Historic Marshfront Cottage on Sullivans Island
Welcome to 2002 Gull Drive, a historic marsh front cottage on Sullivans Island. Blending historic charm with modern conveniences, this home is perfect for full-time residents or those looking for a vacation home. It sits on a quiet residential street and abuts the marsh to offer some of the best water views on Sullivans Island! While the home was originally built in 1945, subsequent additions and renovations were carefully planned to capitalize on the home’s charm while making it move-in ready for today’s buyer.
Historic features throughout include:
- Heart pine wood floors
- Some original doors
- Beaded board walls and ceilings
- 3 sets of massive French doors that open to the wrap-around back porch
- Restored, antique ceiling fans and light fixtures
- Pedestal sinks in bathrooms
- Clawfoot tub in master bath
- Built-in china hutch in breakfast nook
- Doors and windows replaced during reconstructions
- Open floor plan for casual living
- Recessed lighting in the updated kitchen
- Large closets, ceiling fans and private, full baths in each bedroom
- 2 Car Garage and additional under-home storage
With its prime marshfront location, this home was designed to take advantage of the views. A large, well landscaped yard abuts the marsh and palmetto trees lend a tropical vibe to the space. The wrap-around back porch offers panoramic of the marsh and Intracoastal Waterway—with ceiling fans to make the space enjoyable even in the warmer months. On the second floor of the elevated construction home, there is a sunning deck which offers undisturbed views of the water. On a clear day you can see not only the Intracoastal Waterway but also the Ben Sawyer and Ravanel bridges. In the front of the home, a wrap-around porch provides an additional place to enjoy the temperate weather.
Walking up the main home’s front steps, you will enter into the open kitchen which opens to a breakfast nook and light-filled living room. Offering Viking, stainless steel double ovens, a gas range, an ice-maker and a built-in microwave, the gourmet kitchen is fit for the brightest of at home Chefs. Butcher block counters on one side and granite counters on the other create an original aesthetic and the adjoining breakfast nook is filled with natural light and opens to the wrap around back porch.
Adjacent to the open kitchen is the great room—which serves as the heart of 2002 Gull Drive. Three sets of French doors provide access to the back porch and can easily be opened to enjoy a coastal breeze. 9+ foot ceilings, antique ceiling fans and light fixtures lend a sense of historical charm to this light-filled space.
Additional rooms on the main floor of the home include:
- A formal dining room, accessible through the kitchen, with sunny yellow beadboard walls
- A study, adjacent to the dining room, that shares access to the back porch
- A large laundry room off of the breakfast nook
- A half bathroom with beadboard walls and a pedestal sink
- A compact office with a built-in California closet shelving system
Upstairs, a finished loft space serves as an additional seating area or media room. Wood-paneled floors, walls and ceilings lend a warm feel to the space and abundant windows (including access to the sunning deck) cloak the space in natural light.
Serene, private and romantic are just a few words to describe the downstairs master bedroom suite at 2002 Gull Drive. Designed to capture the stunning marsh sunsets, this room features a wall of windows for an enviable bedroom view. If you prefer to enjoy the view from outdoors, you also have that option with French door access to the back porch. The master bath is elegantly appointed with dual pedestal sinks, a claw foot tub and a separate glass shower with triple shower heads. Along with the spa-like bath, the master suite also offers dual walk-in closets, both designed with California closet systems.
The guest wing of the home has two private entrances off of the wrap-around front porch. The two bedrooms are connected but each has its own en suite bathroom. This unique space would be perfect for out-of-town guests who want some additional privacy during their stay or for teens hoping for a bit more freedom and independence.
The final bedroom in the main house is located on the second floor. It is adjacent to the loft sitting area, but feels incredibly private with a pocket door and an en suite bathroom.
In addition to the sprawling main house, the half acre property also has a guest cottage. The guest house is a landmark on the island and originally served as the first Sullivans Island post office before being moved to its current location at 2002 Gull Drive. It now offers 400 square feet of living space with beautiful heart pine floors and wood-beamed walls and ceiling. It is the perfect spot for visiting guests with an efficiency kitchen, large bedroom and en suite bathroom with colorful tile flooring, an oversized glass shower and built-in storage.
Prime Sullivans Island Location
Sullivan’s Island is known for being a safe community with high walk-ability and bike-ability and this property speaks to that sentiment. Shops, restaurants and the local post office and library are just a block away from 2002 Gull Drive. Beach access is also not far front your front door! Its location allows you to live the island life while still being just 15 minutes from downtown Charleston and even closer to Mount Pleasant.
2002 Gull Drive offers an extremely versatile property, situated on one of the best lots on Sullivan’s Island. This home could be a prime vacation home for multiple families because of its bedroom privacy, spacious community living spaces and below-house storage for beach equipment, golf carts and vehicles. Or it could serve as a wonderful primary residence on a small, quiet street with a stunning marshfront back yard and close proximity to the beaches and local restaurants. View more details or contact one of our Charleston real estate agents today!