4 Atlantic Street–Footsteps from The Battery in South of Broad
Nestled in the South of Broad section of downtown Charleston, 4 Atlantic Street is a charming Charleston single that has been elegantly renovated to capitalize on its historic features while subtly incorporating modern touches.
South of Broad
The South of Broad neighborhood is one of the most coveted neighborhoods in all of downtown Charleston. Defined by its stunning architecture, many of the homes in this section of the city date back to the 1700’s and are famous for lush gardens and detailed Iron gate-work. 4 Atlantic Street sits in the best part of South of Broad– on the corner of Atlantic and Zig Zag Alley, between Church and East Battery Streets. It is only footsteps from The Battery and you can catch glimpses of the Charleston Harbor from several windows in the home.
As you enter the home, you will be greeted by the formal living spaces including the living and dining rooms. Each of these rooms, along with most of the rooms in the home, have beautifully restored hardwood floors along with original six over six windows. Recessed lighting, surround sound, crown molding, and working fireplaces add comfort and warmth to these rooms and provide great spaces to entertain friends and family. The views from these rooms epitomize Charleston charm–overlooking the flagstone sidewalks of Atlantic Street, the quiet ZigZag Alley and even glimpses of Charleston harbor.
Also on the main level is the gourmet kitchen. This sun-soaked space has been renovated to the nines but it was done so in a way that vibes with the energy and flow of the home. Gray granite counters, pale custom wood cabinets, and a white subway tile backsplash play off the natural sunlight in the room and make this a place you will enjoy spending time. For casual meals, there is a breakfast bar, and for family dinners, there is a large eat-in area with beautiful views and access to the piazza and garden. Pro-style stainless steel appliances, a walk-in pantry with built in shelving and a half bath complete the space.
The second story is home to all three of the home’s bedrooms. The master suite has been completely reconfigured and overlooks quaint ZigZig alley. It has all the creature comforts you would find in a new home such as recessed lighting, a ceiling fan and a working fireplace with a beautiful mirror above the mantle. Adjoining the bedroom is the master bathroom and the his and her dressing room. The bathroom capitalizes on the natural light filtering into the space from several large windows with mirrors, glass and light colored marble floors and walls. A frameless steam shower, beautiful underlit glass counters, and a separate WC area complete the space. The his and her dressing room is an elegantly designed space which has built-in custom storage for shoes, hats, and hanging clothes and also has a large window and transoms into the master bedroom.
The second of the three bedrooms is located on the enclosed veranda. This charming space is truly unique and has been restored by the owners to capitalize on its historic touches. As part of their renovations, they leveled and refinished the heart pine flooring and removed earlier renovations to reveal the original piazza walls, shutters and ceiling. The suite now has a large seating area, office nook, bedroom and en suite bathroom.
The third bedroom is located in the front of the home and boasts views of the Charleston Harbor. It is currently being used as a library and has a wall of custom bookshelves, a fireplace and upholstered window seats. There is also an en suite bathroom and a high-end Murphy bed with a headboard, lighting and full mattress.
The Garden, Patio & Piazza
One of the most charming features of the home is its private garden and beautiful piazza. Expertly landscaped with lush vegetation, this space is a private retreat with charming features such as a soothing fountain, stone bench and beautiful brick pathways. The piazza runs the length of the home and has two ceiling fans for those warm summer evenings. If you enjoy cooking and dining outside, you will love the outdoor grilling station and raised brick patio. There is also a detached shed for outdoor storage or a workshop.