78 Otter Island Rd
The shingle style home at 78 Otter Island Road was stunningly designed and constructed as a coastal retreat by Camens Architectural Group, whose work in Europe and North America has been lauded by the likes of the New York Times, and the award-winning Buffington Homes.
The home, which has been featured in Charleston Style & Design magazine, starts with exquisite curb appeal, its green-stained cedar shakes offset by clean white railings and trim along the porches and welcoming-arms staircase, paired with deep red trim around the custom-clad windows and doors.
Inside, the main living spaces are on the second level to take advantage of picturesque tidal marsh views, enabling the great room’s ceilings, crisscrossed by white wooden beams, to soar 24 feet.
The room’s gas fireplace with marble surround is a centerpiece, reaching from the white-oak, eight-inch-plank hardwood flooring to the top of the whitewashed wooden walls that give the space a relaxed, coastal air. The room is flooded with natural light from windows on all sides and on two levels.
Behind the fireplace, through twin sets of French doors, a quiet sitting area is tucked away. Surrounded by a wall of windows facing lush views in three directions, it’s the perfect spot to while away an extra hour with a good book or steaming cup of coffee—or drinks and dinner can be taken al fresco on one of three porches accessed from the living room. A fourth covered porch can be accessed through a corner hallway near the powder room. The striking hexagonal screened porch offers an outdoor gas fireplace and grill.
The living room opens to a gourmet kitchen opposite the fireplace. Complete with six-burner Thermador® cooktop, two GE Monogram® ovens, paneled Sub-Zero® refrigerator and freezer, Sharp® under-counter microwave, two Bosch® dishwashers, Sub-Zero built-in column wine cooler, walk-in pantry, custom backsplash, and copper farmhouse sink beneath large windows, it’s a chef’s delight. A wide kitchen island, topped with a curved, pale granite countertop, offers a copper prep sink and extra seating.
A staircase and elevator tucked to one side of the kitchen leads up to a private study with beverage refrigerator, wet bar, built-in desk and cabinetry, exquisite wood paneling, coffered ceiling, and wall of arched windows overlooking the treetops. A large closet, full bath, and windowed laundry room are just around the corner.
Take the elevator or return to the great room’s grand staircase to descend to the high-ceilinged bedrooms on the first level. A spacious media room, two en suite bedrooms with walk-in closets, and a bunk room each open onto the wide back porch; the media room and an en suite bunk room also offer direct access to a covered porch at the front of the home. A third covered porch is accessed through a spa-like bath with dual vanities on the opposite side of the home, next to an additional laundry space. An additional en suite bedroom has its own private entrance.
In all, this owner-built home offers 1,631 square feet of decks and balconies, all with lovely views.
Located on a private street in the highly desirable neighborhood of Otter Island, this tranquil retreat is close to Kiawah’s pristine ten-mile beach, the world-renowned Ocean Course, and The Beach Club.
Additional features of this exquisite home include potential for a pool, impact-rated doors and windows, two-car garage, tankless water heater, Rheem-3 HVAC system, and irrigation, sound, and security systems. A Kiawah Island Club Social Membership is available with the purchase of this property.
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