120 Mary Ellen Drive: Longborough Home in Downtown Charleston
With its unique combination of history, diverse shops and restaurants and abundant waterfront vistas, downtown Charleston has long been one of the most coveted places to live. The area of Longborough is located on the Charleston peninsula, just north of Hampton Park. The 27-acre neighborhood is comprised of a small number of homes that are structured in a neo-classical architectural style that was built to pattern older areas of downtown. It provides residents with the charm of living in downtown Charleston without the hassle and upkeep associated with an older Charleston home.
Carter Rowson’s new listing at 120 Mary Ellen Drive is a stunning single family home that boasts abundant outdoor living spaces, high-end finishes and great curb appeal. Wraparound porches on the first and second stories provide you with an enjoyable spot to take in the warm Charleston weather or cracking open the abundant French doors to make the most of the coastal breezes. Lush landscaping adds to the home and the fenced-in backyard even has an ancient oak tree!
Inside, no detail has been spared with finishes such as Brazilian Cherry hardwood flooring, granite counters in the kitchens and baths, beautiful trim work, recessed lighting and more. The first floor has an incredibly open plan which is conducive to entertaining. A bright foyer welcomes you and leads into the formal living and dining areas. This open space has custom paint, detailed moldings, wainscoting and access to the porch. The kitchen also occupies much of the first floor and has a large center island, stainless steel appliances, abundant cabinets plus a large eat-in area which is currently being used as an additional seating area making it easy to catch up with guests while preparing a meal.
Three of the home’s bedrooms are located on the second level, including the master suite. This large room has private French door access to the wraparound porch and room to create a large seating area. The en suite master bath has all the finishes you desire including tile flooring, granite counters, dual vanities and a jetted tub and separate shower. The third floor houses the fourth bedroom as well as an additional room which could be used as an office or kid’s playroom.
In addition to its convenient downtown location, Longborough also has several amenities to offer residents. Tree-lined streets run throughout the neighborhood and there are two walking paths just steps from the front door. A neighborhood dock is a great place to go crabbing and enjoy the beautiful Lowcountry vistas while Hampton Park is a short bike ride away.