Listing Price: $17,500,000

The seaside estate at 14 Ocean Course Drive is a masterwork in every sense.

Designed by acclaimed Island architect Christopher Rose and immaculately constructed by David Moffly with attention to each unique detail for an owner who was an architectural connoisseur. His estates have been featured by the likes of Traditional Home magazine and Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, it is beautifully sited on hole no. 13 of the world-renowned Ocean Course, with breathtaking views of golf green, fairways, whitecaps edging the vast Atlantic, tranquil marsh, and the sky-reflecting waters of Ibis Pond.

Its shingle-style exterior is perfectly classic, with fine accents including slate roof, Dutch gambrel rooflines, copper roof turret, grand brick chimneys, Hardie Shingle siding, a gorgeous pool and spa overlooking the views, barrel-vaulted entry porch, windowed wooden carriage garage doors, and an entry fountain reminiscent of historic Charleston, each element timeless and impeccable.

The spectacular terrace on the first floor of this 9,000-square-foot manse is bluestone. To the rear, a columned, shiplap-ceiling porch wraps around the endless views. A covered outdoor kitchen with Piedmont black limestone backsplash, built-in grill with custom hood, and single-basin sink is conveniently within reach of two outdoor dining areas, one with a striking stone floor-to-ceiling fireplace, round dining table easily seating eight, and access to the pool bath. The landscaping is striking with native trees and plants that open to the incredible views.

Two additional levels of balconies overlook the views, granting fourth-story ocean and golf views that are simply stunning.

If possible, the interior is yet more exquisite. Decorated by renowned interior designer Tammy Connor, whose award-winning design work has been featured in books and acclaimed media properties including The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Garden & Gun, UK House & Garden, Veranda, Southern Home, and Milieu, it features French oak floors throughout, extensive paneling of reclaimed and fine-quality cypress and chestnut wood, custom wooden ceilings, numerous fireplaces, and soothing hues of coast and marshland.

The foyer is simply breathtaking with a grand staircase reminiscent of the finest historic homes in Charleston. Spiraling gracefully from the foyer up to a white beamed-roof, open from above and below, it’s exquisite with white floor-to-ceiling wainscoting, curving rail, and stairs of deep-stained wood.

Immediately ahead is the manse’s game room, with walls of reclaimed cypress paneling from eastern North Carolina, coffered ceiling, a billiards table beside windows framing sun-filled views of the golf course and sea, and a windowed full bar with upholstered seating for four, hammered-stainless sink, Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, icemaker, ample cabinetry, and wine cellar with racks from floor to ceiling. A glass door opens to the rear porch to one side; to another is tucked the first of two half-baths, with white shiplap wainscoting along curving walls, marble vessel sink and countertop, mirror reminiscent of an ocean liner of a prior era, and large porthole window.

In the high-ceilinged west wing can be found four private guest suites as inviting as any primary suite elsewhere.

Down its own hallway lies the first beautifully designed suite. In the bedroom, one wall is devoted to glass doors and windows opening to the expansive terrace. A finely appointed bath with marble-topped vanity and spacious frameless-glass walk-in shower and a wide hallway closet with built-in shelving complete the suite.

The second suite is as delightful, with a four-post bed, a wall of glass doors and windows leading to the rear porch and expansive views of not only golf and ocean but Ibis Pond. Completing it are a private hallway, large closet, and high-windowed bath with his-and-hers sinks in a marble-topped vanity, frameless-glass shower in lovely pale tile, pendant chandelier, and beautifully veined marble flooring.

A glass door in the adjacent hall opens to the spacious guest porch, open on either side: one side overlooking the serenely bubbling waters of the estate’s entry fountain.

To the porch’s far side are the residence’s three most private guest suites, complete with their own sitting room, staircase, and private balcony.

On the first level is the children’s suite with four ship-ready bunk beds, shoulder-high shiplap trim, and bath with twin sinks and wide-ledged soaking tub. The bedroom of the adjacent suite, which enjoys its own private balcony, streams with tree-dappled light from multiple windows on two sides. Its windowed bath is elegantly appointed with his-and-hers sinks and a spacious frameless-glass walk-in shower in lovely cream-colored tiling.

Between the two is the two-story guest sitting room with its vaulted white-beamed ceiling, clerestory windows, wide bay window, and stair up to both an overlook and the estate’s final guest suite.

Ascend one flight of the grand staircase to discover the main living spaces. Beside a second-story foyer, across from the estate’s second powder room with its walls of elegant fabric, marble-topped vanity, and stainless-steel hammered sink, is a second full bar with seating for three or more, refrigerator, wine cooler, ice machine, plentiful cabinetry in white, and large porthole windows on two walls.

The spacious living room also opens to the foyer, featuring two separate seating areas, stone fireplace mantel, white coffered ceiling, wall-height white wainscoting, and walls of nearly floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows showcasing the stunning views and leading to the second-story porch.

The living room in turn opens to the estate’s exquisite dining room, featuring its own wall of glass doors and windows, wide crown molding, magnificent round dining table of walnut with a distinctive outer ring leaf, early American sideboard topped with crystal lamps, and beautifully wainscoted pass-throughs to the bar. The richly turquoise-hued chinoiserie wallpaper, reminiscent of Japanese cherry blossoms in white, is an elegant masterpiece by America’s most storied and historic hand-painted wallpaper firm, Gracie, whose wallpapers have been installed at the White House and many of America’s most notable homes.

