Charleston's exclusive gated community. This magnificent modern retreat offers a main house, two guest cottages, and a pool and custom cabana. The property features a newly-built dock overlooking a serene 60-acre lake and the seventh fairway of a masterpiece course designed by Rees Jones. The grounds are also home to grand, ancient Live Oak trees (one being older than the ''Angel Oak'') making this property a quintessential lowcountry experience. This property has been completely redesigned by Island Architects and re-built by renowned Millsite Custom Homes. The levels of detail, materials, and craftsmanship are unmatched. Meander through the winding driveway and ancient tree canopies to find a gated, sophisticated compound.
Enter the main house..
through a stunning, custom pivot door and take in the incredible views of "Lake Sharon." The dark Chateau Limestone floors set the tone for the ultra-chic interior. The bright two-story foyer showcases a custom chandelier, custom Z reveal on the staircase with metal balusters and custom blue oak railing, and floor-lighting set in the limestone. There is a coat tower closet with brass-paneled transom doors, hidden media closet, and powder room with floor to ceiling tile, custom sconces, and all stone vanity. The two story great room hosts an abundance of natural light and showcases the panoramic private views through Euro-Wall doors. The great room features a two-story, floor to ceiling, black quartz fireplace surround that is the focal point of the room. There is a wet bar with quartz countertops, brass transom, and glass upper cabinets for barware. The great room flows directly into the kitchen making this the perfect home for entertaining. The kitchen has a giant waterfall island with honed Cambria Blackbrook quartz countertops and contrasting Cambria Bentley on all other countertops, custom stone and brass backsplash throughout, custom millwork cabinetry with brass transom uppers, under-cabinet lighting and outlets, custom lighting, 48" Wolf gas range with stainless steel hood, stainless steel Sub-Zero refrigerator, dual dishwashers, and under-counter microwave. There is a built-in radius banquet with custom cushions and pillows, as well as built-in television. There is a dining area as well making the kitchen the center of the home. The kitchen also has Euro-Wall doors that open up to the screened porch. The screened porch was custom designed to match the panes of the Euro-Walls for perfect symmetry. Just past the kitchen is the laundry room as well as a "wine room." The laundry room has large, custom millwork pantry cabinets, recessed counter-depth, front-loader washer and dryer, sink overlooking the view, as well as plenty of quartz countertop space for folding. The wine room is showcased through a glass wall and pivot door. The walls are wooden tongue and groove with enough wine pegs to hold 400 bottles. The wine room is temperature controlled and has plenty of room for a tasting. Just past the wine room is the serene Solarium. It has Euro-Walls on either side featuring gorgeous garden views and fountains for a calming spot to read, or relax and enjoy your wine. The skylights and pitched ceiling add to the light-filled room. The state of the art media room is just above and also features the Chateau Limestone stairs and nosing with metal balusters and custom-made blue oak railing. There are three televisions, two 42-inch and one large 83 inch in the middle for the perfect spot to watch a few games at the same time. The sound system is of the highest quality and the room is insulated for sound-proofing. The ceilings are a cork brass wallpaper which not only adds sophisticated texture to the room, but also adds extra sound-proofing. The perimeter of the room has custom display cabinetry with lighting and glass doors. Enjoy a full-service wet bar with sink, wine refrigerator, ice maker, and blue oak countertops. At the base of the stairs to the media room is a powder room with stone pedestal sink, black penny tile floors, and a pocket door that leads to a "locker room." The locker room has blue oak benches, custom millwork lockers with mesh doors to store golf clubs, beach and boat essentials, sporting goods, etc...
The master suite is on the first floor and is newly designed with an extra 160 sq. foot sunroom with floor to ceiling glass Euro-Wall doors with blackout shades. The bedroom suite has a 65" built-in television, custom sconces and chandelier, rounded wall corners, and Chateau Limestone floors. The walk-in closet/dressing room has floor to ceiling custom millwork closet system with recessed, stacked washer and dryer for convenience. The master bathroom has Calacatta Gold quartz floors and surfaces, heated flooring and towel bars, two floating stone vanities with stone sink basins, "shower room" with pivot door, rain shower, multiple shower heads, soaking tub, surround sound speakers, and windows to observe the gorgeous Grand Oaks. The water closet has an automatic toilet and urinal. The exterior door opens up to an outdoor shower with teak surround and the ability to take in the view from the shower.
The Upstairs level has all blue oak flooring and hidden storage room with jib door and magnetic lock. The guest bedroom has its own en suite bathroom with incredible contrasting quartz tile work, floating vanity with quartz countertop, and polished nickel bath tub with Kate Spade light fixture above. There is a bunk room with 6 built-in bunk beds, 7-inch horizontal tongue and groove walls, custom lighting, mini refrigerator, and USB outlets and lighting for each bunk. This bunk room is fun for all guests, young and old. There is an extra room off of the bunkroom with queen bed and built-in storage drawers. The bathroom has a subway tiled shower, stone vanity, and separate water closet. A new spiral staircase with custom handrail leads upstairs to the third floor "tower" with an almost 360 degree view of the gracious property. This room has built-in daybeds and a 65 inch television as well as ceiling speakers.
The exterior of the home has all new Boral/Hardi-plank siding and trim, new windows, and doors. The roof is a classic copper along with copper gutters. A whole-house generator was added as well as new HVAC stands with enclosed decorative surrounds. There is a three car garage that has been renovated as well. An additional 307 sq ft was added to the original footprint of the home. A 190 ft bulkhead with Ipe walkway was added along with more than fifty lights making this a spectacular sight at night! The walkway has a dock as well for an electric boat. This property underwent an extensive landscape design and installation, highlighting the lowcountry surroundings. There is a custom stereo throughout the property making it the perfect spot to entertain. There are three lakeside gas firepits with seating areas, and accent lighting on all driveway, trees, large oaks, and walking paths within the fenced portion of the property. The metal fencing and automatic gate surround all dwellings and living areas. The property has multi-camera security on exterior perimeter providing extra protection.
There are two guest homes on the property. The first guest house has newly sanded and finished floors, all new windows, doors, steel cabled railings, Ipe decking, and siding on the exterior. The kitchen has Carrara marble countertops and backsplash, all Viking appliances, and custom paneled refrigerator. The first story bathroom has a custom blue oak floating vanity, handicap shower with glass door and incredible tilework including new stone floors, walls, and ceiling. The first and second story bedrooms both feature hand-stitched silk carpet. The upstairs bedroom has an all new porch with sitting area overlooking the lake and the 7th fairway. The bathroom has stone tiled floors, walls, and ceiling, stone vanity, and gold hardware. This guest house has its own laundry closet that has stacked front loader washer and dryer. It truly has everything your guests could ever need along with stunning views. In between the main house and the first guest house is a pool with new coping, automatic pool cover, and travertine decking. The brand new cabana has its own bathroom, shower, grill area, and storage room. The second guest house is at the front of the property and is smaller in scale. It features all new interior and exterior paint, new plumbing and electrical fixtures throughout, modern, state of the art large tiled walk-in shower and stone flooring. This guest house has a studio feel to it with bedroom, living, dining, and kitchen all in one room. The first floor is a dedicated exercise room with French door entry. This guest house has its own fire pit as well.
No expense was spared on this whole-property renovation. The interior design was thoughtfully and beautifully done by J. Banks Design Group. All furnishings to convey with sale. Without seeing a neighbor in sight, gated privacy, acreage, incredible views, and every amenity imaginable... this truly is a "turnkey," modern, spectacular, Lowcountry retreat.
Briars Creek is only 7 miles from the Charleston Executive Airport, is just minutes from Kiawah Island's world-renowned beaches and golf, and is just 13 miles from historic Downtown Charleston. Emery Macpherson - Akers Ellis