We’re in Love with This Vine-Covered House in Downtown Charleston
If thoughtfully restored historic homes were gems, Charleston, South Carolina, would be a veritable jewel box. We’re constantly scouring real estate listings in the Holy City’s charming downtown (and have a packed U-Haul at the ready), and the John McKee House is the latest to catch our eye. Nestled snugly in the South of Broad neighborhood, the circa-1790 brick home is a beautiful example of the classic Charleston single house. Listed for $3,950,000, the house features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and rings in at just over 3500 square feet. Take a quick tour below, and if you find yourself swept off your feet, well, you can’t say we didn’t warn you.
More than a dozen (!) windows, greenery-frosted bricks, and a red door make for one cheery first impression. Bonus points for the pretty pavers.
The Living Room
A mod black fireplace gives the room’s creamy neutrals and warm woods a bold jolt of energy.
The Dining Room
A show-stopping chandelier is the tour de force in the dining room. It can be yours (along with the rest of the home’s furniture) if you’re willing to spend a little more ($4,095,000 instead of $3,950,000).
While the home’s historic character has been carefully preserved (see the bricks?), an otherwise modern kitchen with all the bells and whistles is a most welcome upgrade.
The Family Room
The ground floor den is adjacent to the open kitchen, so it’s primed for curling up on slow Saturday mornings with a cup of coffee and a good book.
Is there anything cozier than a bedroom with a fireplace? Add oothing blue walls, and a good night’s sleep is guaranteed.
Patterned wallpaper adds dimension to this dormer bedroom, which feels like a sweet little hideaway on the top story of the house.
Tucked behind the house and surrounded by greenery, the brick courtyard is a dreamy escape that’s well-suited for cocktail parties and summer suppers al fresco.