The Hilton Head Island real estate market is defined as a luxury market. However, the definition of luxury in our market is not solely identified by a pricing structure, age, condition, finish or square footage of the property, land value, lot size, the neighborhood in which the home or villa is located, or even amenities of the community. Luxury is all around us; our real estate market is a mere product of our environment.
If you look at it from a wider perspective, it's the life that we are afforded in this sultry and salty South Carolina Lowcountry that makes our properties luxurious. It's about the good life we live here on the coast—from quiet sunrises on the beach, to the grassy footpaths and shaded leisure trails that wind through the majestic live oaks; the manicured golf courses and forest preserves; community gardens bursting with earthy greens and fresh herbs, friendly neighbors who nod approvingly at the flowers you planted by the road and familiar faces that greet you with a wide smile and a gentle touch at the post office or grocery store. It's a Southern thing. Life is conducted at a slower pace (to the dismay of some of our visitors and guests); for we do stop and smell the roses, we pause to gaze at the blue heron, and we freeze in our tracks at the beauty of a sunset over Calibogue Sound. Life on Hilton Head is a life of luxury in and of itself. Our homes—extensions of the people who own them are warm and welcoming—absorb and reflect characteristics and traits of life as we know it on a barrier island.
It's the connection to the outdoors—an ambiance that is private and peaceful—candlelit porches, oversized decks, poolscapes, plantation shutters allowing the breeze to filter in, doors flung wide, open floorplans, interior finishes and attention to detail that make our real estate unique. You won't find cookie-cutter homes or tract housing here. What you will find is beauty, comfort and indulgence from the inside out and that, my friend, is the definition of luxury.