Exquisite, refined, one of a kind: this waterfront estate in the coveted Crescent neighborhood of Charleston SC is a rare opportunity to live your best life in a flagship property. With over 8,000 square feet & numerous outdoor spaces, this property was painstakingly constructed over 7 years by the current owners, wrought of the highest quality materials & craftsmanship, and has been meticulously maintained since its completion in 2007. Heavily influenced by European styles, the home hearkens back to the past with comfortable living spaces and thoughtful relation with the magnificent grounds. A private gated estate with gardens, lawns, fountains and luxurious pool is sure to delight you and your guests for years to come.The main living level provides excellent access to the outdoors and includes lovely formal and informal spaces. The chef's kitchen with walk in pantry and butler's pantry was designed with the restauranteur in mind. The formal living room and formal dining room sits at the front of the home with a formal powder room for guest use, and the morning room leads into the gourmet kitchen area. Just off the kitchen one may enjoy a magnificent octagonal family room with vaulted ceiling, wood burning fireplace, and hidden powder room. Access to the two car garage is on this side of the home for easy access for groceries and supplies. There is also a 3 stop elevator to access all levels easily.
The master suite is fit for a king, with its large dressing room, fireplace and private balcony. Just off the bedroom is a stunning mahogany executive office with built ins and custom finishes, as well as access to the gym below. The spa-like master bath offers dual powder rooms, luxurious rain shower with special body washers, and even towel warming drawers, and leads directly into the custom dressing room with dual walk in closets and more storage than you could ever need. Just off the master suite is the Media Room which boasts a wet bar and ice maker, as well as high end stereo equipment.
Two spacious and bright guest suites offer ample room for family and friends, and the studio could be a third guest room on this level. At present the studio is the perfect set up for an artist or architect, with unmatched storage and craft space, a spacious powder bath (plumbed for a full bath if desired) and a wood burning fireplace. The laundry room and countless storage closets complete this upstairs living level.
The First Floor Mother In Law Suite has a separate outdoor patio tucked away for added privacy and outdoor access, and the handicap friendly bathroom features a steam shower. Just off the bathroom one may enter the home gym (also accessible directly from the master suite) which offers ample space and great light to maintain your healthy lifestyle. The gym could also serve as an additional bedroom or sunroom if needed.
The real show stopper is the Loggia and pool area, perfect for outdoor living and entertaining. The outdoor kitchen offers high end appliances and fixtures and the hand crafted wood-burning fireplace is sure to delight. The Pool Cabana offers a full bath and a separate washer and dryer perfect for beach towels and bathing suits! Luxuriate under the shade of two magnificent oak trees and enjoy the temperate Lowcountry climate from the pool or spa. The grounds were designed with traditional Charleston landscape ideals and the unique formality of a European Chateaux, always with a mind to function and flow.
13 Johnson is truly a once in a generation opportunity - the grand stone exterior exudes the elegance and grace of an historic English manor. Charming gothic features throughout the home are tastefully and thoughtfully combined with the highest modern technologies, to create the ultimate retreat for those who value the exceptional. Every minor detail of this home was painstakingly planned, from the extensive mahogany molding and trim, to the outdoor kitchen, loggia and pool cabana, to the bright and airy home gym. Innumerable features include reclaimed antique heart of pine floors and beams, CRESTRON home automation system, 3 stop elevator, top-of-the line appliances, custom cabinetry throughout, 7 HVAC systems, Belgian leaded glass windows, 5 Rinnai hot water heaters, hand cut stone exterior finishes, whole house filtration system, whole house generator, and so much more. Inquire into the Features List for more details. Excellence is achieved without compromise in this magnificent and imposing estate in Charleston's highly sought after Crescent neighborhood.
The Crescent neighborhood is located 4 minutes from Country Club of Charleston, 5 minutes from Downtown Charleston, and shares a property line with the prestigious Porter Gaud School (K-12). Come take a tour today and find out why The Crescent is the most desirable neighborhood in Charleston.