This gorgeous Mediterranean style waterfront mansion is located at 130 Ocean Palms Court on the exclusive Kiawah Island in South Carolina. It is situated on almost two full acres of pristine beach front. It was designed by award winning architect Christopher Rose and built in 2009. It boasts 8,157 square feet of living space with 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 3 half bathrooms, Venetian plaster walls, Jerusalem gold limestone flooring on the main level and walnut flooring on the upper floors, formal living and dining rooms, gourmet kitchen, club room with wet bar, gym, wine cellar, home theater, 5-car garage, expansive porches and terraces, loggia with fireplace, swimming pool with spa and more. It is listed at $12,275,000.

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  • Limedaiquar

    I mean, really they couldn’t take the Christmas tree out when they were taking pictures? And all the rooms are beige and poorly decorated. Sounds like 70% of Meds today.




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  • Grrrowler

    Kiawah is, I believe, a resort destination. This house doesn’t give me a resort vibe, at all. The interior is stuffy and uncomfortable looking, and the back looks like 2-star Italian hotel. I will say that I like the front facade, but it doesn’t make up for the rest of it.




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  • rob

    Something very strange about Kiawah Island. It is not that great a location, yet the houses are phenomenally overpriced. There are 15 and 20 million dollar beach houses on this little barrier island in South Carolina. I am not a conspiracy theorist, but I think this is some kind of hideaway for international elites or something like the bilderbergs. There is nothing to recommend Kiawah and nothing to suggest this kind of exorbitant real estate.




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  • Jane

    I was just about to ask ‘Kenny, do you have any aesthetic sense and criteria at all?! Do you ever say that something is hideous?’, but then the Chatsworth home popped up below this one! LOL. This one is ugly as hell, too.




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  • Hugh

    Can’t find a flaw




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  • Tony

    Can people start with what they do like about this place? It is like you are earning points by pointing out what you think is wrong with the house or location. So many of these comments are just to critical. WE GET IT. You’d never live inland in South Florida, or on a lake in Central Florida, or in this not-as-posh-as-Beverly-Hills town in Southern California, or on this barrier island, or in a penthouse in this lame city. AND YES, THESE HOMES ARE OVERPRICED!! Congratulations on noticing that $X million dollars for Y,000 square feet in Ztown is kinda a lot. There are thousands and thousands of these mansion, and unless you go out and make one, not a single one of them will be made for you. I’d like to bring in the owners of these places and see what they liked about it. They obviously have plenty of money and have their own reasons for living where and how they do. Go to another hobby site and see how many of the comments are strictly critical.




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    • Limedaiquar

      I would say I liked something about it…IF I liked something it. And why so serious? There’s a post below this one about an ugly house…should we say something positive about that one?




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    • Daniel

      No one put a gun to your head and told you to scroll all the way down past the pictures and read the comments. I cannot understand why so many people are critical of critical comments. Does it really aggravate you *that* much?!? And I’d love to see a blog or hobby site that has strictly positive comments.




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    • Tony

      I read the comments because I like to, but they have become little more than complaints I have already seen dozens of times. It doesn’t keep me up at night, I promise, but as a group, the commenter on this site don’t seem like people who enjoy “luxury real estate”. It seems like not a hobby, but a dreadful job to be part of a panel that is forced to judge these hopeless homes…like Simon Cowells. I know how this will come off, but no one is forcing anyone to read this response either, and I will shut up about this if nobody at all agrees and everyone as a group decides that is just how it should be, but I will put in my say. And that is that the drawbacks in a home (location, overpriced, all the rooms same color, cheap or overdone craft) are generally all obvious to the people we frequent this site. Beverly Hills > Bradbury, Manalapan < Palm Beach. It takes a lot more than that to justify a $40 million + price tag… All of these things have become cliche. It seems unnecessary at this point to continue pointing these things out.




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    • Joejoe509

      Not to start a war, but I also sometimes feel we focus on the negative.

      You’re right. We are sometimes over critical or find the faults first. But the point is that we imagine ourselves living there or purchasing this home. I think we find the flaws that a lot of purchasers would find. If the owners love it so much, why are they sellling it? I’m sure if we were speaking directly to the owners we would probably hold our tongues more than we do.

      And most of all… I don’t think they owners or the purchasers really care about some website. It doesn’t hurt anyone, really so… whatever.

      Welcome to the internet. It’s a great place, but people say what they want to say and there’s nothing we can do about it.




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      • Daniel

        Ha! Speak for yourself! I’d probably slap the owners of some of these homes if I ever saw them in person! How these gargantuan sums can be wasted on mediocrity is depressing.




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        • Limedaiquar

          LMFAO!




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        • Joejoe509

          Ha ha okay that’s true. Daniel probably would. And Barney for sure. You know what? I take it back… we would probably say the same things. 😉




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    • Grrrowler

      I see I’m late to the party here, and I think many others have stated the case very well. Yes, we are critical of the houses, and that criticism can be negative. But you know, these are our opinions and they are what they are. What’s important is that there are varying opinions presented, and they are all accepted. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I intend to be honest about what my eye sees. If everyone posts a comment like “Gorgeous!” on every house, what’s the point? I’m just as critical when I flip through an Architectural Digest, but I’m too lazy to write to the editor about each home they show. Ultimately, I doubt that the designers would care one way or another about my opinion, and I’m sure the owners of these houses don’t care much either.

      If you did find the owner of one of these houses and showed him 10 other houses from the site, there’s a good chance he would dislike many of them. Whose opinion would matter more?




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      • guestofaguest

        I happen to see Tony’s point though. It seems that 99% of the houses displayed on here people absolutely bash. It’s consistent. We all have certain tastes, but to consistently knock all the houses.. it just makes you wonder why. And then people will post – finally – oh! I like that one! And I’m left scratching my head.

        And implying all of you would say “no” if you had the opportunity to live in a mansion like these.




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  • Daniel

    The exterior would be a lot nicer without the ground floor. Interior goes not belong in a home with this asking price.




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  • lambskin

    If functional, the two terra cotta downspouts are placed poorly above the entrance.




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    • Brian

      I think/hope they are earthquake bolts, although they certainly look like downspouts.




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      • lambskin

        They must have a lot of earthquakes in South Carolina.




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        • Joejoe509

          Maybe hurricanes?




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  • Jacob

    Has anyone here actually been to Kiawah Island? In short – it’s one of the prettiest places I’ve been to in the country. It’s a private gated community with 10 miles of uninterrupted pristine beach. The planners of the island are extremely meticulous when it comes to development and land conservation, etc. There are homes by world renowned architects such as Shope Reno Wharton, and Robert Stern that dot the shore, albeit it with a large setback. It’s a place with a huge emphasis on families with tens of miles of biking trails throughout the community, and a huge village center right before you enter the private gates. It’s pretty much self contained.

    It’s sort of the anti Hamptons to an extent. Not because it has no sightings of celebrities, but it’s where they come to be unnoticed and not to be SEEN. Sit for dinner in the Ocean Room sometime, and you’ll be quite surprised at your dining companions…

    Within the island you also have a 5 star diamond resort, and some of the countries(worlds?) best golf course(s). The one that plays along the Ocean – appropriately know as The Ocean Course, is the site of this years PGA Championship. It’s consistently ranked by publications like Barron’s as one of the top places to own a second home even ahead of locations like The Hamptons, and Vail, and Aspen.

    It’s a short 20-30 minute ride into Charleston SC which is also one of the countries best kept secrets to a lot of people. Maybe not so much anymore, as it’s consistently rated as one of the top vacation destinations. Better yet – take a boat ride up the intracoastal waterway and have a nice dinner at Fleet Landing. The last two times I went I had dinner next to Bill Murray, and the next time Bruce Willis. Other than the occasional fan who can’t resist interrupting their dinner no one seems to bother them.

    Ask anyone on Kiawah why no one seems to understand why it’s such a special place, and why real estate prices seem to be so high, and whom would want to live there; they just smile and remark how they hope it stays that way…




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  • Joejoe509

    I dunno… I kinda like it. It’s pretty typical for a Mediterranean. It actually seems somewhat livable unlike 75% of other Mediterraneans out there. Is it a masterpiece? Of course not…

    I could honestly care less about the location. I’m not moving to South Carolina anytime soon anway.




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  • Hunter

    I agree…90% of the comments on here are negative, and pretty much every house posted gets ripped. It’s sad to say the least. I think this house is beautiful, inside and out. I love the back, with all the terraces and balconies. The inside is nice and clean looking. And views from every room. A little pricey, but like many places in the country, location is everything. Malibu and NYC prove that in spades.




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  • guestofaguest

    I think this house is absolutely beautiful for an Italian/Mediterranean home.

    I don’t know what all the criticism is about. The colors are a good (but not “loud”) mix of orange and yellow. The architecture is tastefully done, between the columns, wood vaulted ceilings mixed with hardwood floors, colorful paint to give a real “beach” feel.

    Only thing that is wrong is the 4 (FOUR?!?!) story house, giving it the impression of a hotel.

    Oh, and who the hell pays 12mil to live in SC. I must be missing something there, I don’t give a crap if it is some awesome island. Anyways.. I still enjoyed it.




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  • JP

    Re: Jacob
    Somebody gets it at least. Nice to see. As an SC resident with 2 coastal homes (Charleston, Hilton Head Island), I can only read these many other comments and just kind of smile and smirk. For those that don’t get it, they will continue to not get it — allow them their Hamptons/S.Florida/Malibu ideologies.

    Re: guestofaguest
    12mil is high, even by Kiawah standards, but 8-10mil is probably where this home will move at. A lot of us in this region don’t understand or justify other regional real estate prices: Manhattan. Who the hell would want to pay 1.2mil to live in a coat closet? 🙂




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