Marshview Cottage

Marshview Cottage as seen from the Impoundment

This small house is also a great way to live lightly on the island.  There are three bedrooms with the master bedroom upstairs.  Designed by a leading Charleston Architect who specializes in designs related to Sustainability, Marshview cottage has been the island manager’s house in the past, as well as housing for interns, and the fire chief’s house.  Owned by the Dewees Island Property Owner’s association, the cottage will be put on the market this spring.  The driveway to the house is right off Old House Lane (easy access to the ferry is a convenience not to be taken lightly,) and boasts fabulous “up-close” views of the impoundment.

Entryway in the trees to Marshview Cottage

The entryway off the driveway leads to a covered porch and landing.

charming red storm shutters lead you to the front door

Inside, there is an open floor plan with the kitchen and living room on the left, and a hallway going to two bedrooms on the left.


View toward the front door from the living/dining room

The kitchen opens to the rest of the living areas:

There are two bedrooms, currently furnished with twin beds, which share the hallway full bath.

Bedroom #1
The Laundry room is tucked under the stairs near the bedrooms
Second first floor bedroom faces the back porch
main living area with built in storage

But the most distinctive feature of this home is the intimate connection with the wetlands right outside the back door.  Imagine having your evening cocktail or morning coffee right on this porch:

The porch sits right at the edge of Old House lagoon.

From the porch, you can see incredible birds: flocks of ducks in the winter, nesting bald eagles across the way, painted buntings in the forest.  There are also otters fishing the creek, the occasional alligator, and deer wandering through the yard.



landing off the screened porch: perfect for grilling dinner

Here’s another view of that landing from inside the porch:

And this is the porch from the water– you can see how close it is to incredible nature watching.


Upstairs, the Master Bedroom is large and spacious, with lots of closet space and the bath en suite. Vaulted ceilings make it even more roomy:

You even have your own porch with deck to greet the day!

Master Bath

A roomy den upstairs is the perfect place to watch a movie: