18 Charlyn Dr (affectionately named "Charlie") is a one-in-a-Million property in one of the very best neighborhoods of the Lowcountry. With the perfect balance between a rustic past and modern features of the present, this ranch-style home, completely re-built with a master craftsman's attention to detail, offers so much in one exquisite, open-concept floor plan. In case "Charlie's" thoughtful design, custom artisan woodwork, and premium turn-key finishes are not enough, her location is absolutely prime. Charlie is nestled in a mature neighborhood with grand oaks, no mandatory HOA or regime fees and walking distance to parks, pharmacies, Publix Grocery, bars and restaurants. Seemingly always driving against the flow of congested highways virtually unheard of anywhere elsein Charleston, this beautiful area is a short 10-minute drive to the Historic District Downtown or across the Ravenel Bridge to Mt. Pleasant. Folly Beach and Sullivan's Island are a mere 25 minutes away!
Charlie offers a chef's kitchen with a 5-burner gas range and plenty of prep space, thoughtfully positioned to entertain your guests and family while you prepare the meal. Further, the kitchen features a Whirlpool stacked oven and microwave clearing up your counter space, a nearly-silent Samsung dishwasher, a deep Kraus stainless sink and Kohler faucet, slide-out hidden trash and recycling bins, and soft close drawers and doors in the timeless shaker style cabinetry. The kitchen's bamboo hardwood floors flow into the adjacent dining and living rooms. The Lowcountry dining room is adorned with classic dental molding, wainscoting and a chrome-&-crystal glass chandelier, while the spacious, open concept living room showcases the custom carpentry of the mantle, framing a sizable brick wood-burning fireplace. The mantle also comes complete with entertainment system integration, ready for your next game day or movie night. Lighting was carefully selected to not only accent the beautiful features of Charlie, but also promote energy efficiency with almost every fixture being outfitted with LEDs.
With plenty of room for a large king size bedroom suite and a walk-in closet, enjoy passing through the beautiful french doors into an incredible Master Ensuite spa, which showcases a hand-cut dovetailed dual vanity out of hard maple, a generous shower with "his and hers" Delta Temper-Static controls and 4 of the very best shower heads from Hans Grohe and Kohler. The deep-soaker insulated tub with a wall mounted Pellum and White fast-fill faucet and Grohe wand will keep you warm and relaxed for as long as your looking to soak after a long day, and a water-closet complete with European "floating" Toto toilet and probably the most coveted shaker style sliding door in the entire house. The TV in the ensuite is useful for the morning news, or an evening of relaxation with music. The secondary bedrooms are spacious with excellent closet space... but the real gem is the nearly 300 Sq/Ft bonus space. It can be a 4th bedroom, kids "rec-room", She-Shed or Man-Cave... With plenty of space for a full size pool table, bar, gaming or crafts table, or anything your heart desires. This room is missing only one thing, the direction you wish to take it. From the FROG there is a generous amount of attic space easily accessible. That's not to overshadow the generous 2.5 car garage/shop space below which this sizable of an attached space is virtually unheard of in this part of West Ashley and has actually parked 3 cars (2 compacts) during the last storm. This shop is equipped with a Separate 100 amp sub panel dedicated to allowing Charlie's owners to create the Metal, Car, Wood or general shop of their dreams. Further Charlie has a 50 Amp RV Hookup if the the owners care to host Guests in an RV or Motorcoach or perhaps like to travel to gorgeous destinations themselves! A massive screened in porch along the back of the home expands the living space to the outdoors where you can watch the birds, sit and admire the neighborhoods Live Oaks, or watch the pets play outside in the fully fenced in Back yard. The porch is not only ready for your beverage fridge and a flat-screen, but the natural gas is plumbed to the porch to ensure you will never again run out of propane half way through a BBQ.
The Landscaping of the house has been carefully thought-out to require simple and relatively low maintenance, utilizing native-to-area favorite plants such as Re-bloom Azaleas, Sea Grass, Pink Phlox, Star Jasmine, Gardenia, Tea Olive Tree and Oleander (pruned as a small tree out of reach to Dogs and cats). The Scents from the Jasmine, Gardenia and Tea Olive are extraordinary and truly make for the most enjoyable spring that the Lowcountry can offer.
The Last thing to mention and probably one of the most impactful albeit something that can only be experienced after moving in... the community in this neighborhood is tight-knit and welcoming. The neighbors are the warmest, most gracious and kindest people you can meet. Cul-du-sac parties, bonfires and outdoor movie nights have taken place many times and very few people ever intend to leave this area after they live here. Both the community and the people have a sense of permanence, and everyone helps out when and where they can if a neighbor and friend needs help with anything at all. It's a timeless neighborhood with the type of people that you really only read about in novels referencing the good old days long past... but this environment exists and thrives in this very small slice of paradise.