2851 Marshall Boulevard
Sullivans Island, SC 29482
MLS# 18015415
3 beds  |  4 baths  |  3800 sqft

A view of the master bedroom private deck.
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A view of the master bedroom private deck. The Eye of the Storm, from the beach side. These distinctive curves have become a landmark in the Lowcountry. The home is situated at the northeastern tail of Sullivan's Island's maritime forest, close to a wide beach, but behind a vegetative barrier. Hanging the upper floors from the concrete shell creates marvelous see-throughs on the main level because no structural supports are necessary. The original owner says that it feels like living in an extension of the sand dunes. Walk into the view. Be on the beach in seconds. It's only 230 feet away. This picture was take directly in front of the Eye of the Storm. The concrete and steel shell is designed to keep bad weather out, and bring the images of nature in. The open floor plan brings the views to dining room, living room, and kitchen. Fireside chats available here. Brand new, custom kitchen. This is the Great Room. Interior design and furniture choices were provided by Danielle Thompson of Beautiful Spaces. The master bedroom strikes the perfect balance between privacy and exposure to the wonder outside. A view of the master bedroom's 159 SF private deck and the beach beyond. The new Japanese soaking tub with surrounding Ipe paneling was the idea of Chris Brace of Brace Builders, the renovation contractor. He created a spa feel for this special location in the house. One of the guest bedrooms, with views to the beach and access to the main deck. The upper floors of the home feature a wet bar area and an office nest for deep thinking. The Eye of the Storm is situated at the northeastern tail of Sullivan's Island's maritime forest, close to a wide beach, but behind a vegetative barrier. Elliptical = beautiful. The Eye of the Storm, from Marshall Boulevard. The Great Deck is an anchor for both coffee breaks and major parties. People want to be on this deck ALL THE TIME. This picture was taken on the beach directly in front of the Eye of the Storm. This is a picture of the abstract form of the constantly changing ocean gully in front of the home. Shallow water is great for the youngest kids. The ocean lies beyond the sandbar for the older ones. This photo of Isle of Palms was taken at sunrise in the water in front of Eye of the Storm. Overview of the floor plan. Ground floor. First floor. Second floor and nest area.

Property Description

Contract Info
Sub-Type: Single Family Detached
List Date: 2018-05-31
List Price: $4,495,000
Current Price: $4,495,000
List Price/SqFt: 1182.89
Location, Tax & Legal
Tax Map #: 529-11-00-077
Street #: 2851
Street Name: Marshall
Street Suffix: Boulevard
County: Charleston
State: SC
Zip Code: 29482
Area: 43 - Sullivan's Island
Tax District: 23 - Sullivan's Island
Subdivision: None
Elementary School: Sullivans Island
Middle School: Laing
High School: Wando
Legal Description: Lot No. 1, Block No. 1
Directions: Drive to the ocean end of Station 28.5 and look for the dome-shaped building.
General Property Info
Bedrooms: 3
Baths - Full: 4
Baths - Total: 4
Ground Level: Yes
Stories: 3
Apx. SqFt: 3800
Lot Size: 0.48 acres
Ownership: Fee Simple
Year Built: 1992
Acreage: 0.48
Potential Short Sale: No
HOA Fee: No
Special Assessment: No
Taxes: 10654
Regime Fee: No
Status Change Info
Status: Active
Property Features
SqFt Source: Hired Measurement
SF Detached Style: Contemporary
Lot Description: 0 - .5 Acre; Beach Access; Beachfront; Ocean View
Misc Exterior: Deck; Elevator Shaft; Fence - Private; Lawn Irrigation; Patio - Covered; Porch - Front Porch; Porch - Wrap-Around; Special Yard Lights; Workshop
Roof: See Remarks
Exterior: See Remarks
Garage/Parking: 4 Car Garage; Off-Street Parking
Stories/Levels: 3 Stories
Misc Interior: Ceiling - Cathedral/Vaulted; Kitchen Island; Skylight; Walk-In Closets; Wet Bar
New Owned: Pre-Owned
Rooms: Bonus; Eat-In-Kitchen; Family; Great; Laundry; Living/Dining Combo; Loft; Office; Pantry; Separate Dining; Utility
Master Bedroom: Ceiling Fan; Multiple Closets; Outside Access; Upstairs; Walk-In Closets
Cooling: Central
Floors: Other
Equipment/Appliances: Ceiling Fan; Dishwasher; Dryer; Electric - Cooktop; Electric - Range; Garbage Disposal; Microwave Built-In; Refrigerator; Security System; Washer
Water/Sewer: Public Sewer; Public Water
Heat: Electric
Possession: At Closing
Amenities: Elevators
Proposed Financing: Cash
Assumable: No
Since its construction in 1992, the Eye of the Storm, a concrete and steel dome residence on the front beach of Sullivan's Island, has become a well-known Charleston area landmark, and since its listing, has already been featured in news stories on the websites of Fox News, Business Insider, CNBC, Realtor.com, and the Post & Courier. It has also been the subject of an Fstoppers photography contest that has generated over a quarter million views on YouTube and provided the photography shoot location for Charleston Magazine's March 2019 cover article on fashion. This home inspires wonder and imagination. Weighing in at a over 500 tons, the home was designed and built with the aim of withstanding the kind of storm that destroyed its predecessor in 1989 when Hurricane Hugo laid waste to islands across the Lowcountry. After losing their original home, the owners of this property hired their son, who had built dozens of concrete domes by that time for both industrial and residential users, to create for them a home in which they would have peace of mind for the rest of their lives. Now, 28 years later, after an extensive interior renovation, the Eye of the Storm is being marketed for sale for the first time. The home is approximately 3,571 SF of conditioned space on the main floors with three bedrooms and four full bathrooms, plus approximately 330 SF of ground floor (uninsurable) conditioned space for a total of 3,901 SF of conditioned space. The ground floor also features over 550 Sf of semi-enclosed (FEMA-compliant), lockable storage rooms and shower rooms. While the shell of this monolithic (no separate roof) thermospheric structure repels bad weather, it also creates a theater for nature's beauty. The glass on the beach side, inset from the dome shell, maximizes views on the 100 foot wide, 0.48 acre lot to the beach, 230 feet away, where the home is perfectly positioned at the northeastern tip of the maritime forest. At this location on the island, the beach is plentiful and close to the house, and the views are breathtaking. The interior design, inspired by the curves of shells found on the beach, leads the eyes through the Great Room to every custom and thoughtfully planned area in the home. A master bedroom, accessible by elevator from the ground floor garage, has a private 159 SF balcony with views over the beach and luxurious high ceilings. Two guest bedrooms on the main floor are each a marvel of design and will delight guests through their sheer inventiveness. A new large kitchen on the main floor has sweeping views of the interior architecture and the beach beyond. A skylight at the top of the dome, just above a study and a wet bar, lies on a favorite cruising pattern for pelicans whose shadows are seen passing over and through the house daily. The Eye of the Storm features 889 square feet of deck space, almost all of which is oriented toward the beach. The main deck is a lovely, large gathering place that will anchor both coffee breaks and epic parties. People want to be on this deck ALL THE TIME! If there weren't already enough to intrigue you, the home includes a bank vault room behind the kitchen pantry and laundry room. Stock your valuables there, or use it as a wine vault. Up to four or five vehicles can park under the house, but they would need to be positioned end-to-end; however, there is plenty of area of guest parking in the driveway. A dozen cars can park at the property together. But we can't promise that will be enough space for the guests who will want to visit you at the Eye of the Storm.

Listing Office: Pareto Real Estate

Last Updated: June - 11 - 2019

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