With over 5300 square feet of elegance and livability, this home built by Benjamin Harleston Read Simons in 1894, is a unique property. Located in one of Charleston's finest neighborhoods, Harleston Village, facing Colonial Lake, this remarkable residence has much to offer the discerning buyer. Entering the property through a Philip Simmons wrought iron gate entrance, this beautiful Victorian home features soaring ceilings, eight fireplaces with gorgeous wood surrounds, stained glass windows, original heart pine floors throughout, grand porches, French doors and much more. On the first level is a grand entrance hall with a fireplace and an octagonal sitting area. A double living room and library/study with fireplaces is located on the south side. Across the hall a spacious diningroom with fireplace leads to a pantry, laundry room and a beautiful, well-equipped eat-in kitchen with a large island. Also on this level is a first floor room with full bath that can be used as a family room or guest suite. A powder room for guests is also located at the rear.
Front and rear stairs lead to a grand second floor with front octagonal sunroom, three large bedrooms and a hall bath. The spacious master suite has its own bath and closet . A rear staircase leads to an expansive third floor with open play and work areas, a bedroom and a full bath and huge walk-in closet.
Outside, a deck off the kitchen leads to an expansive, very private walled garden. A brick patio at the side of the yard is perfect for entertaining and relaxing. Off street parking for three cars exists on the south side. Winner of the Preservation Society's Carolopolis Awards for excellence in Historic Preservation.
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