This Historic 1700s Mansion is One of Charleston’s Finest
17 Legare Street, Charleston, South Carolina
Desirable South of Broad Location
The Toomer-Purse house enjoys a shady lot in a prime location, just two blocks from the ocean.
A later owner, Thomas F. Purse, made some additions and improvements to the house during the Greek Revival period.
Lush Side Garden
The southern portion of the property features a spacious side garden flanked by an assortment of greenery.
The home’s original oversize porch with working pull-down shutters is the perfect space for living your best porch life.
Main Floor Living Area
Tall ceilings, crown molding, refinished hardwood floors and working fireplaces can be found in all of the home’s living areas.
Despite the property’s countless shade trees, oversize windows afford the historic home plenty of natural light.
We love the contrast of the original brick hearth with the kitchen’s more modern improvements.
Updated Butler’s Pantry
Off the kitchen you’ll find that the butler’s pantry has been given a handful of 21st century upgrades including a wine fridge and wet bar.
Natural light streams into the home’s main staircase via a single, oversize arch window.
The upstairs bedrooms have charm galore thanks to floor-to-ceiling built-ins and plush window seats.
One look at the home’s charming mudroom, and guests will be begging to take off their shoes and coats.
Purse added masonry to the home's facade in the 1840s.
Backyard Pool and Guest House
This shady backyard pool is the perfect defense against steamy Charleston summers.