SULLIVAN'S ISLAND — A beachfront home with ocean views and an L-shaped pool set a new record selling price June 9 in this Charleston County seaside town.
Brooke Gordon, the ex-wife of NASCAR race car driving legend Jeff Gordon, sold the 5,844-square-foot house at 1901 Thee St. for $10.5 million, according to Tim Reese of Dunes Properties, who handled the listing.
The two-story house, with four bedrooms and 4½ bathrooms, was listed for $11.5 million.
The buyer's information was not immediately available, as the transaction had not been recorded in the Charleston County Register of Deeds as of June 10.
Nancy Hoy of Carolina One Real Estate represented the new owners.
"It is a beautiful home, and it was a privilege to be part of the transaction and represent the buyer," Hoy said. "Every time I walk into the house, it's like looking at a Monet painting."
She also pointed out the lack of a maritime forest and wetlands on the beach side as contributing factors to the home's allure.
Reese, too, said the the unblocked views of the Atlantic Ocean commanded a high price.
"The reason the home sold for such a premium is the view corridor because it is not obstructed by the maritime forests," Reese said. "It's worth millions of dollars more in valuation because of the scenic views."
Gordon purchased the lot on Sullivan's Island in 2013 for $2.675 million after selling a house at 37 King St. on the Charleston peninsula for $5 million, according to Charleston County land records. She had purchased the King Street residence three years earlier for $6.5 million.
"It is one heck of an elegant beachfront house," Reese said of the island home that was completed in 2015.
Located near Station 19 between the Sullivan's Island Lighthouse and Sullivan's Island Elementary School, the home features an open, two-story foyer with a custom plaster dome.
A listing for the property describes the first floor with "an airy great room with old-world touches, including Venetian-plaster walls and vintage Murano-glass chandeliers."
Other first-floor features include a kitchen with a walnut-top island, a large media room and guest suite with private access to the outdoors. Large sliding glass doors open to the pool on the southwest corner of the deck and a covered patio area.
A curved staircase leads to the second level, which features two additional guest suites, a small open-air office area and the master suite with access to a private open-air deck from both the large panoramic bedroom and the master bathroom.
The previous record-high price for a home on Sullivan's stood for just seven months. A 5,000-square-foot house at 2307 Atlantic Ave. sold in November for $8.2 million.