Rare opportunity to own a family-friendly home of local and national historical significance! Built in 1902, this 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath home totaling 7581 total square feet, includes the old gymnasium which is now a perfect playland for running train sets around it, watching football games on big screens with friends, and much more! In 1954, the Post Exchange was sold and converted to a single-family residence. 1714 Middle Street is one of 26 former military resources that now comprise the Sullivan's Island Historic District. It is not zoned, and cannot be changed, for commercial use. So, it can always maintain the privacy and family continuity the island is known and loved for!The residence has also been updated to include modern conveniences and there is plenty of canvas here for the new owner to put their mark. A stunning, elevated pool (that will create marsh views) and 2 car detached garage are already Town approved. See architectural plans in the images. Extraordinary features of this home include its slate roof; original heart pine floors; grand columned front porch and foyer; pressed metal ceiling tiles; 18 ft ceilings in the renovated gymnasium/recreation hall (This amazing room has a large balcony with sitting area and 1/2 bath and offers endless possibilities with over 3000 sqft of open space). Areas of gorgeous exposed brick are sprinkled throughout the home and huge windows offer abundant natural light. The kitchen and bathrooms are brand new, by current owners in 2014, and child-friendly, colored-filled tile abounds in the family bath! The electric and plumbing are updated and there are 3 separate HVAC zones for comfort and energy efficiency. The historic cistern is converted into a beautiful Koi pond, and the lot is stunningly large! It's over a third acre street-to-street lot. Current owner has plans for a pool and a detached 2-car garage. The town of Sullivan's Island is extremely strict in its policies for additions, so this approval is highly relevant and a huge asset to the property! The next owner of this amazing residence will enjoy nature's distinctive sights and sounds from the Harbor just as our service men and women did during their off time in WWI and WWII. Besides the historical significance of the building, its location on Sullivan's Island is outstanding just across the street from Charleston Harbor; walking distance to the beach, the lighthouse, Edgar Allen Poe Library, many historical military landmarks, the Obstinate Daughter, Poe's Restaurant, Home Team and many more.