164 Maple Street in Wagener Terrace
164 Maple Street has been home to Charlestonians for over seven decades. Built in 1940 by local contractor G.M. Canady, it was one of the few solid brick residences built in Charleston at that time. The striking front porch was built with four fluted columns—which still remain today and lend a sense of grandeur to the home. It was originally built with four bedrooms, but a fifth bedroom has been configured in the new plan. A profile on the home was written in the June 2nd edition of The News and Courier (now The Post and Courier). Click here to read the full article (page 16).
The massive restoration of the home began in 2012 and will soon be completed. The owners of the home have made it a point to save the character and charm of the home, while incorporating modern amenities and finishes. Original hardwood floors, plaster moldings, wood burning fireplaces and detailed wood work are just some of the many features that remain.
Measuring just over 5,000 square feet, the home’s size makes it unique for this section of downtown Charleston. The first floor’s footprint has largely been kept intact and the large and airy rooms make for great entertaining. You will find traditional rooms such as a cozy den, formal dining room, and formal living room on this level, but you will also discover modern additions such as a laundry room, vintage style half bath and a mud room/prep room off the kitchen. There is even a basement (a rarity in the Lowcountry).
As with many homes, the kitchen is the heart and soul of 164 Maple Street. Designed to attract even the most experienced cook, no expense has been spared. It will be outfitted with professional grade stainless steel appliances such as a built-in microwave, a 36 inch dual range, granite counters, custom all wood inset cabinets and more.
The second of the three floors houses three of the home’s five bedrooms, including the master suite. This elegant and open space is a truly a luxurious retreat. In addition to the spacious bedroom, you will also find a massive walk-in closet with a bright window, an elegant bathroom and a bright pass through with French doors leading out to the wrought-iron Shakespearean balcony. Unwind in your private soaking tub or cool off in the large shower. Porcelain floors, built-in vanities and inset cabinets are some of the other highlighted features. The third floor houses the remaining two large bedrooms as well as a half bath.
The home is surrounded by a mature trees and a beautiful brick and wrought-iron fence which was built by Charleston’s sought after blacksmith, Philip Simmons. The back yard will have an outside brick fireplace which is great for entertaining and there is even enough room to build your own private pool on the grounds if you so desire!
About Wagener Terrace
Built along the Ashley River in downtown Charleston, Wagener Terrace is a revitalized neighborhood on the peninsula that attracts families, young professionals and students alike. Different from the boroughs of the peninsula, Wagener Terrace offers the downtown convenience without the hustle and bustle of an urban lifestyle. It is a true residential community, composed mainly of single family homes with spacious front and backyards.