Hurricanes are no Match for Well-Built Homes

Hurricanes are a fact of life for folks who live live along the Gulf Coast and the Eastern Seaboard. And after looking at the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael, many are likely leery of buying waterfront property. But you don’t have to be. Recently highlighted in the New York Times, this article shows that if a home is built to exacting standards it can withstand Mother Nature’s fury.


At Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty, we have an impressive array of hurricane-ready homes currently on the market.

Consider these four island life gems now for sale:

672 Ellis Oak Drive, Charleston

This gorgeous 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath marsh front home that sits high on a bluff provides a country life setting only 7 minutes from Downtown Charleston and 10 minutes from Folly Beach. On .61 acres the home sits 17 feet above sea level, and has never flooded due to the protective bluff and sea wall, which keeps rising water at bay, even at king and surge tides.

Custom built by Epic Construction, this luxury estate offers your own waterfront oasis complete with a private dock and boat lift; huge IPE deck with saline pool and hot tub; and near panoramic views from most rooms. The main-level master suite boasts picturesque views and massive custom bath. The home offers 4 private and well appointed guest suites, custom kitchen with Gneiss countertops and cherry cabinetry and an open floor plan with a generous living room, formal dining room, comfortable den and functional butlers’ pantry/drop zone. Other details include a copper roof and gutters, high crawl space and hurricane-proof upper windows.

Enjoy Shangri-La on the water for $2,995,000.

2619 Bayonne Street on Sullivan’s Island

One of the most exceptional properties ever to hit the market on Sullivan’s Island, with 6 bedrooms, 5 full/2 half baths, 5,070 square feet and .51 acres just steps from the Atlantic Ocean and elevated high out of the flood plain (with an elevator for ease of access!) .

Completed in 2018 to withstand the onslaught of nature by Daly Sawyer Construction, this Beau Clowney masterpiece of steel and concrete construction boasts Impact Glass windows and doors – the Marvin Magnum Windows are impact resistant and salt proof– extra wide footings, precast piers with rebar and concrete, a copper roof and warm entry pool. Clean lines and stunning ocean vistas enhance every room of the home, including the formal den, vast kitchen, great room, music room and guest suites. The grand central kitchen offers Sub Zeros with custom shiplap, Namibia white marble, La Corneau range and hood. Lacquered ceilings, custom banquette, handmade tile, gas lanterns and more await. Only 20 minutes from downtown on this serene beach, this property will lift your spirits daily.

The ultimate island life is offered at $7,895,000.

630 Pitt Street, Mount Pleasant

This custom 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home in the heart of the quaint Old Village exudes luxury design and quality construction. The home’s 3,823 square feet are built on a high corner lot of .28 acres requiring no flood insurance.

The open floor plan flows through generous living spaces offering a private office, separate den, formal dining and living rooms and a huge screened-in porch perfect for outdoor living. With a main-level master, three additional bedrooms upstairs, and a 1.5-car garage, this home has plenty of space for a growing family and guests. The home also includes a Dade County impact-rated, storm-rated standing seam metal roof, a concrete finished encapsulated crawl space with a dehumidifier, a whole house generator and Tankless Rinnai recirculating hot water system that runs on propane – no electricity needed.

Living here puts you 10 minutes from Downtown, 10 minutes from Sullivan’s Island and walking distance from some of Charleston’s most renowned restaurants.

Live in the heart of everything for $2,575,000.

125 Halona Lane, Kiawah Island

Painstakingly designed and constructed, using the most sustainable building materials and earth-friendly building practices, this unique property allows owners to live in harmony with nature with minimal impact on the environment.

With 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, Indigo Park neighborhood’s “Palmetto” model by Royal Indigo Construction offers windows and doors that are Dade County hurricane rated, well insulated and rot-resistant. Notable green features include energy star appliances, a UV reflective roof, and closed-cell foam insulation around the floors and roofline for added structural strength and energy efficiency.

Other highlights include of this LEED certified home include a true standing seam metal roof with a 20-year coastal warranty, outdoor deck, French white oak floors, three-stop elevator and idyllic marsh and water views.

The epitome of luxury is yours for $3,095,000.

Since 1983, the Charleston community has turned to Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty for its expertise in buying and selling luxury homes. Since its founding, Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty has managed over $2 billion in real estate transactions without litigation. To learn more about the local firm and these exquisite homes, call 843-723-7150 or visit