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New Listings on Sullivans Island

The Spring market is starting early in 2017!  Here are three of our new listings on Sullivans Island that will not disappoint.  If you are looking for the perfect coastal property, you will want to be sure to check these out.

new listings on sullivans island

1607 Middle Street

This stunning, newer construction home was completed in 2015 by Rhodes Residential Builders. The home features an open floor plan and a gourmet kitchen. This 3,450 sq. ft., 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home will exceed your expectations. First floor features a custom gourmet kitchen, great room with gas fireplace and glassed dining room area overlooking the pool. The large master suite with beamed cathedral ceiling and designer bathroom is also on this level. The second level consists of 3 large bedrooms, each with their own private bathroom. The ground level has a two car garage and ground level pool with additional entertaining space under the house. This home is absolutely beautiful and move in ready!

new listings on sullivans island

2608 Atlantic Ave

This wonderful third row home is on a street-to-street 1/2 acre lot just steps to the beach access at Station 26. The home was recently remodeled and shows beautifully. The first floor consists of a large eat-in-kitchen with breakfast area, separate dining area and great room. The master bedroom suite and three additional bedrooms are located on the second level as well as a small office area. There is plenty of room for a large pool and additional square footage if desired.

new listings on sullivans island

2867 Middle Street

This spectacular home has 3 levels of living space and is close to the beach access at Station 29. This home is perfect for entertaining with the large first level great room with fireplace and sunroom leading out to the back deck and porch that overlooks a gorgeous pool. The first floor also includes the master suite with its own private office and an additional guest suite that was added in 2012. The second level has three additional bedrooms that share a large bathroom that could be easily converted into 2 bathrooms. There is also a small TV/media room that opens up to a second story porch. The ground level entertaining space that flows just off the pool consists of a new 4-person hot tub, large sitting area, and bar with refrigerators, sink, and mounted TV. This home was listed and under contract in less than a week!

If you have questions about these properties contact listing agent, and Sullivans Ilans expert, Tim Reese.  Not quite what you are looking for?  No problem, drop by or contact our Isle of Palms Office to speak with one of our professional, experienced real estate agents.

 

Where to go for live music on Sullivans and IOP

Looking to hear great live music at the beach?  Downtown Charleston may be known for its many venues and bars with music spilling onto King and Market streets, but the islands of the Lowcountry know how to put on a good show, too. From dirty blues at Sullivan’s Island Home Team BBQ to legendary rock shows at the Windjammer on the Isle of Palms, there are several sweet spots nearby — both new and old — with plenty of music you can kick back and sip a beer to. Here are just a few of our favorite venues for live music on Sullivan’s and IOP.

live music at the beach

Photo from @hometeambbq

On Sullivan’s:

Dunleavy’s Pub | 2213 Middle Street

If you love a good, old-fashioned pub, you’ll love Dunleavy’s, where Guinness lovers have cheers’d their beers for over 20 years. Outside are picnic tables for pints in the sunshine, while inside you can enjoy some of the best Irish folk music in Charleston from well-loved local artists like Carroll Brown.

High Thyme | 2213 Middle Street

At High Thyme, Southern seafood fare is always the catch of the day, but you’ll also love all the live music this restaurant/venue has on the menu. Local Celtic folk favorites the Hungry Monks play here on the reg, as do guys like Moon Dog, Carroll Brown (you really can’t get enough of Carroll!), and the Reckoning, the latter of which is a lovely, local Grateful Dead strings cover band.

Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ | 2209 Middle Street

Known for their BBQ and arguably more so for their wings (best in town, y’all), Home Team has more than good grub — it puts on great live music, too, particularly blues, folk, Americana, and country artists.

live music at the beach

Photo from @windjammeriop

On the IOP:

The Windjammer | 1008 Ocean Blvd.

Even most new islanders know about the Windjammer — a Charleston, not just an IOP, institution for over 40 years. Legends like Hootie & the Blowfish, the Blue Dogs,  Drivin’ N Cryin’, and Southern Culture on the Skids have performed here for decades, both inside and out — the back features a deck majestically overlooking the beach action and the sea. Inside you’ll find the main stage and an open-air bar perfect for ocean breezes that constantly remind you that life is good.

The Dinghy | 8 J C Long Blvd.

