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.
With the next generation of Kiawah residents already exploring the Island, Kiawah Island Real Estate has introduced several new neighborhoods to the landscape. Future residents will include family-focused couples seeking a lifestyle both active and unique to their surroundings. Kiawah Partners believes our latest offerings will appeal to prospects who choose year-round living on Kiawah but require space to accommodate their growing families.
For 37 years, Spoleto Festival USA has been bringing a roster of spectacular international talent to Charleston. This spring, from May 23 through June 8, the cobblestone streets of the historic city welcomed 70,000 global visitors, all drawn to our shores by the promise of top-tier performances. With its distinct blend of traditional and contemporary works, and spotlighting dance, theater, and music, Spoleto has introduced the world to Charleston—and Charleston to a world of global culture.
In April, the Kiawah Island Club took an exciting step forward in broadening its social and sporting offerings for Members. With the introduction of GoKiawah, the Club lifestyle has been enhanced greatly through programming designed to bring Members together. Created to maximize opportunities for adults, children, and families, GoKiawah has redefined Club life from the word “Go!”
Charleston native and contemporary street artist, Shepard Fairey, has returned home. “Power and Glory,” the current exhibition at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, showcases his influential work and Fairey has come to town for the opening.
In March 2012, Jack and Joann O’Connor discovered 4383 Sea Forest Drive, an ideally situated villa directly across from the beach and equidistant between Night Heron Park and the Sanctuary Hotel. While the coastal retreat offered 180-degree views of Night Heron lagoon, the interior aesthetics were not so appealing. However, the O’Connors recognized the potential, took to the pages of Coastal Living for inspiration and decided to take on the project in three phases.