Absolutely breathtaking marshfront compound in exclusive golf community of Berkeley Hall situated in the South Carolina Lowcountry. In collaboration with award winning architect John B. Pittman, III, the owners successfully blended multiple cultural influences and traditions throughout every fabulous detail of this home. The result evokes memories of their Spanish mountain home nestled in the cliffs of Marbella, frequent excursions to the African savanna for sightseeing and safaris, and a childhood amongst shingled beach cottages in the Northeastern U.S.
The main home features an exquisite assemblage of 17th century stonework, 16th century doors, vintage tiles strategically placed throughout, and myriad varieties of reclaimed wood. La Cocina (the kitchen) features furniture inspired cabinetry, Wolf appliances, a water purification system and is anchored by a 100-year-old Spanish butcher block. La Bodega (the wine room and den) showcases built-in storage for 500 bottles for your favorite vintage. Cypress walls embrace an oversized living room with soaring ceilings as the intricate hearth serves as the heart of the home. El Baño (powder room) was designed to impress guests with imported ancient stone and wooden relics. Behind an imposing iron door rescued from a 16th century monastery nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees lies the first floor Master suite.
Ascend to the second floor library which features floor to ceiling bookshelves which transform into secret doors. On one side, you will find a state of the art media room with soundproof walls and surround sound with Zon systems whose professional audio products are in residence at places like NBC Studios, IMAX Theaters, and Universal Studios (entire home is wired).
Behind other classic novels, you enter the expansive second Master suite and lounge featuring another gas fireplace and wet bar. Step out onto the private balcony with a spiral staircase leading to an outdoor spa for ultimate relaxation. The Master bathroom is filled with luxuries such as a Toto commode, sauna with a flat screen TV and rain shower.
For your discerning guests, a carriage home is perched above a three-car garage (with additional golf cart and equipment storage) with two full guest suites, a kitchen, dining area and living room.
The home is punctuated with a screened outdoor living area that includes a summer kitchen, fireplace, dining and sitting areas balanced on either side by the main house and carriage house. With 360 degree views of the lush southern landscaping, this area conjures the vibe of an African hunting lodge.
Escape to your private 1+ acre sanctuary on the marsh. Escape to Casa Tortuga.
Available unfurnished for 12-18 months. One small dog possible with additional fees. No cats. Rental rate of $4500/month includes landscaping, irrigation water, and pest control.
Tenants may use Berkeley Hall membership at $5500/month rental rate.
ABOUT BERKELEY HALL: The Berkeley Hall Club features 2 golf courses designed by Tom Fazio, a golf learning center rated one of the TOP 5 in the US, 6 Har-Tru tennis courts, a state of the art fitness center with an indoor pool and full service spa, luxurious outdoor pool with cabanas, and a River Park for kayaking, boating, and stand up paddleboarding down the Okatie River. Don't miss the 35,000sf Jeffersonian clubhouse which is the heart of the community with multiple formal and informal dining options and weekly social events.
Property Features Include: 3 Fireplace(s), security system, Zon, three car garage with built in golf equipment storage
Interior Features Include: Over $3mm invested in the exquisite assemblage of 17th century stonework and 16 century doors
Amenities Include: health club, golf club, on golf course, walking trails, community pool, tennis court, clubhouse, community dock
Home Owners Assoc. Fee: $16900
Built in: 2005
Approximate Square Feet:
Exterior: Wood shake exterior
Roof: Fiberglass roof.
Architectural Style: Spanish
Lot Acres: 1.02
Pets: Possibly Small Dog. NO Cats.
Lease Term: 12-18 Months