729 E Bay Street, Charleston


8 Beds
7 Baths
10,021 Sqft
.24 Acres
0 Garages

The Josiah Smith Tennent House stands out as a landmark and is a focal point on the gateway to the city of Charleston. Constructed in 1859, this brick mansion is significant for both its architecture and history. In 1862, it was used as a Confederate hospital called the Soldiers' Relief Home. It has had a variety of uses over the past 150 years, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. In 1993, the city gave the property to a nonprofit, and a major restoration followed, funded by millions in private donations and grants. The renovation received a South Carolina Historic Preservation Award in 2004. Today, this vast mansion with over 10,000 sq. ft of interior space features two wide wrap-around piazzas, giant wrought iron gates, multiple living and diningareas, 8 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 3 half bathrooms, two kitchens  one with a large marble topped island, a small indoor basketball court, sauna, cinema room, and commercial elevator. The front courtyard was known as the Philip Simmons Children's Garden, honoring the master blacksmith. This property has a commercial zoning classification of light industrial, and is subject to several overlay districts. This zoning allows a variety of uses from residential, office, or other. The location, versatility, and size of the property are unique and represent a special opportunity for the next owner.

Essential Information
MLS® #21023192
Full Baths4
Half Baths3
Square Footage10,021
Year Built1859
Property TypeResidential
Sub-TypeSingle Family Detached
StyleChas. Single, Traditional
Community Information
Address729 E Bay Street
Zip Code29403

51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown

GaragesOff-st Prkng, Other
InteriorCeramic Tile, Wood, Other
FireplacesLiving Rm, One
StoriesMulti Story
Mother-In-Law SuiteNo
Interior Features

Ceilings - 9'+, Window Treatments - All, Elevator, Garden Tub/Shower, Kitchen Island, Ceiling - Smooth, Walk-In Closets, Wet Bar, Elevator Shaft, Wine Cellar

Master Bedroom

Ceiling Fan, Dual Masters, Garden Tub/Shower, Upstairs, Walk-In Closets


Bonus, Eat-In-Kitchen, Family, Formal Living, Foyer, Game, Great, Laundry, Living/Dining Combo, Office, Separate Dining, Utility, Media, Sauna, Other (Use Remarks), Study

ExteriorSolid Brick
Lot DescriptionCorner, River View
Exterior Features

Metal F/encl, Balcony, Elevator Shaft, Iron Fence, Patio, Privacy Fenc, Wrap Rnd Por

School Information
MiddleSimmons Pinckney
Additional Information
Days on Website152
Listing Details
OfficeMaison Real Estate

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