Offered at: $2,200,000 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3
Half Baths: 1 Square Feet: 2460 Acres: .02

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Listing Agent: Broker Brown Hamrick

Phone: 843.509.4741

Email: [email protected]

MLS Listing with additional photos

20 South Adgers Wharf is a move-in ready home located South of Broad across from the famed Rainbow Row, on one of Charleston’s few remaining cobblestone streets. The icing on the cake is a rooftop deck with 360-degree views of downtown Charleston and Charleston Harbor. The 1850s building was converted to a residence in 1946 and was completely renovated in 2007. That update replaced all systems (including heating and air conditioning, wiring, plumbing and ductwork) and remodeled the kitchen and bathrooms.

South Adgers Wharf c. 1940. Courtesy of Historic Charleston Foundation.

The charming entry includes a small garden punctuated by gas lanterns and horse head hitching posts. Inside, the historic character of the building is highlighted with exposed brick and beams along the ceilings and dark hardwood floors. The living room flows into a remodeled kitchen and dining area with remote-controlled gas wall fireplace. A large center island includes seating, while a wall of sleek dark cabinets provides plenty of storage and conceals the appliances. Beyond the pantry is a half bath with attractive copper sink and wall-mounted hardware. A French door leads to a small back courtyard. A small basement level affords space for storage or a wine cellar.

The second floor comprises the master suite. A sitting room or office with built-in bookshelves fronts the street. Glass doors open to a small iron Juliet balcony overlooking a park. Pocket doors access a walk-in closet. The white marble master bathroom has dual vanities, a soaking tub plus walk-in shower with two heads, and a delicate inlaid tile floor. The master bedroom is tucked in the back of the house for privacy.

The third floor consists of 2 bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom with glass tile showers and floating sinks. Both rooms have ample closet space plus built-in vanities. The back bedroom also has a stackable laundry closet. A loft/den area connects the rooms and houses a spiral staircase that leads to the home’s piece-de-resistance: the rooftop deck. An indoor wet bar with refrigerator and freezer leads to a large deck with spectacular panoramic birds-eye views of the rooftops and steeples of the Holy City, Charleston Harbor, the Ravenel Bridge, the Yorktown and Patriots Point, the Cooper River, and even Rainbow Row. It is wired for electricity and gas, creating the perfect private retreat or entertaining space.

South Adgers Wharf in the early 20th century. Courtesy of Historic Charleston Foundation.

South Adgers Wharf is located within the original walled city of Charleston. (In fact, remains of the Tradd Street redan were uncovered at the corner of South Adgers Wharf and East Bay Street.) A dog park and the Hazel Parker Playground are directly across the street and provide pleasant views. For even better scenery, walk to iconic Rainbow Row or Waterfront Park. The Battery and shops and restaurants along Broad Street, East Bay Street and the Market are also just steps away. Or pick up a Holy Spokes bike right across the street.

 

HISTORY OF SOUTH ADGERS WHARF

The story of South Adgers Wharf is as old as Charleston itself. The land originally belonged to Robert Tradd, the first English child born in the colony. He left it to Jacob Motte, the South Carolina Treasurer, who built a large wharf known as “Motte’s Wharf” or “Motte’s Bridge.” In the mid 1800s, cotton warehouses and factors’ offices were constructed. From here, James Adgers & Company operated the first steamship line between Charleston and New York, and lent his name to the current street. When port activities moved up the peninsula in the 1940s, the warehouse buildings were converted into homes and offices. Now you have the opportunity to own one of these historic residences in the heart of downtown Charleston.

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