About 2690 Cotton Gin Road
Have you ever had that one friend that ALWAYS helped you to remember thegood times and great memories? Or, the PERFECT pair of boots that wereALWAYS fashionable, whether you were dressed up or dressed down. Or,maybe your favorite pair of jeans...the ones that are ALWAYS both classic andcomfortable? If so, then you already know a little bit about 2690 Cotton GinRoad. Travel down the oak lined drive (total acreage is just under 10 acreswith fenced pastures on both sides) towards the Main House with all of itstraditional southern charm...the main house (over 3800 sqft, 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths and a guest house with over1100 sqft, 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths) Cotton Ginencompasses all of the elements that make the Lowcountry sospecial...Abbapoola Creek front living (completeThe Abbapoola leads out to the Stono River and is just a short boatride to Kiawah, Folly Beach and even scenic downtown Charleston.
This estate is the perfect combination of traditional southern charm and classic farmhouse chic (main house over 3800 sqft, 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths and a guest house with over1100 sqft, 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths). Other notable attributes to this Southern gem is an approximate 120' dock complete with a pier head, water/electric, a substantial floater, and a 5000lb lift in 2019, draping oaks over the water frontage, pastures planted with Bahia grass, a small 2 stall barn, a "seafood" deck perfect for your roasts or boils with outdoor sink, a front lawn that has
seen both tremendous parties and even the occasional skeet shoot (there really is an area used as a skeet range on the side acreage!). The property consists of 2 TMS #s which allows for both the quiet, serenity of Johns Island AND a home with a well thought out floor plan for entertaining family and friends (approximately 2000 square feet of porches/decks!).
The exterior ground level is composed of handmade brick from the Old Charleston Brick Company. The other 2 levels and the guest house are sided with Hardi-plank siding and trim. This beautiful home and guest house have a standing seamed metal roof and are graced with well over 1000 sq ft of porches and covered decks (keeping with the beautiful Lowcountry theme, the home even
uses "oyster tabby" for much of its exterior hardscape).
The ground floor of the main house includes a 2 car garage, a kitchen (complete with an antique farm sink and heart pine cabinetry that is repurposed wood from an the old Charleston downtown fire station, a Techwood countertop 2 burner
plate, microwave, icemaker and a wine fridge), a bathroom with a shower , a living room/playroom/dining room and an additional room that is currently used as storage...the perfect mother in law suite!.
Traveling up the interior steps (the main living area which is on the 2nd floor can also be accessed from several exterior stairways) you will find a fantastic combination of old southern charm and up to date conveniences (note the built-in
"coat tree" made from an antique water trough by the front door). The family room has a vaulted ceiling, wood floors, a double gas fireplace (fronting both the family room and the kitchen) surrounded by old Charleston brick, and a full bar topped by flooring from an old bowling alley (don't miss the timber beam shelves connected by antique window weights!). Hurricane rated sliders (all of the windows and sliding doors are Simonton Windows and are INCREDIBLY sturdy and hurricane rated) lead out to an extra wide, covered porch looking out thru the canopy of southern oaks and the waters of Abbapoola Creek (there is a full porch on the pasture side of the home as well).
As you turn the corner, you find yourself in the exceptionally large dining/kitchen combo...just beautiful! All of the custom heart pine cabinetry throughout the kitchen and the adjacent "baking" kitchen was repurposed from an old farmhouse from Prosperity, SC (much of the wood that adorns the walls, hearths and cabinetry throughout the home has been reclaimed from around the Southeast and made custom for this home by a master crafstman...an old barn in the Upstate here, a massive cypress timber found in the Stono from the 1800's there. The kitchen has a large dining area that can easily seat 12, a huge kitchen island (just over 50 sqft. topped with beautiful honed quartzite), lots of storage, all appliances are top of the line Viking and include gas cooktop, a steamer oven, and an oversized column fridge and freezer. The adjacent "baking kitchen" has a double oven, additional dishwasher, a warming drawer, loads of storage/pantry space, three desk/workstation areas that close to hide contents(great area for the kids to do their homework and
include charging stations in each desk), a pet feeding and watering station, and a fantastic laundry room. The kitchen/dining room ceilings are beadboard and tongue in groove.
On the other side of the family room is the master bedroom complete with a Custom double shower, separate toilet room, double vanities and nice walk in closet. Adjoining the master is an extra room currently being used as an office/"man room" (but could easily be a study, nursery, or an additional closet)
with its own deck! This room has pine tongue and groove walls and heart pine floors.
Upstairs you will find 3 additional bedrooms all of ample size and 2 full baths. Throughout the main and 3rd floors, you will find solid wood plantation shutters and the first floor has wood plantation blinds!
Next door you will find the guest house that can easily sleep 6 and comes with 1.5 baths (the downstairs bath has a really cool sink top that is made from petrified wood), a complete kitchen with a GE appliance package, a farm sink a washer/dryer, pantry with sliding barn doors, an electric FP and a living area. On
the other side of the guest house is a great workshop with plenty of outlets/power for all of your projects. The guest house has its own HVAC unit. Heck, there is even a large outdoor shower!
Additional improvements of note: a commercial Cummings propane generator (according to the homeowner, it can power the entire estate for days!), extra insulation throughout the attic and home), both the home and the guest house are completely alarmed. Upgraded septic system, additional tank and pump
system installed in 2021 and only 5 minutes from the CHARLESTON Executive Airport. Come experience what living the Lowcountry lifestyle is all about!