Through one more wide opening is the estate’s generously sized kitchen. Its vast center island is topped with immaculate Calacatta Gold marble and contains a wide-basined farmhouse sink, breakfast bar with spacious seating for three, and Miele undercounter steamer oven. The room is flooded with light from three sides, including a sidebar with prep sink and desk space overlooking The Ocean Course and sea, antique beams of white grace the ceiling, and the abundant, tailored cabinetry is impeccable in ivory. The chef-grade appliances along the perimeter include a six-burner Wolf cooktop with stainless-steel hood, potfiller, and backsplash of sea glass tile; dual Wolf wall ovens, Miele microwave and coffeemaker, Miele freezer and drink drawers, and paneled Sub-Zero refrigerator.

Ceiling-height glass-fronted upper cabinetry and colonial reflection sconces flank the large wainscoted opening to the estate’s keeping room. It’s surrounded by tall windows along curved walls and is both intimate and spectacular with a white wood-beamed vaulted ceiling, fireplace with brick surround, shiplap walls, and chandelier. The table and fireside chairs seat eight in the cocooning space.

Also on this level is a light-hued lady’s study behind Juliet doors. Its built-in desk is set beneath a bay window overlooking Ibis Pond and an ample bookcase, cabinetry, and additional desk space are built into its tall shiplap walls.

In the west wing on this level is a magnificent wood-paneled library for cozy movie nights or quiet reading. Framed by windows to either side beneath a vaulted, wood-beamed ceiling, the library’s walls are of reclaimed chestnut wood from a historic mill in Connecticut used in a nineteenth-century Pennsylvania bank. There’s a stone fireplace, game table, desk of tortoiseshell and leather, and equestrian hardware. A built-in bookcase caps off the far wall, and twin doors leading out from the library are flush-fit into a cased opening in the bookshelves.

Cross the walkway above the main-level guest sitting room to find the final guest suite. It’s elegant with an open, modern canopy bed flanked by two traditional nightstands, a writing desk set in a nook between his-and-hers closets, a vaulted ceiling, and beneath a bay window, a wide, cozy window seat that can be closed off with curtains. Its bath also enjoys a vaulted ceiling. The size of a primary suite bath of many residences elsewhere on the Island, it features his-and-hers sinks set in a marble-topped vanity, clerestory windows, and a spacious, frameless-glass shower.

On the manse’s top level is the expansive primary suite, stretching out over 2,000 square feet. Enjoying its own sunlit landing with natural light streaming from a curving wall of windows above the grand staircase, and a private foyer with a trundle bed set beneath windows for visiting young children, the space leads first to a gentleman’s office paneled in knotty pine. The residence’s best views are enjoyed from this room’s desk. A beamed wooden ceiling rises overhead, windows on two sides invite light inside, and a handsome bookcase is built into the side wall. The office’s fireplace is flanked by cabinetry and small windows in the Arts and Craft style.

Crowning the estate is the airy primary bedroom. A vaulted wood-beamed ceiling and shiplap walls in creamy hues add to the spacious coastal feeling, and glass doors in its bay-window wall open to a private top-floor balcony where the whitecapped waters of the Atlantic can be seen stretching to the horizon.

To the other side of the private foyer is the primary bath. Just outside its door is a coffee bar with white marble countertop and small prep sink. Inside, the space is spectacular with a high ceiling, white marble flooring laid in a herringbone pattern, stunning standalone bath set beneath a row of windows overlooking the coast, and shower room in beautifully veined white marble with chest-high windows facing multiple directions, each with a soaring view of the ocean and course.

Completing the top floor is a windowed walk-in closet, generously sized and fitted with custom shelving, drawers, and hanging space, conveniently located adjacent to the full laundry and the windowed, marble-floored top-level laundry with side-by-side washer and dryer, sink, ample cabinetry, and fold-out ironing board.

On the estate’s ground level, discover a Charleston brick-walled mudroom with pale-painted lockers and upholstered bench, a dehumidified three-car garage, nearly endless storage space—enclosed storage including the garage totals more than 5,000 square feet in this residence—and a windowed, brick-walled fitness room. There, a glass door opens to a covered porch with outdoor seating shaded from the sun for water breaks.

Additional features of this exquisite masterpiece, offered fully furnished but for the art, include direct access to the beach via an immediately adjacent boardwalk, fenced-in rear and side garden with landscaped dog run and shower, paneled elevator to all floors, a full laundry room with side-by-side washer and dryer on each living-space level, high-impact German windows, commercial water heaters, commercial fire protection sprinkler system, Sonos sound system, and wide pebble-textured car park for extra guests.

A Kiawah Island Club Golf Membership is available with the purchase of this property.

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  • Landscaping
  • Outdoor Kitchen
  • Patio
  • Pool Cabana
  • Porch
  • Swimming Pool


  • Balcony
  • Central Heat/Air
  • Crown Molding
  • Den/Office
  • Dining Room
  • Eat-In Kitchen
  • Family/Great Room
  • Fireplace
  • Game/Hobby Room
  • In-Law/Guest Suite
  • Laundry Room
  • Master Bedroom Upstairs
  • Wet Bar


  • Ocean View

Community Amenities Include

  • Active Adult Community
  • All Age Lifestyle Communities
  • Biking Trails
  • Boat Slips
  • Boating
  • Certified Green Homes
  • Clubhouse
  • Dining
  • Fishing
  • Fitness
  • Gatehouse
  • Golf
  • Land Conservation Community
  • Marina
  • Nature Trails
  • Ocean
  • Playground
  • Recreation
  • Rentals
  • Retirement Community
  • River
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Walking Trails