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Kiawah River Breaks Ground on Waterfront Swim Club



Rendering of Kiawah River’s Spring House

Kiawah River, a new waterfront community and the Charleston region’s first “agrihood” (an agriculture-focused suburb), announced the groundbreaking of its Spring House, a waterfront swim club and its first major residential amenity. The announcement follows the second release of Kiawah River’s waterfront homesites and semi-custom homes, villas and cottages.

The 9,000-square-foot swim club will feature a junior Olympic-sized family pool, an adult pool, a full-service kitchen, a shaded bar with pool-side dining, and a variety of programming. In addition to its swimming pools and dining options, the ground floor will feature cabanas, a hot tub, shaded children’s play and activity space, an outdoor fireplace with lounge seating, and a lower deck overlooking the Kiawah River.

“Kiawah River’s Spring House will provide a gathering place where connections are fostered between neighbors to create a strong sense of community through inclusivity – a true social network that embraces our sea islands lifestyle,” Carter Redd, Kiawah River’s managing director, said.

The Spring House’s name is inspired by the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century buildings traditionally constructed over natural springs that provided a cool, shaded place to store food. The most common outbuildings on farms and other rural landscapes, spring houses often functioned as a milk house or root cellar to store dairy and locally grown produce prior to modern refrigeration.

Designed by Charleston-based Beau Clowney Architects, the Spring House’s second and third levels will include men’s and women’s locker rooms with saunas and steam rooms in addition to numerous fitness programs for individual and group activities, all of which were influenced by Jennie Brooks, founder of Longevity Fitness Charleston. Offerings will include a dedicated weight room, cardio and group training studios, a porch for boutique fitness classes and multipurpose space.

“The architectural inspiration for the Spring House is rooted in Caribbean and Colonial influences along with modern detailing, which allows it to seamlessly blend into the surrounding neighborhood on Jack Island,” said architect Beau Clowney. “By incorporating both open and intimate spaces throughout, this amenity was thoughtfully designed to promote the physical and emotional wellbeing of our residents.”

Spring House construction is expected to be completed in late summer 2021 and will later be joined by the community’s additional planned amenities: a roadside farm stand and market, a chapel and event hall, a riverfront lodge, river view restaurant and an environmental learning center and fish camp.

To learn more about Kiawah River, visit or call 843-973-8600.

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