Offered at: $345,000 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2
Half Baths: 0 Square Feet: 1062 Acres: .17


Listing Agent: Broker Brown Hamrick

Phone: 843.509.4741

Email: [email protected]

MLS Listing with additional photos

Classic Byrnes Downs cottage on corner lot directly adjacent to the West Ashley Greenway. 26 Nicholson Street is also within walking distance to the popular Savannah Highway Avondale area. The original brick home had two bedrooms, a hall bath, living and dining rooms, and a kitchen. Renovations by the current owner created an additional bedroom with a light-filled en suite bath. They also updated the hall bath as well as the bright, efficient galley kitchen with laundry closet. Hardwood floors throughout have been recently refinished and the entire interior is freshly repainted. The large grassy lot to the side of the home is maintained by the city and will never be built on. It connects directly to the Greenway.

26 Nicholson Street has a consistent rental history since the current owner purchased it in 1999. It could also be turned into your personal home in this highly desirable, conveniently-located neighborhood. The deep lot is suitable for an addition. Pull down stairs in the hall provide access to a large attic with natural light from dormer windows. This space provides roomy storage or could finished into a second floor. Likewise, the bathrooms and kitchen are ready for renovation. A detached cinder block garage/workshop is in the back of the lot and a driveway provides parking for three or more cars.

Byrnes Downs was developed by the Victory Housing Corporation and built between 1944 and 1955 by the Long Construction Company. It was named after local politician James F. Byrnes. Originally rental housing for Naval Shipyard workers, after WWII the homes were sold to veterans. Each of the 374, 1.5-story brick cottages was built from one of five model plans. Yards are large compared to house sizes and boast mature landscaping. The curved streets have sidewalks that connect friendly neighbors and are canopied with grand oaks, magnolias and crepe myrtles. Byrnes Downs is part of the St. Andrews School District. Beginning in the late 1980s, the subdivision became increasingly popular for its proximity to downtown and relatively affordable starter homes. Today, it includes a mix of young professionals, families and seniors. The exteriors of these charming homes remain mostly unchanged, although many have undergone interior renovations and additions.

Note, in August 2018, Palmetto Environmental Solutions (PES) completed a complete encapsulation of the foundation of the house. This included cleaning all surfaces and installing a dehumidifier and new sump pump. The liner system is backed by a 25-year performance guarantee and is transferable to new owners. (More detailed information is available upon request.)


*Note: An agent with the listing firm is affiliated with the owner. 

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