This Historic Pied-a-Terre Is the Perfect Charleston Getaway Home
The South-of-Broad townhome is currently on the market for $1.49 million.
Charleston’s South of Broad neighborhood is one of the South’s most sought-after zip codes, and this charming Church Street home is a prime example as to why. This circa-1750 townhome, currently listed by Williams Means Real Estate for $1.49 million, is marketed as a pied-a-terre for frequent visitors to the South’s best city, but we’d happily live here full time. At just under 2,000 square feet, it’s a bit smaller than many of its neighbors, but what this house lacks in sprawling, grand rooms, it makes up for in historic charm and attention to detail. And of course it’s just steps from all the restaurants, shopping, and beautiful scenery downtown Charleston has to offer. Take a tour of this beautiful three-story home, below.
’Gram-Worthy Curb Appeal
The property at 83 Church Street has been incredibly maintained, with updated and restored historic elements that have been part of the facade for all of its 268-year lifetime. In a town known for its beautiful architecture, it’s no surprise this house (and its twin neighbor) has made its fair share of appearances on Instagram.
The Living Room
This home’s beauty doesn’t stop at the front door. An inviting family room welcomes you upon entering the home, showcasing the heart pine floors, intricate millwork, and bright airiness that continues throughout the three-story house.
Through the French doors is a quaint dining area, accented by the exposed brick of one of the home’s four fireplaces. The back door leads to a small walled patio area.
Previous owners carved out space to create a stunning kitchen with custom pale blue-gray cabinets, marble countertops, and high-end appliances. The footprint of the kitchen is quite small, but the room they’ve created makes the best use of the space possible—we wouldn’t even mind the size.
Quite a View
The view from the second-floor landing highlights the gorgeous millwork used through the home, from the historic floors and statement banister on the staircases to the painted wall paneling and trim. Lots of windows and a white-heavy color palette creates an airy feel to the space that allows it to feel much larger than it is.
See what we mean about all the windows? Even more light pours into the master bedroom on the second floor of the home. The same white and blue color scheme that’s used downstairs is accented by the raw wood mantelpiece. And despite being a smaller house, there’s plenty of closet space and storage areas throughout. There’s also a study on the second floor that could be turned into a bedroom, and another bedroom and full bathroom on the third floor.
A luxurious ensuite bathroom has been outfitted with gorgeous marble countertops and tile, beautiful fixtures, and a spa-worthy tub and shower. No detail was spared in creating the perfect retreat for homeowners and visitors alike.
A sweet little rooftop balcony is accessible through the third-floor bedroom, with unmatched views of Charleston’s iconic church steeples and historic rooflines.