The featured property this week is 150 Bee Street #611, located in the Bee Street Lofts at Lockwood Boulevard and Bee Street, just adjacent to the Medical University of South Carolina. This 108 unit mid-rise luxury condominium building overlooks the Ashley River and is the most desired address of residency among Charleston doctors, nurses, and medical students who spend a lot of time at MUSC, the VA Medical Center, and Roper Saint Francis Hospital. The close proximity to the hospitals makes is possible for some doctors to do their rounds and return to the comfort and stress-free zone of their own home.
The Bee Street Lofts provide luxury urban architecture, soaring ceilings, gourmet kitchens, luxurious bathrooms with whirlpool tubs and travertine floors, and shows off 11 distinct floor plans with 41 variations. Some of the lofts have a wine fridge, 20-foot ceilings (on the Penthouse floor), and designer stained concrete flooring. The gated parking garage belonging to Bee Street Lofts provides each condo with one designated parking space. There is no guest parking, however, that doesn’t really matter when you are working just a block away! A lot of people automatically dismiss Bee Street Lofts because of the lack of parking, but what they don’t realize is that is is a very green choice worth considering. With the best location for MUSC students and workers and reasonable pricing, Bee Street Lofts are sure to attract a creative, urban mind set.
150 Bee Street #611 is one of the more detailed and extravagant lofts that Bee Street Lofts has to offer. The view from Loft 611 overlooks the Ashley River and Brittlebank Park. The 6th floor is plenty high enough to be away from the bustle of city living, but just high enough to be eye-level with some of the best fireworks in Charleston. There are two designated parking spaces for 150 Bee Street #611, making this loft a rarity at the complex. The loft features 2 spacious bedrooms with huge walk-in closets, each with a bath and a half for guests. The fixtures and finishes in the bathrooms and kitchen are fit for royalty. Off of the gourmet kitchen is a separate dining room and the grand living area has a balcony with a breathtaking view. Listed at only $459,000, don’t let this piece of Charleston History slip away! Contact Vince Perna for more information on this spectacular listing at Bee Street Lofts.Vince Perna email@example.com Office: 843.588.3800 Cell: 843.425.6414 Fax: 888.217.0372
Donnie Whitaker has been with the dunes properties family since 2005 and specializes in second home buyers and investment properties. He is extremely knowledgeable about Wild Dunes, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, and all areas East of the Cooper, having worked at Wild Dunes Resort as a tennis pro before joining our Isle of Palms office over 10 years ago. Donnie splits his time between the IOP and our centrally-located flagship office in historic Charleston.
When Donnie isn’t selling homes and showing properties, he likes to spend his time in the great outdoors shooting nature and wildlife with his camera. He has a passion for landscape photography from the mountains to the coast, which he likely inherited from his father. Donnie feels extremely lucky to live in a place with such natural beauty and photo opportunities everywhere you turn, but he also enjoys traveling for photography and fun, especially to his home state of North Carolina. You can view and even purchase his photos at his photography website or learn more about his adventures in Charleston area real estate at donniewhitaker.com.
In honor of the 10th Anniversary of the Ravenel Bridge, Donnie recently entered a picture in the Post and Courier’s Bridge Photo contest. His photo was chosen as “Photo Pick of the Week” for Sunday, July 26, 2015.
With much excitement and heavy hearts, dunes properties is announcing the retirement of long time agent, Toddy Poore. Toddy has been part of the dunes properties family for the past 10 years and has been selling real estate in the Lowcountry for the past five decades (no surprise her name sounds familiar!) Toddy acquired her real estate license in 1962 and has been a million dollar producer for over 40 years! Everyone that has worked for dunes properties, past or present, admires and looked up to Toddy for her real estate expertise.
We all admire Toddy’s dedication, wit, passion, patience, and knowledge. The days in the office just won’t be the same without her. Her client’s recently received a lovely letter from Toddy, written about her retirement and what she has next on her agenda. You can read Toddy’s retirement letter here. Make sure you give her a big “Congratulations” when you see her, and don’t forget to wish her luck on her next adventure!
We love this beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom listing on Folly Beach at 1008 East Ashley Avenue. Built in 2007, the owners focused on creating a very sound and secure structure and design. The lot is beautifully landscaped with great outdoor living space, including many windows, a screened porch, and a wrap around deck. Just steps from the beach, what more could you ask for?
