South Of Broad Homes For Sale Charleston SC-MLS# 16027451
South Of Broad Homes For Sale Charleston SC
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Legare Street's oldest residence, known locally as ''The Sword Gate,'' was built circa 1790-1803 and is located on high ground in a high AE flood zone. This Federal-style residence is privately nestled behind its famous front gates which were originally commissioned for the City's Guard House but rejected because the proposed price was too steep. Sword Gate was originally constructed by Solomon Legare, the man for whom Legare Street is named. This elegant estate of over 17,000 square feet includes 9 bedrooms, 13 full and 3 half baths and is one of the most impressive and historically significant homes on Peninsular Charleston. Adamesque woodwork, plasterwork and composition work enhance many of the most formal spaces including the grand ballroom and dining room. The property is entirely secured by stately old brick walls and commanding gates of iron. The estate of approximately 0.87 acres also includes a lovely carriage house, a separate staff wing which includes maids and butlers quarters, a conservatory, and a large garage. The gardens are positioned surrounding the home providing a peaceful escape yet still protecting the privacy of the residents. Enjoy the croquet lawn and a calming reflecting pool leading to the conservatory. Private outdoor dining and seating vignettes under grand old trees provide refuge from the world outside and the Carolina sun. The provenance of one of Charleston's most coveted residences includes a tannery, an elite private girls school, a museum, and an Inn. The estate also boasts a famous owner, Abraham Lincoln's granddaughter. The finest team of craftsmen, contractors, landscape architects, and an internationally known designer brought this fine residence back to its original grandeur over a span of several years, blending the best of old historic architecture and state of the art technology. A Chilled Water HVAC System heats and cools the residence.
Year Built: 1803
Floors: Wood, Marble, Stone
Exterior: Stucco, Wood Siding
Misc Ext: Fence - Brick, Patio - Covered, Porch - Full Front, Gutters, Fence - Iron, Lawn Irrigation, Patio, Fence - Private, Special Yard Lights, Storage/outbuilding, Workshop, Porch - Wrap-around, Porch - Front Porch
Msc Intr: Ceilings - 9+, Ceiling - Cathedral/vaulted, Kitchen Island, Ceiling - Smooth, Window Treatments - Some, Other Use Remarks, Walk-in Closets, Wet Bar
Lot Size: .87
Lot Desc: .5 - 1 Acre
Gar Pkg: 2 Car Garage
Amenity: Cable Tv Available
Desclocation: Bathroom, Bedroom, Den, Dining Room, Family Room, Gas Connection, Great Room, Kitchen, Living Room, Three +, Wood Burning
Style: Charleston Single
Ground Level: No
Rooms: Eat-in-kitchen, Family, Formal Living, Foyer, Game, Great, Laundry, Office, Pantry, Other Use Remarks, Separate Dining, Study, Utility
Utilities / HVAC
Cooling: Other Use Remarks
Heat: Other Use Remarks
Water Sewer: Public Sewer, Public Water
Courtesy of listing office Handsome Properties, Inc.
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