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Historic marsh front cottage on Sullivans Island

Welcome to 2002 Gull Drive, a marsh front cottage that blends the highly sought-after Sullivan’s Island charm with all the modern conveniences for which today’s lifestyle calls.  The home offers authentic, island living because the restoration was so carefully planned. Thus, the home proudly boasts two ways of life: Relax with all the comforts of top-of-the-line appliances, central heat and air, ample storage and a two-car garage, or simply open the westward facing French doors and windows, crank the restored, antique ceiling fans and cool the home with the soft, marsh breezes.

If you are like most of us, you want a happy medium, and this piece of Sullivans Island real estate offers just that. Hop on your bike, grab some local veggies at the co-op just a block away and then simmer them on your Viking gas range – all while enjoying the priceless Low country sunsets this property welcomes. 

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 room

·         Formal dining room opens to study

Updates include:

·         Doors and windows replaced during reconstructions

·         Open floor plan for informal living

·         Recessed lighting in kitchen

·         Large closets, ceiling fans and private, full baths in each bedroom

·         2 Car Garage and additional under-home storaTo the right of the main house is an elevated studio that originally served as the first Sullivan

Island post office. When it was moved to 2002 Gull Drive, it became a perfect space for a private office or recreation room for teens. It offers 400 square feet of living space and an efficiency kitchen with sink and mini-fridge. Walk up the main home’s front steps and you will enter into the galley kitchen, open to the living room and breakfast nook. Offering Viking, stainless steel double oven, gas range, ice-maker and built-in microwave the gourmet kitchen is fit for the birghtest of at home Chefs.

With chopping block counters on one side and granite counters on the other, this space boasts durability and an original design.  The breakfast nook is filled with light, painted a seagreen teal and opens onto the wrap around back porch. 

The formal dining room can be accessed through the kitchen, opens to the study and offers indoor access to the guest wing. The great room is the heart of 2002 Gull Drive. It offers 9+ foot ceilings, antique ceiling fans and light fixtures and three sets of massive French Doors that open to the expansive back porch. The French doors integrate the indoors with the outdoors, and the view of the marsh boasts a one-of-a-kind backdrop to this amazing living space.  The study is nestled beside the great room, provides back porch access and leads into the master suite.

Serene, private and romantic are just a few words to describe this downstairs master retreat. Designed to capture the marsh sunsets, this room features a wall of windows for a to-die-for bedroom view. The master bath features dual pedestal sinks, a claw foot tub and a separate glass shower with triple shower heads. Along with the spa-like bath, the master offers dual walk-in closets, both designed with California closet systems

Also included on the main level is a large laundry room, a quiet office with a California Closet shelving unit and a half bath.

Upstairs offers a loft with private deck and the 2nd bedroom with full bath.

The guest wing – with a private entrance from the main house – offers 2 bedrooms, each with their own full baths. 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.

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 of beach equipment, golf carts and vehicles. . Or it could serve as a wonderful primary residence on a small, quiet street with a great back yard.

Sullivan’s Island is known for being a safe community with high walk 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. Live the island life while being just 15 minutes from downtown Charleston.

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