Families looking to live in a classic Isle of Palms beach residence on a wide swath of property would find themselves at home; out-of-towners searching for a nice vacation spot would feel like they're on retreat; and owners eager to rent to visitors would potentially be in the money.

No matter who buys the chiseled Isle of Palms residence, the purchaser will own an uncommon piece of real estate. Few places give residents the chance to saunter down to "the rolling lawn, hit a bucket of golf balls and jump in the ocean," says Jenn Maher, Realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Global Luxury who is listing agent for 2500 Palm Blvd.

The luxurious 4,500-square-foot house — encircled by more than one-and a-half acres of grass, oaks, palmettos and naturally landscaped foliage — "makes you feel like you're staying in Charleston (yet) at the beach," she says. The backyard leads to a gazebo at the edge of the beach walkover.

Erected a dozen years ago, 2500 Palm Blvd. is priced at $3,995,000.

The two-story home, designed as a primary residence, boasts six bedrooms, six full bathrooms and a powder room. Master suites mark the first level and upper floor. One bathroom sports a claw foot tub, another a jetted water basin that looks out on the ocean. "That's the wonderful thing; the way the floor plan works," Maher says.

Other features include oak hardwood floors, top-of-the-line stainless steel kitchen appliances, walk-in closets in the bedrooms and WiFi and surround sound system throughout the home. Double porches face toward the water. "You can't beat this view," she says. Large family and great rooms mark both floors.

The property offers ample parking, with two spaces in front and a four-car garage with extra room for a golf cart and a closed-off workshop.

"This is built as a substantial home," she says. "The craftsmanship really shows," Maher says.

The Realtor jotted down what she calls exceptional features of the house and grounds, including:

  • Elevator to each floor and the garage.
  • California Custom Closets in the upstairs master bedroom, master bath and laundry room.
  • Two gas-log fireplaces, one in the great room and another in the upstairs den.
  • Three heating, ventilation and air conditioning units.
  • Ecological features such as a home water filtration system and dual Rennai tank less water heaters.
  • Metal standing-seam roof on the traditional-style house.
  • Exterior Bermuda shutters and custom window treatments.
  • Hurricane-rated windows and doors on the beach side.
  • Ipe (a type of ironwood) stairs and porch floors for easy maintenance.
  • Lawn irrigation system fed by a well.
  • Electricity to the gazebo, which also has a metal roof.
  • Private golf cart path.
  • Dual outdoor showers enclosed under the home.
  • A driveway with additional parking pads, enough for seven to eight vehicles including the garage.

Custom cabinetry, a large granite island and wet bar with wine cooler and ice maker spotlight the kitchen. Other perks are a Decor range and refrigerator, warming drawer and pot filler. There's also a wet bar with wine cooler and ice maker in the kitchen; and a kitchenette, refrigerator and General Electric Monogram oven in an office in the master suite.

Meanwhile, the property doesn't include a swimming pool but one could be built: The city of Isle of Palms approved the property's pool plan, Maher says.

In her listing, Maher highlights the property's charm and its fortuitous location in the middle of the Isle of Palms. "Built by premier Charleston builder Pat Ilderton, no attention to detail has been spared," she says. Citing the home size, she notes, "There is plenty of room for family and guests alike."

Maher touts the home's open floor plan, which she says "maximizes views and allows for easy entertaining."

Anchoring the upstairs is the "sprawling" master suite, comprising a private den with fireplace, built-in shelves and access to the top porch's breathtaking sights. The suite also takes in a custom master closet and spa-like master bath housing ample storage and tub with views. There's also the private office with kitchenette. Five more bedrooms are spaced out on second floor, all set up as suites with private bathrooms.

Noted local landscape designer Sheila Wertimer crafted the "meticulously manicured" grounds, the agent says.

"Whether you are looking for the ultimate family retreat or an investment, this is a must see property," according to Maher. "This is not simply a beach house, but a beach home," she says.

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



Agent: Jenn Maher

Office: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/Global Luxury

Phone: 843-327-2053