The Motte Harvey House is located in the heart of Charleston's exclusive South of Broad neighborhood. This Pre-Revolutionary home, c 1731, is one of the oldest residences in the city. It is known to be one of the ''handsomest houses'' on one of the most popular streets in the town. The lot was originally purchased by Jacob Mott, the treasurer of the original Province of the city, from the estate of Robert Tradd, and has continued to be steeped in local history. It is one of 5 remaining houses existing from the 18th century on Tradd st. This 3 1/2 story brick and stucco home retains most of the original features and details. From its grand and notable proportions, to heart pine floors, original mantles with intricate mouldings and stunning staircase, you feel like you have stepped back in time.Unique to this neighborhood, are the grand 2nd and 3rd floor extra wide piazza' s . Not only do they afford you some of the most amazing views of the city, including the iconic white steeple of St Michaels and domed steeple of First Scotts church, they are perfect for entertaining and extending the experience of Southern living. You can certainly Enjoy sunset cocktails with family and friends, reading your favorite book or sipping your morning coffee. Over it's nearly 300 years, this residence has been the home to many prominent Charlestonians, one Resident, Miss Susan P. Frost, the city's first preservationist, did an extensive renovation in the1920's, which resulted in the sale of the beautiful, Georgian style cypress paneling from The 2nd floor drawing room, known as the Charleston Room, being purchased by St Louis Art museum, where it is still on display as an example of quality and workmanship. The current owners have meticulously restored and renovated the over 4300 sq ft. in keeping with the period while blending modern day amenities. Updating the kitchen and baths, and adding a powder room on the first floor. If you are a lover of Charleston, architecture and history, 61 Tradd St is place you can call home.
Listing courtesy of Maison Real Estate.