Featured Property Friday: A Touch of Tuscany

Now that we have hit December, the countdown is officially on to Christmas (yay!) and the first day of winter (yikes!) Because of our slightly cooler temperatures as of late in the Lowcountry, I have found myself already dreaming of faraway lands of tropical or Mediterranean conditions. Insert this week’s #FeaturedPropertyFriday blog post: “A Touch of Tuscany.”

 3655 Cobia Court offers a touch of Italian flair, right here on Seabrook! If dark woods, rich stones and balconies with ocean views are your jam, you’ll feel perfectly content in this home’s beautifully decorated spaces.

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Originally designed by renowned Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island architect Christopher Rose in 2012, every inch of this Tuscan-style home was impeccably planned and luxuriously appointed. It is dressed throughout in rich stone and hardwood flooring, handsome trims and moldings, arched doorways and some of the finest finishes. Stroll up the front spiral-esque stairway to an arched front door and doorway. The 2-story foyer is DRAMATIC and the curved staircase is a sight to be seen. It opens into the living room with a fireplace with carved stone mantel, which opens to a covered terrace, and leads into the dining room.

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Fostering an easy-flow throughout, step through the dining room to the stunning kitchen. Here Tuscany is best represented! Just check out the photo below, one of my favorite snapshots that Listings in Motion expertly captured that night.

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Both beautiful and functional, the gourmet kitchen features Thermador appliances, granite countertops, custom cabinetry, a center island with seating and storage, stone tile flooring, a 6-burner gas range, a custom refrigerator in a French armoire, a hand-painted ceiling mural over the island, a pantry and French doors that open to a covered patio for al fresco dining. (PHEW!)

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The terraces are the stars of the show here and truly invoke the dreamy feeling of dining in Tuscany!

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Dressed in Caribbean Pine flooring and featuring a private balcony with breathtaking ocean views, the private master suite has two walk-in closets, a marble bath with a steam shower and a soaking tub.

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Additional spaces include: a sunroom/loggia off of the kitchen, a master sitting room, two en suite guest bedrooms with private balconies and a study with a wet bar.

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Why book a plane ticket to Italy when you can experience Tuscany right here on Seabrook Island instead?

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As a reminder, you can read all of my #FeaturedPropertyFriday posts HERE. Below are the spectacular homes we have toured thus far:

  1. 3143 Seabrook Island Road – SOLD
  2. 3575 Seabrook Island Road – SOLD
  3. 2633 Jenkins Point Road – RECENTLY REDUCED ~ $2,295,000
  4. 2975 Seabrook Island Road – LISTED
  5. 13106 Pelican Watch Villa – LISTED
  6. 3035 Marsh Haven – LISTED
  7. 2412 High Hammock Road – LISTED
  8. 3212 Bohicket Road – RECENLTY REDUCED ~ $2,980,000
  9. Thanksgiving Weekend Tour of Homes Preview

Kelly Butorac
Marketing Coordinator
843.768.7789 • kbutorac@seabrookislandmarketing.com

Holidays on Seabrook Island!

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go…”

Festive decor, holiday happenings and warmer temperatures (comparatively to my friends and family in the Midwest) Charleston (and Seabrook Island!) is a great spot to celebrate the holidays. We have decked the halls already here on Seabrook and my December calendar is already chalk full of holiday events. Some may call me a Christmas fanatic, I am even listening to the Josh Groban Pandora station as I write this blog post, but I can’t help it! I love this time of year. So, without further adieu, I present to you my top 5 sights to see and can’t-miss events in December.

1. Festival of Lights
Daily, 5:30 – 10pm, Monday – Friday; 5:30 – 11pm Saturday & Sunday; Now – January 1st, James Island County Park
Admission: 1-15 guests: $20 per vehicle, $15 per vehicle Monday-Thursday with donation to the Lowcountry Food Bank
Before You Go: www.holidayfestivaloflights.com

If you haven’t yet made your way to the Festival of Lights at the James Island County Park, you are missing.out. Dream up the most magnificent Christmas light display you could possibly dream, now triple that. I LOVE the Festival of Lights so much, that the past 2 years I have gone not once, but TWICE. I simply can’t get enough! The tour begins by car (or, for the lucky passengers a pick-up truck with an open bed) through dozens of light displays in a variety of themes, and thousands of bulbs. But, your night isn’t finished yet! Once you are parked, make your way to Santa’s Village for nightly performances, fire pits, a train ride, treats, souvenir shops and the man in the red suit himself. This is a CAN’T MISS event for kids and adults alike!

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 2. Homegrown Holiday Bazaar
10am – 4pm, December 2nd, Johns Island County Park
Admission: Free
Before You Go: www.seaislandschamber.org/holiday-bazaar

The Homegrown Holiday Bazaar, sponsored by the Johns Island Farmers Market and the Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce, returns for its 4th year this weekend, this time at the Johns Island County Park. Over 100 vendors will be in attendance – it’s the perfect time and place to get your holiday shopping finished! (Because, if you are like me, you may or may not have spent far too much money on yourself over Black Friday weekend.) Come for the shopping, but stay for the live music from the V-Tones, holiday carriage and hay rides, an antique tractor show, horse meet & greets, Santa and food truck fare. + if you are in the mood to shop local this holiday season, be sure to stop by our neighbors Freshfields Village. And fun fact – although officially “closed” for the season, The Charleston Farmers Market  hosts its holiday market from 9am – 3pm on December 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th and 16th & 17th.

