Perfectly situated on a quiet street in The Historic Old Village of Mount Pleasant is a home that would only exist in the imagination if it weren't for designer Edith Royall Smith. Built in 2002, this elegant one-level home features the types of architectural details that will leave you wanting nothing more than to make it yours. It's subtle, and private, and designed for comfortable living. Hidden behind Ligustrum trees, this hard stucco single-story home sits on a half-acre and boasts distinctive touches such as the bluestone walkway and gracious porch entry with handsome antique doors procured on a European buying trip. As a noted art, antiques dealer, and designer, Smith built this home for her young family, and nothing has been left to chance. Ten-foot ceilings, curved archway Ten-foot ceilings, curved archways, rounded corners to the walls, wide-planked oak floors, gorgeous windows and doors, consideration of furniture placement: these are what make this the very definition of a custom home.
Once inside the front doors, you step into a grand foyer that can double as a quiet area for reading or meeting with guests. The formal living/dining room offers abundant square footage to satisfy your own vision. Also facing the front of the house are a well-appointed home office that opens onto the front porch, and two spacious bedrooms that share a large bath. The front hallway showcases custom built-in cabinetry and generous storage space.
Coming into the main room, the cleverly designed kitchen features a large center island with gas cooktop and seating, double ovens, and just the right amount of glass-front cabinetry to display dishes and glassware. With room for casual dining as well as ample living space, this truly is the heart of the home. The wood-burning fireplace and custom bookshelves lend an air of informal sophistication to this European-inspired property.
The rear portion of the home is centered around an inviting courtyard with a rear hallway that features an abundance of windows that look out to the back of the property. Along this passageway is a centrally located laundry room, an en-suite guest room, and one of the loveliest powder rooms ever created.
The hall ends at the doors to the gracious owner's suite. As with every room in the house, this was designed for comfortable luxury. The clerestory windows along the bed wall were specially designed for the home. With the recently renovated bathroom, a Rennai tankless water heater was added to make those long soaks in the tub even better. With a gas fireplace and a private screened-in porch, this is a true retreat from the rest of the world.
At nearly 3782 square feet, with an additional 1500 square feet of attic space, 527 Reid Street offers a diversity of ways to further customize this property. The courtyard makes this a great place for entertaining and relaxation, and the back yard offers enough space for a swimming pool, custom garage, or wherever your dreams take you. This is a once-in-a-lifetime offering of a home like no other. Schedule your private tour today.