Featured Property Friday: Serenity on Bohicket Creek

Every once in a while, our agents venture off island to list a property. So when agent Emery told me a few weeks back that she was listing a deepwater ESTATE (cue the happy dance) just a short drive down Bohicket Road on Johns Island, I was over-the-moon excited. Spoiler alert: 3212 Bohicket Road lived up to the hype.

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It was a JOY to sit and chat with the homeowner that day and learn the story of her home. She and her husband built back in 2000, and hand picked each and every exquisite detail. From the 10’ double front doors hand carved in Costa Rica to the gorgeous 5” Red Oak hardwood floors, every piece was thoughtfully chosen. I mean, have you ever seen prettier doorknobs?

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The floor plan itself was built to take full advantage of the home’s view of Bohicket Creek. Straight through the front doors is a spectacular great room featuring a wall of large windows showcasing a one-of-a-kind view.

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But first, to the right of the foyer is a quaint and cozy library. Featuring a gas-burning fireplace, built-ins, American Wormy Chestnut hardwood floors – which although sound gross, are seriously beautiful – it’s the perfect room for an at-home office.

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I could gush about this room for several more paragraphs, but let’s get back to the great room. Effortlessly combining the living room, dining room and kitchen, this space is, simply put, massive. (We’re talking 41’ x 41’ big.) The living space features a fireplace, built-ins and wet bar.

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And the kitchen? A chef’s dream. Features here include: custom Siematic cabinetry, a 4.5’ x 10’ center island covered with solid maple butcher block with salad sink, Subzero refrigerator, 2 Subzero refrigerator drawers, Scotsman wine chiller, Jenn-Air 6-burner microwave and Bosch dishwasher.

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In the hallway directly behind the kitchen houses the perfect space for party prep: a large pantry and additional counter and cabinet space. This hallway also connects to the front family room.

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On the opposite side of the first floor is the stunning master suite. Perfectly designed, this relaxing space has a fireplace, a large custom walk-in closet, and a marble bath with a garden tub, dual vanities and a walk-in shower.

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Upstairs are two guest bedrooms with custom closets, an additional bath and a small family room. Let’s move on to the GROUNDS shall we?

3212 Bohicket Road is not only a uniquely beautiful home, it also sits on 5.5 acres of land. With access from the master suite and family room, and affording those views that we all yearn for, the rear deck is the perfect spot for a morning cup of coffee or evening happy hour.

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A few steps down is a beautifully landscaped and lit 16’ x 50’ lap pool. To the left is a 1 bedroom, 1 bath guesthouse, perfect for rental income or out of town guests, a greenhouse and a 2-car garage.

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Although there are far too many features to list here, other notable details include: a 900-bottle wine cellar, 715’ dock with pier head, floating dock, electric boat lift and lights, and hurricane shutters.

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This is the epitome of a deepwater Johns Island estate in the prestigious Orange Hill Plantation section of Bohicket Road. With sunsets like these, why would you want to spend your nights anywhere else?

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PS. I had an exceptionally hard time picking which photos to feature this week. Can you blame me? To see additional photos, check out 3212 Bohicket Road on our property search page.

3212 BOHICKET ROAD BY THE NUMBERS:
4,475 square feet 
3 bedrooms • 2.5 baths
Built in 2000
Listed at $3,300,000
*Listed by Seabrook Island Real Estate Sales Executive Emery Macpherson

Kelly Butorac
Marketing Coordinator
843.768.7789 • kbutorac@seabrookislandmarketing.com

Featured Property Friday: A Can’t Miss Renovation

I have a confession to make: HGTV is my favorite channel on TV, and it’s not just because I work at a real estate office. Jillian Harris is my idol (always, always, “love it,”) watching House Hunters International always gives me the itch to travel, and I screeched with delight when Chip and Joanna recently announced they were launching a line at Target. So when SIRE Sales Executive Stuart Spisak gave me the renovation background of his new listing 3575 Seabrook Island Road, I instantly thought: “This should have been on a TV show.”

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While the home underwent a total exterior renovation in the fall of 2008 (think: new roof, siding, trim, front deck, railing, landscaping and entry steps,) it was the details of the INTERIOR renovation in fall of 2011 that blew me away. The homeowners, along with Tom Martin & Son, took on a total gut and renovation of their home and made the most of their inverted floor plan design. They tore down walls, opened up the stairwell with new railings, laid new flooring, updated the kitchen and renovated the bathrooms – the list goes on and on. See at the end of this post for a full renovation timeline!

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Now? The star of the home is the 17×43 foot great room. With vaulted ceilings, a fireplace and three sets of beautiful windows, + its close proximity to the kitchen, this room is an entertainer’s DREAM! Outdoor spaces include a back patio with a peek of the golf course, a grilling deck off the kitchen and a large front sundeck. (Did I also mention that I’ve always wanted to be a party planner?)

