Nestled into a lush landscape of palmettos, live oaks, and spartina grass, this elegant custom home is perched directly on the waterfront and enjoys stunning views over the marsh of the Wando River and its gorgeous sunsets. The Mediterranean villa styled exterior welcomes guests up onto the front porch and into a grand entry foyer. Custom details abound and are sure to impress - from the Brazilian Santos Mahogany hardwoods and Turkish Scabos travertine tile floors to the barrel ceiling treatment to the intricate millwork, this home is filled with upgraded finishes and special designer touches, including eight foot solid core doors throughout the main floor. Located just off of the foyer is a dedicated home office space which could also be a sixth bedroom. With whole home Cat5e wiringwhether you're working from home or streaming movies you'll enjoy faster download speeds and more reliable transmissions. Opposite the study is a formal dining room, perfect for gathering family and friends for special occasion dinners. With its beaded board trim and gorgeous hardwoods, you'll be offering to host the next holiday just to show it off! Easy access from the dining room to the kitchen makes hosting these events a breeze. Truly a chef's dream, the kitchen is the crown jewel of the main floor and boasts a stunning combination of aesthetics and function. Richly toned custom cabinetry is enhanced by beautiful granite counter tops and true professional grade appliances. A Dacor six-star range top with griddle sits below a Dacor commercial grade vent hood and wall mounted pot filler faucet. The tumbled travertine backsplash provides an old world feel while the cutting edge commercial appliances balance the space. A huge walk-in pantry allows for the storage of everything from serve ware to small appliances while a large center island provides plenty of open workspace. A second freestanding island separates the kitchen from the living room and its raised bar offers an idea place for friends to pull up a stool and sip a glass of wine while you expertly craft the evening's treats and an attached casual dining nook offers an area for everyday family meals. Open to the living room, this floor plan is made for entertaining! The large living area offers a virtual wall of windows to take advantage of the gorgeous views and provide access to the porch and deck. The stacked slate fireplace is a dramatic focal point featuring a floating mantle and is wired for a tv. Custom built-ins flank this modern show-piece and provide additional storage as well as an area to display photos and treasures. Tucked around the corner is the impressive owners' suite. The room itself is flooded with natural light and offers beautiful views along with French door access to the deck and a luxury en-suite bathroom. A perfect sanctuary, the spa-like bath is opulent with its Turkish scabos travertine tile, granite topped dual vanities, freestanding soaker tub, frameless glass and tile walk-in shower, private water closet, large linen closet and walk-in closet with custom designed closet system. Additional first floor conveniences include a guest powder room with artwork-like glass vessel sink and exotic onyx tile, and numerous storage closet options, one of which is an existing elevator shaft pre-wired for easy conversion and elevator installation. The staircase is an impressive architectural accent that leads you to the second floor and into the open media room. Pre wired, this space is ideal for use as a secondary family room, play room or teen hang-out. The exquisite views from this room may tempt you to reserve it for something else altogether. Utilize this space as a meditation room or yoga studio, or sitting room with furniture arranged to take full advantage of the ever-changing artwork just outside the windows. French doors lead to the upper deck where you'll be proud to host cocktail hour for friends while watching the sun sink into a breathtaking Carolina sunset over the Wando River! A unique layout of the additional bedrooms offers the option for a secondary owners suite on the second floor. With a bedroom featuring a bay window and door to the upper deck, large dual vanity bathroom with glass and tile shower, walk-in closet and access to the adjoining bedroom, this is either an ideal secondary owners or guest suite. The adjoining bedroom could be utilized as a sitting area or a bedroom itself as it is set up beautifully to be shared by children or guests. The extra wide hallway in between offers enough space to place a study desk or to create a reading nook. Two secondary bedrooms share an equally well appointed dual vanity, tub/shower combination jack-n-jill style bathroom. The front bedroom features a bay window with built-in bench seating with storage. A large second laundry room is conveniently located on this floor and has a linen storage closet that is accessible via the hallway. As many upgrades and luxurious features that are present in this home, the true beauty is found in the outdoor living spaces. A large screened-in porch provides the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee while watching the shore birds hunt for breakfast over the water and a sizable open air deck offers a place to enjoy the sun. The yard is perfectly sized for low maintenance while still providing plenty of space for kids and pets to play. A natural gas connection is conveniently located on the covered porch below the home so grilling is no longer a chore of dragging propane tanks back and forth! Additionally, the three+ car garage has a dedicated area designed for small boat or trailer storage, bluetooth compatible garage door openers, and is rough plumbed for a shower - because even beach lovers don't want the sand inside their home! Additional safety and security upgrades include a whole home 22kw Generac natural gas powered generator capable of powering the majority of the home in the event of a power loss and Andersen hurricane impact resistant external doors and windows that will not require boarding for a Category 3 or lower hurricane, plus a 3-Way deadbolt locking front double door. This dream home is one of a few select residences that include a deeded boat slip on the Wando River. Just a short stroll down the pier, behind a private, gated section of the community dock and you'll be enjoying water sports, sunset cruises or fishing the open Atlantic within minutes of leaving your dock! All of this and located in the prestigious Rivertowne on the Wando Neighborhood with three community docks for fishing, boating or just to relax and watch the amazing Wando River sunsets. Enjoy golf at Rivertowne Country Club's Arnold Palmer Signature Course then meet friends at the club for dinner. Additional amenities include neighborhood pool, tennis courts, walking trails and play park all conveniently located to beaches and the world class dining and shopping of historic downtown Charleston.