|Offered at: $2,900,000||Bedrooms: 5||Bathrooms: 2|
|Half Baths: 1||Square Feet: 3761||Acres: .20|
Listing Agent: REALTOR® Herbert J. Butler, Jr.
Email: [email protected]
MLS Listing with additional photos
Warm and welcoming historic brick home on one of the most prestigious addresses in downtown Charleston, South Battery, in the storied South of Broad neighborhood. The corner lot, at the intersection of South Battery and Council Street, is past the tourist areas, yet just blocks away from White Point Garden and the newly restored Low Battery walk. Curb appeal abounds with an iron and brick fence and gate and mature landscaping amongst a canopy of oak trees.
Inside, the entry foyer and main stair hall have French doors that lead to the formal living room with fireplace. It retains traditional period details such as original hardwood floors, crown molding with picture rails, and operable exterior shutters. A cased opening leads to the formal dining room with paneled walls below chair rail molding, chinoiserie wallpaper, and a built-in china cabinet. (The opening originally had French doors which were removed and are stored in the garage, should you wish to reinstall them). A side porch was enclosed by prior owners to create a cypress-paneled library which opens out to the yard.
Behind the dining room is a spacious, sunny family room lined with Palladian-topped windows. It’s open to a large kitchen with breakfast bar and abundant cabinet storage and countertop prep space. Swinging glass doors open or close the formal entertaining spaces from the family spaces. Behind is a massive laundry room with utility sink, pantry storage, and convenient built-in drying rack and ironing board. With a back door leading to the yard and garage, it also doubles as a mud room and a pet center. It could additionally function as a butler’s pantry for entertaining. The family room opens to an outdoor deck and flagstone walk and sitting area that take advantage of the adjoining garden lot. There is also a half bath downstairs and a back staircase that connects the kitchen and dining room to the second floor.
Upstairs, the primary bedroom includes an updated en-suite bath with marble countertops, tile, and walk-in shower. The enclosed porch on this level creates a cypress-paneled sitting room or home office. Three additional bedrooms and a full hall bath complete the second floor. Two of the bedrooms offer multiple closets and one has a built-in desk with overhead storage. The third floor has been finished into a large bedroom with a seating alcove, plus 2 window seats. It provides a surprising amount of headspace and full walls, atypical of many attic rooms. Additional storage is located under the eaves. A 2-car detached garage with off-street parking is accessible from Council Street.