Just Hit the Market in Charleston: An Historic $13.85 Million Jewel
Calling all Charleston, South Carolina, house hunters! If you, like Rhett Butler, are seeking “a little grace and civility,” this dreamy property on Legare Street has it in spades. Tucked away on one of the largest lots South of Broad, the Reverend Paul Trapier Gervais House sits on a nearly three-quarter-acre lot with a spotless lawn, neatly manicured gardens, and plenty of trees. The circa-1835 Charleston single house measures in at 7,800 square feet and has five bedrooms, four full baths, and two half-baths. An easy walk from the Battery, this Carolina classic is a true jewel—and it’ll only set you back $13,850,00. Keep scrolling for a peek inside this handsome home, and then give us a call after you move in. We’ll happily help you break it in.
Talk about putting your best face forward! Greenery-covered columns and two breezy piazzas set the tone before you ever step foot inside.
Formal Living Room
Entertain guests in this light-filled parlor, complete with gorgeous wood floors and a grand fireplace.
The Dining Room
Hosting dinner parties is a breeze in this spacious dining room. A seagrass rug underfoot dials down the formality.
This smart kitchen is definitive proof that two islands are better than one: You can prep at one and eat lunch at the other. (Plus, we spy a dog bed, and any kitchen that carves out a little room for the pooch is our kind of kitchen.)
Two words: Velvet. Walls. We’ve officially found the reading/snoozing/TV-watching room of dreams.
Serenity rules in this master bedroom, which is flooded with natural light.
Master Bathroom and Closet
From the spa-like shower to the roomy closet, there’s a lot to like about the master bath-closet combo. We love the tucked-away vanity, too.
With its pitched ceilings and exposed beams, this alcove bedroom must have been designed with sleepovers in mind.
Exposed brick walls, a wood ceiling, and a fireplace dial up the cozy factor of this textured family room.
Laundry day isn’t so bad when you can take care of the chore in a utility space as well-designed as this one. And the room’s best feature is one you can’t see in the photo: A shower built especially for your pup!
It wouldn’t be a Charleston single house without a porch designed for enjoying cross-breezes and cocktails.
Give us all the pool houses! This one works double-duty as a guest house and home gym. The pool itself is pretty idyllic, too.
It’s hard to believe so much green space exists smack-dab in the middle of downtown Charleston. We can’t get enough of the lush greenery and the manicured lawn. Bonus points for the pineapple fountain, a nod to the city’s well-loved (and oft-used) symbol for hospitality.