Located just over the bridge from downtown Charleston, 31 Johnson Road is located in the desirable Crescent neighborhood of West Ashley. It is perfectly positioned near Wappoo Creek, which leads to the Ashley River and Charleston Harbor, so you have easy access to some of Charleston’s most beautiful waterways. Within walking distance is the South Windermere Shopping Center, which has everything from a Starbucks to an organic grocery store to local shops and restaurants. In addition to being less than five minutes from downtown Charleston, you are also only a short twenty minute ride from the eclectic beach community of Folly Beach.
The 4,000 square foot home was built by a renowned Charleston and Kiawah architect as his personal home. The property sits back from the road and is accented by a fig-vine covered privacy wall, circular driveway and mature trees.
Interior Living Spaces
Inside, the floor plan is bright and open with the living room, dining area, library and kitchen combined into one cohesive space. Tall ceilings, hardwood floors and large windows make the rooms bright and inviting. Attention to detail is apparent with high-end finishes including detailed trim, custom built-in bookshelves, recessed lighting, surround sound and more. The kitchen is nicely appointed with an island, sunny breakfast area, high-end appliances, built-in desk and pantry nook. Just beyond the kitchen is the home’s more casual living space which is currently being used as a media room. The large room has great natural light and access to the backyard, as well as a media console, wet bar and mudroom with built-in storage. The rooms transition from one to another, with plenty of space for entertaining or everyday living.
Three of the home’s five bedrooms are located in the guest wing, which is down the hallway from the kitchen. Each of the bedrooms is well-sized, with two sharing a hallway full bath and one with its own en suite full bath. The remaining guest bedroom suite and master suite are located on the upper floor of the home. The guest bedroom is bright and has an en suite bath with a tiled shower. A lofted living space, which is currently being used as a sitting room and office, is found right outside the guest suite. The master bedroom is down the hall and features a bright bedroom, two walk-in closets and an elegantly outfitted en suite bath with tile floors, dual vanities and a large tiled shower with a separate tub. There is also a well-designed laundry room on this floor with built-in storage, cabinets and plenty of cabinet storage space.
Outdoor Living Spaces
One of the best features of this home is its abundance of outdoor living spaces. The backyard is beautifully landscaped with mature shrubs, an ivy-covered privacy wall and a large grassy area. There is a lap pool, with a stone deck and hot tub, along with a brick outdoor fireplace—perfect for cooler evenings. The covered lanai opens from the living room and overlooks the backyard. Other highlights include an outdoor shower and fenced dog run.