On Hilton Head, past the Sea Pines Plantation gate is a horseshoe-shaped home, owned by art lovers.
It’s meticulously decorated with original works from island and South Carolina locals. And there isn’t a single piece on the home’s U-fashioned back wall. No illustrations. No sculptures. No frames.
Instead, “it’s a moving picture,” Realtor Jeff Hunt said.
The back wall of 69 N Calibogue Cay Road — on the market for $8.499 million — is made almost entirely of glass. The nearly floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the Calibogue Sound and Buck Island. The marsh is the canvas. The background shifts as the tides move, and the focal points change with the seasons as birds migrate, and the color palette depends on where the sun is in the sky.
It carries a $1,887 annual property owners association fee and was last sold for $5.4 million in 2021, according to property records.
At 6,243 feet, the home has four bedrooms and five baths and sits on 1.23 acres, which is about double the acreage of most homes on the road, including a finalist for the HGTV.com Ultimate House Hunt 2023. The “moving picture” is not only unique for its view but the northern orientation of the home over the Calibogue Sound and Broad Creek mean that nothing, including neighboring docks or other structures will ever obstruct the canvas.
Walking past the three-car garage, steps take visitors to the home’s first floor, a full 16-feet above sea level. Ferns sway in hanging planters and begonias sit in window boxes on the porch. Their fragrance is easily forgotten, though, because as soon as the home’s door opens eucalyptus-peppermint wafts through. Essential oils are dispersed through the air system to scent the home.
While guests might not be able to put a finger on the aroma,