This Historic Brick Home on the Charleston Battery Is Officially on the Market
If you’ve ever strolled along the famous Charleston Battery, then you know just how beautiful the slate promenade is. It's shaded by the area’s lush tree canopy and offers a sweeping scenic view of the Charleston Harbor. More than just that, though, are the layers and layers of history defining the Holy City’s first line of defense and the historical output of houses that lie just beyond the fortified seawall. Although every home isn’t quite as peaceful and spectacular as the rivers bordering them, this three-story structure on Charleston’s Battery comes pretty close.
The brick Colonial double house, also known as the Dr. Robert Barnwell Rhett House, was erected in 1928. However, the home includes sturdy woodwork from the 1830s that was acquired from the Holmes Mansion. Presently, the brick house is constructed on a rare double lot in Charleston’s South of Broad neighborhood area and frames the Ashley River and Cooper River, just as they curve through South Carolina's Lowcountry. Not to mention, the 4,582-square-foot charmer has four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, two half baths, and quite a few unexpected features. In addition, this revival home affords privacy and comfort, thanks to the brick and iron-wrought gate surrounding it. The modern landscaping is really this beauty’s calling card, though. From the majestic porch scene perfect for alfresco entertaining to the huge oak trees, it can all be yours for a whopping $6.1 million.
According to the listing, the home sits on a raised basement that provides extra storage space. In addition, there's plenty of off-street parking.
A Tour of the Grounds
If you're the type of person who loves columned porticos and grand staircases, you'll feel right at home here.
This expansive foyer can easily be decorated with traditional furnishings and ornate rugs near the door and alongside the staircase to create a functional and appealing front entrance.
Through the front door, you'll be greeted to a grand entryway, complete with gloss hardwood floors.
This bright and airy sitting area completes the master bedroom.
The Keeping Room
You'll find this historical color palette and original woodwork details throughout the house.
A Look Inside
Per the listing, each gathering room has a gas fireplace with a faux coal insert and intricate Adams-style fireplace mantle. The rooms have also been infused with rich wood details, such as wainscoting, paneling, and crown molding.
A Look Inside
A Look Inside
Sunny and inviting, this room is the perfect place to relax with a glass of lemonade or sweet tea during sweltering Charleston summers.
Home Library with Historic Charm
Did we mention there's a library in the home with custom-built bookshelves?
As an alternative to wood, the kitchen has been updated with cork flooring and timeless, pressed metal ceilings. The eat-in area features built-in shelves perfect for showing off your china, and the black granite countertops lend themselves to prepping meals. The stainless steel appliances include a gas stove with griddle, wall oven, and microwave. Just slightly adjacent to the kitchen and large dining room is the converted sunroom and home office.
The dining room has a built-in china cabinet nestled in the corner, and the door opens up to the Tuscan-inspired side porch.
Four Serene Bedrooms
There are three bedrooms located upstairs on the second floor. Each room has full en-suite bathrooms. The front bedroom features a fireplace mantle, while the master suite boasts an eye-full of the Battery and a sitting room with French doors to add even more architectural interest to this tranquil space.
Similar to the kitchen, the master bathroom also has cork floors. But you’ll soon find out that this luxury haven isn’t just for getting clean. It's ideal for relaxing, too! The jacuzzi tub sits in a mirrored alcove, and the his and hers vanities are topped with white marble.
This bedroom provides the best view of the perfectly-manicured backyard, garden, and pool. The room includes a walk-in closet and full bath. A laundry and storage room also complete the third level.
Wrought-Iron Fence with Brick Columns
Why settle for an ungainly brick wall, when a refined wrought-iron fence can serve as a front yard divider? The fully-restored iron work here was originally crafted by Philip Simmons as part of his first heart designs.
Southern-Style Side Porch
You’ll love entertaining guests on this side porch overlooking the lawn.
Century-old oak trees liven up the front yard.
The outdoor space has been transformed into a dreamy oasis, from landscaped gardens and an in-ground pool to an outdoor shower and pool pavilion with wet bar.
Find out more about this Colonial revival beauty here.