Located in the heart of the Old Village, this custom built home offers beautiful marsh and water views with a tidal creek dock. Mature trees and 28 moss-draped live oak trees surround the nearly half-acre property, offering ultimate privacy. The home, known as ''The Tree House'', was designed by architect Reggie Gibson around these majestic trees and lives in perfect harmony with the natural landscape. The house is tucked under the trees and most windows and doors open onto deep porches to ma
ximize natural air cooling. A private pool and spa, stone patio, and numerous porches allow you to revel in the beauty of the setting. Inside, the home was designed around the views with great connectivity to the outdoor living spaces. The light-filled great room features numerous doors that onto a curved porch snuggled into live oaks and overlooking hundreds of acres of marsh and the inland waterway. It features wood paneling, vaulted ceilings, and heart pine floors reclaimed from an Arizona train trestle. The spacious kitchen features Farrow & Ball Calke Green cabinetry as well as British styled open cabinetry made of ipe and a heart pine rolling island that came out of the Primrose House (c. 1812) on East Bay Street. There are numerous stainless appliances (including Dacor, GE and Maytag). The family room has a glass garage door that opens the room onto the marsh, as well as access to the screened porch. Spend your days relaxing while enjoying coastal breezes from the creek, wildlife sightings, and the ever-changing colors of the marsh grass. A formal sitting area also has outside access and transitions into the formal dining room, complete with a skylight to bring the light in throughout the day and heart pine wainscoting.
The primary bedroom suite offers great connectivity to the outdoors, with multiple sets of windows and a glass garage door opening the entire room onto a private porch with views of the moon as it comes up over the marsh. The spacious bedroom has vaulted ceilings and an open floor plan with an en suite bathroom with warm wood accents, a dual sink vanity, a soaking tub and a wet room shower. The guest wing, defined by boat decking floors (holly/teak) and sloping walls, contains an office with three built-in desks and bookcases. Each of the three main floor bedrooms has vaulted ceilings and French doors that open onto a screened porch overlooking the marsh and creek. There are two full bathrooms, connected by a central washroom with a triple sink vanity and ample storage space.
Steel beams allow for much more usable space under the home. There is a large party room that opens onto the marsh, a two bay garage that can hold 4 vehicles (with a Tesla Wall Connector), and a large room perfect as a studio/exercise/playroom.
The location is also ideal. While you enjoy the peaceful, parklike setting, you are mere footsteps from the Pitt Street Bridge and walking distance to Old Village shops and restaurants. Shem Creek, Sullivan's Island, and downtown Charleston are also just a short drive!