40 Charlotte Street, Charleston

$4,150,000

6 Beds
5 Full Baths
2 Half Baths
6,455 Sqft
.23 Acres
0 Garages

Architecturally noted as one of the oldest Greek Revival homes in Charleston, and built on one of the highest points in the Historic Downtown, one can understand why the Plantation Style with double piazza, forged ironwork, oversized lot, grand marble staircase, and gas lantern has such a street presence.Like most great plantations in the Low-country, they are humble yet elegant. From the English Basement you can see, this home has a spectacular structure of old heart pine beams, joists and brickwork. The upper rooms are large with lots of light, with four windows and one fireplace in each of the six main rooms. Single planks of heart pine flooring span from wall to wall with original plaster cornice moldings.What makes this Plantation Style home architecturally unique and functionally advantageous: all four bedrooms in the upper part of the main house have large ensuite bathrooms. The separate Historic Kitchen House has one bedroom and bath with its own meters and entrances.

What once seemed outside of the center of Charleston, today is the most vibrant area with the Farmer's Marker, Main Auditorium, Music Hall, Museum, Aquarium, and the Best Restaurants & Hotels: all within a Four-Block Radius. Yet the wide-canopy of the Live Oak lined Charlotte Street, blue stone sidewalks, and the double width lot, makes you feel like you escaped to the country.

Equally important to the great location on high ground is the line of history of Building Artisans who owned, built & maintained this grand 1831 Plantation Style Home. Rising some 45' to the roof ridge, this house has many different options for a family using the private basement and attic spaces or others might use the exterior entrance to the basement as a future apartment. And yet others might use the English Basement for a wine room/cellar and the attic as an artist studio. The exterior elevator has been through the Board of Architectural Review process, and can now be easily added to the rear including an approved deck and more windows to the 3rdFloor rear of the house, if needed.

Based on the Plantation Style orientation and not a restricted narrow lot with a Single House orientation, 40 Charlotte has historic wings off the back that lent itself for the newly upgraded plumbing and expanded baths. Also tucked in the historic wings, a cozy office, butlers pantry, a half-bath and broom closets. A recent one-story addition with a new large modern kitchen is nestled in-between the Historic Kitchen House and the Main House. A new garden wall was added to give privacy to the Kitchen House and define more of a Charleston garden. Plenty of parking and room for expansion on this .23 acre lot.

The original large property would have had multiple buildings on it. By sharing the driveway and defining a future site for building art structures that feature brick, stone, timber framing, plaster & stucco, with ornament detail in iron and brickwork, we think the site and in the spirit of its founding artisan builders will once again host beautiful and elegant structures.

Essential Information
MLS® #19018447
Price$4,150,000
Bedrooms6
Bathrooms7.00
Full Baths5
Half Baths2
Square Footage6,455
Square Footage6455.00
Acres0.23
Year Built1831
TypeResidential
Sub-TypeSingle Family Detached
StatusActive
Style

Traditional, Carriage/Kitchen Hse, Contemporary, Condo Regime

Community Information
Address40 Charlotte Street
SubdivisionWraggborough
CityCharleston
CountyCharleston
StateSC
Zip Code29403
Area

Peninsula Chas. inside of crosstown

Amenities
ParkingOff-st Prkng
GaragesOff-st Prkng
Amenities

Cable Avail, Elevators, Trash Pickup

Features

Tankless Water Heater, Energy Star Appliance

Interior
InteriorCeramic Tile, Wood
HeatingHeat Pump
CoolingCentral
FireplaceYes
StoriesOther
Interior Features

Ceilings - 9'+, Window Treatments - All, Ceiling - Cathedral/Vaulted, Elevator, Elevator Shaft, Ceiling - Smooth, Other, Walk-In Closets, Wet Bar, Ceiling - Beamed

Fireplaces

Bedroom, Family Rm, Great Rm, Living Rm, Bathroom, Dining Room, Gas Connection, Other, Three +

Exterior
ExteriorStucco, Wood Siding
Lot DescriptionHigh, 0 - .5 Acre
RoofMetal, Copper
ConstructionPre-Owned
FoundationCrawl Space, Basement
Exterior Features

Elevator Shaft, Metal F/encl, Wood F/encl, Full Fr Prch, Gutters, Part'l Fence, Patio, Porch - Front Porch, Balcony, Brick Fence, Iron Fence, Other, Privacy Fenc

School Information
ElementaryMemminger
MiddleSimmons Pinckney
HighBurke
Additional Information
Days on Website36
Listing Details
OfficeThe Boulevard Company, LLC
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