41 Ocean Course Dr
The coastal home at 41 Ocean Course Drive offers 360 degrees of breathtaking vistas from its four stories of outdoor living spaces and heated saltwater pool, encompassing the best of Kiawah Island: stunning views of the world-renowned Ocean Course, tranquil tidal marshes, the waters of Willet Pond, and the Atlantic Ocean.
This private, wonderfully secluded estate near the eastern tip of Kiawah was the writing refuge of bestselling author Clive Cussler while he worked on novels including Valhalla Rising. Walk into the spacious, book-lined home office with its fireplace on the third floor, opening to a top-story balcony with sensational views at the very edge of the roof, and you’ll see why.
Here, you’ll enjoy both incredible sunrises and sunsets from your home. Simply enjoy your morning coffee on the top-story balcony for unencumbered views of the rising sun over the Atlantic and Willet Pond, and later sip a glass of wine as you watch the setting sun from your front porch.
Wildlife sightings add to the richness of life at this spacious family estate. Bald eagles frequent the home’s tall pines, at eye level with the top-floor balcony; osprey dive and catch fish in Willet Pond, taking them to their nearby nest; pelicans fly in V formation toward the windows of the top floor before rising at the last moment to soar over the house; and Willet Pond is a protected habitat for migrating birds, including many types of duck.
This home, designed by award-winning architect Wayne Windham and impeccably constructed by acclaimed luxury home builder Koenig Construction, is rich with curb appeal, from its deep brown Hardieplank® shingled walls to its green aluminum roof. Its grounds include 4,000 square feet of decks and porches, an enclosed poolside gazebo with a striking octagonal vaulted ceiling, and outdoor kitchen.
Step across the covered front porch with its wooden beadboard ceiling and into the foyer, and beneath your feet you’ll find 130-year-old dense five-inch heart pine floors from the old Sears building in Chicago stretching from the foyer to the floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors of the living room, which open out onto a brick-floored sunroom overlooking the lush green views. A tall coffered ceiling, fireplace, and corner niche with a windowed wet bar grace the living room where to one side a door leads to a private study and media room with its own access to the porch.
To the left, as you gaze out at the views, is a dining room with stunning trim, clerestory windows, high coffered ceiling, and French doors leading to the sunroom. Continue through the dining room to the sunny, spacious white kitchen with its granite countertops, two-tier center island with breakfast bar, top-tier stainless steel and paneled appliances, and a walk-in pantry. Lined with windows, it overlooks a wraparound porch, which can be accessed from both the sunroom and a door beside the kitchen.
Take the home’s elevator or staircase to the next floor, where a luxurious master suite extends throughout the right wing. Here the tall ceilings continue, as does the home’s lovely trimwork and superior craftsmanship.
The master bedroom is expansive, with private access to a wide covered porch overlooking The Ocean Course. A second curved front deck offers wonderful views of the marsh and spectacular sunsets. Tall windows extend to the ceiling, showcasing the views, and the fireplace column features a landscape mural. Built-in cabinetry and a large walk-in closet provide ample storage space. The airy master bath is a showpiece with a bowed window wall, above a standalone Jacuzzi tub, framing views of the Atlantic Ocean beside a generously sized walk-in shower with built-in stone bench.
Also on the second floor are two spacious guest suites with views of the ocean, which one has access to the large screened porch spanning the back of the home with views of the ocean.
Above, on the top floor, is the top-floor balcony and the home’s private home office and study with its gorgeous wooden library bookshelves, fireplace and copper-hued tray ceiling. A large fitness room with windows on two walls and a private bath with a steam shower, round out the space.
Accessed via a covered walkway, a guesthouse lies above its own three-bay garage, offering a two-story kitchen and sitting room with a glass door leading to its own porch. A mezzanine bedroom lies above, with two comfortable dormer beds tucked under the wooden vaulted ceiling and a full bath with vaulted ceiling and wide, frameless-glass walk-in shower. Two bedroom suites round out the main floor of the guest house, both having great views of Willet Pond.
Additional features of this exceptional coastal estate include a geothermal climate system, landscaping irrigation, and enviable proximity to the back nine holes of the Ocean Course, site of the 2012 and 2021 PGA Championships (this home was pictured in coverage of the 2012 tournament), the strikingly designed Marsh House and miles of parkland in Ocean Park, and the Kiawah Island Club’s popular Beach Club. It is also within a short stroll to crabbing on Willet Pond, fishing for red fish in Bass Creek, and setting out for a day of kayaking at a nearby dock.
A Kiawah Island Club Golf Membership may be available with the purchase of this property.
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