Quick Search


view all


Any

Any

No Min.

No Max.

Charlotte Bova

Charlotte Bova
Carolina One Real Estate
Charleston, SC 29407

843-763-5765
Contact Me

Back to Saved Search
Listing 3 out of 1,123
$15,990,000 For Sale

32 Legare Street
Charleston, SC 29401

9 beds, 13 full, 3 partial baths | Single Family Home
17,142 sq ft; lot: 0.87 acres - MLS# 16027451
Property Photo
1/43

Description

Legare Street's oldest residence known locally as ''The Sword Gate, '' was built in 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 wood work, plaster work 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 .87 acres also includes a lovely carriage house, a separate staff wing which includes maids and butlers room, a conservatory, and a large garage. The gardens are positioned surrounding the home providing a peaceful escape yet still protecting the privacy of of the residents. Enjoy the croquet lawn, a calming reflecting pool leading to the conservatory, private outdoor dining and seating vignettes under grand old trees providing 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.

Features

  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Sub Type: Single Family Detached
  • Listing Status: Active
  • County/Area: Charleston County
  • Zip Code: 29401
  • Year Built: 1803
  • Subdivision/Neighborhood: South Of Broad
  • Elementary School: Memminger
  • Middle School: Courtenay
  • High School: Burke
  • Sq.Ft.: 17,142 sq ft
  • Style: Charleston Single
  • Bedrooms: 9
  • Full Baths: 13
  • Half Baths: 3
  • Basement: Yes, See Foundation
  • Garage: 2 Car Garage
  • Fireplace: See Fireplace Features
  • Lot Size: .87
  • Baths: 14.5 baths
  • Area: 51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown
  • Amenities: Cable TV Available
  • Cooling: Other (Use Remarks)
  • Fireplace Features: Bathroom, Bedroom, Den, Dining Room, Family Room, Gas Connection, Great Room, Kitchen, Living Room, Three +, Wood Burning
  • Flooring: Wood, Marble, Stone
  • Foundation: Basement
  • Heat: Other (Use Remarks)
  • Lot Description: .5 - 1 Acre
  • Master Bedroom: Multiple Closets, Walk-In Closets
  • Misc Exterior: 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
  • Misc Interior: Ceilings - 9'+, Ceiling - Cathedral/Vaulted, Kitchen Island, Ceiling - Smooth, Window Treatments - Some, Other (Use Remarks), Walk-In Closets, Wet Bar
  • New Owned: Pre-Owned
  • Roofing: Slate
  • Rooms: Eat-In-Kitchen, Family, Formal Living, Foyer, Game, Great, Laundry, Office, Pantry, Other (Use Remarks), Separate Dining, Study, Utility
  • Siding: Stucco, Wood Siding
  • Water/Sewer: Public Sewer, Public Water
Courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.



Charlotte Bova | 843-763-5765 | Contact Me
873 Orleans Rd, Suite 102 Charleston, SC 29407
Copyright © 2016, All Rights Reserved

Real Estate Websites by iHOUSEweb iconiHOUSEweb | Admin Menu