$19,500,000 32 Legare Street Charleston, SC

MLS: 16027451   Type: Single Family   County: Charleston   City: Charleston   Area: Charleston Inside Crosstown   Neighborhood: South Of Broad   Zip: 29401   Style: Charleston Single     Stories: 1

Mortgage $91,549 /mo

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Acres

Built

9

13

3

17,142

0.87

1803

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
Distance: 0.48 Miles
Courtenay
Distance: 1.42 Miles
Burke
Distance: 1.69 Miles

Price History

10/22/2016 Listed $19,500,000

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

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Property vs Zip Code Avg (29401)

Price 19.5M Avg 2.32M

Sqr Feet 17,142 Avg 3,522

Cost / Sqr Ft $1,138 Avg $661

Acres 0.87 Avg 0.16

Visits 5,270 Avg 710

Days on Site 337 Avg 296

Walkscore® 78 Avg 75

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Carolina One Real Estate

Charleston, SC
843-940-7388