Luxury Outlook 2022
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
Single Family Homes
As soon as you enter this villa in the midlands of SC, you are drawn to the attention given to every detail in this custom estate. Built by Bennett Hofford Construction and designed by Chris Rose Architects, both of Charleston, SC, high-end finishes include custom mahogany entry door imported from Italy, Brazilian cherry floors with ash inlay, coffered ceilings, custom wine cellar, Miele®, and Gagganau® appliances as well as Creston® structured wiring throughout to name a few. The exceptional owners' suite, 'suite dei proprietari', includes separate his and her bathrooms and accompanying custom walk-in closets. Handsome vistas of Tucker Lake and the signature Tom Fazio-designed 15th island green at The Woodcreek Club abound.
On the north end of the main floor, the contemporary chef's kitchen, designed by SieMatic®, has every convenience for entertaining family or friends - stainless steel countertops, custom soft-close cabinets and a complement of Miele®, Gaggenau®, & Sub-Zero® appliances to make every meal effortless. Pots and pans are no match for the endless storage options where all items can be hidden from view. In addition to the full-size dishwasher, there are two dishwasher drawers that make post-entertaining effortless and efficient. The kitchen area includes a butler's pantry, a large laundry room (with chute from the second floor), and one of four powder rooms. The spacious elevator accessing all three floors (including garage level) is conveniently located here as well.
On the second floor, you find three more bedrooms with en suite bathrooms; each with custom walk-in closets. The sizeable second-floor den has plenty of room to watch the big game or create privacy for children's activities. This could be the game room you dreamed of as a child.
The basement/garage level boasts a private, custom-cherry office suite with library shelving, a wet bar with a hammered-pewter sink, and a powder room creating the perfect work-from-home sanctuary. This level also contains a fully-equipped fitness center and access to the three-car garage. A gracious temperature-controlled wine cellar and tasting room are situated behind antique wooden saloon doors. Next to the wine cellar, the owners built a VERY special humidity-controlled food storage room for cured meats and cheeses.
From the basement/garage level you will step out to the beautiful loggia sporting a full outdoor kitchen replete with Viking® appliances! With a custom gas grill, wood-fired pizza oven, two-burner gas cooktop, and ice maker this kitchen will redefine your ability to enjoy the outdoors and its lakeside vista year-round, rain-or-shine.
Additional highlights include 12-foot ceilings; a mother-in-law or au pair suite with a private garage; separate 3 car garage with workshop; saltwater pool with travertine deck; landscape irrigation; terracotta + metal roof; windows, shutters, and front door all solid mahogany imported from Italy; steel construction; exterior walls over 1 foot thick; centralized controls and security systems.