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 3. City of Charleston Parade
3pm, December 3rd, Broad Street – King Street – Calhoun Street & Meeting Street
Before You Go: www.charleston-sc.gov/index.aspx?NID=1510

Last year I attended the City of Charleston Christmas parade with my favorite 2 year-old bestie in tow, and we had the best time! If boat parades aren’t your jam, head down to King Street for a festive and fun holiday spectacular this Sunday. Local organizations, companies and famous faces will stroll the streets of downtown blaring Christmas tunes. Before you go, be sure to click the link above for the parade route, a list of road closures and parking ramp suggestions. Fa la la la la!

 4. Bohicket Christmas Parade of Boats
6-9pm, December 9th, Bohicket Marina & Market
Admission: Free
Before You Go: www.bohicket.com/events

You may have heard of the downtown Charleston Holiday Parade of Boats, but we also have a boat parade right here on Seabrook! Does it get more Lowcountry than that? Returning only for its second year, the Bohicket Christmas Parade of Boats not only showcases stunning light displays, the Charleston Coastal Choir will also be on island singing Christmas carols, and there will be s’mores and hot chocolate by the fire. Plus, The Ice Cream Boat  is sponsoring an ugly Christmas sweater contest and the winner receives FREE ICE CREAM FOR A YEAR. That should be enticing enough, right?

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5. Check out the Christmas Tree at the Lake House + Holiday Decor at the Club! 

Although the Christmas Tree Lighting at the Seabrook Island Lake House has come and gone, the festive atmosphere on Seabrook will continue throughout the month. As mentioned above, Seabrook Island’s halls have officially been decked, including a nearly 12 ft Christmas tree right here in the Seabrook Island Real Estate front lobby! From the life-size toy soldiers facing the golf course to several indoor Christmas trees throughout the Island, be sure to soak it all in this holiday season.

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+ don’t forget to stop by Marion Square downtown to see a seriously cool Christmas tree!

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Christmas in Charleston is too is magical, too spectacular – it would be nearly impossible to list all of the events and recommendations here. So, be sure to check out the Charleston CVB for its tips and tricks on how to spend Christmas in the Lowcountry. It offers everything from a holiday event schedule, to gift ideas, to restaurant recommendations for tasty holiday feasts. + be sure to read the CVB’s “12 Reasons Why There’s No Place Like Charleston for the Holidays,” and tune into its advent calendar in December! Beginning on the 1st, it will be sharing gifts, recipes and traditions daily to celebrate #ChristmasinCharleston. AND for all events, happenings and news here on Seabrook, be sure to follow and subscribe to Tidelines Blog.

Happy Holidays, y’all!

Kelly Butorac
Marketing Coordinator
843.768.7789 • kbutorac@seabrookislandmarketing.com

Featured Property Friday: A Nautical Themed Renovation

The Pelican Watch Villas = Vacation. They showcase spectacular ocean views and are just steps from the ocean and the Seabrook Island Beach Club. Generally speaking, they feature 1 bedroom and 2 baths, making them perfect units for renters! And 13106 specifically? Well, its renovation is a can’t miss.

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Trek up on to the upper level, pop open the door, and you are immediately transported to Nantucket. But with its coastal style, the unit fits right in on Seabrook Island too. This gem’s living room features a wood ceiling, stunning gray wainscoting paneling and has access to the deck – making for a spectacular view, and the perfect spot to watch the sun go down!

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Fun fact: it is also one of Coastal Getaway’s top-grossing Pelican Watch Villas! (And brought in $52,000 in 2015 alone.) #FunFactFriday

The fully updated kitchen is open to the living room and has rich cream cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, unique light fixtures and a taupe gray backsplash.

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Both baths have also been fully updated with granite countertops, tile floors, cream cabinets and new fixtures.

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Fully renovated and fully furnished with hardwood floors throughout, 13106 Pelican Watch is unlike any other Pelican – nay any other villa – on Seabrook.

13106 PELICAN WATCH VILLA BY THE NUMBERS:
906 square feet 
1 bedroom • 2 baths
Built in 1982
Listed at $439,000
*Listed by Seabrook Island Real Estate Sales Executives Mary Ann Lloyd & Kathy Rigtrup

Kelly Butorac
Marketing Coordinator
843.768.7789 • kbutorac@seabrookislandmarketing.com

Congratulations Photo Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the winner and runners-up of the Club’s Fall 2016 #MakeitUniquelyYours Photo Contest: Linda Warner, Allison McCleary and Glen Cox. The Winer 2017 contest is now LIVE! Click here to enter. While there, you can see past photo contest winners and entries, receive further information on the current contest and vote! Happy snapping!

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