Louis A. Whilden House, built ca. 1862
Offered By MCVL Realty for $1,900,000
HISTORIC VILLAGE of McCLELLANVILLE – Experience the fine quality of small-town waterfront living. Located in the heart of one of the Lowcountry’s most charming coastal towns, the Louis A. Whilden House, c.1862, is offered along with the wonderful laid-back lifestyle that this sleepy village is known for. This classic 3 bedroom 2 Bath French Huguenot cottage and its twin complementing outbuildings are listed on the National Registry of South Carolina History & Archives. Impeccably maintained in its original state, the main house has been updated with all the modern conveniences found in today’s best homes. The magnificent gated entrance leads to a circular drive and a newly sodded yard complete with underground irrigation and brick fire pit, all perfectly nestled under stately live oaks.
Take in the fresh smells of bayberry and salt air as you meander down to the water’s edge where a short dock leads to your deep-water covered pierhead, great for grilling, entertaining, or just taking in the maritime views and stunning sunsets. A drive-on boatlift is located adjacent to a floating dock for easy access to Jeremy Creek and the beautiful beaches and waterways of Cape Romain, Bulls Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean. A full-length front porch with incredible waterfront views is an amazing place to dine or to enjoy time with your friends. From there, come inside to a comfortable living area with original wide plank antique pine floors, a masonry gas log fireplace and beadboard ceiling. For an authentic feel, there are period and hand picked antique light fixtures and wainscoting throughout. There is a spacious downstairs master bedroom with great views of the creek and its own fireplace. Adjacent, there is a large closet that can accommodate the most chic wardrobe and an updated bath with tile floors and marble countertop. Next to the bath is a laundry closet with a stainless stacking washer and dryer. The recently renovated galley kitchen is a chef’s dream, bright, beautiful, and cleverly designed to take advantage of every inch of space. Custom backlit cabinets are plentiful with room for everything! Marble countertops, an extra large farmhouse sink, stainless appliances, and a built-in television are just some of the top quality items you’ll find in this amazing kitchen along with a jaw-dropping professional grade Viking stove and oven! For grilling and smoking, just a few steps away, there is a screened-in stoop. Off of the kitchen is a formal dining room with room to seat the whole family. Upstairs, you’ll find two large bedrooms that mirror each other with great views of the water through moss-laden live oaks and palmetto trees. There is a recently added guest bath presently in one of the bedrooms with the ability to add the same to the other as well. This exquisite property is truly a rare find in today’s market. There aren’t many left like this one, if any. If you’ve been waiting for just the right waterfront home this is a must see. Schedule your showing now before it’s too late!