This Grand Charleston Home Comes With an Equally Grand Price Tag
One of Charleston’s finest homes, 26 South Battery St., is making a rare appearance on the real estate market. Currently listed by Lois Lane Properties, this circa-1853 home sits in Charleston’s most exclusive zip code—and it shows. Everything about this 7,000-square-foot home is on a grand scale, from the lot (just shy of half an acre—that’s living large downtown) to the number of rooms (7 bedrooms, 5.5 baths) to the list price ($7.2 million). The historic home has been incredibly maintained; it’s able to transport you to another era. Take a look at some of the house’s incredibly beautiful and impressive spaces, below.
This house makes a dramatic first impression. The Italianate style home stays true to its roots with a facade that could as easily be found in the Mediterranean as in Charleston. The house is wrapped in large piazzas, the white railing and arched columns accenting the blue stucco exterior.
The dual-level porches provide ample outdoor living space for the house. The arches seen here in the railing and windows are an architectural theme that continues inside the home. With a porch covering that so much perimeter of a house, you’re always bound to find (or ditch) the sunshine and a good cooling breeze.
The formal living room is just that—quite formal. Soaring ceilings call for thick, intricate crown molding and trim around the windows and doorways. Speaking of doorways, several rooms in the house have an alcove, the smaller, set-off area where the fireplace is.
If you’re the owner of this house, there’s certainly no excuse to not have enough room for company. The grand dining room easily fits a table for 12, making this an entertainer’s dream home. The bay window area to the right of the room looks out onto the street and is one of the rooms not bordered by the porch, meaning this room gets drenched in natural light.
The arches continue in the main hallway that leads to the stately semi-circle staircase. Lighting the stairwell from above? A gorgeous octagonal stained glass skylight. Ready to move in yet?
The master bedroom is one of seven bedrooms in the house. The tall ceilings and spacious rooms continue upstairs along with the dark hardwood floors and impressive fireplaces. This small alcove makes for the perfect sitting area.