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2 Talon Court: Historic Charleston Home in Radcliffeborough

2 Talon Court in downtown Charleston, SCIf you’re looking for a charming downtown Charleston home without the hassle of living on a noisy street, Carter Rowson’s listing at 2 Talon Court may just be the home for you.  While it is located in the heart of the bustling Radcliffeborough neighborhood, it is tucked off Smith Street in a quiet courtyard called Talon Court which is home to only six residences.  Since there are so few homes, there is a true neighborly feel to the street and the home also comes with one dedicated off-street parking spot–another perk not found in other downtown Charleston homes.

Dining room at 2 Talon CourtHistorical Home Brimming with Charm
The historic residence was built in 1890 and has been well-preserved by subsequent owners.  In fact, the home has been so well cared for that it was recently awarded a Carolopolis Award from the Preservation Society of Charleston for its achievement in exterior preservation, restoration and rehabilitation.  Talon Court is adjacent to Ashley Hall, a prestigious K-12 all-girls school.  The homes along the court were originally built as staff housing for teachers but were later converted into private housing.  Rich historical details such as original hardwood floors, detailed wood work, Cypress paneled walls, a metal roof and much more remain intact and add to the charm and character of the home.

Subtly Updated Interior and Outdoor Living Spaces
While the home’s history adds to its character, it has been subtly updated to make it appealing for today’s buyer.  The large kitchen was recently renovated to open up the space and has abundant cabinets, new flooring and some stainless steel appliances.  The adjacent formal dining room is a great place for family meals and the rich wood walls and floors add warmth to the space.  A large great room has the same wood detailing (plus a wood-burning fireplace) and there is also an additional room on the first floor which is currently being used as a kid’s play area but could easily double as a fourth bedroom.

deck at 2 Talon CourtThe home’s three defined bedrooms are located on the second floor.  Two well-sized bedrooms function as guest or kids rooms and have access to an updated full bathroom in the hallway.  The master suite is a rare find for a home of this age and has been outfitted with everything today’s buyer is looking for including walk-in closets and an en suite bathroom.

Another perk of the home is that is has a fully fenced yard which is great for those with young children.  The small but well-utilized space has room for a play set and a large deck extends from the kitchen to increase the living area.

Prime Downtown Location
2 Talon Court is located in the center of the Radcliffeborough neighborhood which is known for its close proximity to both the College of Charleston and MUSC.  King Street, with its popular shops and restaurants, is just a short walk and so is Marion Square Park which hosts a great Farmers Market every Saturday in the spring, summer and fall months.