54 River Marsh Lane, Kiawah Island, SC 29455

$6,495,000
4
BD
5.5
BA
5,585
SqFt
List Price
$6,495,000
Status
Active
MLS#
24007889
Year Built
2008
Style
Traditional
Living Area
5,585
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
5.5
Full-baths
4
Half-baths
2
Subdivision
Kiawah Island
Master Bedroom
Ceiling Fan(s), Garden Tub/Shower, Walk-In Closet(s)
Acres
0.78

Property Description

Immerse yourself in unparalleled Lowcountry living in this exceptional waterfront estate within the exclusive Rhett's Bluff community on Kiawah Island. Located on the western side, between the Kiawah River and Bass Pond, Rhett's Bluff offers expansive properties with unobstructed views of the Kiawah River. The serenity and privacy of Rhett's Bluff are unparalleled, creating an ideal retreat for those seeking solace and tranquility. Residents can enjoy picturesque sunsets, observe native wildlife, or explore the nearby tidal creeks. A community pavilion and boat landing offer convenient access to the Kiawah River.Nestled on nearly three-quarters of an acre overlooking the tidal marsh and Kiawah River, 54 River Marsh offers the ultimate combination of privacy, grandeur, and resort-style amenities. The 5585 square foot residence includes a separate guest cottage over the garage and possible Kiawah Island Club membership opportunity. This fabulous custom home, by renowned architect Mark Finlay, features a classic New England architectural design. Anchored by a true stucco foundation and cedar shake siding it will provide lasting durability and with a timeless aesthetic. Thischler & Sohn windows and doors ensure exceptional quality and energy efficiency. The multi-zone HVAC and commercial dehumidifiers ensure year-round optimal comfort. A majestic copper roof with quintessential Finlay cupola adds a touch of elegance while capturing natural light. A tabby stone driveway with brick paver accents creates a warm welcome to this waterfront home - perfectly suitable for full time residential living, a second home or vacation property, just 30 minutes from Historic Charleston. The front porch with Ipe decking, beadboard ceiling, copper lanterns and a ceiling fan is designed to suit all occasions, from entertaining guests to relaxing after a day on the bike trails. Upon entering, a grand foyer welcomes you with an arched entryway, a custom chandelier, and a three-stop elevator with Mahogany interior. The feeling of openness continues into the grand hallway, which flows seamlessly into the living room and offers a glimpse of the second level. A custom chandelier casts a warm glow, while built-in display shelving provides a touch of elegance and a perfect place to showcase treasured possessions. The centerpiece of this grand entrance is the stunning mahogany staircase, its rich wood tones complemented by paneled walls that lead you up to the second-level landing. Exquisite details elevate the home's beauty throughout. Custom crown molding, wide baseboards, and paneled walls create a sense of timeless sophistication in every room. Soaring 12-foot ceilings grace the main level, with some boasting beautiful coffered or paneled designs that add depth and dimension. Intricate millwork adorns doorways and windows, while arched openings and oval windows with ornate detailing further complement the high ceilings, creating a sense of spaciousness and architectural interest. This meticulous attention to detail ensures that every corner of the home is a testament to quality craftsmanship and sophisticated design. As you enter the living room Brazilian cherry hardwood flooring adds warmth and sophistication throughout the open areas. Transom-topped arched entryways create a sense of grandeur, while recessed lighting and in-ceiling speakers set the mood for entertaining. A cozy gas log fireplace with a black marble surround and custom wood mantel provides a focal point, inviting you to relax and unwind. A formal dining room invites large gatherings with its Brazilian cherry hardwood floors that flow seamlessly from the living areas. A transom-topped entryway with pocket doors allows for privacy when desired, while a coffered ceiling adds a touch of opulence. Wainscoting along the walls contributes to the room's sophisticated feel, and a captivating wall of windows with transom tops bathes the space in natural light and offers breathtaking marsh and river views. French doors with transoms above provide access to the spacious screened porch, creating a seamless flow for indoor and outdoor entertaining. Prepare to be wowed by the chef's dream kitchen. A beamed ceiling with recessed lighting sets the stage for culinary creativity. Custom cabinetry, some featuring stylish glass fronts, offers ample storage, while honed African granite countertops and a paneled backsplash provide durable work surfaces. The center island takes center stage, boasting a gleaming butcher block top, an ice maker and pendant lighting that perfectly illuminates the space. A deep stainless steel sink ensures functionality, while top-of-the-line appliances elevate the cooking experience. A Dacor 6-burner gas range with a double oven and a custom vent hood caters to the most demanding chefs, while a pot filler and a hand-painted tile backsplash add a touch of luxury. A Sub-Zero side-by-side refrigerator/freezer ensures ample storage for groceries, and a Miele dishwasher with a custom front panel seamlessly integrates into the cabinetry. A built-in Viking microwave offers added convenience, and a light-filled breakfast room with floor-to-ceiling windows and doors overlooking the marsh creates the perfect spot for casual dining. Glass door access to the rear deck for grilling and outside dining continues the graceful flow of this home. A meticulously designed butler's pantry, wet bar, and laundry center provides a functional