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$2,600,000 - 102 Blue Heron Pond Road


Neighborhood: Preserve, The

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Chris Rose, the award-winning architect who designed 102 Blue Heron Pond Road, refers to the home as “high-tech-meets-Lowcountry” – a fitting description for the contemporary residence on the north end of Kiawah. From the moment the design process began, it was very much a balance of stretching the architectural imagination and boundaries while maintaining an easy, ‘livable’ atmosphere for homeowners and embracing the natural setting of the home. Great emphasis wasgiven to the uninterrupted lagoon views and sense of privacy the home encompasses. In fact, there are no neighboring properties to the north, south, or west of the home.

Rose designed the back of the residence with large expanses of glass to maximize the views. Entering the home is a breathtaking experience as the visual senses work on overload to breathe in the exquisite stone and woodwork, the towering ceilings, and the impact of the wall of windows and views beyond. The exposed steel frame further enhances the Great Room’s sense of transparency, creating a light-filled home that embraces its setting. To balance this lightness, stained bamboo floor grounds the space and provides continuity, while the cypress ceilings afford a sense of warmth overhead.

The glass and stainless steel of the open kitchen compliment the main living areas. And the soaring ceiling and walls of glass continue in the first floor master suite where, as in the Great Room, motorized window shades control sunlight and privacy. An incredibly luxurious bath, private loft area, and entrance to the pool area complete this sanctuary. Upstairs, there are three guest rooms, one with a private bath and the other two sharing a ‘Jack and Jill’ bathroom.

Overall, the architectural design pairs down the four-bedroom home to its cleanest and simplest form, creating instead beautiful living spaces that also engage the organic, natural beauty of Kiawah beyond the walls of windows. Instead of drawing attention solely to the interior spaces, 102 Blue Heron Pond fully recognizes the importance of what lies beyond the structure – blending to enhance its setting, rather than distract from it. 

Exterior Features

-       Total privacy to the north, south, and west with no neighboring properties

-       Uninterrupted views of Blue Heron Pond

-       Professional landscaping design by Heyward Townsend

-       Saltwater pool with Polaris auto cleaner

-       785 square feet of Ipe decking

-       Roof structure with buttresses extends to provide shelter and shade to the interior

-       Three car garage

-       Outdoor shower

-       Climate controlled storage room or workshop

Interior Features

Great Room

-       Open floorplan with exposed steel beams, natural wood crown molding and Douglas Fir ceiling, and stained bamboo flooring

-       26’ North Carolina blue stone fireplace

-       30’ glass walls made of Weru hurricane and noise resistant windows

-       Somfy automated shade system

-       Floating single beamed steel staircase


-       Custom designed by Signature Kitchens

-       Natural limestone countertops

-       Walnut and stainless steel cabinets

-       Premier appliances including two Wolf ovens, Wolf cooktop, Sub Zero refrigerator, and Sub Zero ice maker

-       Spacious butler’s pantry with an additional freezer

Master Suite

-       Soaring walls of glass with Somfy automated shade system for privacy without compromise

-       Vaulted ceiling with custom built valance and cove lighting

-       Large private loft

-       Wall of custom floating cabinets with lighting above and below

-       Private entrance to the pool and deck

-       Master bath with two custom designed closets, steam shower, and spa tub


-       Three guest rooms with bathrooms that feature rain shower heads and custom glass tile

-       Custom luminescent wallpaper and tiger wood vanity in the powder room

-       Laundry room with copper floors, granite countertops, and Westinghouse washer and dryer

-       Four passenger elevator 


Chosen as the Wall Street Journal’s “House of the Day” on the WSJ’s website. The residence was also voted by readers as one of their favorite homes featured in the “House of the Day” series in 2011.

Multiple editorial stories on, a leading destination site for home design enthusiasts, professionals, and homeowners. Articles included “Glass House on a Lowcountry Lagoon”“Unique Chimneys, Outside and Inside”, and a feature on why owners fell in love with their homes. In this last article, Chris Rose mentioned 102 Blue Heron Pond’s ‘lips rooms’, the playful guest room that pays homage and was inspired by Andy Warhol. 

Featured in “A Natural Fit: A home located in The Preserve on Kiawah Island perfectly complements the beauty of its surroundings.” in the Spring 2012 issue of Island Insights.

 Highlighted in Charleston magazine’s September 2012 issue, “Modern Warmth: Architect Chris Rose finds a happy medium between contemporary cool and down-to-earth inviting”.

 Included in the 2012 Gibbes Museum of Art Home Tour