Address1808 Ion Avenue, Sullivan's Island, SC, 29482


  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • Residential
  • 2,021 SQ FT
  • Built in 1920

Welcome to Shell Rose Cottage, an iconic Sullivan's Island home that evokes the original feel of the island and its history. Located at 1808 Ion Avenue, this circa 1870 beach house is situated directly across from the famed Sullivan's Island Lighthouse and magnificent Sullivans Island Beach. Featuring two bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, Shell Rose Cottage sits on a very large and open lot, providing ample room for expansion and a pool. Shell Rose Cottage is beloved on Sullivan's Island, both because it is a well maintained example of the island's original architecture and for the stunning roses that decorate its lawns. Awarded the Great Rosarian of the World in 2011, its owner is credited with bringing antique roses back into the public spaces of Charleston, having created the rose gardensBoone Hall Plantation and a rose trail throughout the city that can still be enjoyed today. This home is on the historic register and in the historic district of Sullivan's Island.

Essential Information

  • MLS® #23005279
  • Price$4,495,000
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms4.00
  • Full Baths3
  • Half Baths1
  • Square Footage2,021
  • Acres0.45
  • Price/SqFt$2,224 USD
  • Year Built1920
  • TypeResidential
  • Sub-TypeSingle Family Detached
  • StyleTraditional
  • StatusActive

Community Information

  • Address1808 Ion Avenue
  • Area43 - Sullivan's Island
  • SubdivisionSullivan's Island
  • CitySullivan's Island
  • CountyCharleston
  • StateSC
  • Zip Code29482


  • ParkingOff-st Prkng
  • GaragesOff-st Prkng


  • InteriorWood
  • CoolingWindow Unit
  • Stories1 Story


  • ExteriorWood Siding
  • Exterior FeaturesPorch - Front Porch
  • Lot Description1/2 -1 Acre
  • RoofMetal
  • ConstructionPre-Owned
  • FoundationCrawl Space

School Information

  • ElementarySullivan's Island
  • MiddleMoultrie
  • HighWando

Additional Information

  • Days on Website16

Listing Details

  • Office Contact843-628-0008
  • OfficeThe Cassina Group

Interior Features

Ceilings - 9'+, Ceiling - Cathedral/Vaulted

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