Monday, February 22, 2010

Giraffic Park at DeBordieu?
Yes, there’s a story here….. This truly unique home is located at the southern end of DeBordieu, with a view of the ocean in front of Hobcaw Barony, which is part of THE largest piece of protected property on the east coast of the United States. (There is not another home on the ocean for 60 miles.) We call it the “Southern Serengeti” because it has some trees that are weathered at the top that make them look like they are “Out of Africa”.... you know what I’m talking about.
Anyway, the story goes that the sweet elderly matriarch of the family was on the upper deck when she was just SURE that she saw some giraffes scampering in the distance. Now…they were probably deer, but the name stuck, and the home became known on DeBordieu’s Rental Program as “Giraffic Park.”
It’s such a special home that it was once featured on the Travel Channel! (I have a copy of the show if you would like to see it!) It is now available for sale and is conservatively priced, fully furnished, at $1,395,000.

I was fortunate to be able to assist the current owner purchase the lot a while back. I remember her telling me she wanted a huge porch, with a little house attached. Well, she got a huge wrap-around porch, but with 3462 heated sq. ft., not such a little house.

Shaded by Live Oaks, the back porch, kitchen, breakfast room and dining room all have wonderful views of the lagoon. The living room overlooks Hobcaw and has a gas fireplace with a beautiful mantle and raised hearth. There are antique heart-pine floors throughout.
It’s a terrific floor plan with two bedrooms on the main floor, one is the master, each has its own private bath. Upstairs there are two more bedrooms with private baths, and a sleeping loft that could also be used as an additional study or den, with a full bath.
4 bedrooms, plus sleeping loft (2 master suites) 5 bathrooms, plus one half bath, Close to Ocean Green Boardwalk to Beach, Elevator, Fireplace, Ice Maker, Wraparound Screened Porch, Outside Shower, Fish Sink.
3462 heated sq. ft. 5900 sq. ft. under roof, Lot: (.58 acre) 190 x 177 x 161 x 135.

Girraffic’s a great home, at a great price. (for more pictures and details, click on the words, Girraffic Park, and you'll get the link.)

There’s no place like home. There’s NO place like DeBordieu.

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