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22 King Street | Artfully Renovated Charleston Single South of Broad

Tucked away South of Broad, this impressive Charleston-single at 22 King Street is just footsteps from The Battery and White Point Gardens.  The home dates back to 1789 but it has been artfully restored to showcase its best historical attributes while creating a bright and inviting residence for today’s discerning buyer.22king_708

“This interesting collection of single houses reflects a typical nineteenth-century Charleston streetscape,” Jonathan H. Poston from The Buildings of Charleston: A Guide’s to the City’s Architecture.  “Some late-nineteenth-century alterations, such as the mansard roof on 22 King, reflect changes over time.”

The current owners have completed extensive renovations to the home, using noted local professionals Eddie Fava (architect), Jimmy Tupper (contractor) and Shelia Wertimer (landscape architect) to help with the overall vision for the property.  Nice formal rooms, large living spaces, a gourmet kitchen, a private master suite and sunlit guest bedrooms define the interior, while the expertly maintained grounds encompass multiple outdoor living spaces including two covered porches, a bluestone patio and manicured putting green.  The current owners have completed extensive updates to the home including fresh interior paint, built-in units, a fully remodeled kitchen, a newly configured second-floor master suite, a landscaped backyard, new high-end fixtures and finishes throughout and more.22king_391

Spacious & Inviting First Floor

Upon entering the front door, you will be greeted by the bright foyer which transitions seamlessly into the formal living room and formal dining room.  A neutral paint palette in the living room showcases interesting architectural details including wainscoting, dental crown molding, a fireplace and built-in units flanking the fireplace.  The formal dining is the ideal place to host a dinner party with elegant finishes including a fireplace, built-in china cabinets, and new wallpaper.

Behind the dining room is the bright kitchen, great room and breakfast nook.  These three rooms are connected to create a light-filled space that is great for everyday living or entertaining.  The kitchen has been completely remodeled with white cabinets, high-end appliances, a farmhouse sink, high-end stainless steel appliances and a center island.  The adjoining family has vaulted ceilings, accented by historic earthquake bolts, with multiple sets of French doors opening to the covered porch to create an indoor-outdoor flow.  There is also a well-sized breakfast room with a built-in wet bar which has all the conveniences you’re looking for such as dual drawer refrigerators, an ice machine and wine fridge.

22 King Street kitchen

Second Floor Master Suite

Situated on the second floor of the home is the luxurious master suite.  It encompasses the entire floor, creating a truly private retreat.  The well-sized bedroom has multiple windows, wainscoting and a gas fireplace.  It is separated from the bath, walk-in closet and office by a central stairwell that accesses a private covered porch overlooking lower King Street and the backyard.  The bathroom has been fully renovated and now features a fireplace, new fixtures, a large tiled shower and dual, marble-topped vanities.  There is also a newly-added, sunlit office with French doors opening to the porch.  The enviable master closet is also appealing with built-in units, custom storage and convenient washer and dryer access.

22 King Street master bedroom

Third Floor Guest Rooms

The home’s two guest bedrooms are located on the third floor, separated by the central hallway.  Each bedroom is well-sized and both have updated, en suite baths with tiled floors and showers.

Outdoor Living Spaces

In addition to the interior features, the outside of this stunning home is also a must-see.  The manicured gardens and peaceful fountain epitomize the spirit of downtown Charleston, while the slate patio and covered porches provide ample room for entertaining.  For the kid at heart, there is also a manicured putting green and ping pong table.  A large driveway provides off-street parking for at least two cars–a huge plus for the downtown area.

22 King Street backyard


For more information on this listing or to set-up a private showing, please contact listing agent Robertson Allen of The Cassina Group.