Sullivan’s Island’s Historic WWII Estate Sells For Record Breaking $9M


Sullivan’s Island’s most historic home was just sold for a record breaking $9 million.

Located at 1702 Ion Ave., this expansive five-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home spans 7,344 square feet and was initially constructed as the Base Commandant’s Quarters at Fort Moultrie. It stands as one of the fort’s most intricate remaining buildings, as highlighted by The Cassina Group, a Charleston-based real estate firm.

This property served as the home of General George C. Marshall during World War II, who, under President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s appointment, played a pivotal role in preparing the Army for war and managing allied operations abroad.

Characterized by its profound historical significance and enduring charm, the sale underscores the increasing attraction to Sullivan’s Island and the market for premium real estate.

The property quickly went under contract in just seven days, drawing attention with its distinctive attributes such as tin-printed ceilings, a modernized kitchen, a private swimming pool, several fireplaces, and expansive wraparound porches.

1702 Ion Avenue, Sullivans Island, SC 29482 from Molly Glover on Vimeo.

The identities of the buyer remain undisclosed. The property was previously owned by Charles and Caroline Stockdale, who acquired it in 2015, according to tax records.