Kiawah Island Real Estate

The Homebuyer Wishlist for a Luxury Coastal Home

The Homebuyer Wishlist for a Luxury Coastal Home

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Your All-Inclusive Luxury Coastal Home Wishlist

Whether you are building a custom home, or moving into a new home and wanting to add your personal touch, there are several wishlist items every coastal luxury home should include. Regardless of if you are a full-time resident or own a vacation home just for visiting, these design trends will never go out of style. 

To transform your home into the ultimate Island retreat, consider these ideas when renovating or drawing up your home’s design. 

Scenic Views

Although the views surrounding your home can’t be changed or added later on, this is the biggest must-have for a luxury coastal home. When living somewhere like Kiawah, any home or homesite you purchase will have beautiful views. Kiawah has a dedicated Architectural Review Board that has a rigorous process for ensuring all homes on the Island are built to reflect the landscape, thus resulting in several short- and long-views of marsh, river, ocean, or golf course.

The benefits of living on a beach property are never-ending. Enjoy a different way of life, positive health benefits, and unique recreational opportunities as a great investment overall. 

Gourmet Outdoor Kitchen

Your home likely already has a beautiful kitchen, but an outdoor kitchen is what will take your home from a simple waterfront property to a luxury coastal home. A built-in grill station and custom pizza oven means outdoor hosting all year long thanks to Kiawah’s perfect year-round weather. You may also consider adding an outdoor bar area with ample seating for evening cocktails to accompany the view.

Formal Garden

Nothing is more Southern than a stately garden to frame your luxury coastal home and fill the air with fragrant perfume. A manicured garden with flowering plants that add soft textures, such as hydrangeas or peonies, can provide a relaxed experience and elegant outdoor ambience. 

Guest Quarters

Guest quarters can also serve as a pool house for a luxurious sanctuary for overnight guests and when lounging by the pool. For the ultimate lounging experience, provide deep seating and weatherproof chaise loungers to enjoy a relaxing day in and out of the pool with family and friends.

Boat Dock

With any waterfront property, access to a dock is a must. With direct access to the water, you will be able to enjoy activities such as fishing, boating, swimming, or even crabbing! You can actually catch fresh crab right off your dock. Kiawah’s waterways are home to Blue and Stone crabs, two of the tastiest varieties! 

If a boat dock is an item on your wishlist, we can help you find the perfect home, or neighborhood, that includes a private dock. View a list of currently available homes that have access to a dock

Spa-Like Bathroom

An elegant bathroom that is almost spa-like should be standard in a luxury coastal home. Muted blues, off-whites, and greens are perfect colors for creating a peaceful haven for pampering oneself. A large walk-in shower provides practicality, while a large freestanding tub is perfect for a soak and doubles as a centerpiece for this particular room. 

Fitness Room

No luxury coastal home is complete without a custom-designed fitness room. A personal home gym is an excellent way to enjoy your favorite workouts and stay on top of a consistent routine. A glass-walled room creates the feeling of an elegant and upscale home gym. Get creative and install barre bars or an interactive workout mirror for a tailored workout. 

Private Bar

To be deemed as the ultimate hosts, design a private bar for entertaining guests. Depending on your personal style, you may choose a pub bar with Old World charm, or a modern space with elegant finishes. Without a doubt, this will quickly become your guests’ favorite spot in the house. 

Butler’s Pantry

This design aspect is another popular space for those with a love of entertaining. Tucked behind the kitchen, a butler’s pantry serves as a staging area for prepping food and drinks out of sight from guests. Larger pantries may include secondary sinks, ovens, and refrigerators to maximize prep space. 

Hotel-Like Foyer

Elegant homes must always include a foyer. A grand foyer makes a wonderful impression and sets the tone for the rest of the home. Simple, yet impressive, decor can make a foyer feel like a stop in the home, rather than just an area for passing through. A large pedestal table in the center of the room with a vase of seasonal flowers is an excellent way to achieve a five-star hotel-like foyer in your luxury coastal home.

Children’s Playroom

Parents should keep in mind that this is not the average playroom. These themed rooms are created specifically for children, with custom built-in playhouses mimicking a miniature version of your home. Your children may enjoy features like a rock climbing wall, performance stage, and anything else that stimulates their imagination in this space that is uniquely theirs. 

Tour Kiawah’s Luxury Coastal Homes

If you’re interested in building or purchasing a coastal luxury home, we invite you to tour some of the Island’s most magnificent homes where you can see the best of the best. By booking a discovery weekend with us here at Kiawah Island Real Estate, we can show you private homes modeling incredible coastal-inspired decor and design features. 

Along with private showings, you will discover everything Kiawah is known for. Play the best golf courses, dine on the exceptional food, and experience the best Island lifestyle out there. To book a discovery weekend, click the button below. 

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