131 Darlington Ave: Renovated Wagener Terrace Home
Located in the trendy Wagener Terrace neighborhood of downtown Charleston is 131 Darlington Ave. The striking two-story home has been fully renovated but keeps the characteristic charm of this 1930’s neighborhood alive and thriving. A landscaped front yard and full front porch greet you as you pull up to the home, and upon opening the front door, you will notice all of the updates and high-end finishes that make this a truly unique home for the area. Gleaming hardwood floors, tall ceilings, decorative moldings and an open floor plan are some of the things that you will immediately notice. The large family room overlooks the front porch and has a fireplace while the adjoining dining room is open to both the family room and kitchen for easy conversation flow. A breakfast bar connects the dining room with the gourmet kitchen—which showcases wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite counters and a glass-tile backsplash.
Journeying through the kitchen, you will find a small screened porch. This is a perfect spot to enjoy a meal outdoors and overlooks the private backyard which is completely fenced in. A wood portico provides covered parking for up to two cars and there is plenty of room to make the backyard completely your own!
Back inside, there is also a pantry and laundry room as well as a full bath which has retro-style tile flooring and a claw foot tub. A front-facing study is located upstairs with built-in bookshelves and abundant natural light. 131 Darlington Ave also has four bedrooms in total—three found upstairs and one downstairs. They include:
- A downstairs bedroom with an updated ceiling fan and large closet
- The enviable master suite which is located on the second floor. A large bedroom is complemented by a formal sitting room which has built-in bookshelves, a fireplace and access to a private, second-story deck overlooking Darlington Ave. There is a walk-in closet with custom-designed shelving as well as an elegantly appointed master bath with tile flooring, dual granite-topped vanities, a jetted tub and separate shower.
- One of two upstairs guest rooms with a double-door closet and shared Jack and Jill bath
- An additional upstairs guest room with an window nook and walk-in closet
As if all these features aren’t enough, the neighborhood itself is also a major draw. One of the best parts of living in Wagener Terrace is its close proximity to everything downtown. The new and trendy restaurant, Rutledge Cab Company, is just up the block and other neighborhood hot spots are well-within biking distance. Hampton Park is just a mile away and the newly renovated Corrine Jones playground is less than a half mile from the home. King Street, Marion Square Park, museums and other downtown Charleston sites are also within biking distance.