48 South Battery
48 South Battery
Charleston, SC 29401
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51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown
South of Broad
Bedroom,Den,Dining Room,Living Room,Three +
Riverview,0 - .5 Acre
Patio - Covered,Gutters,Lawn Irrigation,Patio,Fence - Private,Special Yard Lights,Stoop,Porch - Front Porch
Cable TV Available
Circa 1846. The James Macbeth House is one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in Charleston. The grandeur of this home is unsurpassed. Open the front door , with its original Greek key motif in etched glass [this was replicated on the iron gate in the courtyard] and you are immediately drawn up the gorgeous mahogany staircase to the Main level. You will be in awe at the incredible 14' ceilings, heart of pine floors with 18' runs, plaster moldings and exquisite plaster medallions. The parlor has a spectacular Waterford crystal chandelier, and three fabulous Italian marble fireplaces all preserved and maintained in their original state. All 5 of the floor to ceiling Windows/doors open to a stunning, wide grand piazza with water views and harbor breezes. This floor is completed with a wet bar and new eat-in kitchen, with a French door to piazza and iron staircase leading to the courtyard. The Main level is beautifully suited for entertaining with grand parties and receptions .The 4 family bedrooms and full bathrooms , including three with fireplaces, along with a large temperature controlled storage room make up the upper levels.The Ground level has a separate meter which would allow for the conversion to an apartment. It is rumored that John F. Kennedy rented it when he was stationed in Charleston. It is currently designed for casual entertaining, and boasts a lovely paneled pecky cypress library/den complete with two fireplaces, wet bar and 500+bottle wine room. A private guest suite (bedroom, full bath and fireplace)with its own internal and external entrance. Through French doors you enter a new stone courtyard complete with an outdoor kitchen, lighting and grilling station . There is also, a wonderful open covered piazza completing the landscaped, fenced and walled yard for private entertaining in the heart of Downtown. Important to note the Main house owns and controls the driveway and 2-3 parking spaces in the rear. Carriage House has only the "right of ingress and egress" to their property via the driveway. Carriage House is available for purchase at additional price (see Agent's notes) with a ratified contract on Main House. Carriage House is circa 1740 and approximately 2300 sqf. It is masonry with parking and a private courtyard. It was the original Charleston Day School! Completely renovated for current owner's use with all Bosche appliances in large, eat-in kitchen. Two bedrooms and den/office could be used as a third bedroom. 4 fireplaces, quiet and private. Also has a storage shed with a half bath that wold be perfect for a poolhouse! Location, Location, Location!!
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