BY TERI ERRICO GRIFFIS
Escape to this beautiful deep-water, custom home on the Wando River and you will never need to move again.
Moreover, you can work with local sales associate, Holly Buceti of Island Park Properties, who specializes in island living and luxury properties.
The home’s address itself says it all about this property --1484 Wando View Street. But the sights are just the beginning. Featuring five bedrooms with walk-in closets and five-and-a-half bathrooms, the elegant home in Daniel Island’s Smythe Park boasts more than 5,100 square feet of waterfront island living. The property includes a private dock and deep-water access at all times -- large enough for a yacht.
Built in 2015, the home is priced at $3,179,000.
Pecan-scraped floors greet you the moment you walk in, matched by real shiplap walls, 10-foot ceilings and trim work that spans the entire house. Natural light floats through the main floor, and you can entertain with ease as you move throughout the open plan.
The family room, with a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace adorned by a hickory mantel, flows to the eat-in kitchen complete with separate dining across the hall. (The formal dining room is beautifully designed with wainscot trim and space for a table seating 14.)
However, the home’s central feature can only be described as a true chef’s dream. The kitchen is customized with granite countertops, Walker Zanger backsplash, an oversized island and state-of-the-art appliances. There’s even a breakfast area to savor a Lowcountry meal with the sunrise and peaceful water views.
Upstairs you’ll find the sanctuary of the master bedroom/suite, capturing breathtaking views from its private balcony. Walk barefoot along the marble floors, soak in the freestanding Victoria and Albert tub, or enjoy the luxurious oversized walk-in shower with custom mosaic glass tiles.
No expense was spared in this home’s construction with Rocky Mountain Hardware and custom lighting throughout. And whether you’re indoors or on the spacious screened-in porch of this traditional three-story Cape Cod home, you’ll never miss a chance to soak in the panoramic sunset views of the Wando River. Even the laundry room, with Vetrazzo countertop, penny round backsplash, and an abundance of cabinetry for storage, has enviable views.
“The views are like nothing I’ve ever seen,” Buceti says. “It’s not just a home, it’s a lifestyle—taking the boat out to Shem Creek for dinner, concerts, or fishing off the dock. Water life in the Lowcountry is different. You can enjoy it year round because of our climate.”
Additional benefits include a large pantry behind the kitchen, bonus media room with bathroom and private deck, and a well-appointed office off the foyer with pocket doors. Outside you’ll find multiple porches, a built-in brick fire pit and professionally designed landscape that includes a tranquil fountain and four custom copper lanterns.
Possibly Buceti’s favorite feature is the two-car detached garage with a furnished room overhead, which could be used as an in-law suite.
“The guest house really is the cutest thing, especially in that it mimics the main house in quality,” Buceti says. “I always tell people to count on company when you move to Charleston and get a house that has an extra bedroom or an in-law suite.”
The little house offers your company privacy and their own place to stay – “and guests love to stay when they visit!” she says.
Living on Daniel Island, you’ll never have to leave. “There are so many restaurants with even more to come. There’s a grocery store, pharmacy, a library and 24 miles of walking trails,” Buceti says. “The entire island is accessible by bike or golf cart, including MUSC Health Stadium, where you can watch soccer games, or Volvo Car Stadium, where you can see tennis matches or concerts. The amenities on Daniel Island are better than any other neighborhood.”
Children even ride their bikes to school. The Smythe Park home is districted for Daniel Island Elementary School, Daniel Island Middle School and Philip Simmons High School. While you have everything you need on the island, the neighborhood itself includes amenities such as a boat ramp, pool, play park and tennis court. Daniel Island Club membership and golf memberships are available.
Since obtaining her license more than 10 years ago, Buceti has sold homes in every price point. She grew up learning real estate from her father, and when she and her husband PJ moved to Charleston, he encouraged her to get her real estate license. PJ is a native Charlestonian, and the couple has been investing in real estate for more than 20 years. “I always see a home as an investment, first and foremost. I want my clients to make wise financial decisions,” she says, enjoying life with Island Park Properties, a boutique real estate company.
“But to me it’s the relationship and being able to find the perfect location for someone and their family. I love finding people a home and being able to make that transition and move a lot less stressful on them.”