Description of 4230 River Road, Johns Island, SC 29455

BACK ON THE MARKET, due to financing. Welcome to Cedar Chapel Retreat, a builders personal retreat and residence. Travel a half mile through the entrance gate, winding through the natural habitat forest, under the live oaks, past the two stocked ponds, across the wetlands, past the horse pastures and arrive at a home nestled halfway into this spectacular 35 acre private retreat.The property is dotted with nature's finest live oaks, cypress trees, wild blueberries, chanterelle mushrooms, muscadine grapes, pear tree, plum tree and wildflowers. There is even a stunning cypress wetlands with purple iris's blooming throughout. It's absolutely stunning. There are two buildings with living quarters - a three bedroom, 2100 SF cottage and a 2400 SF craftsman's workshop and office downstairs and a one bedroom guest suite upstairs. The main house has an inverted floor plan that gives the feeling you are living in a comfortable tree house surrounded by a beautiful forest. Enter the home into a sun room with porcelain tile floors and a wall of windows that allows in abundant natural light. The first floor includes a bedroom and full bath, laundry room and direct access to the 500 sq ft heated/cooled garage. Upstairs the combination family room and kitchen enjoy enjoy lovely views out the oversized mahogany windows. The kitchen is appointed with custom cabinets, granite tile counters and a gas cooktop and range. The master bedroom Is roomy and the bath has dual vanities, tile shower and jetted tub. Another room can serve as a guest bedroom, nursery or crafts room. Behind the cottage, land was cleared under grand oaks to add an additional residential structure. The 2400 SF heated and cooled workshop-office-guest house has cypress and cedar paneled walls, pine flooring from trees on the property, custom windows, porch, a large one bedroom apartment or game room with a full bath and kitchenette with pecan counters. This Hardie plank siding building has a large covered storage shed on the back and is on a separate electric meter. The owners had two horses in the fenced pasture that were served by a shed with feed, wash and storage area. There is also a secondary gated area that was used as a pasture. Adjacent to the pasture is a large dog run. The property has two additional structures that make it unique. An 1152 sf timber-framed pavilion with a full kitchen, mahogany lined bar, magnolia bar top, thermal oak and cypress paneling, metal roof and wrought iron chandeliers is ideal for hosting gatherings of family and friends, wedding receptions or oyster roasts. There is large fire pit under several stunning grand oaks. From the pavilion begins a mile and a half trail through the beautiful forest and cypress wetlands. Along the way you arrive at Cedar Chapel, a 216 SF cedar shingled building with bluestone steps, antique pine floors, cypress lined walls, antique church window with stained glass and a slate roof. A stone bench in front completes the peaceful setting. Continue down the path and be amazed by the hundreds of blooming iris's in the large cypress wetlands. The trail continues around the property and back to the road leading to the home. This is a rare opportunity to live "away from it all", yet just 14 miles to downtown Charleston, 15 minutes to the public beach of Kiawah Island, and minutes from shopping and dining on Johns Island. The value of the land alone is close to the listing price. Adding in the home, the workshop/guest house, pavilion and other developed areas makes this an exceptional purchase opportunity.

Property Features of 4230 River Road, Johns Island, SC 29455

Single Family Detached
Year Built
Johns Island
Elementary school: Mt. Zion
Middle school: Haut Gap
High school: St. Johns
Central air
Heat pump
Two car garage
Cement plank exterior
Lot acreage is: 35.04
Lawn sprinkler
Lot has pond
Subdivision: None
Wooded lot
Ceramic tile flooring
Eat-in kitchen
Wood floors
Walk-in closet(s)
Metal roof
Slab Foundation
Rooms & Dimensions
Family Room
Laundry room
Sun Room
Courtesy of: Akers Ellis Real Estate LLC

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