659 Cain Drive Backyard pool, elegant interior, well-maintained yard distinguish three-story residence in leafy Mount Pleasant neighborhood

The 32-year-old residence at 659 Cain Drive in Mount Pleasant combines traditional touches with modern looks.

Peruse a particular brick home off Mathis Ferry Road, and you’ll see a decades-old dwelling carefully balanced between modern touches and vintage fixtures.

There’s the traditional dining room, oak floors in the formal areas, crown molding and a chic sun room. A large kitchen boasts an updated black refrigerator, stove, microwave and dishwasher. And that’s only the ground floor of a three-story home.

Not all of the features originate with the current owners, but they can take credit for a healthy share.

“We’ve done a lot of work in the past 20 years,” says P.J. Jenket, who with husband Chris DeLorenzo bought 659 Cain Drive in Mount Pleasant in 1996.

Brenda Piaskowski, agent with The Boulevard Co., lists the 4,917-square-foot house for $849,000.

Built 32 years ago, the property offers a number of lifestyle attractions. A long deck that’s wide enough for rocking chairs marks the entrance. In back are a screened-in porch, ample swimming pool with encircling patio and an outdoor deck for grilling.

“This (backyard) we will miss,” DeLorenzo says. “This is a great deck, low maintenance. I pressure wash it once a year,” he says.

The empty-nester owners raised a family in the house. Their children are grown and in college, including graduate school. They’ve moved to other places.

Showcasing four bedrooms and three full baths, 659 Cain Drive would be well suited as a home for parents with kids. “Definitely (a family) who’s entertaining a lot,” Jenket says.

The open layout lends itself to plenty of occupants, relatives and guests.

A walkway leads to the front porch and, inside, the foyer. On the left is a moderate-sized den. DeLorenzo says a buyer could install a door connecting the den to a back bedroom, then fully redo the combined space. “That would be a real nice master suite,” he says.

Elsewhere on the main floor, there’s a formal living room sporting a fireplace as well as a luxury eat-in kitchen and dining room.

The house spotlights a finished room over the two-car garage, situated a few steps below the second floor. There’s an oversized master bedroom and luxury bathroom touting a combination tub and shower, a cozy carpeted guest bedroom and a laundry room with cupboards and washer and dryer connections.

On the top level stands an 850-square-foot recreation area with dormer windows. “This would be a great kid’s room,” Jenket says.

Surrounding the house is a nearly one-third acre yard, well landscaped with tall oak trees and ground-level plants. An outbuilding with woodworking and storage areas sits at the end of the driveway.

Tree-lined Somerset Point provides architectural stipulations that gives it a certain character. Homes must be at least 80 percent brick, and garage doors can’t face the street, according to Jenket. The neighborhood extends to the north to Hobcaw Creek.

In her promotional flyer, Piaskowski describes 659 Cain Drive as a “beautiful three-story brick home on a corner lot in a wonderful neighborhood.” Somerset Point, she says, is a “well-established, centrally located” village with wide streets.

The “gorgeous, stately” house, she points out, sits high on a large lot with in-ground pool and extensive landscaping. Meanwhile, an “impressive entrance leads you into a large foyer with the dining room and den at each side.”

Moving upstairs, there’s a spacious master bedroom and “stunningly remodeled bath.” The suite includes a “huge master closet, complete with inserts, to allow for easy organizing,” Piaskowski says.

Also on the second floor stand two more “generous-sized” bedrooms, a nursery/office and a full bath. A workout room and attic storage space also mark the second floor.

“On the third floor you will find a large game room,” she says, adding that it would be “perfect for a pool table.”

The house sits near the middle of the Somerset Point neighborhood. From the Ravenel Bridge heading north on U.S. Highway 17, turn left on Mathis Ferry Road. Follow the scenic roadway for about two miles, traversing three roundabouts along the way. Turn left on Cain Drive into Somerset Point. Ahead on the right is 659 Cain Drive.

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