48 S Battery, Charleston, 29401

Residential - Single Family Detached For Sale in South of Broad


MLS® #: 18004028
Active, 26 Days on Market

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.

Essential Information

MLS® #: 18004028
Price: $4,250,000
$/SqFt: $708
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 6.00
Full Baths: 5
Half Baths: 1
Square Footage: 6,001
Acres: 0.13
Year Built: 1846
Type: Residential
Sub-Type: Single Family Detached
Style: Chas. Single
Status: Active
Construction: Pre-Owned


Interior: Slate, Wood, Marble
Interior Features: Ceilings - 9'+, Garden Tub/Shower, Kitchen Island, Ceiling - Smooth, Window Treatments - Some, Walk-In Closets, Wet Bar, Wine Cellar
Master Bedroom: Garden Tub/Shower, Upstairs
Heating: Gas
Cooling: Central
Fireplace: Yes
Fireplaces: Bedroom, Den, Dining Room, Living Rm, Three +
Stories: Multi Story


Exterior: Block/Masnry
Exterior Features: Covr'd Patio, Gutters, Lawn Irriga., Patio, Privacy Fenc, Spcl Lights, Stoop, Porch - Front Porch
Lot Description: River View, 0 - .5 Acre
Roof: Slate
Foundation: Crawl Space
Parking: Off-st Prkng

Community Amenities

Amenities: Cable Avail

Community Information

Address: 48 S Battery
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: 26

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Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
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