Monday, December 7, 2015

SOLD! Popular one-level floorplan offers flexible living: 114 Pickett Creek Lane

Looking for a flexible single level home in a fantastic location with resort style amenities, central to Hilton Head, Savannah, and Beaufort? You're looking for 114 Pickett Creek Lane, located in the Mill Creek subdivision of one of Bluffton's fastest growing neighborhoods.  Located close to brand new schools (including River Ridge Academy and the soon-to-open May River High School) and moments away from 170, 278, and Highway 46, allowing easy access to Savannah, Hilton Head, and Beaufort. 

This single level home offers both formal and casual living spaces.  The large formal area provides plenty of light and a spacious area for both living and dining. Currently used as a hobby room, the space can easily be adapted to meet your needs.

The kitchen, then, becomes the heart of this home, connected to the family/great room area.  The kitchen is spacious, with plenty of cabinet space and counter space.  With a floor plan that has the sink overlooking the family room and two entrances, the kitchen makes a great central space for entertaining and comfortable living.

The kitchen opens to a beautiful living space with driftwood flooring and a fireplace, spacious and flexible.  With a space for casual dining and plenty of room for enjoying time together or pursuing favorite hobbies and past times.  Just off the living area, a screened porch overlooks a large lawn, offering a great place to enjoy beautiful Bluffton weather year round.

The bedrooms in this home are separated, with a spacious master suite with a wall of windows and a second entrance to the screened porch, and a master bath with a garden tub and separate shower, double sinks, and a spa-like feel.

Two more spacious bedrooms are located on the other side of the house, perfect for guests or family for maintaining privacy and reducing noise in this one-level home. 

 Come take a look at this unique and popular floor plan. Located on a corner lot in a community with incredible amenities, you'll be sure to fall in love.  Call Kristy Gonzalez at (843) 298-3808 to set up a private tour or to chat about an offer.  This community and area is growing quickly--this is an incredible deal!

SOLD! Motivated Sellers Want an Offer: 73 Isle of Palms

Motivated sellers who are relocating are looking for an offer on this stunning and spacious Palmetto Pointe home, complete with a private pool and spacious flexible floorplan. 

Beautiful curb appeal and lovely landscaping meet you at the front door.
An attention to detail makes this beautiful 5 bedroom, 3 bath home with more than 2900 square feet a tremendous deal both in this price range and in this area.  You simply can't build a new construction home with all of the features that this home offers, especially the hard-to-find private pool.  Located in the growing area just off Highway 170 in Palmetto Pointe, the home is within walking distance to Pritchardville Elementary and very close to the newly constructed River Ridge Academy, which houses grades K-8, and May River High School, slated to open in Fall 2016.

As you enter the home, you'll find a spacious formal dining room with a beautiful arched entry, that allows a separate entertaining space.  With wainscoting and lovely crown molding, the room feels formal and distinctive while remaining welcoming. 

Just down the hallway, a beautifully updated kitchen awaits.  The detail in the kitchen is what sets it apart: stunning cabinetry, granite countertops, and upgraded stainless steel appliances.

Ceiling height cabinets offer a tremendous amount of storage area, as does the attached pantry area. 

A breakfast bar, as well as an eat-in area next to the kitchen, offers plenty of room for entertaining and informal dining, and the kitchen's openness to the living area creates a spacious great room that is tough to rival.

Long and spacious, with beautiful wooden floors and anchored with a fireplace, this living area is flanked with windows and full of flexibility. Spacious enough to include everything you might need in a living area, the openness makes it a perfect area for entertaining and for comfortable living.

Rounding out the downstairs of this beautiful home is a laundry room, with plenty of room for additional storage, a powder room, and a beautiful master suite. The master suite features a tray ceiling, comfortable carpeting, and a spa-like master math with double sinks, a garden tub, glassed in tile shower, and a large walk-in closet.

The split floor plan, with the master suite downstairs and four other bedrooms upstairs, offers not only plenty of room for guests and family but also a separation that creates privacy.

One of the bedrooms upstairs could easily be used as a second master suite.  Currently being used as a theater room, it also shows the flexibility of this floor plan to suit any of your needs. The room could also be transformed into a playroom, hobby area, office, or stay a media room or man cave.

Another benefit of the upstairs area is a flexible loft area which could serve as a second living area or could also be turned into any number of spaces to suit your lifestyle. 

The flexible floor plan and incredible space of this home is amazing, but the thing that truly sets this home apart is its incredible backyard.  This home has a private pool, beautiful screened lanai with hot tub, and privacy fence alongside a gorgeous grassy front yard and side lawn alongside the pool. This is the perfect place to entertain and enjoy the Lowcountry life, without competing for pool space with neighbors or waiting on a homeowner's association to dictate the hours and days that the pool can be used. You can enjoy pool parties under the stars or dips in the hot tub on Christmas Eve, if you want, because you will be the only one who decides the schedule!

These motivated sellers are looking for an offer, as they are about to relocate.  Call Kristy Gonzalez at (843) 298-3808 to schedule a private showing or to ask any questions about the property.  With a reduced price, this property is sure to sell quickly!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Shop Local! My Favorite Bluffton Things

I am admittedly a little late for Small Business Saturday, but there's never a bad time to shop local.  Our local Lowcountry community is rich with talent and gifting opportunities that will keep your friends and family experiencing the heart of Bluffton and the spirit of Hilton Head for months to come.  If you're looking for a great gift idea or just a few new experiences for yourself, here's my list of favorite local spots!

