The to-do list for a special evening at one particular east of the Cooper house might go something like this this:
• Slide shut the extra-sized pocket door to close off the kitchen for dinner engagement. Check.
• Get in a quick swim against the power-generated current in the infinity pool, then hit the fitness room. Check.
• Take a shower, then grab a drink from the wet bar in the master bedroom. Check.
• Show visitors to their rooms in the guest wing to freshen up. Check.
• After the main meal, retire for dessert on the veranda and point out a nearby pond and the neighborhood clubhouse 70 feet up on a man-made bluff. Check.
The luxurious residence is 789 Bulls Bay Blvd., situated in the Bulls Bay Club community off U.S. Highway 17 North in lower Awendaw.
“I see the buyer type being a retiree moving to Charleston, (or) a professional,” says Clay Cunningham, Realtor with Carolina One Real Estate who is co-listing the property with Lea Anne Brown of Summerhouse Creek Properties LLC.
The 4,323-square-foot house, built in 2007, is for sale for $1,550,000.
Based on the size, elegance and idyllic location, the residence is “a bargain,” Cunningham says.
Martha and Terry Miller built the house not long after Bulls Bay Club opened. The community is noted for its championship golf course and the eye-catching clubhouse — situated on a hilltop sculpted from dirt dug up as golf architects designed the layout's water hazards and bunkers.
The one-time upfront cost to join the club starts at $25,000.
The couple, who selected Carolina Professional Builders as craftsman, had a vision of how they desired the house to appear.
“We had the Lowcountry theme but (wanted to) look a little contemporary,” Martha Miller says.
Right from the entrance, the house opens into a dramatic living room-dining room with Italian marble floors, slate fireplace and a 23-foot high cathedral ceiling.
The gourmet kitchen, adjacent to the dining room, is designed for someone who likes to cook and entertain. Highlights include an AGA Legacy stove, honed granite counters, Sub-Zero appliances and prep sink with refrigerator.
If entertaining in the dining area, you can shut off the cooking center with large frosted sliding doors.
Out back is a semi-circular courtyard dominated by a large deck and the saline swimming pool, which has a retractable top and a device that shoots out water to simulate paddling against the tide. A mosquito control system protects the deck and yard.
The two-bedroom guest suite can be accessed from inside by rounding a hall from the living room or outside via the pool deck. Off the pool is a cabana room with bath area, shower and washer and dryer. “Kids could come in,” without dripping pool water through the main part of the house, Cunningham said.
Another innovative feature are wet bars in the master suite and a guest suite. They're equipped with sinks, faucets, counters and space for a coffee pot.
Meanwhile, a surround sound system is wired so that audio selections can vary from room to room.
An elevator runs from the garage to the top floor. The ground floor garage is fitted with five vehicle bays and designed so that the guest suite has its own parking facility. The house has a metal roof and hurricane-resistant windows, which are designed to hold up against 150 mph winds.
Cunningham says the property also benefits from its proximity to U.S. Highway 17, which has been widened heading toward Mount Pleasant. “Making Highway 17 six lanes really opens up this area to downtown,” Cunningham says, noting that could be a plus for a professional who works in Charleston. The Market at Oakland retail plaza, meanwhile, is just five minutes away.
The property offers a country-like outdoor experience with a one-a-half acre lot and views across water and woods. “The sunset is incredible,” Cunningham says.
“It's different,” Martha Miller says of the house. “Also, there's a personality to it.”
An open house will be held 2-5 p.m. on Sunday. To access the gate, call Cunningham at 843-345-4647. The home website is www.789bullsbay.com.
The residence is past the turnoff to the Bulls Bay clubhouse. From the south, access U.S. Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant and follow it through town. Continue past the Isle of Palms Connector. After reaching the S.C. Highway 41 intersection, go about six miles. Turn right at Bulls Bay Club on Bulls Bay Boulevard. Once through the gate, continue past the clubhouse. Less than a mile ahead on the right is 789 Bulls Bay Blvd.
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Agent: Clay Cunningham
Office: Carolina One Real Estate
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