$5,500,000 20 South Battery Charleston, SC

MLS: 1224342   Type: Single Family   County: Charleston   City: Charleston   Area: Charleston Inside Crosstown   Neighborhood: South Of Broad   Zip: 29401   Style: Carriage/Kitchen House     Stories: 1

Mortgage $25,822 /mo

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17

16

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15,669

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1843

20 South Battery is the premier Charleston residence, prominent for its location and presence as a historic and social feature of the community. Local businessman Samuel Stevens built this antebellum home in 1843, selling it after the war to Colonel William Lathers, a native of Georgetown, South Carolina and an officer in the Union Army. In 1874 the home sold to South Carolina's Calhoun family patriarch, Andrew Calhoun Simonds, a well-known Charleston banker and entrepreneur. Today the residence is owned by Simonds' great-great-grandson. Classic elements abound within its expansive halls and rooms, including a spiral staircase ascending four floors, eight elegant fireplaces, and original wood parquet flooring. The main structure is a private residence that faces stunning water views of Charleston Harbor with legendary Fort Sumter in the distance. As Susan Sully described in Charleston Style, ''the interior seems to dwell in an international time warp that could exist in Venice, Paris or even Pompeii'' (Sully 1999, 74). To enter the tall front doors of this home is to enter an idyllic wonderland of geometric mosaic encaustic tiles with elegant cornices and pilasters in the expression of the Greek Rival and Second Empire styles. The ballroom, a focal point of the main entrance, provided the meeting room and founding of the oldest community-based historic preservation organization in America, the Charleston Preservation Society. Highlighted as a primary Charleston landmark in the ABC miniseries North and South (1985) starring Patrick Swayze and James Read, the main residence is gracefully clad in mellowed pink stucco with surrounding white piazzas and a whimsically unique mansard roof. The large adjoining garden and rear dependency hold The Battery Carriage House Inn. This elegant, successful establishment is a relaxing oasis in the midst of Charleston Harbor's White Point Garden and Battery. With eleven intimate guest rooms, each gracefully decorated to complement the time and theme of its historical lineage, the Inn is perfect for a romantic getaway. All rooms feature a private entrance from the brick-lined carriageway and the Charleston gardens beyond. This offer is a rare opportunity to purchase the most impressive of all income-producing historic properties.

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Memminger
Distance: 0.75 Miles
Courtenay
Distance: 1.7 Miles
Burke
Distance: 1.97 Miles

Price History

6/13/2016 Listed $5,500,000

Auction No
Lease Purchase No
Listing Area 51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown
New Owned Pre-Owned
Sf Detached Style Carriage/Kitchen House
Subdivision South of Broad

Interior Features

Cooling Central
Floors Ceramic Tile, Wood
Fp Desc/location Bedroom, Den, Dining Room, Family Room, Great Room, Living Room, Three +
Ground Level Yes
Master Bedroom Upstairs

Exterior Features

Acreage 0.00
Exterior Brick - Solid
Lot Description Riverview
Misc. Exterior Porch - Full Front, Gazebo
Roof Slate

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Property vs Zip Code Avg (29401)

Price 5.50M Avg 2.28M

Sqr Feet 15,669 Avg 3,580

Cost / Sqr Ft $351 Avg $638

Visits 1,672 Avg 695

Days on Site 1,677 Avg 289

Walkscore® 62 Avg 71

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Location & Address

Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty
33 Broad Street
Charleston, SC
843-203-0309
843-723-7494