The Dinghy is relatively new to the island, having come on board the scene only three or so years ago. Locals love it for the live music you can consistently catch nightly here. Artists are local and much loved by the regulars, making this special spot a lively, neighborly kind of place. Oh, and FYI their Dirty Elvis Fries are a dream.

Morgan Creek Grill | 80 41st Ave.

Situated on the water with brilliant sea breezes aplenty, Morgan Creek Grill is the definition of chill, particularly when you add live music to the mix. Morgan Creek recently added a recurring event called Wintertide: Songwriters in the Round, featuring local singer-songwriters every week along with an oyster roast. Head to morgancreekgrill.com for more details.

What’s your favorite local music venue on Sullivan’s Island or Isle of Palms?

Beachfront Listing – 2411 Atlantic Avenue

Beachfront Listing - 2411 Atlantic Avenue

Looking for a rare opportunity to own expansive beachfront property on Sullivans Island?  This stunning 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom, 4,143 square foot home, is in an ideal location.  It is situated on a large half acre lot with mature landscaping and sweeping circular driveway. Renovated by Daly & Sawyer in 2010, this home has a very livable floorplan with many custom features and upgrades. A grand living/dining room with soaring ceilings, custom trim and expansive views over looking the pool and yard is just off the entry. Kitchen, den and sunroom are on the left side of the main level. Kitchen is centrally located and complete with Subzero refrigerator, large center island and eat in banquette. The light-filled sunroom has a brick floor, skylights and two walls of windows with views of the outdoor living areas, pool and large lawn.  Adjacent to the sunroom and kitchen is a cozy den with fireplace and builtins. The master suite and one secondary bedroom are on the other side of the main level. Master suite has sweeping views and french door leads to the deck. Expansive back porch facing the ocean overlooks the pool and additional deck below. Easy access to the outdoor shower, garage, and abundant storage below the house. The second floor has a living area, two additional bedrooms with private baths and porch with ocean views.

Beachfront Listing - 2411 Atlantic Ave

For more information on this property or others like it, contact listing agent Laurie Thornhill or stop by our Isle of Palms office.

Just Listed on Goldbug Ave – Sullivans Island

Located in one of the most desirable neighborhoods on Sullivans Island, dunes properties is pleased to announce two new listings on Goldbug Ave!  Goldbug Ave is just blocks from the beach and the heart of Sullivans Island where you can grab a cold drink or a hot meal at Poe’s Tavern, Mex 1, Home Team BBQ, as well as other fantastic restaurants.

2608 Goldbug Ave, Sullivans Island ListingWelcome to 2608 Goldbug Ave, located on the quiet, marsh side of Sullivan’s Island, SC. Located on a full 1/2 acre homesite, this recently updated beach house is only 8 miles from downtown Historic Charleston, SC and all of the fun and culinary opportunities that await there. At this price, there is still room to upgrade more! And of course the beach is only a short walk or bike ride away. This contemporary home sits on one of the highest lots on the island, resulting much lower than average flood insurance rates.The main floor features hardwood floors throughout, 9 foot ceilings, and the downstairs master bedroom featuring the recently upgraded master bath.  Up the stairs you’ll find the other three bedrooms with extra space for office or play area. An extra large 3 car garage with plenty of room for storage and a workshop area. There is an elevator from the garage to all floors. This home is a must see!

Listed by Mark & Lisa Mitchell

2420 Goldbug Ave, Sullivans Island ListingWelcome to 2420 Goldbug Avenue. This custom home is situated on a huge, street to street lot with magnificent, mature oaks. 2420 Goldbug is a short stroll or bike ride to the restaurants, parks, post office and, of course, the BEACH. Easy island living is what this home is all about. You can’t beat the screened porches on the front and the back of the house, the state of the art pool, the lush, tropical, low maintenance landscaping, designed by Sheila Wertimer. And this is just the outside! The interior is just as welcoming. The first floor features a large screened porch across the front of the home, accessed by six sets of French door. The spacious foyer provides access to a den and office to the right, a dining room and study to the left and a great room with a brick fireplace,built-ins and French doors opening to a huge screened porch over looking the pool, oaks and lush landscaping. Off the great room, to your right and down the hall, tucked way for maximum privacy, is the master suite with his and hers closets and access to the screened porch. The master bath features a separate shower, soaking tub and dual vanities. To the left of the great room is the light filled, eat-in kitchen and family room with a fireplace. The kitchen is a chef’s dream with high end appliances, custom cabinetry, counters, lighting and a large pantry. The laundry room, an actual room, is off the kitchen providing even more storage and a folding counter. The second floor features 3 large bedrooms, two full baths, an art studio or flex room and access to a large sundeck overlooking pool. There are wood floors throughout the house tile in the baths, ceiling fans in most rooms, and custom built-ins in the den and great room. The walls and ceilings in some rooms are tongue and groove, in others there is bead-board and/or smooth surfaces. There is a large two car garage with great storage and an outside shower just off the pool.