For more details contact Laurie Hull 843.209.4576 firstname.lastname@example.org
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dunes properties has quite a few new listings on Isle of Palms and Wild Dunes ranging from a 1 bedroom condo for less than $500,000 to a 3 bedroom house for $719,000. With three condos and two homes recently listed in addition to our wide variety of current properties for sale on the Isle of Palms, all of these properties are in fantastic locations with many different amenities.
1140 Ocean Blvd. Unit 206, ISLE OF PALMS, SC – $825,000
Gorgeous oceanfront 3 BR, 3 BA condo located on the Isle of Palms, just steps from restaurants and shopping. This property is newly remodeled with hardwood bamboo flooring and stainless appliances.
Listed by Joe Walker 843.345.4510 email@example.com, and Dave Landry 843.224.6251 firstname.lastname@example.org
Port O Call 101, Unit E, ISLE OF PALMS, SC – $429,900
Oceanfront 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condominium in the Wild Dunes Resort with direct access to the beach path right from your screened porch.
Listed by Katy Leydic 843.696.3625 email@example.com
95 Grand Pavilion, ISLE OF PALMS, SC – $719,000
This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house is located in the Wild Dunes Resort in the desirable Grand Pavilion area.
Listed by Mark Mitchell 843.847.7980 firstname.lastname@example.org
30 Edgewater Alley, ISLE OF PALMS, SC – $599,900
With 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this house is located within walking distance to the beach and is right inside the Wild Dunes gate.
Listed by Katy Leydic 843.696.3625 email@example.com
Tidewater 302 #I, ISLE OF PALMS, SC – $659,000
This oceanfront condo has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and has been completely renovated. Enjoy ocean views from your private deck.
Listed by Rick Fain 843.412.0189 firstname.lastname@example.org
In June we wrote about some fantastic new construction going up around downtown Charleston in the Westside and other areas north of the Crosstown. With 15 Ashton Street nearing completion, dunes properties agent Kristin Walker and Ecovest have 3 more projects on Ashton Street, two of which are historic restorations, and another that is new construction.
1 and 3 Ashton Street are historic restorations, with construction at #1 already underway. This will be an exquisite renovation and restoration to City of Charleston BAR standards of an historic Charleston Cottage in the Westside neighborhood. The house will include 1 bedroom, along with an additional office/sunroom with high-end finishes. Estimated completion time is December 2014. 3 Ashton Street, right next door, will also be restored, with permitting approvals pending.
29 Ashton Street has a December 2014 completion date and is new construction that will have 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. This property will feature an open floor plan, covered front piazza, high-end finishes, and second floor piazza. Another great addition will be off-street parking for two is in a private driveway.
These properties on Ashton Street are located “in an area of the Westside neighborhood poised for radical transformation – including three historic restorations, two new homes, and a +/- 60,000 sq ft residential development at the intersection of the Crosstown, Norman and Spring Street,” according to the listing agent, Kristin Walker.
1413560 – Details: 15 ASHTON ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $369,000
1422724 – Details: 1 ASHTON ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $212,000
1422733 – Details: 29 ASHTON ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $374,900
1423011 – Details: 3 ASHTON ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $279,000
Market Stats- Since the opening of The Real Estate Studio in historic Charleston in 2007, dunes properties has had a stronger focus in sales on the peninsula. Our downtown office is comprised of a group of agents that are experts in the downtown market, including the upper and lower peninsula. With this expertise combined with the strength of our other three offices, we have seen significant growth in the downtown market.
In the third quarter of 2014, dunes properties has sold $17,186,650 with over 40 sides. Closing out 2013 with $16,527,350 in sales, which was more than double the previous year, we have already surpassed last year’s total!
Compared to July 2013, the median sales price is up 21% and the number of days on the market has decreased almost 30% in historic Charleston. North of the crosstown, the median sales price is $304,500, which is 6% higher than this time last year.
Along with increased sales on the peninsula with dunes properties, the Lowcountry has continued to see growth in home sales and prices. July was the fifth month in a row that the Charleston area has seen inventory growth, opening up new opportunities for buyers who may not have found what they were looking for last Spring. Compared to July 2013, residential sales have increased from 7,417 homes sold at a median price of $200,834 to 8,016 homes sold at a median price of $216,250.
