The ocean tides that rise and fall along the South Carolina coast reach their peak twice within every 24-hour period. Using a maritime metaphor, the most recent low tide for Kiawah’s real estate market occurred in 2009. Since then, the market’s tide has been steadily rising – evident by the recent swell in ocean-oriented properties.
On November 6th, with the first shimmering notes of jazz guitar sounding along the shore, Earl Klugh’s celebrated Weekend of Jazz returns to Kiawah Island. The five-star Sanctuary Hotel will play host to the Grammy award-winning guitarist and a shimmering roster of music’s brightest stars for the 3-day event.
As August draws to a close on the Island, the end of summer announces itself with a slight shift in the marsh grasses’ golden hue, a nearly imperceptible hastening of sundown on the water.
With miles and miles of paved trails, a ten-mile stretch of powder-soft shoreline, and a state-of-the-art athletics center, Kiawah entices fitness fanatics with a call to run longer, swim faster, bike further. On Sunday, September 21, the second annual Tri-Kiawah triathlon will challenge the Lowcountry’s most disciplined athletes across the magnificent land and seascapes of the Island.
Just as the bustle of summer events wind down on the Island, a wealth of exciting autumn activities begin to rev up. With its enviable climate extending sunny, warm days well into fall, Kiawah and the Lowcountry introduce a roster of inspiring outdoor events beginning in September. From family-friendly programming at Freshfields Village to the cultural offerings of Charleston, autumn promises to be a memorable celebration of the seasonal riches available to residents.
Each month, our KIRE Sales Executives curate a special selection of Island homes, homesites, villas, and cottages. Distinguished by factors including value, location, view, and architectural detail, each property invites new residents to the distinctive Kiawah lifestyle and reflects the quality standards demanded by our Sales Team. This month’s notable offerings are showcased below.
On Tuesday, July 15, history was made on Kiawah Island when 99 Flyway, a seven-acre undeveloped homesite with 250 feet of Atlantic Ocean views, closed for $22 million. It is the largest residential real estate transaction in the Island’s history.
When Craig and Sandie Buffie purchased 546 Oyster Rake, it was a 1980’s dark den with worn carpet, heavy oak trimwork, dated light fixtures and basic kitchen and bathroom amenities. Originally built by a highly respected Kiawah Island builder in 1986, the bones of 546 Oyster Rake were never an issue for the owners, but the interiors and the landscaping on this double lot didn’t take full advantage of the key feature of the house: beautiful views of Kiawah marshlands.
So the Buffies teamed up with lauded interior designer, Dina Lowery, out of Charlotte, NC and put five basic makeover principles in motion.
Commemorate the Red, White, and Blue in Island style this 4th of July on Kiawah Island. With miles of paradisiacal beaches, nature trials, parks, and a variety of exciting Island events and activities, Kiawah Island won’t leave you looking for more this holiday weekend.
A number of events this spring marked a bustling season for Kiawah Island Real Estate. We played host to 200 people at the Piedmont Driving Club in Atlanta for an evening of family fun, fine cuisine, and an informal presentation of Kiawah and its offerings. In April, KIRE opened the doors to eleven exceptional Island abodes during our annual Tour of Homes. The event entertained 400 people and was followed by a reception at our main sales office.
The summer months ahead will bring a host of activity to residents and visitors alike. We’ve listed just a brief sampling of the Island’s terrific seasonal events.