Look no further than this three-story historic building at 143 East Bay Street for stunning residential and commercial space in the heart of downtown Charleston. Exhibiting a classic Charleston design nestled on the corner of East Bay Street and Unity Alley, the historic property has an excellent location in one of the liveliest and renowned stretches of the French Quarter—alongside famous restaurants, galleries, and boutiques.
Built in the 1780s, the home has been used both as residential and commercial space in its long history. The first floor, the commercial part of the property, has oversized floor to ceiling windows along East Bay Street which capitalize on the abundance of foot traffic. Soaring two-story ceilings with track lighting make the space feel expansive and airy. A wrought iron spiral staircase adds a delicate design element to the large space and leads to a loft that overlooks the floor. The versatile space would be perfect for retail, a gallery, or a restaurant.
The residential second and third floors of the home showcase elegant historical finishes including wide plank hardwood flooring, exposed brick, and wood-burning fireplaces. The space is cozy with large windows that give soft natural light and views of the historical buildings of Charleston without compromising privacy, as they are far above eye level. The luxurious rooms of this wing of the home include a high-end commercial grade kitchen, a formal dining room, a media room, and a guest suite. All the best of Charleston is within walking distance.
The possibilities for the transformation of this rare French Quarter gem are abundant and varied. The second and third floors could be converted into additional commercial space or the first floor rented out for additional income. Consider becoming a part of Charleston history with this beautiful East Bay Street home!