Listed by Betty Poore

Stop into our Isle of Palms office to find out more about these properties and others like them on Sullivans Island.

Sullivans Island Makes National News

The explosive growth of Charleston, S.C., has heated up the real-estate market on nearby Sullivans Island, a laid-back beach town.

Photo Credit: Donnie Whitaker

Photo Credit: Donnie Whitaker

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article about the enduring popularity of Sullivans Island.  This historic beach town has long been a well-kept secret among South Carolinians, but with the growth of nearby Charleston, the quaint community has become exceedingly popular.  Homes sales in 2015 have already hit historic numbers catching the eyes of international buyers.  The island’s allure is due, in large part, to a handful of ordinances passed over the past 30 years that have blocked the development of high-rise condos and the kind of spring break-style debauchery that has plagued other East Coast beach towns.  Sullivans Island still posses the calm, cozy lifestyle so many enjoy.  “Mayberry by the Sea” does not come cheap , however, the median sale price for this area is $1.4 million.

Whether you are looking for a simple life by the sea or simply a fantastic getaway home, Sullivans Island is the place for you!  Stop by our Isle of Palms office to find out more about this sleepy beach town and what properties are currently available. Below are some of our current listings, or you can view what’s for sale on the entire island with our map module at the bottom of the post.

1738 Ion Ave1738 Ion Ave | 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 4,000 sq ft | $2,375,000

Listed by Tim Reese

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1608 Atlantic Ave | 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3807 sq ft | $1,789,000

Listed by Mark Mitchell

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Click for More Photos and Floorplan2618 Middle Street | 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3148 sq ft | $2,449,000

Listed by Tim Reese

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1741 Atlantic Avenue | 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2969 sq ft | $1,025,000

Listed by Betty Poore

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Map of Sullivans Island Properties Currently For Sale:

Charleston Residential Sales are Up & One of Our Offices is #1

This week’s Charleston Regional Business Journal reports that residential sales in Charleston are up and the inventory is down compared to this time last year.  So, is it turning into a seller’s market? It’ll be interesting watching it play out.  2013 Charleston MLS president Dave Sansome is quoted in the CRBJ as saying “Many areas of our region are squarely in seller’s market territory. That doesn’t mean that sellers can start overpricing their homes and expect them to sell, but it does mean that they have a bit more room to negotiate for the price they want than they have in recent years.”

Our business has definitely increased. Our Isle of Palms office is the #1 office in volume and sides for residential sales in the resort of Wild Dunes and on Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island. We are quite ahead of our competition if I may blow our own horn for a moment.

As reported by MLS from 1/1/13-3/13/13 residential sales by office for Sullivan Island, Isle of Palms, and Wild Dunes

Dunes Properties $10,702,132
Carolina One $6,498,000
Beachside $3,339,000
Wild Dunes Real Estate $3,223,000
Carolina Elite $3,100,000

The Business Journal article by Lauren Ratcliffe reports that Charleston sales are outpacing last year’s by over 18%. In February of 2013 722 homes were sold with a median price of $181,334 and Charleston hasn’t seen sales volume like that since February of 2008 when 733 homes sold. Inventory has decreased by 1000 homes in comparison to this time last year.

 If you are thinking about selling, now might be the time.  As us about the Dunes Difference and see what we can do for you. If you are interested in buying, you might want to get started looking. We can help you with that search here.

New Sullivans Island Listing

Tim Reese has just listed 1121 Middle Street on Sullivans Island.
If you have any questions about the home or area, contact Tim Reese. As a Sullivan’s Island resident, he can give you the inside track on living on this great little residential island.
Tim Reese (843) 906-1861 | treese@dunesproperties.com

1121 Middle Street, Sullivans Island 1121 Middle Street, Sullivans Island

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Happy Carolina Day

If you passed by a flag today and wondered why it was at half mast, it is because it is Carolina Day.

