2525 Ballast Point Inviting Lowcountry home overlooks marsh on Mount Pleasant cul-de-sac

A two-story house at 2525 Ballast Point in Mount Pleasant’s Rivertowne neighborhood is on the market for $939,000.

Houses built slightly inland can still command a nautical presence.

That’s the claim for one Mount Pleasant property, which comes complete with porthole windows, widow’s walk, oyster shell fire pit, adjacent to acres of swamp grass and Wando River visibility.

“It’s on a marsh (with) a huge setback,” Jennifer Maher says.

According to Maher, 2525 Ballast Point brings to mind lounging by the shore on a still day. She touts the three-tier residence’s “coastal pallet.” It’s “a comfortable, calm home. Very peaceful.”

Maher, agent with Coldwell Banker United, Realtors, lists the 4,400-square-foot house on a cul-de-sac in the chic Rivertowne neighborhood off S.C. Highway 41 for $939,000.

She’s shown the house, built in 2008, to a number of prospects since it went on the market less than a month ago. “I haven’t had anyone come away from the home who wasn’t impressed,” says Maher, who lives in Rivertowne.

Lookers cite the detailed craftsmanship, the Realtor says. The home includes a tankless water heater as well as foam insulation throughout, making it “very energy efficient.”

The Lowcountry-style house, originally constructed for a builder, benefits from a host of upgrades and finely honed details. Among the highlights are a calibrated, time-sensitive system to turn on and off lights, lock doors and otherwise protect the house — a foreunner to the “smart home” technology, Maher says.

Freshly painted in and out, the home displays a classic tongue-and-groove wood floored front porch, elevator between the ground-level three-car garage and the first and second floors as well as stairs to each level, generator, irrigation system, and a conveyable super deluxe playset in the backyard that Maher equates to the “Taj Mahal.”

The layout includes subtle adjustments. Current owners swapped the dining room and living quarters so that the eating area is right off the back porch and the fireplace stands in the family gathering room. The luxury deck, complete with tile floors, could be converted to a sun room, Maher says.

Marked by oak hardwood floors and 10 foot ceilings, the main level features a large, open kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and ample cupboard space. A roomy laundry with washer and dryer and rows of cabinets also fits downstairs.

The house counts five bedrooms — all on the second floor — although one space was turned into a media room with TV. The oversized master suite includes a large bedroom with marsh and river views; sizable bathroom with travertine tile floors, a classic tub and spacious shower; and a screened-in deck off the back that’s large enough for a rope hammock. A guest bedroom is set up as a suite with its own bath, while two other bedrooms include a shared bath with sinks on either side to be closer to the sleeping quarters.

Homeowners can enjoy amenities at Rivertowne Country Club including tennis courts and a clubhouse with dining. They can also purchase a golf membership to play the neighborhood’s championship course. A public boat ramp is a couple of miles away on the Wando River.

With five bedrooms, three full baths and two powder rooms, 2525 Ballast Point offers plenty of space for a family. The elevator means the home is able “to accommodate anyone,” Maher says. “This is a Lowcountry dream home,” she says.

In her listing, Maher praises 2525 Ballast Point for “gorgeous sunset views over marsh (and) incredible craftsmanship, on cul-de-sac in golf course community.”

She touts the chef’s kitchen. custom closets. coffered ceiling in the master bedroom. media room with wet bar and gas back-up generator.

“The exterior boasts multiple porches to catch views and breeze,” Maher says.

Meanwhile, Rivertowne is zoned for students to attend the “new award-winning Jennie Moore Elementary and Laing Middle schools,” she notes.

The three-tier house stands toward the northwestern ridge of Rivertowne. Traveling north, take the Ravenel Bridge to U.S. Highway 17, which is Johnnie Dodds Boulevard. Follow the highway past the Isle of Palms Connector to Highway 41. Turn left on Highway 41 and proceed about three miles. Make a left on Rivertowne Parkway. In less than a mile, turn left on Country Club Drive. Bear right on Brick Kiln Parkway, then take the second right on Ballast Point. Ahead on the right is 2525 Ballast Point.

There will be an open house 2-4 p.m. today after the Cooper River Bridge Run.

Reach Jim Parker at 843-937-5542 or jparker@postandcourier.com.