, visit www.DanielRavenelSIR.com.
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