Take a Look Inside One of Charleston’s Iconic Rainbow Row Homes
Downtown Charleston has incredible historic homes at every corner, but arguably its most famous stretch of addresses is the iconic Rainbow Row. Right now, the rare opportunity to own one of those 13 pastel-colored townhomes could be yours, for a cool $2.395 million. 93 East Bay Street, also known as the James Cook House, is currently on the market, listed by Pam Harrington Exclusives. Built in the 1780s, the historic property has been beautifully maintained and restored to showcase some of its oldest features, like interior brick walls and wooden ceiling beams, while also modernizing the space for 21st-century comfort. Scroll through the photos below to take a tour of this amazing four-story property.
All in a (Rainbow) Row
There’s no shortage of curb appeal on this block. The James Cook house is painted a cheery yellow and is adorned with blooming window boxes. Because the house does not have a true front door (the entrance is through the iron gate that looks like it belongs to the pink house on the left), the front facade is completely symmetrical, and all those windows make for envious natural light inside.
A Modern Kitchen
Upon entering the home, you’re greeted by heart pine floors and wooden ceiling beams, accenting the home’s history, followed by a completely modern chef’s kitchen, complete with custom cabinets and high-end appliances.
The other half of the first floor is a cozy family room, which includes one of the home’s many original fireplaces (two are still operable). Three sets of gorgeous French doors open up onto a brick courtyard and the home’s stunning back garden.
A Private Escape
The ivy-covered walls surrounding the backyard create the ideal oasis for early morning coffees or late night cocktails. Pristine landscaping hugs the edges of the lawn.
Formal Dining Room
On the second floor are the formal dining and living rooms. There aren’t any ceiling beams on this level, which just redirects your attention to the intricate millwork in the trim and wall paneling, not to mention those gorgeous wide-plank floors. Mirrored French doors at the front and back of the house lead out to small balconies overlooking the street and the rear garden, respectively.
The Master Suite
The master suite occupies the entire third floor. In addition to the spacious bedroom, which again features the historic ceiling beams and its own fireplace, the en-suite includes a spa-like bathroom retreat, custom walk-in closet, and laundry nook.
On the top floor are two guest bedrooms, both with ample storage space and private bathrooms. It may be quite a trek up to the fourth floor, but the view is certainly worth it.
You're guests will love waking up to this spectacular view of Charleston.