The Oaks. A luxurious home located on a private .98-acre lot in the exclusive gated community of Beresford Hall. The home has strong curb appeal with double front porches and a stunning mahogany front door accented with natural gas carriage lamps on either side. The conditioned residential space consists of 8,193 sf including the 6881 sf main home of 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half baths with an attached 1312 sf coach house including 2 bedrooms, large living area, and bath. There is a large T-shaped pool with fountains and light displays overlooked by a large covered outdoor kitchen. This meticulously maintained home was originally built privately as a 3rd generation commercial builder's personal home, far surpassing the typical standards of materials and design for residential construction.Inside and out, it is optimally designed for everyday living and entertaining with all functional, usable space. Stunning architectural details, quality craftsmanship and high-end features can be found throughout the home. Upon entering the home, you will notice the elegant, curved, floating grand walnut staircase, American walnut flooring and detailed molding. Through 8 ft. French doors to the right there is a bar/study area with a large formal dining room to the left.
The dining room features wainscoting and double tray ceiling. The adjacent butler's pantry offers a convenient wet bar with icemaker, wine cooler and reverse osmosis unit for icemaker and drinking. The spacious, well-appointed eat-in kitchen has lots of natural light, an amazing amount of counter space and custom cabinetry with a massive center island topped with African hardwood providing seating for 4. There is also room for a large dining table plus a sitting/family room area leading to a rear patio and the back yard. It is a chef's dream with Sub-zero refrigerator/freezer, reverse osmosis for icemaker and drinking, Wolf gas range, Wolf double wall ovens, Marvel refrigerator drawers, Wolf warming drawer and pot-filler. Adjacent to the kitchen are a private office, large laundry room with lots of storage, powder room and walk-in pantry.
The open living room has a stunning 22 ft. coffered ceiling with two sets of French doors on either side of a wood/gas burning fireplace which lead onto the screened porch. Past the convenient powder room one finds the large master suite occupying 1 wing of the house. Tray ceilings and room for a seating area with French doors that open onto a patio overlooking the private yard. The very spacious ensuite bath boasts a giant tiled shower, double vanities and private water closet. There is a walk-in closet with interior refitted in 2017. The timed extraction fan is remote thus very quiet and pulls efficiently from 3 places - vanity area/water closet/shower.
On the second floor you will find an open mezzanine overlooking the living room which serves four oversized bedrooms, 3 of which have French doors that open onto balconies. All have ensuite baths. A separate staircase, or the elevator takes you to the third floor where you will find a fully-equipped home theatre with 85" screen, Epson projection, six leather recliners, surround sound and designer lighting. There is a half bath off the theater lobby and an adjoining multi-purpose room/spare bedroom. The theater and bonus room each have separate thermostats.
The large and private backyard features several mature live oaks and is an outdoor entertainment oasis with a gorgeous Gunite pool that was rebuilt and extended in 2017 with all new equipment, fountains, light show, programmable Polaris cleaner and natural gas heater. The covered outdoor kitchen has a full size built in TEC infrared propane gas grill, refrigerator, icemaker, (drinking water & ice are equipped with reverse osmosis system), custom African Teak cabinetry, overhead lights, extractor fan, full bathroom and large patio. Mosquito Nix System was installed in 2017 to protect the entire large backyard and sides of the home. Backyard was sculpted in 2017, the live oaks pruned and pampered, then the yard was levelled and sodded, new metal fence installed while the irrigation system was enlarged and reinstalled front, back and sides.
This home is built on a reinforced concrete slab, not a crawlspace. Chimney is reinforced beyond code to support the 22 ft. high walls in family room. Masonry includes the use of Old Carolina handmade solid brick. All exterior and interior walls are framed with 2x6 studs. All interior woodwork trim was installed after home was climate controlled. Interior doors on 1st and 2nd floors all 8 ft solid wood, Rocky Mountain (2nd floor) and Baldwin (1st floor) oil rubbed bronze door hardware, JELD-WEN-Norco weather shield aluminum clad windows/doors. Closed cell spray foam insulation in attic. All decking is IPE, the best natural material available. Exterior of home painted in 2018.
Whisper quiet maintenance-free hydraulic elevator with telephone was installed in 2017 by Residential Elevators. Generac Guardian 22 kW natural gas generator with Automatic Transfer Switch and weekly self-testing regime. Extensive hard wired Sonitrol security system 12 doors, 32 windows, 2 motion detectors, 3 smoke, 1 fire, 2 sirens, 3 keypads - with Wi-Fi access and electronic fence.
Other features include thermostat controls in every bedroom and the main living areas, (coach house has 1 thermostat); 5 Lennox top of the line HVAC units with 11 control zones; 5 tankless water heaters; a large conditioned 3-car garage with insulated doors and a separate space for your golf cart. In 2017 garage floors were refinished with epoxy, new cabinets, workbench and slot walls installed as well as a large purpose-built walk-in wine cellar conditioned by WhisperKool equipment. Seashell is embedded in the concrete driveway, there are double front porches and IPE balconies, CAT-5 and cable TV wiring throughout, Lutron light switches and receptacles, automatic lights in many rooms and closets. Internet 200-300 mbps. Custom exterior lighting features the double front porch, the rear yard live oaks and front maples all of which feature up lighting.
Beresford Hall is a gated community consisting of nearly 600 acres with only 200 home sites. It is filled with gorgeous live oaks and protected wetlands. Two of the largest live oaks front this exceptional home so that there will never be a facing neighbor, adding to the privacy. This exclusive neighborhood's amenities include a community deep-water boat dock and ramp, infinity zero entry pool, and clubhouse with a full kitchen. There are miles of walking trails; parks including open fields and children's playgrounds, basketball court and crabbing dock.
The neighborhood is located 10 miles from Downtown Charleston, 2 miles from Daniel Island, 15 minutes to Charleston International Airport and only 1 mile from new Philip Simmons Schools. The nearest grocery store is 5 minutes away, a new Publix opened in August 2019. Clements Ferry Rd which has recently been widened and rebuilt provides an array of convenient services. Call me today to schedule your private tour!
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