Welcome to 9 Hazelhurst Street - one of the most unique properties within the award-winning development of Daniel Island in Charleston, SC. Featured in the Spring 2021 issue of Charleston Style & Design magazine. Any buyer that puts a premium on having it all must run, not walk, to see what this special address has to offer.It is rare for properties on Daniel Island to exceed a half-acre, but 9 Hazelhurst has 1.16 acres with privacy as one of its primary features. The owner bought two lots and combined them to create this self-contained estate that is bordered by the renowned Daniel Island Club golf course, marsh and creeks, a brick privacy wall, and an electronic security gate that accesses the custom paver driveway and parking area in front of the house.The entire perimeter is enclosed with custom brick columns and aluminum wrought iron fencing. The additional lot allowed for a USTA tennis court with specialized directional lighting for night play, and a basketball court with two full-size regulation goals with fiberglass backboards. There is well over a quarter of a million dollars in landscaping that includes several mature oak trees that were brought in on tractor trailers, magnolia trees, crepe myrtles, ligustrum hedges, and a variety of fruit producing citrus. In addition to the shade of the oak trees and manicured grass lawns, there is a firepit area, playground, lit walkways, professional landscape lighting and lawn irrigation.
The very stately but traditional southern architecture house boasts almost 10,000 square feet of living space with 7 bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms and 1 half bathroom. The main levels of the house are well appointed with over 3,800 square feet of porches and decks to take advantage of the golf, tennis, marsh and creek views from every room. The grand front porch greets you with IPE wood decking, and a stately custom milled mahogany wood front door that is flanked by custom copper gas lanterns. Inside is a sea of heart pine flooring. High ceilings and heavy wood mouldings enhance the feel of quality that this house exudes. The bright and open kitchen was enlarged and renovated in 2014. It has a Wolf appliance package and two integrated Sub-Zero side-by-side refrigerators with custom facades that match the custom-built floor to ceiling cabinets in the kitchen. The countertops are quartz with a tile backsplash, white farm sink, under cabinet lighting and custom wood breakfast bar. For the true cook, there are two convection wall ovens and a Wolf gas burner range top in the center kitchen island which looks out to the pool and backyard retreat.
On the side porch just outside the door from the kitchen is an outdoor cooking station with a built-in rotisserie grill and granite counter workspace. Between the kitchen and dining room is a traditional butler's pantry with cabinets, counter space and under counter beverage cooler. Other accents include tongue and groove wood ceilings, beamed ceilings, shiplap walls, picture framed wainscoting, recessed lighting, custom light fixtures, plantation shutters and ceiling fans. There are two master bedrooms with luxurious en suite bathrooms in the house. The owners use the second-floor suite as their primary retreat, while the first-floor suite is currently furnished as an additional study or den that is separated from the family room by a double-sided fireplace.
Including the ground floor areas of the house, there are 4 levels and each one is accessed by the 4-stop elevator. Electronics include whole house touchscreen automation, wired indoor and outdoor sound system and speakers with remote controls, structured wiring with two T1 high speed data lines for ample Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the house, and a security system with over a dozen hard wired and mounted surveillance cameras. All electronics are smart app enabled and can also be controlled and viewed via mobile devices.
The second floor has 4 bedrooms including the owner's suite. There is also a spacious home office with a fireplace and built-in cabinets and desk. The master suite and office have access to the rear porch which has a custom-built suspended daybed for enjoying the elevated views of the marsh, creek and golf course. On the top floor, there is an ample open flex space that can be used as a bedroom, playroom, or comfortable den to relax in all of the natural light and enjoy views in all directions from the windows and rear roof level deck that offers breathtaking expansive views of the natural beauty that surrounds this property. This upper-level retreat was upgraded with environmentally friendly cork flooring, has a full bath, and large amounts of additional storage including a walk-in cedar closet.
From the main house, there is a bright, window laden hallway that connects to the front addition that was completed in 2014 by one of the area's top custom builders. This is a two-story pied-a-terre that exceeds anyone's expectations for comfort, privacy and entertainment. It offers an open living area with kitchenette accented by shiplap walls, beamed ceilings, recessed lighting, custom cabinets, and solid 8' wood doors with oil rubbed bronzed hardware. A natural stone breakfast bar accommodates four bar stools, and the kitchenette offers all the appliances to meet any cook's needs including temperature controlled built-in wine storage. A set of double sliding barn doors give privacy to a possible bedroom that is currently utilized as a game room with pool table. There is also a full bathroom and laundry closet. The second floor has another bedroom, full bath, and a media room with ceiling mounted Sony movie projector and pull-down wall screen. To keep movie refreshments close at hand, there is also a small kitchenette with sink, refrigerator and microwave. With all of this, there is still room for a gaming or card table so that no medium of fun is left out. Each floor of this addition has wide porches that overlook the tennis court and golf course.
The true low country oasis of this property is the back of the house. A rear lanai flows seamlessly to a heated 15,000-gallon saltwater pool with an incorporated whirlpool, remote controlled accent lighting, and water jets. There is access to the pool on both ends with stairs that introduce swimmers to a 3.5' depth and then the pool slopes to a depth of 8' in the middle. There is a pebble pool finish with travertine pool edging, fully automated Jandy iAquaLink pool/spa combo system with smart app control, automated pool cover, on demand natural gas heating, auto leveling and LED color lighting. The entire pool deck area is surrounded by more rich, dark IPE decking. Off to one side of the pool is a sun deck for soaking up the rays, and on the other side is a loggia with outdoor fireplace for cool nights after a day of swimming, tennis or golf. This area also has a connection over the fireplace for a TV, and views of the golf course. The entire pool area has multiple ceiling fans and speakers so that music can be enjoyed while swimming, sunning, eating, or just sitting and enjoying the elevated views out over the expansive marsh and creek vistas. This large estate lot has the potential to apply for a dock permit to the creek. If approved, a dock could make a nice addition for small boats, kayaks, paddleboards or just a sunset glass of wine.
The house is elevated with over 4,500 square feet of ground level parking and storage. There is a sizeable open workout area that the current owners use as a martial arts dojo, but it would make a perfect CrossFit space, workshop for woodworking, or a wine cellar and lounge. This large space has two garage doors that can be opened up to a rear courtyard for fresh air and sunlight. There is also an aerobics studio and weightlifting gym with custom paneled mirrored walls, flush mount LED ceiling lights and mini-split self-contained air handler for heat and air when needed.
This renovated and very well-maintained property will satisfy the most discerning buyer. It could not be replicated anywhere close to its list price. The Daniel Island Club and its top-notch facilities are only minutes away from this address, but once home, you will have everything you need within the confines of this very special property - and with the privacy that has been created, you will never know you even have neighbors once the security gate closes behind you. An exceptional property in an extraordinary location, this move-in ready home invites you to abide in your ideal lifestyle. Take a look and decide for yourself.