32 Legare Street Charleston, SC 29401 $19,500,000

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9Beds
13Full Baths
3Half Baths
17,142SqFt
1803Year Built
0.87Acres
  • MLS# 16027451
  • Residential
  • Single Family Detached
  • Active

AreaHistoric Charleston
CountyCharleston
SubdivisionSouth Of Broad

Agent Remarks

Legare Street's oldest residence known locally as "The Sword Gate," was built in 1803. This Federal style residence is privately nestled behind its famous front gates which were originally commissioned for the City's Guard House but rejected because the proposed price was too steep. Sword Gate was originally constructed by Solomon Legare, the man for whom Legare Street is named, this elegant estate of over 17,000 square feet includes 9 bedrooms, 13 full and 3 half baths and is one of the most impressive and historically significant homes on Peninsular Charleston. Adamesque wood work, plaster work and composition work enhance many of the most formal spaces including the grand ballroom and dining room. The property is entirely secured by stately old brick walls and commanding gates of iron. The estate of approximately .87 acres also includes a lovely carriage house, a separate staff wing which includes maids and butlers room, a conservatory, and a large garage. The gardens are positioned surrounding the home providing a peaceful escape yet still protecting the privacy of of the residents. Enjoy the croquet lawn, a calming reflecting pool leading to the conservatory, private outdoor dining and seating vignettes under grand old trees providing refuge from the world outside and the Carolina sun. The provenance of one of Charleston's most coveted residences includes a tannery, an elite private girls school, a museum and an Inn. The estate also boasts a famous owner, Abraham Lincoln's granddaughter. The finest team of craftsmen, contractors, landscape architects, and an internationally known designer brought this fine residence back to its original grandeur over a span of several years blending the best of old historic architecture and state of the art technology. A Chilled Water HVAC System heats and cools the residence.


Baths Info

Halfbaths:  3

Fullbaths:  13

Building Info

Year Built:  1803

Floors:  Wood, Marble, Stone

Foundation:  Basement

Exterior Features

Exterior:  Stucco, Wood Siding

Misc Ext:  Fence - Brick, Patio - Covered, Porch - Full Front, Gutters, Fence - Iron, Lawn Irrigation, Patio, Fence - Private, Special Yard Lights, Storage/outbuilding, Workshop, Porch - Wrap-around, Porch - Front Porch

Interior Features

Msc Intr:  Ceilings - 9+, Ceiling - Cathedral/vaulted, Kitchen Island, Ceiling - Smooth, Window Treatments - Some, Other Use Remarks, Walk-in Closets, Wet Bar

Lot Info

Lot Size:  .87

Acres:  1

Lot Desc:  .5 - 1 Acre

Parking Info

Gar Pkg:  2 Car Garage

Property Features

Amenity:  Cable Tv Available

Desclocation:  Bathroom, Bedroom, Den, Dining Room, Family Room, Gas Connection, Great Room, Kitchen, Living Room, Three +, Wood Burning

Roof:  Slate

Style:  Charleston Single

Rooms Info

Beds:  9

Ground Level:  No

Rooms:  Eat-in-kitchen, Family, Formal Living, Foyer, Game, Great, Laundry, Office, Pantry, Other Use Remarks, Separate Dining, Study, Utility

SqFt Info

Sqft:  17,142

Utilities / HVAC

Cooling:  Other Use Remarks

Heat:  Other Use Remarks

Water Sewer:  Public Sewer, Public Water

Schools

Elem:  Memminger

Middle:  Courtenay

High:  Burke