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Additional features include a screened porch with spectacular ceiling detail, a sneakily hidden laundry closet, an 11×27 foot family room that could be converted into a 5th bedroom, a 3-stop elevator and copious amounts of storage. To top it all off, 3575 Seabrook Island Road is just a short walk to North Beach and a quick bike ride to the Seabrook Island Club amenities.

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Renovation Timeline:

Fall 2008 – Total Exterior Renovation: new roof, new hardi-plank siding, new trim, new front deck & entry steps, new railings, outdoor shower and new landscaping

Summer 2010 – New concrete driveway

Summer 2011 – New appliances + new washer in 2015

Fall 2011 – Total gut & renovation of interior of home: new bathrooms, kitchen, flooring, new layout of master suite, new interior doors & new trim

Summer 2016 – New screening on upstairs porch

Spring 2016 – New first-level family room addition, including a walk-in storage room

Spring 2016 – New lower level HVAC system

Spring 2016 – New tankless water heater

Spring 2017 – Exterior of home fully painted

Summer 2017 – New wood on front deck & entry steps

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Chip & Joanna would be proud.

3575 SEABROOK ISLAND ROAD BY THE NUMBERS:
3,057 square feet 
4 bedrooms • 3 baths
Built in 1977 • Renovated Fall 2008 – Summer 2017
Listed at $899,000
*Listed by Seabrook Island Real Estate Sales Executive Stuart Spisak

Kelly Butorac
Marketing Coordinator
843.768.7789 • kbutorac@seabrookislandmarketing.com

Featured Property Friday: A Renovated Residence with a Contemporary Flair

Three words that come to mind once stepping foot inside 3143 Seabrook Island Road: serene, peaceful and contemporary. Wait, what? Homes with a contemporary flair aren’t easy to come by on Seabrook Island; one is more apt to find a cozy beach cottage or a single-level family home with a coastal flair. But this, dare I say, idyllic home tucked on Seabrook Island Road could certainly fit in just as easily on Seabrook as it would on a lake in the Midwest.

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Away from the hustle and bustle of the Beach Club and the constant activity of the Lake House, 3143 is set on a high dune and against an ever-changing backdrop of the tidal marsh. From deer and bobcats to herons and bald eagles, Seabrook is home to some of the most unique and stunning wildlife in the Lowcountry. (#SeabrookIslandWildlife exists on social media for a reason.) The views out the kitchen, living room and screened porch are perfect for both a morning cup of coffee or an evening dinner party. Plus the porch’s grand square footage and proximity to the kitchen screams “ENTERTAIN HERE.”

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In addition to its supreme location, 3143 was also recently renovated, top to bottom, by Tom Martin & Sons. A complete overhaul! If it were up to me, I would spend all day, every day on the screened porch. But if the #porchlife isn’t always for you, the kitchen is a chef’s dream with new tile floors, new stainless steel appliances including a gas cooktop, double ovens, plenty of counter space and a charming breakfast nook. Bon appétit!

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It also leads into the home’s most impressive space: the great room. With it’s vaulted ceilings with cypress trim, rich hardwoods and brick fireplace with floor-to-ceiling wood details, this spacious living/dining space hints at a cozy North Woods charm.

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And don’t even get me started on the master suite. That walk-in shower alone is to die for. While the 2 additional guest rooms and spacious laundry room are practical, the upstairs loft space (perfect for an at-home office!) is a surprise, and the extra spacious storage is a bonus. Additional improvements include:

1. New tile floors in entrance, laundry room, bathrooms and the side room off the kitchen + new hardwood floors in master bedroom. All hardwood floors throughout were professionally sanded and stained.

2. Professionally installed foam insulation in all attics; all walls and ceiling professionally prepped and painted.

3. New roof on house and garage and outside chimney repair.

4. New HVAC and 250 gallon propane tank (installed underground in front of garage with lines installed to house.)

5. All new wooden decking, wooden trim and wooden railing on decks.

6. New sidewalk with metal hand railing, landscaping lights and concrete steps.

7. Fully remodeled kitchen, all bathrooms, laundry room and closets in the bedrooms.

8. New appliances include dishwasher, sink, oven, gas stove, washer/dryer and refrigerator.

9. New interior doors, cabinets, ceiling lights and ceiling fans and window blinds throughout.

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So, I urge you, tomorrow when you brew your morning cup of coffee, picture yourself here instead:

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3143 SEABROOK ISLAND ROAD BY THE NUMBERS:
2,398 square feet 
3 bedrooms • 2.5 baths
Built in 1981
Listed at $749,000
*Listed by Seabrook Island Real Estate Sales Executive Stuart Spisak

Kelly Butorac
Marketing Coordinator
843.768.7789 • kbutorac@seabrookislandmarketing.com

Summer Days… Or is it Daze?

