Eclectic, Cotswolds-Inspired Lakefront Home in Colleton River Club

37 Inverness Drive - exterior front courtyard

 

In a lush, private lakefront setting in the heart of the luxury estate community of Colleton River Club sits 37 Inverness Drive, a sophisticated yet unpretentious home inspired by the beauty, tranquility and artisanal spirit of the English countryside.

Overview

Designed in a layout meant for comfort and ease of living, the sumptuous detail found with each glance showcases a home of exceedingly high quality, both visible and non. The stunning architecture by Group 3 Design dovetails exceptional construction by T.D. Reese, altogether a cake decadently frosted by the verdant landscape design of Pat Karthauser. A whimsical courtyard entrance introduces you to the spirit of this home – outstanding craftsmanship punctuated by purposeful imperfection that produces a character entirely unique to its setting. Note the leathered stucco finish and just slightly non-uniform garden fencing, evocative of its timeless European aesthetic.

Interior floors flow from scored, stained concrete to gorgeous, wide wooden planks – intentionally distressed – leading you through the filtered sun dotting the dining room, through the wine room/butler’s pantry, and into a superb chef’s kitchen anchored by a magnificent copper island. An enormous wood-burning fireplace accents a great room perfectly situated for entertaining, or cozying up with a great book.

On beautiful days, as most of them are here in the Lowcountry, open all three sets of French doors to the porch, beckoning the outside in (or you, out). The bedrooms are equally inviting.

The owners’ suite, found opposite the living areas, is a world in itself. French doors opening to a private porch and stunning views of Osprey Lake, a spa bath with gorgeous stone shower, claw-foot tub and multiple vanities, and dual custom closets. Through the mirror of one of these, a “secret door” can be found leading back out to the foyer, powder room, and gorgeous stately office – the perfect place for a fourth bedroom should one be desired (and, for which a plan already exists). A guest suite past the kitchen, and an eclectic, cozy loft suite above the garage rounds out one’s options for a restful night’s sleep.

The house: Exceptional. The grounds: A breath of fresh, coastal air.

Gracious outdoor living space surrounds the back of the home, making the most of the long lake views and plush lawn dotted with magnolias, oaks, mature foliage accented by the lakeside firepit. Delight in your very own “secret garden” that will gift you with the most delectable, fragrant lemons you can imagine.

37 Inverness Drive is the perfect marriage of rich imagination, incomparable quality, beautiful natural surroundings, and a relaxed, livable size. An entirely one-of-a-kind opportunity.

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