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2502 Atlantic Ave: Timeless Sullivans Island Beach Estate

Footsteps from the Beach and Filled with Historical Charm…

front Porch at 2502 Atlantic Ave, Sullivan's islandThe History

Pulling up to 2502 Atlantic Ave is like journeying back in time to the late 1800’s when Sullivan’s Island was just a small, sleepy beach town.  Originally built in 1880, the home has gained much local attention and has been written about in books such as Images of America: Sullivan’s Island.  The impressive exterior—with an expertly landscaped backyard, massive wrap-around screened in porch, and white coastal siding and shutters—is just the beginning.  As you open the ornately covered front doors, you will be transported back in time as history pulses through every square foot of the home.
Upon entering, you will instantly breathe in the home’s history which has been so elegantly preserved by keeping the integrity of the home thriving while doing subtle updates for modern convenience.  The rich wood floors and paneled ceilings and walls harkens back to centuries long past and little details such as antique fireplaces, period light fixtures, stained glass windows, original French doors and thick moldings and baseboards add historical character and charm to the

The Courtyard

The home’s three wide hallways (complete with ceiling fans and period light fixtures) contain five of the home’s seven bedrooms—most with double French doors adjoining the hallway. Each of the hallway walls is lined with large windows and French doors opening up to the gem of the home—the classic Charleston courtyard.  Opening one of the three sets of hallway French doors, you will be enveloped in this lush outdoor oasis.  Ivy-covered pergolas provide a shaded entrance, rich red brick adds color and warmth, and the quietly bubbling fountain instantly puts you at peace. The friendly chirping of coastal birds and the breeze gently rustling through the mature palmetto trees can be heard as you enjoy a ride on the shaded Charleston swing.  On cool fall evenings, you can open the windows and doors overlooking the courtyard, allowing a calming breeze to filter in to the hallways and bedrooms in these wings.

The Interior

The owners of the home have melded modern updates seamlessly into the historic registered property. Can lighting, modern ceiling fans, surround-sound, central air and seven updated full baths (complete with tile flooring, bead board walls, colorful counters and updated fixtures) are just some of the modern conveniences you will enjoy.  The open kitchen has also been renovated with sleek black cabinetry and new appliances but nods to history can still be found at every turn—such as the period light fixtures and antique wall phone in the kitchen.

Other highlights of the property include:

  • A prime location—footsteps from
    25th station beach access and less than .5 miles from shops and
  • Spacious living room area with
    antique fireplace, dining nook and French doors to the screened-in back porch
  • A detached carriage house
    adjoining the courtyard with a spacious bottom floor and a large bedroom and
    bath upstairs with a Juliet balcony overlooking the courtyard
  • A small roof-top deck off of the
    carriage house with great views of the property
  • A detached one car garage,
    perfect for storing outdoor equipment

These are just some of the wonderful features of 2502 Atlantic Ave.  It is a must-see home—a true unique find on Sullivan’s Island.  Be sure to contact listing agent Robertson Allen or visit The Cassina Group for more information or to schedule a visit!

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