From Memorial Day through July 4th, the summer seems new and fresh and long lasting. But from July 4th, it is a blink until back-to-school ads, Labor Day and all of the harbingers of Fall are on the horizon.

We feel this especially in our summer visitors. They are riding their bikes, while looking all around at Seabrook Island: the homes, the vegetation and just enjoying being away from their normal (and likely ver different!) day-to-day life. We, who live on the island, are quick to recognize that these dewy eyed visitors give us real benefits… they pay lots for their rentals, they add to that with activities like golf, tennis and horse rides, and they support restaurants and services which we could not support without them.

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What do the owners of their rental properties get? First, done well, a stream of income, tax benefits and best of all, the use of their own property to create family memories! But, the rental world is a different place from even 5 years ago. Internet pictures garner the first rentals by enticing vacationers with their redone kitchens, spacious decks, well-appointed sleeping accommodations and more. Many rentals are  the favorite of this or that renter, and they return year after year. Gone are the days when you unlock the door to your rental and find a musty, dusty and dated property. Now, what you see if what you get.

Rentals of all types are on the internet. From the old line Wyndham models to VRBO (vacation rental by owner), Air BnB and Homeaway to name just a few. As a rental property owner, you can choose the traditional set-up that covers everything, to go it alone rental plans that rely on different local vendors to provide the array of services. Which is right for you? We will help you weigh the pros and cons and get you started on your first year as an investment beach property owner.

So, with all the beach communities, how do you narrow your focus to Seabrook Island? First, Seabrook Island is owned by the property owners. No developer can change our course or get us into financial trouble. Second, our proximity to Charleston gives us tourist, medical, airport and entertainment choices not dreamed of in out-of-the-way beach communities. Last, but should most importantly, you will make friends will become like (maybe better than) your family. In good times and bad, this community will be there for you!

Featured Property!

2113 Bay Pointe Villa

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Purchase a property and join us as we enjoy every day here! We are here to help you buy, sell, rent or transition into larger or smaller properties. Call or email us for more information!

Molly Burkart & Marc Chafe
Sales Executives, Seabrook Island Real Estate
843.768.7819/843.768.7248 • mollyburkart@gmail.com/marc.chafe@comcast.net

Seize the Day, Buy Today!

“Today is the oldest you have ever been;
yet, it is the youngest you’ll ever be… so enjoy this day. “

-Anonymous

This also describes the piece of paradise we call Seabrook Island. We live here, have grabbed the lifestyle and are enjoying it daily. We see lots of folks looking, thinking and still saying, “We will buy in a few years.” In our minds, this is not a good long term plan.

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Baby boomers, of all the generational name tags, think they have forever left in their lives. There is a stark parallel in real estate. Today is always the best time to buy! The reason is very simple…these are the best of times (in a long time!) Since the 2008 depression, we have been rebuilding in the real estate sector. For three good reasons, it has ramped up in the last several months: More boomers are buying, interest rates are poised to rise and prices are still very low relative to the 2006 peak. Current prices are really closer to 2002, before the huge run up.

We have been very active at Seabrook Island Real Estate for the last 6 or so months. Most buyers are younger than the leading edge of the boomers. They are still working, but planning for their life after retirement. Many will be part-time for a while and gradually will become full-time Seabrookers.

Interest rates are going to go up. Free money cannot last forever! The rates are still historically low, but will creep upwards as the economy strengthens. As interest rates go up, what you can buy will increase in price as well, and your buying power will decrease.

Prices are still good but rising! Perhaps the best way to compare prices is to look at Seabrook Village homes. Two years ago, prices were hovering around $400,000. Many of these homes were purchased above $600,000 at the 2006 peak. Today, most are selling and closing closer to the $500,000 mark, with a few into the $600,000s. New construction in the Village will be in the $575,000+ range. Village homes are the easiest to compare, since they are somewhat new, similar and are all on comparable lots in size. All of this points to some great days in your life as a Seabrook Island real estate owner. If you live here and need to move, please call us to help with your transition. If you are thinking of joining us in paradise, don’t wait – call us now!

Featured Property! 2625 Jenkins Point Road

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Attention to detail second to none in this wonderful north/south oriented marsh front island home! A stunning marshfront, Seabrook Island oasis with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, stunning gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, large living room with fireplace and custom built-ins and screened porch. Offered at $1,799,000. Home details + additional photos.

Molly Burkart & Marc Chafe
Sales Executives, Seabrook Island Real Estate
843.768.7819/843.768.7248 • mollyburkart@gmail.com/marc.chafe@comcast.net

Congratulations Atrium Villas!

