The Anchorage (A Charleston Classic)

The Anchorage (Click image to enlarge)

he Anchorage takes its name from one of the old plantations found on Wadmalaw Island in Charleston County.  No area says Lowcountry Charleston more than this pristine coastal region.  Here, Maybank Highway stretches out for miles under spreading ancient oaks dripping with spanish moss gently blowing in the onshore breezes.  Old fields planted with tomatoes and many of the other crops that are so important to this island culture support the local vegetable stands and provide a taste of the area. 

 

At the end of the island, Rockville is home to a cluster of historic old Charleston homes with white siding and terracotta red metal roofs and double porches.  Early plantation owners sought refuge from the summer heat and enjoyed the benefits of being near the water.  Each year, the Rockville Regatta on the Bohickit Creek draws locals and visitors to enjoy sailing, festivities and dining on the catch of the day caught fresh in the nearby Atlantic waters and distributed at the Rockville pier. 

 

We think that the Anchorage would sit comfortably in this beautiful area and we know it would remind you of its peaceful tranquility in the setting of your choice.

 

 

 

From the outside, The Anchorage is about as "Lowcountry" as it gets.  The wide double porches, high brick foundation and flanking staircase are classic Charleston design elements.  Tall, shuttered windows, shiplap siding, standing seam metal roof and narrow dormers add to the traditional Charleston appeal of this Classic home.

 

In typical Charleston fashion, one is greeted upon entering with a foyer and grand staircase leading to the second floor.  A living room or study opens to the right and a formal dining room lies through a cased opening to the left of the foyer.  Straight ahead, the back of the house offers a large open area for kitchen, breakfast and family room with a view to through a screened porch.  This area is designed for family living and entertaining with today's lifestyles in mind.  Off the kitchen another room serves as an office or fourth bedroom with connecting bath.  A large laundry room is at the foot of the convenient back stair leading to the bedrooms above.  Space is provided for an elevator serving the floor above.

 

The free-standing, three car garage is located so as to provide a screen to pool and terrace off the family room and has the added feature of a guest suite above with private, outside entrance.

 

 

 

 

The second floor is accessed from two staircases and an elevator making it convenient from any part of the house.  The large master bedroom was located on the second floor to take advantage of views and remove it from the activity of the rest of the house.  It and another bedroom connect directly to the covered porch to enjoy cooling breezes and the added space to stretch out with a cup of coffee.  A third bedroom has direct access to its bathroom which it shares with the other across the hall.  Over the study, an unfinished bonus room adds space for play or storage at the top of the back staircase.

 

An added feature is the ability to have the main stair continue to the third floor for even more space for play or storage.  At 3,800 square feet, this house offers surprising conveniences and potential.

Plan Details

4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, 1 Half baths

3,811 Sq. Ft.

Elevator

Three car garage

One fireplace

Bonus room over garage

Overall Dimensions 64'-6"x53'

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