Address
32 Legare Street Charleston, SC
Price
$ 19,500,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#16027451
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyCHARLESTON
  • CityCharleston
  • AreaCharleston Inside Crosstown
  • NeighborhoodSouth Of Broad
  • Zip29401
  • StyleCharleston Single
  • Price$ 19,500,000
  • Bedrooms9
  • Full Bathrooms13
  • Half Bathrooms3
  • Sqr Footage17142
  • Lot Size0.87 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Handsome Properties, Inc.
Property Description

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.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Memminger Elementary School Courtenay Middle School Burke High School
Price History
10/22/2016 Listed $19,500,000

General Features

Amenities Cable TV Available
Lease Purchase No
Listing Area 51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown
New Owned Pre-Owned
Sf Detached Style Charleston Single
Subdivision South of Broad

Interior Features

Cooling Other (Use Remarks)
Floors Wood, Marble, Stone
Fp Desc/location Bathroom, Bedroom, Den, Dining Room, Family Room, Gas Connection, Great Room, Kitchen, Living Room, Three +, Wood Burning
Ground Level No
Heating Other (Use Remarks)
Master Bedroom Multiple Closets, Walk-In Closets
Misc. Interior Ceilings - 9'+, Ceiling - Cathedral/Vaulted, Kitchen Island, Ceiling - Smooth, Window Treatments - Some, Other (Use Remarks), Walk-In Closets, Wet Bar
Rooms Eat-In-Kitchen, Family, Formal Living, Foyer, Game, Great, Laundry, Office, Pantry, Other (Use Remarks), Separate Dining, Study, Utility

Exterior Features

Acreage 0.87
Exterior Stucco, Wood Siding
Foundation Basement
Garage Features 2 Car Garage
Lot Description .5 - 1 Acre
Misc. Exterior Fence - Brick, Patio - Covered, Porch - Full Front, Gutters, Fence - Iron, Lawn Irrigation, Patio, Fence - Private, Special Yard Lights, Storage/Outbuilding, Workshop, Porch - Wrap-Around, Porch - Front Porch
Roof Slate

Amenities

  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Pets
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 29401

Price
AVG $2.31M
$19.5M
Visits
AVG 714
5310
Year Built
AVG 1891
1803
Walkscore
AVG 74
78

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