Located on Beaufort’s high bluff, this exceptional deepwater estate overlooks the Intercoastal Waterway and Historic Downtown Beaufort. Offering 1.77 acres, the house and carriage house are comprised of 6,951sqft with 5 bedrooms and 6.5 baths. Constructed in 2012 to the highest standards, the property features three floors in the main house and a separate two car garage with an apartment above offering a full kitchen, living room, bedroom and bath. One can boat or walk to downtown Beaufort.
Classic lowcountry architecture highlighted with Savannah gray brick and tabby walkways includes a traditional red metal roof. A heavy mahogany door opens to center hall that looks through the house to the river. The gracious hallway is flanked on its left by a generous formal dining room. Further down the hall, the living room falls on the left and a family room on the right. The living room offers a large fireplace, built-in shelves flank the fireplace and large windows offer stunning river views. The waterfront family room is adjacent and open to the kitchen.
The kitchen is truly exceptional and features a massive granite island with seating for five. In addition there is a dual fuel double oven and gas topped range, a convection/microwave, dual warming drawers, dual dishwashers, wine cooler and two sinks. Beautiful custom cabinetry offers ample storage.
The kitchen extends to a light filled breakfast room, a large walk-in pantry with built in shelving is located next to a laundry room and one of the two powder rooms on this floor. Heart pine floors are throughout the main and most of second level of the home.
Also on the main floor is a library, with custom built-in shelves, a powder room and a massive primary bedroom. This bedroom offers a tray ceiling, his and hers walk in closets and a stunning view of the harbor. The spa like bath offers separate dual vanities, a bubble jetted tub and a dual shower with a large granite bench. There is separate water closet.
There are two waterfront porches on the main floor. One is open and accessed at the end of the center hall. A screened porch is located off the breakfast room and features a vaulted mahogany clad ceiling, stunning stained floors and a fireplace. Both porches overlooks the lawn, deepwater dock and the downtown Beaufort.
The second floor offers three large bedrooms, each with en-suite baths. The largest of the three was designed as a second primary bedroom and offers water views, and a large bath with dual vanities. The center hall provides access to the waterfront porch. In addition, there is a laundry area on this floor.
A rare luxury is the basement that offers an array of spaces including two sitting areas, a fireplace and an ideal spot for a pool table. A tinted and scored concrete floor is complemented by beautiful pine beams. A large bar features seating for six, complete with custom cabinetry, a dishwasher, sink, wine cooler and ice maker. In addition, there is a full bathroom, allowing for easy cleanup after a day on the river. A large storage room completes this level. A water front patio features a built in grill. The deepwater dock offers a deck overhanging the bluff and then for easy access the dock is ramped down the pier head. The covered pier head is complete with a sink and a fish cleaning station. There is a massive floating dock and one boat lift with room for another.
Other special features of the home include a central vacuum system, a built-in stereo speaker system, custom window treatments and wooden shutters. Built to Hurricane Code Engineering’s Standard which includes hurricane impact windows, walls, and foundation to roof strapping. The lack of flood insurance requirement is due to the elevation of the property at 26 feet.