With a pink stuccoed brick exterior and black storm shutters, The William Bell House circa 1798, characterizes classic Charleston charm. In the 1920s it was restored by preservationist Susan Pringle Frost, and in the 1930s the historic home was renovated by the Trowbridge Elliman family of New York. Sitting on high ground, the property did not flood in Hurricane Hugo nor since then.Off of the marble-tiled foyer, the kitchen features high ceilings and plenty of cabinet space. A separate dining room boasts beautiful architectural details including original hardwood floors and a cove ceiling. The formal living room offers stunning crown and baseboard molding, wet bar and wood burning fireplace. French doors open onto the terrace leading into the spectacular private garden. The second level master suite has built-in closets, a gas fireplace and room for a sitting area. A wrought iron balcony overlooks the garden and was added by the Elliman family in the 1930s. The master suite also offers a walk-in closet, laundry with stacked washer/dryer, and en suite bath. An office completes this level. The third floor offers three additional bedrooms. Steps lead to the fourth-floor attic for even more storage. The stunning high walled garden has been included in the Historic Charleston Foundation's House and Garden Tours. The garage and additional off-street parking for two vehicles is accessed by Longitude Lane. Just blocks from Waterfront Park and The Battery, enjoy the best of South of Broad living in this lovingly maintained historic home. Seller is moving to retirement community â€“ possession will occur after the move to retirement community which is expected to be in September 2018.
William Means Real Estate
41 Broad Street | Charleston | SC 29401
843.577.6651 | 843.577.6651
Property Type: Residential
Listing Category: Purchase