Imagine living in a castle at the beach! Mugdock Castle on Sullivans Island gives you that rare, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and is truly unlike any other property currently on the market. The unique home is hidden on the quiet western end of Sullivan’s Island and serves as one of the island’s most iconic landmarks.
The original structure was built in 1830 in the Gothic style and is known as Winter Hal, while the light and airy Romanesque-style Summer Hall was built in 2009. The home is rich with history as the original structure served as an Episcopal Church and chapel for Fort Moultrie soldiers before being converted to the home we see today.
As you enter the front door of this seven bedroom, seven bath home, you will be enveloped in a sense of awe as you take in all the craftsmanship that went into making the home what it is today. The Winter Hall’s twenty-seven foot ceilings have exposed hammer-truss beams and two foot thick granite walls, black cypress hinged windows and an intricate cast stone fireplace give you the sense of an authentic castle. Making your way through the home and up the mahogany spiral staircase, you find yourself in the loft which offers great views of the Winter Hall’s kitchen, dining hall and library. If you are looking to see the beauty Sullivan’s island has to offer (and not afraid of heights), journey up the staircase in the small bed chamber to the North Tower where you will find a private terrace with 360 degree views of the island.
In contrast to the Winter Hall is the Romanesque Summer Hall which capitalizes on its ocean-facing position with abundant windows, great natural light and neutral colors. It also houses six of the home’s seven bedrooms with two dual master suites, two large guest suites and two kid’s rooms with built-in bunk beds. Craftsmanship also abounds in this addition with thick, reinforced concrete walls and massive cypress timbers. The main hall has soaring ceilings, a limestone fireplace and custom made windows and doors which all open to take advantage of the cool ocean breezes. Two wrap-around porches offer views of Fort Moultrie as well as the Atlantic Ocean and lead to the rooftop terrace which boasts panoramic views of the beaches, Intracoastal Waterway, and Charleston Harbor.
It is no surprise that this truly unique home has gained both local and national press attention. It was recently covered in the Wall Street Journal as well as the Post & Courier and the Moultrie News. To catch a rare glimpse inside of the home, click here to see the video tour of Mugdock Castle.
For more information on this listing, contact Jimmy Dye!