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18 Broad Street #: Luxury Penthouse in Charleston, South Carolina

3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms & 8,363 square feet | Listed by Robertson Allen

Perched high above the Holy City, this refined and spacious two story penthouse at 18 Broad Street is one of the most stunning properties in all of Charleston. Offering unparalleled views of historic downtown Charleston and the harbor, an exquisitely designed interior with elegant finishes and a 3,000 square foot rooftop terrace, it is truly one of a kind. Its downtown location, near the corner of East Bay and Broad Streets, places you in the heart of historic Charleston–Conde Naste’s top city in the US for 9 years–and just footsteps from the city’s greatest restaurants, shops, galleries, parks and more.

Elegantly Appointed Interior Built for Entertaining

The luxurious and generous penthouse condo encompasses the entire top two floors of the Peoples Building, Charleston’s first skyscraper which was built in 1911. The penthouse was converted into a residence in 2005 and now offers over 8,000 square feet of living space. A private elevator entrance opens into the property where you are greeted by over 50 arched windows looking out over the city’s steeples and rooftops with clear sight lines to the harbor. The impressive great room, the largest room in the home, has several different gathering areas and offers beautiful sunrise views over the harbor. It features the highest quality materials including Turkish limestone floors, a gas fireplace with a hand carved marble mantle, detailed millwork and tall windows looking out to the harbor.

Just beyond the great room, you will find the formal dining room and chef’s kitchen. Perfect for dinner parties (with seating for 10+), the mirrored and mahogany paneled dining room is a true showpiece. Mahogany doors separate the space from both the great room and the kitchen, creating a truly private space to entertain. The state-of-the-art kitchen is outfitted in the finest of materials including professional grade Viking and Miele appliances, custom cabinets and two oversized marble islands. Exposed brick detailing warms the space, while the views of the harbor and rooftops are the best in the city. Tucked off of the kitchen, you will find the study–a quiet place to relax with a drink or book, while enjoying the views of the nearby steeples.

Ascend the staircase in the great room to the penthouse’s second floor, where you will find a spacious lounge with multiple sets of glass doors opening to the rooftop terrace. Limestone floors extend throughout the space, which includes a full kitchen and extensive wet bar, a billiards room and living room with a built-in mahogany media center.

Expansive Master Suite Retreat

With a private living room, sunlit bedroom, elegantly appointed en suite bath and custom, walk-in closet, the 1,500 square foot master suite is a private retreat. From the hidden coffee station to custom lined silk drawers in the closet, no detail was left untouched. The smart house has automated controls for the blinds, music and light, so simply press a button to raise the blackout blinds and enjoy uninterrupted views of the sunrise over Charleston Harbor. Two walls of windows offer some of the best views in all of Charleston. Soak in the jetted tub while looking out over the city skyline or enjoy a relaxing steam shower in the spacious en suite bath. The custom mirrored closet has also been expertly designed with silk-lined drawers, matching hangers, a large center island and thoughtfully organized storage for shoes, bags, dresses and more.

Guest Suites

Located on the second floor of the penthouse are two luxuriously appointed guest suites. Each of the rooms have views of the rooftop terrace, water and city rooftops along with en suite full baths with marble finishes. The larger of the two guest rooms also has direct access to the rooftop terrace.

Rooftop Terrace Designed for Outdoor Living

The 3,169 square foot, wraparound rooftop terrace is the crown jewel of the property. Designed by renowned landscape architect Shelia Wertimer, the space is filled with lush and vibrant landscaping including flowers, citrus trees, olive trees and more. The panoramic views are undoubtedly the best in all of Charleston. Wake with the sun and then head back to watch the sunset over the city. It is a magical and relaxing space, perfect for unwinding or hosting family and friends.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect property, a premiere Charleston location, or a sophisticated turnkey penthouse, there is no better property than 18 Broad Street. To set up a private showing, please contact listing agent Robertson Allen