Carolina Day remembers the Battle of Sullivan’s Island.  Today is the 236th anniversary of the major setback to Britain during the American Revolution.

From today’s Post and Courier

On June 28, 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was being hashed out in Philadelphia, the British Navy descended on Fort Sullivan at the south end of the island as thousands of ground troops simultaneously tried to cross Breech Inlet to take the island’s north end.

It was part of Britain’s southern strategy to mobilize loyalists in the South Carolina backcountry and control one of the colonies’ most important ports.

Commodore Peter Parker aimed the might of the British Navy at the palmetto-log fort guarding the harbor entrance while Gen. Henry Clinton tried to take the island with 3,000 troops that had landed on Long Island (now Isle of Palms).

The most famous detail of that day remains the spongy palmetto logs of Fort Sullivan repelling British cannon fire — a detail that guaranteed the palmetto its place as a state icon. But Mac-Intyre said the battle at Breech Inlet was perhaps even more impressive.

 

 

May is Blooming and Booming

Isn’t this grand! It is the first week of May. Temps are getting up to 80 degrees, the birds are chirping, the fish are jumping, my tomato plants are growing leaps and bounds.
Good news in the local real estate market, too. Comparing the first 4 months of 2009 with the first 4 months of 2010 – well, there is no comparison. With the exception of Sullivans Island, most of the Charleston area that I track saw the number of home and villa sales increase from 19-55%. Seabrook and Kiawah were up 50%, Wild Dunes was up 55%, Isle of Palms was up 30%, downtown Charleston was up 24%, Mt Pleasant was up 19%, and Daniel Island was up 24%. Inventory is moving.
Now, PRICES. They are, as you might expect, all over the map. Wild Dunes’ sales prices were down 15%, Isle of Palms’ prices were up 19%, Sullivans Island prices were down 14%, Seabrook and Kiawah prices were up 4%, Mt Pleasant prices were down 1%, Daniel Island prices were up 22% and downtown Charleston prices were down 29%.

So, to summarize, the number of sales were up, while in most areas the average sales price was down – compared to the same time frame as last year. Keep in mind this is an average of all properties, villas, condos and single family homes. I did not have land sales in the mix.

If you have a question about any of the information, please give me a call or shoot me an email.

Betty Poore (betty@bettypoore.com 843.442.1889)

Possible Affect on Real Estate if Sullivan’s Island Elementary School is Closed

By now, most parents of children attending Sullivan’s Island Elementary are aware and really concerned that their school may not be operating in the future. This school has been a beacon of excellence for the district and the State of South Carolina for 50 years. It has earned top state honors for excellence throughout most of memorable history.

More importantly, families have moved into the communities of Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms with the intent for their children to attend an excellent school without the “private school” price tag. This has created an interesting dynamic to the rising home prices on Sullivan’s and IOP over the past ten years.

On Sullivan’s Island, people were attracted by the “residential” nature of the Island; so much so that a few years ago, the Town Council eliminated short term rental licenses. The most valuable aspect of this “residential flavor” was the quaint fact that an elementary school, an excellent one at that, was located slap in the middle of the island. Scores of children walk, ride bikes, and are driven in golf carts to school each morning.

Where does that happen these days?

Removing the elementary school from the mix will most certainly eliminate this morning and afternoon ritual, but more importantly, severely erode housing demand by families who desire this lifestyle for their young, developing kids.

As a local real estate agent, I can assure you that home values would most certainly be hindered. In our business, if we are good at what we do, we listen to our clients. I can tell you that my clients (actually, whether they have kids or not) ask about the school and are thrilled to know that an excellent school operates on the islands. Their experience tells them that a quality school is an added piece of security for their real estate investment.

Families’ home buying decisions might direct them back to the mainland to be closer to their school. They might decide to spend less on housing in order to pay private school tuition. Either way, residents of Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms will be the losers as they will have to depend more on visitors and retirees to buy homes and spend money on these islands.

Yes, you can help. Please email your letter of support to Sullivan’s Island Elementary community action group at RebuildSIES@aol.com or contact me at 847-7980. We ask that you write a letter to Dr. Nancy McGinley and your member of the Charleston County School Board and express your concern for making sure that this valuable school is rebuilt to current specifications and attracts families to our islands for years to come.

-Mark Mitchell

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