hub for entertaining and daily life. Custom cabinetry with honed African granite and butcher block countertops offer ample storage and prep space. A showstopping custom-built china cabinet with a glass front showcases your prized possessions and features convenient pull-out drawers for additional storage. A deep stainless steel sink ensures functionality, while an additional Miele dishwasher with a custom front panel tackles post-party cleanup with ease. Wine connoisseurs will delight in the Sub-Zero wine refrigerator with a capacity for approximately 150 bottles. A well-equipped pantry with custom pull-out shelving keeps kitchen essentials organized, while a hidden Miele stacked washer and dryer with a dedicated folding area take care of laundry discreetly. Escape to tranquility in the inviting primary wing's den. Brazilian cherry hardwood floors continue underfoot, their warmth enhanced by recessed lighting and a ceiling fan for year-round comfort. Rich mahogany panels adorn the ceiling, adding a touch of sophistication. Floor-to-ceiling arched windows showcase breathtaking marsh and river views. Unwind and rejuvenate in the primary bedroom suite, your private sanctuary overlooking the beauty of Kiawah Island. A transom-topped entry leads you into a well-appointed dressing area with dual walk-in closets boasting built-in organizers for effortless wardrobe management. The primary bath offers side-by-side toilet rooms, each with a pocket door for privacy, featuring custom Crema Marfil marble vanities, luxurious LB fixtures, and Geberit dual-flush plates for water efficiency. The spa-like bathing room awaits, featuring opulent stone flooring, elegant paneled walls, plantation shutters for natural light, and a built-in linen closet for ample storage. Immerse yourself in a deep soaking tub, or step into the spacious walk-in stone shower complete with a built-in bench seat, overhead rain shower, and handheld sprayer, all encased in a frameless glass enclosure for a truly luxurious experience. A dedicated office / study featuring custom Mahogany bookshelves with built-in window seats and adjacent powder room complete the main level. The versatile second-level living area offers a multitude of possibilities. Featuring Brazilian cherry hardwood floors that flow seamlessly from the rest of the level, this space can function as a common room, a media room, or even a fifth bedroom. A wet bar equipped with a Sub-Zero mini-fridge and a companion sink caters to movie nights or casual gatherings. Built-in cabinetry provides a designated space for entertainment equipment, creating a dedicated entertainment hub. An adjacent powder room features offers convenience and functionality for this shared space. The second level offers two serene guest bedrooms. One boasts captivating views and a private balcony overlooking the Kiawah River. This room also includes a convenient laundry center with a stacked Miele washer and dryer, a walk-in closet with built-in organizers, and a spacious bathroom. The second guest bedroom offers access to an open deck. Two side-by-side closets ensure ample storage, leading to the private bath with curved tub/shower alcove. Tucked away on the second level, a bonus storage room provides a designated space for all your organizational needs. Rubber tile flooring ensures easy maintenance and durability, perfect for storing seasonal items or sporting equipment. Built-in bookcases offer a stylish solution for books, games, or treasured collections. A large linen closet provides ample storage for towels and bed linens, while an attic pull-down access allows you to maximize your storage capacity and keep lesser-used items easily accessible. Descend to the ground level to discover a thoughtfully designed climate-controlled storage area on the ground level. Antique brick paver flooring adds a touch of rustic charm, while rich mahogany paneled walls create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Multiple storage closets provide ample space for seasonal items, decorations, or luggage. Additional pristine climate-controlled storage areas are located under the home, perfect for storing anything from beach gear to bicycles, ensuring everything has its designated place. A detached guest house over the three-car garage, with an architectural cupola, provides additional living space for family and friends. It features a spacious living area with a convenient wet bar/kitchenette. The guest bedroom, separated by pocket doors, offers warm wood flooring, ample illumination & beadboard walls offering a touch of classic charm. The full bathroom offers tiled flooring, dual pedestal sinks and walk-in shower. Additional home amenities include a 32 watt generator, security system, enclosed outdoor shower & central vacuum system. Located on the western side, mid-island, 54 River Marsh is a testament to the natural beauty that Kiawah Island is known for. With its carefully crafted design, breathtaking surroundings, and access to world-class amenities, this residence presents an unparalleled opportunity to experience the best of Kiawah Island's coveted lifestyle.

Additional Information

Levels
Two
Lot Description
.5 - 1 Acre
Interior Features
High Ceilings, Elevator, Garden Tub/Shower, Kitchen Island, Walk-In Closet(s), Wet Bar, Ceiling Fan(s), Central Vacuum, Bonus, Eat-in Kitchen, Formal Living, Entrance Foyer, Frog Attached, Office, Pantry, Separate Dining, Utility
Construction
See Remarks
Floors
Wood
Roof
Copper
Cooling
Central Air
Heating
Heat Pump
Exterior Features
Elevator Shaft, Lawn Well
Foundation
Raised
Parking
3 Car Garage
Elementary School
Mt. Zion
Middle School
Haut Gap
High School
St. Johns

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Listing courtesy of Listing Agent: Pam Harrington from Listing Office: Pam Harrington Exclusives.