Offered at: $1,095,000 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3
Half Baths: 1 Square Feet: 3650 Acres: .11


170 Mary Ellen Drive exterior170 Mary Ellen Drive is a lovely 3-story home in the desirable Longborough section of Wagener Terrace in downtown Charleston. Constructed in 2006, this is a Charleston Single-style house reimagined for today’s family living. Double front and rear piazzas as well as a screened porch off the master suite offer expansive marsh front views of the Ashley River. The current owners included several upgrades such as an elevator, plantation shutters and surround sound. Substantial floor and crown moldings punctuate high ceilings and walnut hardwood floors. The entire interior of the home was just repainted with a contemporary neutral paint scheme. All of the decking was just refinished as well.

The main level features a living room with a large gas fireplace as its focal point. It opens to a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, a farm sink, a Wolf gas stove and pot filler, a dual drawer dishwasher and a Sub-Zero French door refrigerator. The large butcher block island includes a built-in wine cooler. An attractive walk-in butler’s pantry provides additional open storage. The adjacent eating area includes space for a desk and mudroom. A formal dining room, office, and powder room complete the first floor.

The second floor houses the master suite with a sitting area that opens to a large screen porch providing fabulous views of the water and oak trees. The master bath has a marble shower and jetted soaking tub. An additional bedroom and full bath plus laundry closet are also on this level.

170 Mary Ellen Drive backyardThe third floor includes two bedrooms (one with a vaulted ceiling) and a full bath. A spacious, bright bonus room is an ideal family room, play room, game room or media center. Walk out to a rooftop deck with more stunning views, including the River Dogs fireworks. The entire third floor functions as the perfect retreat for kids or guests.

In addition to all the porches, 170 Mary Ellen Drive has plenty of outdoor space. The private backyard slopes to the tidal marsh. Native palmettos and sago palms and fragrant tea olives complement the landscapping. Longborough is a neo-traditional community that touts itself as Charleston’s “newest old neighborhood.” Bike to Hampton Park or the Citadel. Go fishing at the neighborhood dock or walk the trails in Longborough Park. Enjoy all the shops, restaurants and culture of downtown Charleston from a quiet vantage point. To experience the Longborough lifestyle, visit 170 Mary Ellen Drive today.

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