What the Luxury Homeowner Wants Today

Published on August 30, 2017

This residence of approximately 3550 sq ft, is located in a very special place on Kiawah Island, SC. It is within walking distance to Kiawah's beautiful beaches and the famed Ocean Course where the Ryder, World, and PGA Cups were held. Knowing where this home is located, we can probably put a checkmark in the "great location box". Every homeowner wants location, location but the luxury homeowner today has even more flexibility and their dream location is first on the list of criteria.

Interior Attributes: The gracious Entry Hall, with its ample daylighting from the high windows serves as the circulation core of the house. It efficiently provides access to all areas of the house on both floors. The Informal Dining, Kitchen, Living Area and Master Bedroom all have sweeping views of the swimming pool and park-landscape beyond.

Elegant living: Anchoring the life blood of the house is the beautiful La Cornue range in the open plan Kitchen. There is access to the Formal Dining Room from the Kitchen through a well-appointed Butler’s Pantry that also serves to connect the Pantry and Laundry and the Kitchen in a discrete but efficient manner. The Master Suite is likewise well-appointed and efficient with a nice balance of function and elegance. Upstairs are two sun-lit Guest Suites with window seats. The Media Room/Den with its balcony and commanding view of park has a wine room next door for perfect convenience.

The home is a “jewel box” for the luxury homeowner. It has everything a high end homeowner would want AND not too much of anything. It is right sized, it has every high quality amenity this buyer is used to in a manageable format. 

Our luxury market has dictated they want homes like this. They are finished with their "estate stage" in life. They want the highest quality trim, gourmet kitchen (although they often don’t cook), a plunge pool, smaller secondary bedrooms all with a spa bathrooms, outdoor living rooms that are screened and larger public spaces. This home is perfect since it hits every button in a tasteful way. Tell us what you think.

Contractor: Buffington Homes, South Carolina, Architect: Chad McDonald, McDonald Architects, , Interiors: Archetype Design