99 Bass Creek Ln
This magnificent cedar-shingle home was designed by the award-winning firm Wallace Architects and is rich with character, from antique limestone floors and stairs imported from Bordeaux to reclaimed heart pine floors.
Offering stunning 270-degree views of the Stono River, serene tidal marshes, and a distant sea island from three tiers of porches, balconies, and an in-deck infinity pool, the home at 99 Bass Creek Lane enjoys exceptional privacy behind a high, ancient dune ridge on a quiet cul-de-sac near Kiawah’s eastern tip.
Inspired by turn-of-the-century architecture, this beautifully designed home greets visitors with a Charleston-style welcoming arms brick staircase and an entry door with Victorian-inspired transom and side lights. Step into the light-filled foyer with its Empire-period chandelier, and you’ll immediately see a stunning view of the river framed by French doors leading to an expansive loggia and pool deck.
To your right lies a European-style pub and den with large windows and a full bar overlooking the marsh. At the pub, everything is easily at hand: two keg taps—one for lagers and one for stouts, a wine chiller, icemaker, refrigerator, under-cabinet microwave, bar sink, wooden-paneled mini-dishwasher, granite countertops, plenty of shelving and storage, and plentiful seating at the wide wooden bar.
Step through a nearby doorway into a home office with wide wooden crown molding and trim, reclaimed heart pine flooring, tall windows facing four directions, and custom natural wood cabinetry and shelving with desk spaces for two. Here, as elsewhere on the first and second levels, the ceilings soar 12 feet high.
Cross the foyer again and you’ll find, just beyond the elevator to the second level, a spacious home theater with tiered floors accommodating rows of generously sized recliners, curtained windows with electronic shutters, a large curtained screen, and Epson® ceiling projector. Professionally engineered for ideal sound quality, the theater features a PSB® speaker system.
Down the stone-floored hallway lie two guest suites, a half bath, and a light-filled laundry room with GE® washer and dryer, sink, granite countertops, clean white cabinetry and shelving, built-in ironing board, and a tall Vinotheque® wine cooler. The two guest suites enjoy tall windows streaming with light, reclaimed heart pine floors, full baths with rich tiling—one with a Jacuzzi, one with a walk-in shower—and views of the lush Lowcountry landscape and wide marsh.
Return to the hallway to access the home’s expansive outdoor living spaces in the rear of the home, including a loggia with beadboard ceiling, an airy gazebo with cupola, a wide pool deck overlooking the creek, screened porch accessed from the second floor, and wide, curving balconies, all constructed with ipe decking. The second-level balcony can be accessed from the interior or an exterior spiral staircase; a second exterior stairway leads from the loggia down to a garage complete with a redwood-enclosed shower and dressing area.
Inside, ascend the curving stone staircase with its graceful wrought-iron railing—note the French carving in the stone tread where the stairway rounds the corner—and you’ll emerge into a light-filled living room with reclaimed heart pine flooring, gas fireplace with marble surround, large windows on two sides, and a spacious alcove perfect for a music room or studio space.
Arched doorways lead to a sunny chef’s kitchen with panoramic views of the river and a generously sized screened porch beckoning you to enjoy a morning cup of coffee. The French country kitchen comes with gorgeous cream-colored custom cabinetry with glass-faced cupboards, custom tile backsplash, granite countertops, reclaimed heart pine floors, generously sized kitchen island with thick hardwood countertop and prep sink, large paneled Sub-Zero® refrigerator, Wolf® six-burner range and oven, Miele® convection oven, Thermador® warming drawer, Marvel® wine cooler, and two paneled Miele dishwashers. Additional seating is available at the island and two built-ins flanking the kitchen, one with shelving for cookbooks and desk space, the other with a wine rack and stemware display.
Another arched doorway leads to a striking five-walled dining room flooded with sunlight from windows on four sides, each framing views of the river, tranquil tidal marsh, and treetops.
Cross the living room and you’ll find a gorgeous wood-paneled study with custom cabinetry and trim, reclaimed heart pine flooring, wooden ceiling, gas fireplace, and tall windows framing verdant treetops in three directions.
Down the hallway, past a full guest bath, lies a sun-filled, high-ceilinged master bedroom with a spacious sitting area and alcove with a semi-circular window wall. Expansive windows dazzle with incredible views from every vantage point: the glistening river and tidal creeks, undulating marsh grasses nearly as far as the eye can see, lush maritime forest, and Kiawah’s beautiful, wide sky.
The centerpiece of the adjoining master bath is a stunning freestanding Kohler® soaking tub set in an arched alcove with sunny plantation-shuttered windows. Dual vanities with marble countertops and custom antiqued wood cabinetry lie on either side of striking wooden Juliet doors with frosted glass panes. An oversized walk-in shower features seating, multiple jets, white subway tile, and a retro feel. Underfoot is beautiful limestone tile; above is a barrel-vaulted ceiling.
Next door is a wood-floored dressing room. Its walls have been hand-painted with scenes of Kiawah Island landscapes. The crisp white cabinetry and his-and-her walk-in closets with built-in shelving and cubbyholes offer ample room for clothing and shoes, and there’s a private laundry room with front-loading GE washer and dryer, sink, stone floors, and plenty of cabinets and counter space.
Step out onto the wide, curving balcony on your way to the third floor and you’ll find a TEC® grilling station, dining and sitting areas, and a circular screened porch, all overlooking a serene expanse of marshland.
A curving wooden stairway with iron balustrade leads to a third-level guest suite with vaulted ceiling, skylights, beadboard walls, and glass doors leading to private curved balconies on both sides of the suite—the rear offering river scenery and seclusion, the front enjoying prevailing ocean breezes. An alcove with a window seat offers a cozy spot to relax, and a spacious closet features plenty of storage. A full bath includes a wide walk-in shower with custom tiling and seating.
Additional features of this home, ideally sited on nearly three-quarters of an acre, include irrigation, WaterCop® automatic water shutoff system, and central vacuum cleaning system. A Kiawah Island Club Golf Membership is available with the purchase of this property.
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