12 Royal Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC

$5,495,000

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5

Beds

7

Baths

5,618

Square feet

0.49

Acres

About 12 Royal Beach Drive

Southern charm at the ocean, best describes the home at 12 Royal Beach Drive with distinctive classic Charleston design and direct, private boardwalk access to a secluded stretch of Kiawah's pristine beach. Reminiscent of historic downtown Charleston, the home's architectural details and stately presence set the tone for this seaside escape at the end of the Royal Beach enclave. The warm stucco exterior welcomes you through brick garden paths and courtyards, surrounded by lush southern landscaping of magnolia trees, palms, crepe myrtles and walled sweet jasmine enrich the maritime setting.This five-bedroom, six-and-a-half bath home offers four floors with two verandas off the main and second floors, all with a southern exposure. The inviting entry foyer opens into an expansive graliving and dining room open concept with two gas log fireplaces, custom moldings, bespoke mahogany French doors that open onto a spacious veranda framed with floor-to-ceiling mahogany shutters, versatile seating and dining areas, perfect for al fresco entertaining. You're immediately drawn to the well-appointed outdoor features beyond; a stunning 24x24 saltwater pool, lined with pink camelias and flowering urns, complete with in-pool fountains, evening lighting, and enough room for large gatherings, lounging and sunbathing alike. The maritime forest is your backyard with the sounds and scents from the Atlantic Ocean breezes. The gourmet kitchen remains the heart of the home, now more than ever and this one was built for memorable meals and moments together. This spacious open concept with three granite countertop islands, features Wolf, Subzero, Thermidor top tier appliances, floor-to-ceiling custom cabinetry and open shelving adorn this sunny space. A cozy breakfast area and perfectly appointed media area, with custom trimmed gas log fireplace, complements this trio of spaces with access to the grilling and pool deck through oversized mahogany paneled French doors. A powder room is conveniently located off the main hall. The rear hallway accesses a club-like family lounge/game room with a billiards table and connecting full bath. (Potential for a sixth bedroom). A deluxe laundry room with custom shelving and storage completes the main floor. The second floor includes a luxurious primary bedroom suite. Truly a retreat with an expansive bedroom, gas log fireplace, access to the spacious veranda, large sitting room, wet bar/pantry for morning espresso or evening sip and two impeccably designed bathrooms  one with an oversized soaking tub, each with white marble/frameless glass showers, herringbone designed marble floors, white marble vanities, custom moldings and shiplap accent walls. Two generous private custom dressing rooms with floor-to-ceiling shelving and storage, connect to each of the bathrooms. An additional ensuite guest bedroom, with access to the veranda, completes the second floor. Located on the third floor is a sitting area adjoining two additional guest bedrooms that are connected by a delightfully bright, shared bathroom with two standalone sinks, white marble/frameless glass shower, white marble floors and shiplap walls. You can see the ocean from both rooms; the night sky brings amazing star gazing and shrimp boat lights on the horizon, which your guests are sure to enjoy! The ground floor is perfect for today's living; a deluxe flex-space that runs the length of the house and includes a generous guest suite tucked at one end, with living room, bedroom, bathroom with double vanity, shower, separate jacuzzi tub, washer/dryer, and walk-in closet  longer stay guests will enjoy the privacy of this space. Additional flex-space on this level offers a home office, game area, TV/media area, kitchenette, wine storage and utility room. The two-and-a half car garage with Race Deck flooring, workshop space and storage, is connected to the home by a rear entry foyer with easy access to the elevator. The rear of the home has ample parking, a welcoming fountain, stainless steel hot/cold outdoor shower and access to the pool deck. A charming brick path and picturesque garden gate lead directly onto the private, enclave boardwalk for a "one-minute-walk" to the beach beyond. The home has been extensively renovated and is turn-key. A Kiawah Island Club Social Membership is available with the purchase of this property. The home is conveniently located to the Kiawah Island Club's River Course and popular Beach Club, as well as island amenities and the world-renowned Ocean Course.

Features of 12 Royal Beach Drive

MLS® # 21027951
Price $5,495,000
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 7.00
Full Baths 6
Half Baths 1
Square Footage 5,618
Acres 0.49
Year Built 1989
Type Residential
Sub-Type Single Family Detached
Style Traditional
Status Active Contingent

Community Information

Address 12 Royal Beach Drive
Area 25 - Kiawah
Subdivision Kiawah Island
City Kiawah Island
County Charleston
State SC
Zip Code 29455

Amenities

Amenities Boat Ramp, Boat Storage, Cable Avail, Club Membership Available, Extra Storag, Gated Comm, Marina, Play Park, Security Guard/Sys, Tennis Court, Trash Pickup, Walk Jog Trails, Golf, Golf Membership Available
Features Tankless Water Heater
Parking Spaces 2
Parking Attached, 2 Car Garage
# of Garages 2
Garages Attached, 2 Car Garage
Is Waterfront No
Has Pool Yes
Pool Private Pool

Interior

Interior Ceramic Tile, Wood, Marble
Interior Features Ceilings - 9'+, Window Treatments - All, Elevator, Garden Tub/Shower, Kitchen Island, Ceiling - Smooth, Walk-In Closets, Wet Bar
Heating Heat Pump
Cooling Central
Fireplace Yes
Fireplaces Bedroom, Dining Room, Family Rm, Gas Logs, Kitchen, Living Rm, Three +

Exterior

Exterior Stucco
Exterior Features Deck, Lawn Irriga., Spcl Lights, Therml Wn/dr, Work Shop, Pool - Elevated
Lot Description Beach Access, Cul-De-Sac, High, Level, 0 - .5 Acre
Roof Architectural
Construction Pre-Owned
Foundation Piling

School Information

Elementary Mt. Zion
Middle Haut Gap
High St Johns

Additional Information

Days on Website 47
Short Sale No
RE / Bank Owned No

Listing Details

OfficeAkers Ellis Real Estate LLC

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