Check out our touch screen real estate search! We are so excited to now feature a wonderful, fun way to search for real estate: right from our storefront window in historic Charleston at The Real Estate Studio. This real estate touch screen is an interactive tool that allows you to search for property anywhere in the Charleston area and look at details, a map, and large pictures. It’s also very easy to navigate and extremely responsive to touch. Located right outside our storefront at 214 King Street, this new addition to our office gives you an idea of what The Studio has to offer before you even walk in the door.
If you see something you like, or prefer to sit down and continue your real estate search, you can walk right in and sit down with on one of our comfortable chairs and look at property on one of our multiple large screens. Check out some of our agents trying out the new technology!
Come and see us at 214 King St. and check it out for yourself!
Some of our real estate agents had the pleasure of taking a tour around Dewees Island last week, courtesy of Judy Fairchild, our Dewees Island expert. Judy, having lived there for many years, has extensive knowledge about the island and has numerous properties for sale. She recently put her knowledge to work by giving a tour to some of our other agents.
The day began with a ferry ride over from the Isle of Palms Marina to Dewees, where Judy had arranged for a golf cart tour of the island. Most of the agents expected to see some of Judy’s current listings along with an amenity tour, but they got much more than that. We’ve included some of the pictures taken during the tour, where everyone got to learn details about the island’s history and nature. Everyone was particularly impressed with the wide and rugged beach, one of the most beautiful in the Lowcountry.
“I was expecting an island home and amenity tour, but not all the history and nature that abounds. Dewees is truly an unexplored treasure. For those seeking a true authentic Lowcountry environment to escape and explore, Dewees is it.” –Brian Caldwell
“Fantastic day… Learned such cool things I never knew about birds, crabs, shells, turtles! The “Roseate Spoonbill” is my new favorite bird. Totally cool. “–Beth Huntley
If you are curious about Dewees, or would like to see it for yourself, contact Judy Fairchild for a one-of-a-kind real estate tour of this amazing, and somewhat “secret” island paradise! Also, check out Judy’s Dewees Island Blog for more great info and spectacular images of the island and its natural inhabitants.
The Upper Peninsula is the area of downtown Charleston that includes the neighborhoods of Wagener Terrace, Hampton Park Terrace, the Westside, North Central, Lowndes Grove, and Longborough. They are all located North of the Crosstown, hence the “Upper Peninsula.” As a result of areas like Upper King Street slowly developing further and further North, the Upper Peninsula is beginning to see all sorts of new development, from restaurants and bars to houses and offices.
Currently, some of our downtown agents at The Real Estate Studio have quite a few new construction projects currently underway. Kristin Walker has joined forces with Jeff Roberts of JJR Development, LLC and Architect Julia F. Martin, also known as Ecovest. Together, they are creating and selling new building projects and renovations. Kristin currently has four properties for sale that are under construction with this team. The homes will include luxurious touches that the development and design team are known for such as 9-10 foot ceilings, wide plank heart pine floors, and beautiful trim work. At the same time, the new construction creates a great balance between keeping historical aspects of the surrounding neighborhood with the architecture and the modern conveniences of new construction.
Three properties are located in the Westside, 369 Sumter Street, 371 Sumter Street, and 15 Ashton Street. All are 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, between 1500-1700 square feet, and are scheduled to be completed in August/September, 2014. The fourth, 2025 Four Mile Lane, is located further up the peninsula has completed construction and is move-in ready!
1413560 – Details: 15 ASHTON ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $369,000
1412408 – Details: 371 SUMTER ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $419,000
1412413 – Details: 369 SUMTER ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $419,000
1400200 – Details: 2025 FOUR MILE LN, CHARLESTON, SC – $194,900
dunes properties agent Jason Peé also has new construction for sale in the Upper Peninsula, in the neighborhood of North Central. Jason is working with Crosstown Builders on this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom house that is a traditional home with a modern twist, which is also planned to be completed soon.
1407248 – Details: 21 MAPLE ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $419,900
Regarding all of this new construction on the Westside, Kristin Walker says that this area in particular “is hot because of its proximity to Upper King Street and the Medical University. Look for a transformation of the Ashton, President, Norman Street area over the next couple years in preparation for the Horizon Development.”
The Charleston Upper Peninsula Initiative is another development project on a much larger scale. This initiative is a community planning and urban redevelopment effort focused on bringing future growth and denser development to an 865 acre area on the Upper Eastside, according to their website. With new construction going up all over the Upper Peninsula, many of which are less than $500,000, this expanding area is a growing and is sure to be a sprawling community in the coming years.