The property boasts a tidal creek dock, rooftop bar, lily pad garden, sprawling underneath storage, 592 feet of marsh front, Carrera marble counters in the master bathroom, red drum close enough to hook from the side yard, surround speakers, a practice green to putt and chip on and 270-degree views that include the Wando River.
But it's a twisting metal walk-up that winds up as the talking piece at 2400 Sandy Point Court, situated in the Rivertowne neighborhood off S.C Highway 41.
"The owners call it the 'spiral staircase to heaven,' " says Brian Seitz, Realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and listing agent, citing the humorous spin on the iconic Led Zeppelin rock ballad.
Circular steps connect a bedroom deck to a porch off the living quarters and on to the fourth-tier terrace -- roomy enough for parties while offering spectacular sunsets and panoramic sights of the Rivertowne on the Wando section and beyond. "You can go all the way up and down (from the second floor to rooftop, outside)," he says.
Going on the market just last week, the close to 4,800-square-foot Mount Pleasant house is for sale for $1,495,000.
"I think this would make a great home for a family that loves the outdoors," Seitz says. "Whether you want to practice putting and chipping from the green, fish from your side yard at high tide or crab from the dock there is plenty to do here outside the home," he points out. "And with 2,700 square feet of porches and decks and the water garden, too, there are plenty of places to relax and enjoy the views."
Seitz says the five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath custom home built in 2007 shows off uncommon lifestyle features that add to the distinctive appeal. There's a reverse layout in which bedrooms overtake the tier above the garage while living quarters and kitchen are bumped to the third level (the fourth floor houses a recreation room and the expansive rooftop deck and bar).
"The home was designed with the views in mind," Seitz notes. "All bedrooms have access to the porches, and spiral staircases connect each level," he says.
Traditional-looking from the outside, the house sports a three-stop elevator, walk-up attic, metal roof, living room and master bedroom fireplaces, spacious master bath with garden tub and shower, Brazilian ironwood on the front porch and stairs, backyard fire pit and 150-foot pier with 2,500 pound boat lift.
The Realtor spotlighted additional perks, including:
- More than three-quarter acre lot.
- Antique floors and wood work throughout.
- Spray foam insulation.
- Two tankless water heaters.
- Room for five or more cars in the garage and pre-engineered for a full bath.
- Formal dining room.
- Main set of stairs leading from the foyer to the second and third floors.
- Wide driveway with brick inlays.
A gourmet kitchen includes custom cabinets, granite counters, Wolf gas cook top, double ovens and Villeroy and Boch farm sink. A pantry sits off that back stairwell. On the second floor, "two additional rooms are perfect for a separate den and an office or craft room. The house also showcases a custom trim package.
Outside, the backyard includes a low fence for a "dog run" area. The yard gives way to a dock to the creek, which is 6-7 feet at high tide and connects to the Wando River.
Even with all the perks, there's room to revise or add onto the floor plan.
A "man cave" type room with big screen TV could be redesigned as a home theater, Seitz says. A fifth bedroom would be the right fit to convert to a crafts room, or holiday decorations area. The putting green, which sits in front of the house in an angular strip of lawn that edges the street, could be allowed to grow naturally and return to part of the yard.
"Words can't convey how special this place is," Seitz says.
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Reach Jim Parker at 843-937-5542 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Agent: Brian Seitz
Office: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage