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Iconic Landmark Home in Charleston’s Award-winning I’on Community. Considered to be the most notable lakefront property in all of I’on, 73 Sowell is a European-inspired 3-story villa designed by Neal VanDalen wrapped in piazzas with westerly views across Eastlake. The living spaces are flooded with light from the numerous french doors overlooking the picturesque lake. Entertain any occasion from the formal dining room adorned with dentil crown, wainscoting & marble floors to the spacious island kitchen with wet bar to the open living room & parlor which spill out onto the veranda. The Owner Suite enjoys lake views & porch access with elevated perspective from the 3rd floor and a fireplace in the luxurious bathroom. Guest quarters include ground floor 2-BR suite & FROG above 3-car garage.The 3-car garage is extremely unique in this dense urban landscape and the additional off-street parking means you can accommodate up to 6 cars on property. Custom wrought iron gates welcome you to the private courtyard and guide you up the grand staircase to the welcoming veranda overlooking the lake. The living room features 5 sets of french doors, wide plank herringbone wood floors, high ceilings and an impressive stone fireplace. Pass through the wet bar to the grand kitchen with stainless Wolf & SubZero appliances, stone floors and abundant custom cabinetry with built-in wine storage and work station. For formal occasions the dining room is private yet welcoming, elegant yet comfortable.
Upstairs you’ll find 2 guest rooms with en suite full baths and doors leading you onto the walk-around veranda overlooking Eastlake and amazing sunsets. The Owner Suite has incredible western views across the lake with the Wando River in the distance. From the bed you can enjoy the bathroom fireplace through the wardrobe corridor with walk-in closets on each side. The Owner’s bath is spacious and luxurious featuring separate vanities, AirBath and a separate shower. Walk-in laundry with brand new appliances and laundry sink is located on this bedroom floor as well. Ascend again to the rooftop veranda where you can really soak in the long range views and panorama of the neighborhood. A wonderful place for parties and simply relaxing in the cool evening breeze.
On the ground floor you’ll find a cozy & casual den, or media room, with 2 more guest rooms. The main guest room has a sitting area and a full bath with shower and shiplap walls. This level has a shaded wraparound patio enclosed by wrought iron gates and screened by lush landscaping. You can step right out on the lakeside path for a stroll around the water.
Of all the unique and defining features of this home, the 3-car garage may be the most functional. Plenty of storage for vehicles, golf cart, workshop, etc PLUS a loft upstairs with a full bath. The perfect place for an au pair, extended guest stays, or potential rental income!
The I’on Community has wonderful amenities. The I’on Square is full of fun dining options, local businesses, and outdoor dining. The Creek Club has dock facilities and event space. The I’on Club has fitness options including tennis and swim. I’on has several passive parks, walking trails, and even a Rookery.
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- Elementary School: James B Edwards
- Middle School: Moultrie
- High School: Lucy Beckham