949 River Road, Johns Island, SC


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About 949 River Road

One of the most unique properties in Charleston. This is a one-of-a-kind gated, private, deepwater estate with 4.17 acres of impeccable landscaping overlooking the Stono River. The amount of intricate detail that went into the design and construction of this home is simply marvelous. This hurricane-proof home was constructed with pre-formed concrete interior and exterior walls, 26 gauge steel standing-seam roof, and all hurricane rated commercial windows and doors. River slate stairs lead you through the front breezeway to this incredible home. As you enter, you will notice a well-thought out mixture of materials and textures such as stained and painted concrete floors, brazilian teak hardwoods, curved walls covered in glass tile, aluminum railings, curved staircase with what appears to befloating metal steps. The view is beyond captivating with an abundance of light that floods the two story great room. The home is perfectly situated with tons of windows to take advantage of the best angles of the view down the Intracoastal Waterway. The great room is open to the kitchen that includes mahogany and burled maple cabinetry and butcher block and Vetro stone countertops which is a manufactured composite of stone, shell, and seaglass custom made in Hilton Head, SC. There are double wall ovens, 4 burner GE stainless steel gas cooktop with grill ad skillet, pot filler, and stainless steel hood and backsplash. Gorgeous large glass subway tile also accompanies the stainless backsplash for a pop of color. There is a built-in microwave drawer and warming drawer, open glass shelving, and plenty of storage. There are two stainless steel sinks, one as a vegetable sink. There is a breakfast area that has an incredible view no matter what time of day. There is a fabulous wet bar in between the kitchen and formal dining room. The wet bar has stone countertops, hammered copper, round farm sink, large glass subway tile backsplash, burled wood cabinetry, Hoshizaki ice maker that drains to the exterior of the home, double Jenn Air stainless steel refrigerator drawers, glass open shelving, and a plexiglass floor to look down into the wine cellar below and crystal chandelier above. The Dining room overlooks the massive ancient Live Oak tree and garden in the front yard and features an exposed concrete wall, built-in tiger wood console and china cabinet. The lighting above the dining room table is centered in a tray ceiling with aluminum casing, against blue glass. There are floor to ceiling windows showcasing the spectacular tree. There is a private deck for your guests just off the bar and dining room! Off of the kitchen is a large curved wall of windows which is used as an office for those that are working from home. There are built-in cabinets, shelving, and a partners desk looking directly out to the Stono. Walk outside to the back deck with covered area for sitting or dining. There is a wood-burning fireplace with raised hearth, stainless steel surround, oyster shell tabby wall with outdoor TV above the fireplace. There is wood storage below the raised hearth for convenience. This covered area has heart pine shiplap ceilings and screens that can be pulled down or raised up for open air. The hot tub is on this deck and overlooks the pool area on the ground. The hot tub area has its very own outdoor pool bathroom with glass tiled walls. There is a mother-in-law suite that is connected to the first floor but can be shut off if you have someone staying there for privacy. This suite has its own office, living area, murphy bed, regular bed overlooking the view, outside access in the front and back, separate access from both sides. There is a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances, electric range, maple cabinetry, granite countertops, full refrigerator, and mini-dishwasher. This kitchen has everything a guest could need. The bathroom has marble heated floors, dual sink lavatory, tiled shower with river rock bottom, custom glass doors, and handicapped equipped. There is a separate water closet with pocket door, and walk-in closet with custom storage system. Back to the main level of the home- there is a large utility room for laundry, jetted sink for delicate laundry, folding area, extra storage, front loader washer and dryer, and elevator access from garage to top floor. This is just off of the kitchen making it very convenient. There is a powder room with modern stainless tile accent wall with a custom tile mosaic to look like coral. Upstairs is the master suite and two guest bedrooms. The flooring is Brazlian Cherry. The master suite is on the left side of the house and has the same curved wall of windows overlooking the view, although this is a story higher and the view is even greater! There is a modern gas fireplace that separates the master bedroom from its bathroom with the fireplace to enjoy from both sides. There is a kitchenette with wet bar in the master bedroom to make coffee in the mornings without leaving your room and the view. The master bathroom is almost entirely marble, with marble flooring, and an entire wall of marble that is home to the massive multi-head shower as well as a clear free-standing tub over river rock platform. The modern dual sink lavatory has two windows above each sink so instead of looking in the mirror, you are looking at the view. The sinks are both big slabs of stone sitting atop the counter. Very cool detail! There is a large walk-in closet with built-in vanity, plenty of storage, drawers, and a sitting area. There is also an additional washer and dryer in the closet just for the master suite. The master bedroom also has its own private deck that has a spiral staircase for a birds nest deck with unparalleled views. On the right side of the home are two guest bedrooms. Just before the bedrooms is a sitting/TV area. The two guest bedrooms share a large bathroom with dual sink lavatory, also with windows over each sink. The bathroom floors are also heated marble, the shower is a white subway tile, shell stone countertops, and boat cleet towel hangers. There is a separate water closet in this bathroom as well. The two guest bedrooms have tall vaulted ceilings and hardwood flooring. In between the two bedrooms is a climbing wall that leads to a loft with windows and two beds, every kid's dream spot! Every window sill in the house is made of shell stone, rather than a normal wooden sill. The combination of the metal windows and the shell stone sill definitely catches the eye! Head down to the garage area where the fun really begins. There is another guest suite on the base floor that has a full bath, kitchenette, and access outdoors straight to the pool area! There is a full bath for the pool as well as a Billiards room that opens up to the pool and outdoor kitchen with a glass garage door. The outdoor kitchen has a Thermador range (oven only, granite slabs replaced the burners) and Sub Zero refrigerator, tile backsplash, glass tile beneath the bar, and granite countertops. There is a grilling area with pizza oven and built-in grill right by the pool. The pool has honed travertine decking, water feature that appears to come from the infinity hot tub on the deck. The pool has a ledge around it for sitting in the pool on a hot day. There is an outdoor shower with hot and cold water. Also on the first floor is a gym and the wine cellar. From the pool you see the dock that is on deepwater with double floater and new 10,000 lb boat lift. The dock is 5' wide which allows a golf cart to take you down to the boat! Before you head down the dock, there is a patio area with large cowboy cauldron fire pit perfect for those epic Charleston fall nights. There is a spigot on the back of the house with hot and cold water if you need to spoil your dog with a warm bath after a day on the water. There is a golf cart garage on the back of the home. In addition to a two car garage, there is also a two car carport with extra storage and covered access to the home. Also on the property is a storage shed with three bays for boats, a workshop, landscaping tools, etc. This storage shed has 35 amp power for an RV if needed. A lot of fun can be had at this home and many memories made. The dock has 6' at low tide and is just a quick boat ride to the Charleston harbor. SEE VIRTUAL TOUR!

