There is a quiet, serene oasis of luxury homes nestled in a niche deepwater neighborhood along the historic plantation district of the Ashley River. It is Bakers Landing. This one-of-a-kind lot and home provides the best sunset views in this riverfront community. 1014 Bakers Landing Drive is a beautifully situated home with a look and feel so very befitting its special setting directly on the river. You'll enjoy the sense of place this home's front elevation presents as you approach, lawn and home framed by the front crepe myrtles and oaks, nestled on well over a half-acre of impeccably manicured yard and grounds. Once you've arrived, it is hard not to walk immediately into your very private back yard setting, with the dock to the left, your "gazebo treehouse" amid palmettos andmoss-draped oaks to the middle... and the incredible view beyond. Your gaze inevitably drifts past rich foliage, across the salt marsh grasses, and to the Ashley River as she winds her way upriver toward Middleton Plantation a few bends away. In the mornings, enjoy coffee on the gazebo while listening to nature, watching the beautiful egrets basking in the sun and dolphins swimming nearby. During the evenings, the sunsets provide breathtaking views.
The home's position on the lot is well thought out, as the left side driveway guides you toward those incredible views, with plenty of room for your side-load, three-door, multi- bay parking and storage access. Ah, the plusses of a well-constructed elevated foundation. You've got space for several cars, boat, trailer, or as-you-like, with plenty of storage left over. There are ample flex-space opportunities.
A classic Lowcountry front split staircase design leads to the inviting front entry. Come on in. From the entry foyer you'll see the nicely finished formal dining room to the left. The kitchen, eat-in, and sun sitting rooms are on that side of the main level, and we will return to those in a moment.
From the foyer your eye will be drawn back to the vaulted main living salon. You begin to see just how special your setting is, as the joy of that natural upriver view is presented to you in full measure, framed by the two-story back wall of windows in the main room. The right wall presents well, with a gas fireplace surrounded by a full built-in shelf and counter design. As your attention turns back to that view again, you may notice the custom Hunter automated vertical blinds that fully cover or open your window wall, giving you push-button control over your internal environment as well as the million-dollar views.
Like most great homes, a typical "gathering space" will include the kitchen and nearby area. Your well- appointed kitchen with center island certainly is a pleasant spot from which to enjoy a casual meal, create your culinary masterpiece, and entertain. It has plenty of solid wood cabinetry, solid surface countertops, dual wall ovens, drawer-mounted microwave, and stainless steel appliances. The spacious center island contains a gas cooktop. Off the kitchen forward is a spacious laundry and utility room.
The kitchen flows to a convenient eat-in bay window area, and opens to a remarkable back sunroom/sitting room that once again capitalizes on the wonderful setting of this home. This sunroom draws you in, and the full wall of windows gives you more of those incredible unobstructed natural views, almost as if you were outside. This is when you realize that, thanks to thoughtful home site positioning, you see no neighboring homes from the entire back of the home! There is a door to your back elevated deck from this sunroom, as well.
Beautiful form meets superb function throughout 1014 Bakers Landing. The home has been newly improved with brand new Pella doors and hurricane-rated windows throughout. All-the-better to enjoy an outside view and setting that will remain as natural and special in perpetuity, as the entire view is in the heart of the protected, natural historic plantation district. You're about half way between Middleton upriver and Magnolia downriver.
The Master bedroom suite is privately located on the right side of the main living floor. It has more of those great views out your private doors to the back deck near the spa hot tub; and boasts generous closet space, a pleasant in-suite master bathroom with roomy corner big jetted/soaker tub, and a separate walk-in shower.
Up your wood-treaded stairs you come to the Bridgeway upper landing, looking down over your main living space and that signature window wall. The upstairs is newly carpeted, with two bedrooms to the left, and a bathroom and one large bedroom to the right of the landing. The front left bedroom is currently flex-purposed as a handsome office space.
A wonderful feature of 1014 Bakers Landing is the whole back deck space, which takes maximum advantage of the home's privacy and views. There's plenty of room for grilling, relaxing, enjoying your Hot Springs spa tub, and more. You'll almost certainly be drawn to the raised deck-walk out to your private, intimate gazebo in the trees, from where you command a unique seat that can transform a very special view into a priceless twilight sunset viewing experience. The main deck also steps down to your ground level patio, outside garage and storage spaces. There is a convenient outside wash-off shower there, as well.
This lovely home's ground level garage and storage spaces are ample, to say the least. There's plenty of room for several vehicles. There are also opportunities to create flexible use spaces there if desired.
There's more. 1014 Bakers Landing has a number of smart features and cabling which give the owner plenty of flexibility for energy savings, safety/security, and modern technology convenience.
Although it is very inconspicuous on this home, 1014 Bakers Landing is equipped with a fully owned (not leased) 40 solar panel system that makes this one of the most energy-efficient and cost-effective larger homes you will find. The home also features a natural gas Rinnai tankless water heater system for additional energy-saving efficiency, and endless hot water on-demand..
The shared dock, with your neighbor to the left, boasts true deep water at all tides, and floats at least 5.5 feet at low tide. You also have access to two shared public docks within the community. It is a pleasant, relatively short boat trip to Downtown Charleston, the Harbor, and the Intracoastal Waterway.
Bakers Landing is a pocket enclave neighborhood of 38 custom homes on and near the Ashley River. It is on the river's edge of the Archdale subdivision off Dorchester Road, south of Ashley Phosphate Road and north of Cross County.
A short drive to downtown Charleston and the finest area beaches, 1014 Bakers Landing is also supremely convenient to other hubs of work and play, including: Boeing's 787 Dreamliner campus; Bosch; the main shopping and entertainment cluster surrounding the centrally-located Coliseum/Performing Arts Center and Tanger Outlet mall area; Palmetto Commerce Business Park, Charleston International Airport; and Charleston Air Force Base/Joint Base Charleston.