An aerial view. Many of Kiawah's homes are nestled into the lush landscape, not slapped right on the beach.
*Swoons* There are many homes on the island that feature naturally weathered cedar shakes with black or very dark green trim. It's a gorgeous look.
Another look outside. Love that black pergola!
A look up at one of the house's stairways. Beautiful gray green on a chippendale style railing.
I love how the design team tempered elements that could be very formal with more casual ones for a perfectly elegant beach retreat. Jackye Lanham of Atlanta was responsible for the interiors.
The dark hand planed walnut floors really anchor the rooms.
Check out the light fixtures in the hallway--a modified version of old fisherman's lamps!
I love a rotunda! And check out the woodwork--stunning.
What a wonderful sunroom!
Wow! Bright and open kitchen space. I'm drawn to the ceiling-height cabinetry.
We always like to have a few bottles of wine on hand at the beach. With this gorgeous wine cellar, that shouldn't be a problem.
A groin vaulted master bedroom with a stunning arch and clerestory dormer.
A copper tub looks out on the marsh. The octagonal tiles are a timeless choice.
"His" bath is decidedly masculine, and appears to have a sauna.
While this masterpiece isn't what I would want for a beach house, it's certainly a beautifully designed space with a one-of-a-kind location. For those who have almost 30 million dollars to spend on a retreat, this one would definitely be a tranquil and calming place to get away from it all.
(all photos taken from current listings)
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