Gigi's Boutique: The Place for Work or Play Clothes

Located in the heart of downtown Bluffton, Gigi's is a quintessential small town shop.  Trendy but approachable, Gigi's prides itself on being a "mother-daughter shop," meaning that people of all ages can find pieces that fit their budget and their style.  This family-owned business has been anchoring Bluffton's fashion scene since 2008; if you're looking for a great accessory or outfit for your favorite woman, Gigi's is the perfect place to visit.

Jiva Yoga: Find Your Zen and Your Zen Gear

When I have had one of those weeks--full of work and family obligations, with no time to breathe--I had to Jiva Yoga, one of my favorite places on the island.  You can find a great class to take--they offer classes at convenient times throughout the day--as well as all of the gear you need to take your yoga practice to the next level. 

The space is relaxing and inviting and with three locations (two on the island and one new location in Bluffton), you're sure to find the perfect class to release your stress and encourage fitness. A beginners workshop is offered, and a set of classes would make a great gift for a fitness-minded friend or a family member looking to improve health and wellness in the new year!

Shore Thing: Fun Gifts for Friends and Clients

Lovely personalized gifts can sometimes be tough to find, especially if you need a lot of them.  I love the local home business Shore Thing because they can deliver! I ordered gifts for my clients and friends this Thanksgiving, and Shore Thing did a wonderful job. They can do everything from small gifts to larger customized furniture orders, and the creativity is out of this world.  I love working with local craftspeople, and Vicki Cobey is one of the best!

Lowcountry Produce: What Christmas in South Carolina is Supposed to Taste Like

Lowcountry Produce is one of my go-tos for holiday gifts.  The world could use more pepper jelly, and I make it my mission to share the love with my family and friends.  The individual jars of jellies and jams are inexpensive, and Lowcountry Produce also has an array of delicious tasting Southern delicacies that are sure to set you apart, whether you are hosting a holiday party or bringing a hostess gift.  Ordering online makes it so convenient as well! I promise--you're going to want to stock up!

Eggs 'n' Tricities: Fun and Funky Fashion, Decor, and Art

Also nestled in Old Town Bluffton, this fun store features a vintage location and a funky attitude toward life. I love finding one-of-a-kind decor and art items here, often for very affordable prices, that help me put my special stamp on a room or on a gift. 

Sometimes, you just need to find something totally unique, and if that's the case then this little shop is the perfect place to go.  Eggs 'n' tricities is one of the shops that gives Bluffton its fabulous character and life--go visit!

Fiesta Fresh and Captain Woody's: Eat Good Food

 If you are what you eat, then you ought to eat awesome, right? I love Fiesta Fresh for a quick, delicious lunchtime option, so much better than the fast food options.  With a location on Hilton Head and in Bluffton, you won't be lacking for options to take clients, friends, or enjoy a lovely lunch with you and your favorite book. 

If you know me at all, you know that Captain Woody's is my favorite place for Sunday brunch. It's our family tradition, and I love its convenient location in the Promenade. With two stories and deck/patio seating, it's almost impossible not to love the atmosphere--and that doesn't even mention the food! I highly recommend this local eatery at any time of the day!

I'd love to hear what some of your favorite places are to visit and to shop in the Lowcountry--where can I visit next?

Friday, December 4, 2015

SOLD! Turnkey Bluffton Townhome: 242 North Street

It's tough to find a home in this price range, especially a turnkey townhome in the heart of Bluffton's growing Buckwalter area.  This 1280 square foot two bedroom, two and a half bath beauty sits in the quiet development of the Townes of Buckwalter, less than a mile to shopping, greenways and recreational trails, restaurants, and just a quick drive to the Bluffton school complex (which includes Bluffton Elementary, H.E. McCracken Middle School, and Bluffton High School, as well as another short drive from the newly constructed River Ridge Academy, which houses K-8 students, and the soon-to-open May River High School.  Its premium location and charming neighborhood, as well as its pristine condition, make this the perfect option for a starter home (or retirement property), a rental property, or a second home.

One of the benefits of this community is the beautiful landscaping, maintained by your HOA.  The shrubbery and grassy area create both privacy and comfort for homeowners.

The downstairs area offers a spacious living, dining, and kitchen area, as well as a powder room, perfect for entertaining while maintaining privacy. Tile offers easy maintenance and a pet friendly environment, and the flexible floor plan offers freedom to use the space in the ways that best suits you and your family.

Attached to the flexible and spacious living area is a lovely kitchen, complete with an island that offers an eat-in breakfast bar and separate pantry and laundry for extra storage.  The kitchen opens onto a covered patio, creating a perfect entertaining space for cookouts or lovely evenings enjoying the Lowcountry weather.

The patio backs up to a wooded area and offers some grassy space perfect for your two or four legged friends.  
Another benefit in this kitchen is the separate laundry room, which offers both extra storage and a way to keep household supplies out of sight.

The upstairs features two master suites, which opens up many options for rental or vacation home opportunities, or just offers plenty of space for your family.  Bright and open, the first master includes an attached bath with a spacious vanity and double sinks.

The second master is also roomy, with a lovely wooded view and a hall bath that can also double as a guest bath for visitors.  

This lovely turnkey townhome has been beautifully maintained and is perfect for anyone who is looking for a move-in ready home with very little maintenance.  Call Kristy Gonzalez at (843) 298-3808 to set up a private showing or with any questions you might have!