32 South Battery Charleston, SC 29401 $8,985,000

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6Beds
6Full Baths
2Half Baths
10,756SqFt
1780Year Built
0.00Acres
  • MLS# 2829416
  • Residential
  • Single Family Detached
  • Sold

AreaHistoric Charleston
CountyCharleston
SubdivisionSouth Of Broad

Agent Remarks

32 South Battery dominates the row of mansions known world-wide simply as The Battery. The Colonel John Ashe House, built around 1782 has been meticulously restored in every detail from the brick flooring in the basement to the gold sphere on top of the cupola. Listed in Category 1 - Exceptional - of the Historic Architecture Survey of 1972-73, which means that it is a building of the highest architectural design quality. This beautiful four story Charleston double house is located across from White Point Gardens with exceptional 360 degree views over rooftops, to Charleston Harbor, the Sullivans Island Lighthouse and Ft. Sumter from three piazzas and the cupola. The formal dining room illuminated by a series of wall sconces and Waterford crystal chandeliers can comfortably accommodate twe nty-four for sit down dinners. The home's graceful staircase ascends three floors allowing access to the spacious, luxurious master suite boasting two baths, large sitting room and walk-in closet; a library/den with custom cabinetry for books and collectables; guest wings and nursery wing complete with back stairs down to kitchen. Other features include original heart pine flooring, exceptional woodwork, ornate dentil ceiling cornice, decorative mantles & wainscoting, six working fireplaces and gourmet kitchen with heartpine cabinetry, center island/breakfast bar & imported tiles. Of significant mention are the rare overmantel paintings, one an 18th century Italian landscape believed to be attributed to Giovanni Panini (1691-1765). The carriage house is a separate two story, 2BR/2BA 2092 sq. ft. brick house which has been fully restored. An electronic side gate provides added security. Enormous, beautifully landscaped private backyard with bricked courtyard provides the perfect outdoor entertaining and play area. The cupola is said to have served as an early lighthouse for Col. Ashe's ship captains bringing goods into the thriving colonial port of Charleston. With its wooden pegs in the original framing, Black Cypress exterior and rope-like detail in the paneling, the home is a tribute to the shipping industry. This home provides a unique opportunity to purchase a rare piece of America's earliest history.


Sale Info

Listing Date: 09-30-2008

Sold Date: 07-14-2015

Aprox Days on Market: 
   6 Year, 9 month, 14 days ago

Listing Sold: 
   2 Year, 3 month, 3 days ago

Asking Price: $8,985,000

Selling Price: $7,717,500

Price Difference: 
Reduced By $1,267,500

Baths Info

Halfbaths:  2

Fullbaths:  6

Building Info

Year Built:  1780

Floors:  Ceramic Tile, Wood

Foundation:  Basement, Crawl Space

Exterior Features

Misc Ext:  Porch - Full Front, Fence - Private

Interior Features

Msc Intr:  Ceiling - Cathedral/vaulted, Wet Bar

Lot Info

Lot Size:  55X247X42X253

Acres:  0

Lot Desc:  Level

Misc Features

Auction:  No

Property Features

Amenity:  Cable Tv Available, Exercise Area, Extra Storage

Desclocation:  Bedroom, Dining Room, Family Room, Gas Logs, Living Room, Wood Burning

Roof:  Slate

Rooms Info

Beds:  6

Ground Level:  No

Rooms:  Eat-in-kitchen, Family, Formal Living, Foyer, Separate Dining, Study

SqFt Info

Sqft:  10,756

Utilities / HVAC

Cooling:  Central

Heat:  Forced Air, Gas

Water Sewer:  Public Sewer, Public Water

Schools

Elem:  Memminger

Middle:  Courtenay

High:  Burke