Check out these unique homes in Old Mount Pleasant

Magic can happen in real estate when a great plan comes together. Just ask Casey Kellermann and Noell Smith, the owners of Kellermann Smith Real Estate. They represented the original owner of a lot in Old Mount Pleasant and presented the opportunity to a great builder client, SHELTER Custom Built Living. Ryan Butler, owner of SHELTER, built two custom homes which now stand on what was once a large single lot.

Butler was looking for the perfect piece of property in the Old Mount Pleasant when Kellermann Smith Real Estate came to him with the potential at Mataoka Street. The property was perfectly centralized to downtown Charleston and the picturesque beach town of Sullivan’s Island. The property was also within walking distance to restaurants such as Red Drum, The Wreck and Tavern & Table. The choice became vividly clear to Butler. The next hurdle actually transformed into a feel-good story, as Ryan and his company decided to repurpose the former home that had been built on the property back in 1959. As opposed to scraping the former home, SHELTER donated the home to Habitat for Humanity. This took extra time, creativity, and money, but Butler remarks, “it felt like the right thing to do. It would have been easy to demolish the structure but the home had ‘good bones’ and I thought it could provide some family many more years of enjoyment as a home.”

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The two newly built houses at 1401 Mataoka and the newly created lot 1405 Mataoka are both designed by Geoff Chick from Florida. They are high quality coastal modern designed houses. They have a different feel as 1401 has more of a bright and airy vibe to it and 1405 has true modern lines such as a sleeker flat front cabinetry, stainless steel staircase railings, artistic modern lighting fixtures just to name a few.

The finishes in each of the homes are updated and unique from one another. We have received a lot of nice comments about the design, and finishes, and how they do not look like many of the other new homes on the market now,” Butler explained.

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The open concept downstairs allows for easy entertaining with a seamless transition from the interior living space out to the exquisite outside entertaining areas.

Casey Kellermann and Noell Smith, the owners of Kellermann Smith Real Estate, agree that it has been a pleasure representing Shelter through this whole process. “It was a privilege to represent the original owner in selling such a fine lot as this one is. Then to have the ability to turn around and discuss the opportunity of development to another fantastic client and witness what unfolded with these two homes has really been a great experience. We could not be happier with the design, quality build and craftsmanship of these two homes that are now standing at this corner. We are thrilled to now have both homes under contract and we feel honored to have been a part of it.”

Kellermann Smith Real Estate has been in business for over four years with sales exceeding $35,000,000 in 2018. They are a boutique company specializing in residential sales throughout the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Working as a team of two both Kellermann and Smith focus on maximizing the client experience when buying or selling a lot or home. Their company motto of Experience Intergrity Trust really shows on every project they work on.

If you or someone you know are looking for expert advice on a particular home sale or purchase, need a 2nd opinion on a home’s value or about particular situation you are in, or have a potential scenario such as the one in this story please contact Noell Smith at, 843-224-1828 mobile or Casey Kellermann at, 843-813-6480 mobile or visit their company website: You can follow them on Instagram