$18M swank residence on Kiawah Island has price chopped

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This spectacular compound is nestled on 11.69 acres in an exclusive quarter of the gated beach and golf resort of the sea island of Kiawah, on America’s Atlantic coast. Featured in The Wall Street Journal and praised in one of the 2009 Architectural Digest issues as a masterpiece in custom building on account of its matchless craftsmanship, the luxury residence unfolds over 15,000 square feet on expansive wooded grounds with wonderfully landscaped gardens.

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The exquisitely designed and furnished residence was built by renowned local master builder Russ Cooper and had its interiors designed by Jacquelynne P. Lanham Designs. It comprises 7 bedrooms, 9 full and 3 half bathrooms and a separate guest house with fully-fitted kitchen, media room, gym, a bed-sitting room and 2 bathrooms. Listing amenities include a top grade media wall, wine cellar, butler’s pantry, stocking room, mahogany paneled den, an office, a chef’s kitchen with high-end appliances and custom cabinetry and storage and a 5-car garage.

Some of the features that contribute to the overall spectacular picture of this plush retreat are the graceful woodwork, the various kinds of hardwood such as old oak, mahogany and walnut and fabulous Germany-imported windows. Beside this, there is an extra 5,000 square feet of outdoor living area which features an infinity pool, Ipe decking, porches, pavilions and balconies capturing incredible views.

In every respect this private site on exclusive, long-revered Kiawah consummately showcases the island’s most distinguished home.oaks, leafy palmettos, and tall pines amid the sea grasses of the Stono Inlet and Kiawah River.