House of the Day: S.C. Island Home for $1,975,000

Many locations once thought of as vacation destinations have morphed into full-time residential communities. The good news is that the commitment to recreation has stayed the same. This 3,759-square-foot contemporary home on Spring Island, S.C., listed at $1,975,000, is proof.

The low-country golfing community has a sports complex and equestrian center all within walking distance. There is a deep-water dock for mooring your boat and fishing and crabbing at your doorstep.

The home sits on almost half an acre. The main house has two bedrooms and features Italian limestone floors, maple and black walnut woodwork, custom built-ins and open living spaces. There's a screened porch with a built-in grill and fireplace, and an open courtyard leads to the one-bedroom guest quarters.

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House of the Day: S.C. Island Home for $1,975,000

Spring Island is a 3,000-acre compound located about 25 minutes from Hilton Head and Beaufort, and 30 minutes by boat from Port Royal Sound and the open Atlantic Ocean. The community is limited to 410 families and abuts a 1,200-acre nature preserve that can't be developed. There is world-class freshwater and saltwater fishing, tennis, quail hunting and, of course, golfing.

The community has a "test drive" program in which, for $399 per couple, interested buyers can spend a three-day, two-night visit. The price includes accommodations, meals and access to all the amenities. For more information, contact:

The property is listed by Ellen Padgett of Spring Island Realty.

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