On a recent morning, Cindy Weaver photographed dolphins in Garden Creek that she thought to be “stranding” — a feeding skill where they nudge fish up on a bank and enjoy a meal.
The eye catching smart-phone camera work wasn’t as dramatic as you might think. The deepwater creek runs behind her house and her neighbor’s, owned by a family member and up for sale. Weaver is helping market the property.
Dolphins aren’t the only water creatures that swim close by. “We have more shrimp in here, (and) bass,” she says. Deer visited the yard earlier, picking up a scent.
“It’s a little wildlife paradise out here,” says Carla Garbarini, Realtor with Century 21 Properties Plus and listing agent for 7432 Little Britton Road. The two-story house sits on a seven-and-a-half acre lot within the extended town limits of Hollywood and includes a dock and boat ramp on a deepwater creek that’s four minutes by boat from the Intracoastal Waterway.
The 2,931-square-foot house went on the market a month ago for $999,000.
“It’s in a remote setting. Little Britton Road is delightful,” she says.
Garbarini wants to increase the home’s exposure to possible buyers, planning to hold a Realtors open house this week. She says interested parties thus far include a group from Edisto who drove up for the day and a scheduled showing with a family. “This would be great for children,” she says, noting the estate-like spread, four bedrooms, porches and the dock and boat ramp. She thinks the house would be ideal for “a family that has a home in the city and wants to get away on weekends.” They might buy a second home in the country because “they want to have a legacy.”
The secluded property also carries antebellum roots on what’s known as Ashe Point, the site of a pre-Civil War plantation. “This is really historic,” Weaver says.
In her listing, Garbarini serves up a detailed description of the four-bedroom house with two full baths and a powder room.
She characterizes the property, which borders Garden Creek and includes views of the larger Toogoodoo Creek, as a “gorgeous, private Lowcountry estate” on deep water boasting a floating dock and boat ramp. Marshlands and the tidal creek are to the south and east.
Views from the back porches showcase marsh, creeks and wooded, inland islands.
The property touts professional landscaping, with the oak-dotted lot also featuring crepe myrtles and palmettos.
The elevated home displays an elegant set of stairs to the front porch and entrance. The first-floor master suite provides access to a screened porch at the rear of the home, sporting waterfront views. Along with a sizable bedroom, the suite touts a “beautifully tiled” master bathroom with an oversized garden tub and separate walk-in shower.
Built in 1991, the residence has undergone updates including a new roof installed a decade ago and all new appliances in the past few years.
The home’s west side includes a large eat-in kitchen featuring gas range and stainless steel refrigerator and dishwasher. Centering the spacious house is a two-story great room with a wood-burning fireplace. Hardwood floors mark much of the first level, while upstairs bedrooms are carpeted.
Two open decks and the screened-in porch tie into the great room, which offers panoramic views. An upper-level deck extends from the guest bedroom. The house counts a two-car garage on the ground level.
Elsewhere, the owner installed a new primary well pump in November and refurbished the timer-controlled irrigation system, which is on a separate well. Also new are a two-zone heating, ventilation and air conditioning system and two hot water heaters.
The center of the house could be remodeled to add an elevator.
“Enjoy sunrises, sunsets, starry nights, fishing, crabbing and abundant wildlife just one hour south of historic Charleston and 15 minutes from Edisto Beach,” Garbarini says.
The house stands off a long dirt driveway near the eastern edge of Little Britton Road. To reach the house from downtown, travel south over the Ashley River Bridge to Savannah Highway and proceed 22 miles, passing through Ravenel, to S.C. Highway 174. Make a left into Adams Run, veering right at one point, and continuing for about 10 miles on Highway 174 to Little Britton Road. Take a left and go about three miles. On the left is 7432 Little Britton Road.
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