Spoiler alert: I have always loved the Atrium Villas. Just mere steps to the Island House + outstanding views of both the ocean and the golf course make this 44-unit community a can’t miss for renters and prospective buyers. Last year, the Atrium homeowners spearheaded a total overhaul of the Atriums’ exterior. (Think: new stucco walls, railings, windows, elevator and doors.) Our office was lucky enough to take a grand tour, plus peek in a few spectacular units (thank you Carl, Tom and Bill!), two weeks ago at our weekly Sales Meeting. And we were BLOWN away by the improvements!

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In addition to our tour and hearing the new list of improvements first-hand, which are listed below, I returned to the Atriums the following week to take photos and fell in love all over again. (Because, did I mention? Those. views.) Carl and Bill were gracious enough to let me snap photos of both their ocean and golf views and the spectacular, updated interiors of their villas. I spent the majority of the morning wandering around with a camera in hand. Plus it didn’t hurt that the sun decided to stay out and give me a stunning blue sky backdrop – in January no less!

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Atrium Villas Renovation Rundown:

1. New exterior stucco walls, exterior windows, patio sliding doors, insulated front doors and sidelights, patio/walkways, stair treads and walkway decking

2. White powder coated aluminum railings throughout

3. 2 new fiberglass trellis’ on plaza level w/ benches

4. 9 new fiberglass trellis’ on upper level walkways

5. New exterior LED lighting on patios, front doors, stairs, walkways and EXIT signs

6. New exterior wood trim details, window stucco surround, elevator

+ Pre-approved owner options include: screened porches and 3 pre-wired ceiling fans on plaza level patios; privacy screen panels on plaza and upper level units’ stairs and walkways; Polycarbonate panels coverings or shade fabric coverings on upper level patio pergolas. For additional details, view an Atrium Villas photo slide show.

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From all of us here at Seabrook Island Real Estate and Seabrook Island Club, congratulations to the Atrium Homeowners on the completion of their spectacular renovation! Your tireless efforts on improving the Atrium Villas, the Island House’s next door neighbors, are a triumphant success. There’s a bright future ahead!

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Kelly Butorac
Marketing Coordinator
843.768.7789 • kbutorac@seabrookislandmarketing.com

Two Homes, Two Million Dollar Views

Expansive tidal marsh views make for spectacular living. Whether you are looking for a villa or home, we got you covered. Take a peek into 2113 Landfall Way and 2465 Cat Tail Pond – two Seabrook Island homes with stunning marsh views and one-of-a-kind features!

2113 Landfall Way (Bay Pointe Villa)

Expansive Views of Horseshoe, Bohicket Creek, Top-to-Bottom Renovation

Listed at $415,000, this recently renovated 2 bedroom, 2 bath villa is found off of Landfall Way, just outside of the Seabrook Island gate. The view is expansive – Horseshoe Creek, Bohicket Creek and the iconic shrimp boats at Rockville.

mls-1_living-view_dsc_0775_f2c1-rf1Renovations include:

– Wood tile flooring + granite countertops, glass subway tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances (including an induction range) in kitchen

– Bathrooms: gorgeous marble and glass tile showers, glass tile floors, marble countertops, high-end plumbing fixtures, new toilets and towel warmers

– Additional features: new washer and dryer, electric linear fireplace in living room, new crown molding, new HVAC, new water heater and 3pm film protective film on all windows. This villa is one-of-a-kind! View additional photos of 2113 Landfall Way.

2465 Cat Tail Pond

2465-cat-tail_eblast-3With an open floor plan and spectacular marsh views, 2465 Cat Tail Pond is an entertainer’s dream! At $599,000, Cat Tail showcases million dollar views at half the price. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths – this open floor plan home features hardwood floors, an eat-in kitchen directly off the living room and vaulted ceilings. Enjoy the marsh views for a large screened porch and oversized deck. This house would make the perfect beach house or permanent home! 2465 Cat Tail Details.

Seabrook Island Home Abounding with Southern Charm

Discover 2405 The Bent Twig: A Charming Seabrook Island Home with Lagoon Views

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A circular drive leads to the stately residence of 2405 The Bent Twig. A exquisite two-story foyer, with a sweeping staircase and soaring ceilings, greets you upon entering. Both the great room and kitchen have walls of windows for panoramic views of the lagoon and golf course. No expense was spared – with extensive moldings, finely-crafted finishes and gleaming hardwood floors, this home on The Bent Twig is a can’t-miss.

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The kitchen has French doors leading to an expansive screened porch and outdoor patio. Resplendent master bedroom suite is a spacious haven with his/her walk-in closets and bath with a Jacuzzi tub and bidet. Another bedroom, with its own full bath and a powder room, complete the first floor. The second floor offers 3 additional bedrooms, each with their own baths. A walk-in attic and oversized garage allows for plenty of storage area. The home is close to the ocean, the Club House and restaurants. Year-round beauty awaits!

For more information, visit the 2405 The Bent Twig property page!