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20 Rhett's Bluff


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Beneath a canopy of signature live oaks, palms, and magnolias, 20 Rhett’s Bluff is a timeless, contemporary, ultra-private sanctuary. Unlike any other home on Kiawah Island, it was conceived and designed by Mitch Laplant, a well-known Kiawah Island architect with the intension of immersing his clients—avid art collectors—into a living gallery of art.

The gated front lawn offers a cool, protective retreat with tiered garden walls, ornamental plantings and sculptures, and soothing water feature create a verdant, open space that is accessible to the main home and the guest house.


A light-filled sanctuary, the home is adorned with arched entry ways, 12-foot ceilings, magnificent windows, Venetian plastered ceilings, superb finishes and fixtures, and distinctive design elements that inspire the senses and soothe the soul. The dramatic two-story foyer—itself a work of art—features Turkish seagrass limestone floors with cut sea shells and a floating stairway with glass balustrade. Once inside, a towering wall of windows greets guests with commanding views of a tidal creek and savanna marsh.


Unbelievable marsh views and an exquisite curved glass wall—inspired by panes that grace the Denver Art Museum—redefine the term “great room.” The cantilevered design creates the sensation of looking over the bow of a yacht.

Open and airy, the spectacular space is perfect for entertaining and accommodates intimate gatherings and grand affairs with ease.

Living Inside the Marsh
The south facing room drinks in exquisite natural light and showcases Kiawah’s ever-changing colors from sunrise to sunset.

After dusk, museum quality lighting, programmable Lutron sound and window shade systems, and a seductive two-sided fireplace set a serene mood.


Clean lines, simplicity, and ultimate functionality are all achieved in the home’s masterfully designed Bulthaup kitchen.
The sleek flat panel cabinets are crafted of brushed aluminum. Complete with German stainless steel counters and a walk-in pantry the discreet open kitchen is beautiful, functional, and professional grade.

Top-tier appliances—including the induction top Miele steam oven and microwave, Miele refrigerator, and two dishwashers—ensure entertaining ease.

Media Room and Library

A luxurious niche just off the great room, the media room and library is washed in hues of purple. Associated with luxury—the color’s balance of stable blue and energetic red are perfect for finding yourself lost in an evening of entertainment.

The genius of Bang & Olufsen was key to designing the perfectly sized and scaled media room. Discreet yet powerful, invisible in-ceiling and in-wall speakers might be out of sight, but they’re never out of style.

Master Bedroom

Private and elegant, the master suite is serene.

Comfortable and personal, the master is conducive to rest and relaxation. Rich walnut flooring and Brazilian Ornare built-in furnishings in the bedroom, as well as the expansive dressing room, add warmth and beauty. A high-end personal laundry room offers the ultimate convenience.

Beyond frosted glass doors, the private bath is appointed with Italian Calcutta Gold marble, heated towel bars, and a decadent shower with an illuminated onyx wall. At the touch of a button, invisible speakers deliver soothing music, or the smart television can be summoned from the ceiling.


Tucked high above the master, the elegant wood paneled office enjoys some of the most beautiful creek views on Kiawah. Quiet and well-equipped the space offers a drop-down television, a large equipment and storage area, an exercise space, and a full bath.
Built-in bunks—created for pint-sized executives and office administrators—serve as upholstered warrens that are perfect for pretending and napping.


Spanning along the courtyard, a glass-enclosed art gallery bridges the way to a private three-story guest wing.
The quiet retreat offers a welcoming, familial aesthetic and is elegantly appointed with traditional hardwood flooring, 10-foot ceilings, custom trims and crown molding, and beautiful picture windows.

In addition to a generously sized living room, the guest house offers three beautiful guest suites with luxuriously appointed private baths, and a separate laundry.

Inspired living is yours at 20 Rhett’s Bluff.

This one of a kind home—truly a work of art in itself—was created with the finest materials available to create an understated elegance and contemporary aesthetic that will always be in style.

Additional features include: a 3-stop elevator; finished turnaround garage with opposing bay doors and ceramic ceiling tiles; poured concrete foundation; radiant heat flooring (main living area); geothermal heating/cooling system; dehumidified central vacuum; 4 Rinnai hot water heaters; smart Savant electronics throughout; security camera system.

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  • Landscaping


  • Central Heat/Air
  • Crown Molding
  • Den/Office
  • Fireplace
  • Floors - Tile
  • Floors - Wood
  • Foyer
  • Great Room
  • Guest House
  • Laundry Room
  • Library
  • Living Room
  • Media Room
  • Pantry
  • Security System


  • Marsh Front
  • Marsh View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
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Kiawah Island
South Carolina  29455 PCR#   12752
  • 6,628 Square Feet
  • 3 Levels
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Full Baths / 1 Half Bath
  • Year Built: 2011
  • Den/Office
  • Lot Size: 0.39 Acres
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Kiawah Island
Kiawah Island Real Estate
1 Kiawah Island Parkway
Kiawah Island, South Carolina 29455
Telephone (843) 768-3400
Toll Free (866) 542-9247


Kiawah Island, South Carolina
This coastal resort offers numerous recreational pursuits, including seven golf courses, a tennis program and 10 miles of famously unspoiled beaches. Historic Charleston is just 21 miles away. Lots priced from $145,000 to $10 million; Villas/Cottages priced from $207,500 to $2.1 million; Homes from $550,000 to $22 million.
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  • Land Conservation Community
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  • Nature Trails
  • Ocean
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  • River
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