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 and numerous outdoor spaces, this property was painstakingly constructed over seven years by the current owners, wrought of the highest quality materials and 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 a 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 a 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 three-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 icemaker, 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 handcrafted 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 a 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. Excellence is achieved without compromise in this magnificent and imposing estate in Charleston's highly sought-after Crescent neighborhood.