32 Legare Street, Charleston, 29401

Residential - Single Family Detached For Sale in South of Broad

$19,500,000

9Beds
16Baths
17,142Sqft
.87Acres
1803Built
398DOM
MLS® #: 16027451
Active, 398 Days on Market

Legare Street's oldest residence known locally as "The Sword Gate," was built in 1803. 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.

Essential Information

MLS® #: 16027451
Price: $19,500,000
$/SqFt: $1,138
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 16.00
Full Baths: 13
Half Baths: 3
Square Footage: 17,142
Acres: 0.87
Year Built: 1803
Type: Residential
Sub-Type: Single Family Detached
Style: Chas. Single
Status: Active
Construction: Pre-Owned

Interior

Interior: Wood, Stone, Marble
Interior Features: Ceilings - 9'+, Ceiling - Smooth, Ceiling - Cathedral/Vaulted, Kitchen Island, Window Treatments - Some, Other, Walk-In Closets, Wet Bar
Master Bedroom: Walk-In Closets, Multpl Clset
Heating: Other
Cooling: Other
Fireplace: Yes
Fireplaces: Bathroom, Bedroom, Dining Room, Family Rm, Living Rm, Three +, Den, Gas Connection, Great Rm, Kitchen, Wood Burning

Exterior

Exterior: Stucco, Wood Siding
Exterior Features: Covr'd Patio, Full Fr Prch, Patio, Privacy Fenc, Spcl Lights, Strg/outbldg, Work Shop, Wrap Rnd Por, Brick Fence, Gutters, Iron Fence, Lawn Irriga., Porch - Front Porch
Lot Description: 1/2 -1 Acre
Roof: Slate
Foundation: Basement
Parking: 2 Car Garage

Community Amenities

Amenities: Cable Avail

Community Information

Address: 32 Legare Street
Area: Peninsula Chas. inside of crosstown
Subdivision: South of Broad
City: Charleston
County: Charleston
State: SC
Zip Code: 29401

School Information

Elementary: Memminger
Middle: Courtenay
High: Burke

Additional Information

Listing Office: Handsome Properties, Inc.
Days on Website: 398

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Prestige Real Estate Group LLC
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Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
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