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By Alycia Lucio

When searching for a home, the first task is to find features you love — hardwood flooring, a fireplace or an office. For Lawrence Eidson and his wife, it was an unexpected feature of their Isle of Palms, South Carolina home that sealed the deal.

It's hard to believe that there's a lighthouse inside of this charming home. Phil Shepard Real Estate Photography

Set between the Atlantic Ocean and marshlands, this five-bedroom, six-bath, custom-built masterpiece encases a working lighthouse. Instead of guiding sailors to shore, however, this one lights your way to the kitchen.

The light house quite literally sits in the middle of the house. Phil Shepard Real Estate Photography
That door leads into the pantry.Phil Shepard Real Estate Photography

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“It houses two things,” Eidson said. “Primarily, it’s a pantry. And on top of that is an HVAC [that] lights up!”

The open floor plan allows you to see the lighthouse from every angle. It really is the center of the home! Phil Shepard Real Estate Photography

Thomas Evans Construction built the home, and Eidson and his wife first saw it when it was nothing but plywood. It wasn’t until many years later that they decided to purchase the 6,010-square-foot residence.

And just like a real lighthouse, this house boasts some beautiful views.Phil Shepard Real Estate Photography

“We looked for 15 years before we picked [a home], and everything just aligned,” Eidson says. “[It] had everything we were looking for.”

The nautical decor theme perfectly matches the home.Phil Shepard Real Estate Photography

Currently on the market for $2.95 million with Ron Davis Realtors, this Southern beauty includes decks on three levels with views that stretch from the ocean all the way downtown.

The master bedroom is complete with a balcony.Phil Shepard Real Estate Photography
How could anything feel stressful while soaking in this free standing tub?Phil Shepard Real Estate Photography

Brazilian cherry hardwood floors extend throughout the home, while wood detailing accents the walls and even some ceilings. There’s also an elevator and a three-car garage on the ground level.

This guest room has a tropical vibe. Phil Shepard Real Estate Photography
This pink bedroom is a girl's dream. Phil Shepard Real Estate Photography

Between the family room and great room is a stunning two-story, double-sided stone fireplace. Adjacent to that is the island kitchen with the rope-accented lighthouse. And surrounding the space is a wraparound balcony with windows on all sides — Eidson’s favorite spot in the home.

The nautical theme continues in the boy's bedroom. We love the stripes!Phil Shepard Real Estate Photography

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When not at the beach a half-mile away, the house offers an in-ground pool or relaxing spa out back.

The double beds make it perfect for hosting guests.Phil Shepard Real Estate Photography

While the home is full of unique character and charm, what initially made the couple stop and look at the property all those years ago is what drew them back to purchase it.

Sit down with a book and relax in this cozy room.Phil Shepard Real Estate Photography
This kitchen leads out to the pool area, making it convenient for entertaining.Phil Shepard Real Estate Photography

“The house just smells of wood,” Eidson says. It’s something he and his wife will both miss after six years of breathing in the pleasant aroma.

The outdoor dining area is perfect for enjoying the warm South Carolina climate.Phil Shepard Real Estate Photography

According to Eidson, this nautical-themed home is the ultimate beach house with everything you could want. It even comes completely furnished.

Here's where you could find us!Phil Shepard Real Estate Photography

Photos courtesy of Phil Shepard Real Estate Photography

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