Historic Sullivans Island Property for sale
1714 Middle Street
1714 Middle Street is a meticulously restored Sullivans Island home for sale. Featuring 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and 7,581 square feet of historic charm and modern upgrades, this property boasts versatility for a range of buyers while maintaining a rarity unmatched to any coastal property in the world! After all, there is a reason this property one of the most recognized and photographed on Sullivans Island. And just a short walk to the beach, shops, restaurants and the community amenities the island offers, this special home has it all. For full details, read below or click for information about 1714 Middle Street.
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- Restored, original recreation hall for Fort Moultrie soldiers
- Grand columned foyer with arched doorways
- Soaring 12′ and 18′ foot ceilings
- Beaded board and exposed brick walls
- Gorgeous, over sized windows
- Numerous sets of French doors
- Spacious great room with gas fireplace, a wall of built-ins and eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar
- Master suite with private, screened porch
- Shallow well and original cistern now used for lawn irrigation
- Attached garage
- Street-to-street, landscaped lot
- 2 laundry areas
Original Front Porch – The T-shaped, monumental, front-facing pedimented gable portico has a round window, boxed cornice and tile ridge caps on a slate roof. This entrance has been restored with its ceiling painted Charleston blue.
Grand Foyer – The home is entered through the original, grand foyer. Complete with original columns and arched doorways, this beautiful space connects the family living spaces, bedrooms and recreation hall.
Great Room – Opened up and renovated, the left side of the home is dedicated to an open living space, perfect for today’s informal lifestyle. The eat-in kitchen opens to the family room for casual dining, relaxed entertaining and a family’s daily life. The family room features massive windows for light filled afternoons, a gas fireplace and a wall of built-in shelving and book cases. The kitchen features exposed brick, a slate back splash, breakfast bar and pantry and opens up to 1 of 3 porches.
Multi-purpose Recreation Hall – 3,132 square feet of versatile recreation space. Accessible through three areas of the home, this space could serve endless uses for a buyer looking for a large space with versatility. The space can be accessed through 3 sets of glass interior doors — from the upstairs center foyer, the downstairs grand foyer and from the garage. Stunningly restored, this space where soldiers once danced, features a full balcony with a half-bath and sitting area.
- 18′ tin-paneled ceilings
- Eighteen 7′ windows
- Three chandeliers
- Paddle fans
- Wall sconces
- Plaster walls
- Gleaming new hardwood floors
- New HVAC
- Upgraded electric
- The original historic electric panels have been preserved as artifacts
The hall has been used for many family gatherings, wedding receptions, holiday parties, high school reunions, dances and has at various times served as a gymnasium for sporting events, a workshop, a project room, game room and playroom. The possible uses for the space are endless. Click here for possible floor plan renovations, including a plan for a 2 bedroom apartment.
Master Suite – The master suite features a massive walk-in closet with room for a computer desk, a renovated bath with custom shower and exposed brick and French doors that open to a private, screened porch that overlooks the backyard and the original cistern.
Bedroom 2 – The second bedroom, serving as both a guest bedroom and a home office, features a large closet, beautiful windows and is entered through a charming library alcove.
Bedroom 3 – Boasting a private bath with exposed brick walls, the 3rd bedroom is located on the lower level and features beaded board walls for historic, Sullivans Island charm.
Bedrooms 4 and 5 – Massive, and located on the lower floor, these 2 bedrooms offer a perfect space for lots of children or out of town guests who need some space to spread out. They share a beautifully restored bath with claw foot tub and separate shower, exposed brick and dual sink vanity.
- 3 separate HVAC zones for efficient heating and cooling
- Upgraded electrical
- Upgraded plumbing
- 2 laundry rooms
- 3 zone lawn sprinkler system fed by well water
- Exterior lighting on controllers
- Electric garage door
- Under termite bond
- Renovated baths and kitchen
- Indoor and outdoor gas fireplaces
- Upgraded light fixtures
- Tons of storage throughout home
Built in 1906 as the Post Exchange and Recreation Hall for Fort Moultrie, this property originally served as a place where soldiers could relax, unwind and socialize. It was not uncommon for balls and dances to be held in the gymnasium, and in this building, soldiers played pool, bought supplies and got haircuts. In 1945, 1714 Middle Street was converted for use as the Post Engineer’s Office for fort Moultrie but just two years later, the fort was deactivated and most of the fort’s properties were disbursed. In the summer of ’47 the flag was lowered one final time and Fort Moultrie was officially closed. Seven years later, 1714 Middle Street was sold to the Broome family, who converted it to their single family residence. It was not until 1993 that the Broome family sold their home and the new owners completed an extensive renovation. Since 1954, only two owners have occupied this wonderful property.
For more information, contact Jackie Kelly with The Cassina Group.
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