This exquisite Charleston pied-a-terre is an extraordinary residence. It is located in the most prestigious neighborhood South of The Battery with unparalleled views of White Point Gardens. Nothing compares to this location. It is a walker's paradise, viewing the most beautiful historic mansions in Charleston, the timeless charm of Battery Park, and the epic beauty of the Charleston Harbor and the Ashley River.This luxury condominium on the first floor of the Fort Sumter House provides easy access from the street directly to the private entrance. No need to enter into the lobby or take the elevator. Guests can park in front of the building, climb up the stairs and enter the glass doors to find your front door. Very convenient. More...Upon entering the front door, you are delighted to see the grand 16-foot ceiling and dramatic atmosphere of the view out the window of White Point Gardens and the sailboats on the Charleston Harbor. There is a feeling of grandeur and openness as you explore the fascinating layout of the rooms. You can see the entire first floor living room, dining room and kitchen as being one open space perfect for entertaining guests. The stairs leading up to the Master Suite are subtly hidden behind an art gallery wall successfully creating a sense of privacy. You can view the Master Bedroom through a wall of glass separating the space for privacy but allowing the natural light to illuminate the room.
Meticulous remodeling was executed with respect to all the architectural details of the 1920's original structure. The 15" plaster crown molding was preserved and refinished by hand for a "smooth to the touch" finish. You will see the glorious corner columns not only in the two-story living room but also in the Master Bedroom, Master Bathroom and Walk-in Closet. Cove molding lighting is strategically placed below the crown molding creating an ambiance of glamour and romance. After all, this was the Fort Sumter Hotel where several historical figures of the 1940's stayed.
The original marble floors and marble wainscoting were restored to perfection in the first floor living room/dining room/kitchen. In this room you can enjoy the views of the magnificent oak trees of White Point Garden. Through the large picture window you can witness varied activities such as marriage proposals "on bended knee", weddings under the gazebo, neighbors chatting, photographers, walkers and runners enjoying their run along the water on the Battery.
The kitchen has beautiful dark grey custom cabinetry with a thoughtful approach to an efficient use of space. Floating shelves add a sense of openness and actually create great storage and display. Luxury appliances make this workspace a chef 's dream. Special features include a hidden pull-out pantry, two pull-out spice racks, a farmhouse sink, and high-end hardware. The waterfall quartz counter tops make an elegant statement.
A new full bath is located on the first floor making it convenient for overnight guests. The marble glass shower and designer vanity make this a bright and spacious bathroom.
The Master Bedroom Suite is located on the second floor. Architectural details make this space unique and very inviting. The king-sized bed and two nightstands fit perfectly under the dramatic crown molding and views of White Point Garden are visible through the large picture window. In the Master Bath a custom double vanity, private water closet and very large glass marble shower gives this bath a sense of elegance and space.
The walk-in closet has a built-in dresser and shoe rack continuing the luxurious details of this fabulous condominium.
Words cannot describe the incredible feeling of joy as you walk through this entire space. Peggy Norris Designs, a Charleston based interior designer well known for joyful balanced spaces and renovations that are classic and timeless, executed the design and remodel of this project. Come enjoy the experience as you imagine yourself living in total luxury.
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