Elegant, stunning, peaceful, private, one of a kind deep-water estate that cannot be duplicated are just few of the first class characteristics to describe 171 Dewees Inlet Drive. This truly unique estate is one of only a few on Dewees Island and provides a family with the all of the modern in-home amenities but absolute privacy on a historic and beautiful island. The over 4,600 square foot estate rests within a grove of historic live oaks that spans approximately 1,000 feet of deep-water frontage with 3.79 acres on Dewees Inlet. With 2.5 miles of private Atlantic Ocean beach just steps from your door and the intracoastal waterway directly off your back porch all of your boating, fishing and water enjoyment days are at your fingertips. The estate was completely renovated in 2002 with an additional 1,800 square feet of living space added to the home including all new interior and exterior walls, additional plywood sheathing, new insulation, new copper roof, new plumbing and wiring, an additional bedroom and bath, family area, elevator, open upper deck and a "widows walk" that provides a vast, panoramic view of the island, the ocean, the inlets, the Intracoastal & marshlands. Also included with the renovation comes a butlers' pantry, laundry area and interior fire sprinklers. Downstairs the home has reclaimed antique pine floors throughout and upstairs bamboo flooring brings all of the beautiful sunlight into the home. A gourmet kitchen with a professional six burner Viking stove accompanies a Sub-Zero stainless steel refrigerator and a Miele dishwasher providing luxurious abilities to entertain for all crowds and cooking for all occasions. The large lot includes a deep-water dock with two floating platforms to handle all of your boating needs, an oyster cooking and picnic shelter and an invisible fence. The heating and cooling systems are geothermal heat pumps for the first floor with a new Trane electric heat pump on the second floor. Continued energy features include storm shutters (most of which are motorized), on demand under house gas water heaters and top of the line thermal windows and doors. The social community makes frequent use of the Community Center with a weekly Friday "Happy Hour", Ladies weekly "Coffee", Men's Card Thursday, an active Social Committee with frequent outings of local interest, book club, and Arts council with showing by local artists. Island wildlife include snowy egrets, great blue herons, roseate spoonbills, hawks, osprey, bald eagles and pelicans, white tailed deer, sea otters, crab, dolphin and numerous varieties of fish. The views from this premier estate are breath taking from the wildlife, to the glorious sunsets to the everlasting views of the ocean and intracoastal waterways. The island inlet and ocean give way to the many opportunities to kayak, canoe, boat, sail, fish and the like for the entire family to enjoy. Transportation to the island is by private boat or ferry, and on the island by golf cart. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to view a one of a kind deep-water estate.
Listing courtesy of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty.