Friday, February 7, 2014

Black Friday Find...

Our Black Friday Shoppers...House Shopping
The day before Thanksgiving, we had decided not to pursue a house we were to close on in 15 days. This home was in James Island, zoned to wonderful schools, 4 miles from my work....However, the cons out-weighted the good (believe it or not)!  The cons to the place just start at words like Wind and Hail Pool, Flood insurance, 1960s original structure, Mold....
Looking back, I'm SO GLAD we didn't pursue that home any further, however, if we wouldn't have pursued this home we wouldn't have found our dream home, as it went on the market the night before Thanksgiving!
Nick actually found the home. It wasn't even published on many sites yet. The Realtor didn't even know about it. Nick stressed to me not to disturb the Realtor on Thanksgiving, but late Thanksgiving night, I sent him a text about the house. He said that all systems were down, but he knew the agent of the home personally, and would call her to set up something.  We were schedule for a 9AM showing. Glad we didn't wait because there were 3 other showing that day!

We knew we had to act fast. We put in a full price offer (you know as frugal as I am...that hurt!).

Later that day, we were told we were in a multi-bid situation, and the other was a cash offer!  Yikes!  This is starting to get stressful!  We were asked to put in our best price bid, so we did just that.  Later we heard that they decided to work with us!

Things moved very fast and we closed on December 20th!  We hope this will be our forever home!

Here's the listing info:
A builder's vision went into every inch of this superbly crafted home in Carolina Bay's premiere community! Elevated with marsh views and a large, private backyard, this home has gorgeous curb appeal and a full front porch. The gracious foyer welcomes you with beautiful hardwood floors, which are found throughout the first story. Champagne and caviar may be appropriately served in the elegant dining room, with a tray ceiling, crown molding, wainscoting, plantation shutters, and a chair rail. Connecting the dining room to the kitchen is a Butler's pantry with Granite counters and glass front cabinets. The best of everything has gone into this stunning kitchen! Features include a large island with sink, granite counters, custom cabinets, 5 burner gas stove, built-in desk, warming drawer, tile back splash, SS Appliances, eat-in area, and a walk-in pantry. Open to the kitchen is the spacious family room, with a fireplace flanked by built-ins, large windows with Plantation shutters, and a ceiling fan. The first floor master bedroom is just fabulous! Awe-inspiring features including a tray ceiling, crown molding, plantation shutters, ceiling fan, walk-in closet, recessed lighting, private access to screened in porch, and a master bath that outshines the rest with double doors leading to custom cabinets, vanity with granite counters and double sinks, Whirlpool tub, ceramic tile shower, and a linen closet. Located on the first story as well, is a guest bedroom currently being used as a closet with custom built-ins, and a full bath with ceramic tile and granite counters. Enter a new dimension of convenience in your very own weight room/gym complete with full length mirrors and rubber floors! Upstairs you will find a nicely sized loft, three additional guest bedrooms with ceiling fans and walk-in closets, and two full bathrooms. The attention to detail throughout this home overshadows the competition. Restful scenes unfold daily in the large, fenced in backyard with marsh views. Relax and take it all in on the screened in porch w/ceiling fan, speakers, and a patio underneath. Top it all off with a separate laundry room, two-car garage with storage space, smart wiring for speakers, and an abundance of custom features throughout...and you have, simply put, "the perfect home". Come see the epitome of graceful living today!

Interior Details

3,094 sq. ft.

Exterior Details

0.26 acre
11,326 sq. ft.

Other Details

2 Story

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