Located in the highly sought after point neighborhood, Petit Point sits on a very private half acre lot overlooking the Beaufort River and tidal marshes. The tranquil location offers grounds encased by a pierced brick fence, with intricate boxwood gardens and extensive landscaping. The house has been fully restored and offers four bedrooms and four and one half baths. A long bluestone slate walkway leads through the boxwood garden with slate fountains to a wide and welcoming porch, complete with gas lanterns.Upon entering, there are formal living and dining rooms flanking the foyer. The living room offers a fireplace and the dining room features a double height coffered ceiling. Off the living room is a light filled sitting room with beautiful views of the gardens and the river. Also on this floor is a private guest bedroom with river views and an en-suite bath.
The kitchen is exceptional with a generous assortment of custom cabinets and Viking appliances. A teak library ladder provides access to upper wall cabinetry that extends to the ceiling surrounding the kitchen. A large, marble topped center island with a sink anchors the prep area. Adjacent to the kitchen is a banquette surrounded by windows, providing an ideal spot for breakfast or any casual meal. Adjacent is a built-in desk. The kitchen is open to the family room through a cased opening and a large pass-through with custom wine storage above it.
The large bright and airy family room is located in front of the kitchen and offers beautiful river views, a gas fireplace and built-in shelves and cabinetry. A waterfront screened porch is adjacent and provides a location for outdoor dining.
A laundry/mudroom is thoughtfully positioned on the other side of the kitchen. The room offers ample cabinetry, a washer/dryer and additional refrigeration and a wine cooler. A powder room completes the first floor.
The second floor features a garden side bedroom and bath, with access to a private porch. The walls in the room are original to the house and reflect the historic significance of the home. Completing the floor, is a stunning master suite that includes an exercise/yoga room, a large his and hers walk-in closet and a grand sized master bath. The bedroom offers a fireplace, built-in cabinetry and a private screened porch overlooking the waterway.
A separate staircase leads to a recreation/media room with a custom cedar storage closet, and a full bath that allows the use as a fourth bedroom if desired.
A two car garage is located discretely on the side of the house, a rarity with historic homes, and offers direct and secure access inside the home.
Outside, in addition to the garden side porches, an arbor shaded brick and bluestone patio overlooks the waterway. The brick and slate patio features a built-in Viking grill, beverage center, sink and warming drawer.
A few of the many custom features of the home include a copper roof, beautiful reclaimed pine floors in most rooms, marble and granite counters, stunning custom millwork through out the home, a dog washing shower in the garage, landscape lighting and an irrigation system. The home's audio system allows for different source and volume choices in most rooms.
A private dock provides an excellent venue for entertaining and access to the tidal creek by way of a small boat, paddle board or kayak.
Located within Beaufort's National Historic Landmark District which is recognized for its rich and varied history. The area is defined by both its stately mansions and modest cottages.
Beaufort, the second oldest city in the Sea Islands is known as the "Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands". The property is located in the heart of "The Point" a distinguished historic neighborhood in the heart of downtown Beaufort.
A short walk to fine restaurants, shopping, the USCB Center for The Arts, and The City Marina, this enclave also offers convenient access to an outstanding waterfront park, beaches, and numerous