This flashy northern Mount Pleasant house of octagon corners and red roof tiles sits yards from a tidal marsh yet stayed immune from rising flood waters in 2015's 1,000-year storm.
From its removed neighborhood, the property seems aways from the Wando River and its scenic sunset views. But the tributary can be accessed by foot on a shared, nearly fifth-of-a-mile long pier, and boaters can ferry to the river or nearby Darrell Creek from a waterside dock.
The two-story residence encompasses two rear decks, five bedrooms, four baths and powder room while standing 4,052 square feet in size. The house would enlarge its living space by 60 percent if a 2,500-square-foot underneath garage were finished as another interior floor — a revision that's distinctly possible, according to the real estate broker.
"It's just a gorgeous home," says Jim Roberts, Realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and listing agent with his wife and fellow agent Jelena Roberts. They live down the street in the same Darrell Creek neighborhood.
Located at 3713 Station Point Court, the luxurious house hugging the enclave's upper edge lists for $1,349,500. Sporting "amazing" 180-degree river views, the property on six-tenths of an acre including a shrub-edged backyard holds space for five cars and boasts a generator, central vacuum and backyard irrigation system. A carport under the first-floor deck provides enough height and depth to park a recreational vehicle, Jim Roberts says.
"One thing about this home, it's flexible," says Pat Rawlinson, owner of the 16-year-old house. Her favorite features include the stained glass built into solid oak kitchen cabinets, a wine cooler, stainless steel appliances and granite topped island with built-in drawers and cupboards.
Created Charleston-based J. Hilton Googe Design Group, the residence includes traditional features such as a formal dining room, breakfast nook and sun room as well as custom perks such as a great room, second-floor balcony, eight-sided main floor edges and octagon gazebo off the back deck, Roberts says.
An elevator runs from the second floor to the first level, to the garage and vise-versa. The lift would be a helpful appliance in helping grandparents negotiate floors without having to take the stairs, for instance, he says.
While adaptable for seniors, 3713 Station Point Court fits growing families, too. "I see the potential for a younger couple," Roberts says. Noting that the house counts five bedrooms, he says parents and children might enjoy new attractions as well. The rear porch can support an outdoor kitchen. "You might put in a pool (in the backyard) and still have a view. Lower the hedges and put in some fire pits. It's perfect for entertaining," he says.
In his listing comments, the Realtor says potential buyers "have a wonderful opportunity" to purchase the raised home on a large lot sporting river views and access. "Southern charm at its best," he says, noting the property sits on a quiet cul-de-sac while close to growing communities near Wando High School. The home offers potential for even more livable space: The garage, which stands nearly three feet above the base flood elevation, already comes complete with a full heated and cooled bathroom.
Comfortable living and entertaining space distinguish the house, which tallies 10-foot ceilings on the main floor and nine footers on the top level. The main tier touts a great room with vaulted ceilings, elegant study featuring built-in bookcases and master suite showing off his and her walk-in closets. Crown molding and trim details mark most every room. There are several decks, two screened-in porches and a boat-lift-ready dock on the Wando.
Custom features include the eight-sided front corners and an octagon gazebo at on end of the back deck.
Showcasing its own community pool, Darrell Creek neighborhood is a bicycle ride from the new Carolina Park Elementary school and Oceanside Collegiate Academy high school. "Homeowners tell you how they enjoy the laid back atmosphere," Roberts says, adding that the enclave carries a low fee homeowners association.
The home site boasts a landscaped yard with mature live oaks and includes ample off street parking, covered space for boats; separate heating, air conditioning and ventilation units; and front and back irrigation systems.
The Paradise Island Public Boat Landing and the Wando River Marina are both in close proximity. Charleston Harbor, meanwhile, "is just a short ride down the river for those looking to tour downtown Charleston or get offshore (to fish)," he says.
Nearby golf courses include Dunes West, Bull's Bay and Charleston National, while recreational sites are at Laurel Hill County Park, Francis Marion National Forest, Copahee Sound, Bull's Bay and Buck Hall recreation area. A new Lowe's discount hardware store is on U.S. Highway 17, and a new library and Costco shopping club are under construction at close-by Carolina Park. The Carolina Park master plan includes a town center with stores and restaurants.
The property, he says, offers "luxury living on the Wando River."
Roberts will hold an open house at 3713 Station Point Court on Sunday from 2-5 p.m.
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Agents: Jim and Jelena Roberts
Office: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Mount Pleasant
Phone: (Jim Roberts) 843-824-4924