Features of 949 River Road

MLS® # 21016294
Price $2,999,000
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4.00
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 1
Square Footage 5,277
Acres 4.17
Year Built 2010
Type Residential
Sub-Type Single Family Detached
Style Contemporary
Status Active Contingent

Community Information

Address 949 River Road
Area 23 - Johns Island
Subdivision None
City Johns Island
County Charleston
State SC
Zip Code 29455


Parking Spaces 2
Parking 2 Car Garage, 2 Car Carport
# of Garages 2
Garages 2 Car Garage, 2 Car Carport
Is Waterfront Yes
Has Pool Yes
Pool Private Pool


Interior Wood, Marble, Stone, Other
Interior Features Window Treatments - All, Ceiling - Beamed, Ceiling - Cathedral/Vaulted, Walk-In Closets, Ceilings - 9'+, Elevator, Garden Tub/Shower, Kitchen Island, Skylight, Ceiling - Smooth, Ceiling - Tray, Wet Bar, Wine Cellar
Heating Heat Pump, Electric
Cooling Central
Fireplace Yes
Fireplaces Bathroom, Bedroom, Gas Logs, Living Rm, Two
Stories 2 Story


Exterior Other
Exterior Features Deck, Dock Existng, floating dock, Lawn Well, Patio, Screen Porch, Sea Wall, Strg/outbldg, Storm Doors, Boatlift, Lawn Irriga., In Grd Pool in yard, Spcl Lights, Strm Windows, Work Shop
Lot Description River Access, Riverfront, W/frnt-deep, High, Marshfront, Marshview, River View, Wetlands, 2-5 Acres
Roof Metal
Construction Pre-Owned
Foundation Elev Construction

School Information

Elementary Angel Oak
Middle Haut Gap
High St Johns

Additional Information

Days on Website 217
Short Sale No
RE / Bank Owned No

Listing Details

OfficeAkers Ellis Real Estate LLC

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