Built in 1903 and thoughtfully updated, this Mount Pleasant home at 121 Live Oak Drive exudes history and charm. The property sits in the Old Village, one of the area’s most historic neighborhoods known for its beautiful homes, tree-lined street and waterfront vistas. The home was originally constructed for Dr. Edward Manley Royall, a Civil War surgeon, and historic features from the original structure such as doors, windows, custom hurricane shutters, beadboard ceilings and heart pine floors still remain.
The current owners completed an extensive renovation and a sizable addition to make the home more suitable for today’s buyer. The light-filled floor plan is ideal for entertaining with an open living room, dining area and elegant kitchen. Features include tall beadboard ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors and a beamed dining room ceiling–plus easy access to the outdoor living spaces. The kitchen is one of the most stunning spaces in the home–fully renovated with high-end, contemporary finishes. Marble counters, custom cabinets, pendant lighting, high-end stainless steel appliances and a tile backsplash make the space both functional and stylish. It is also designed as a spot to gather with friends and family with an L-shaped built-in bench. Just beyond the kitchen is a walk-in pantry and mudroom with built-in shelving and lockers which provides plenty of storage.
One of the home’s bedrooms is located on this main floor. The guest suite overlooks the backyard with a separate office/sitting room along with a well-sized bedroom and en suite bath with a tub and shower. A newly added master suite is located on the second floor of the home. It too overlooks the backyard and is extremely private with an entry hallway which separates the bright bedroom from the en suite bath which has nice finishes including dual vanities, shiplap detailing, chrome fixtures, a soaking tub and a tiled shower. Three additional bedrooms, a full bath and laundry closet are also located on the second floor.
The outdoor living spaces in this home are not to be missed. A full back porch is cooled by two ceiling fans and looks out over the backyard with glimpses of the Charleston harbor. A newly added, dark bottom inground pool is the ideal place to cool off during the warm spring and summer months with a stepped entry. It is surrounded by lush green grass and a true focal point of the backyard. There is also a newly added carport–which not only provides covered parking but also provides a perfect entertaining space with a screened area complete with an outdoor fireplace and TV. Finally, there is a covered full front porch which looks out over the large front yard.
In addition to the features of the home, the location is also ideal. The Old Village neighborhood in Mount Pleasant is an extremely sought after spot–just minutes from iconic Shem Creek, picturesque Sullivans Island beaches and historic downtown Charleston. Local shops, restaurants, a weekly farmers market and more are also located nearby.