Private Home - Kiawah Island, SC
THE RESIDENCEBeneath a canopy of signature live oaks, palms, and magnolias, 20 Rhett’s Bluff is a timeless, contemporary, ultra-private sanctuary. Unlike any other home on Kiawah Island, it was conceived and designed by Mitch Laplant, a well-known Kiawah Island architect with the intension of immersing his clients—avid art collectors—into a living gallery of art. The gated front lawn offers a cool, protective retreat with tiered garden walls, ornamental plantings and sculptures, and soothing water feature create a verdant, open space that is accessible to the main home and the guest house.INTERIORS THAT INSPIREA light-filled sanctuary, the home is adorned with arched entry ways, 12-foot ceilings, magnificent windows, Venetian plastered ceilings, superb finishes and fixtures, and distinctive design elements that inspire the senses and soothe the soul. The dramatic two-story foyer—itself a work of art—features Turkish seagrass limestone floors with cut sea shells and a floating stairway with glass balustrade. Once inside, a towering wall of windows greets guests with commanding views of a tidal creek and savanna marsh.THE VIEW ROOMUnbelievable marsh views and an exquisite curved glass wall—inspired by panes that grace the Denver Art Museum—redefine the term “great room.” The cantilevered design creates the sensation of looking over the bow of a yacht.Open and airy, the spectacular space is perfect for entertaining and accommodates intimate gatherings and grand affairs with ease.Living Inside the MarshThe south facing room drinks in exquisite natural light and showcases Kiawah’s ever-changing colors from sunrise to sunset.After dusk, museum quality lighting, programmable Lutron sound and window shade systems, and a seductive two-sided fireplace set a serene mood.KITCHENClean lines, simplicity, and ultimate functionality are all achieved in the home’s masterfully designed Bulthaup kitchen.The sleek flat panel cabinets are crafted of brushed aluminum. Complete with Germa
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