Just a few blocks north of downtown’s Hampton Park sits the newer construction neighborhood of Longborough. Developed in the early 2000’s, the neighborhood incorporates Lowcountry architecture with tree-lined streets to create a picturesque neighborhood that borders the Ashley River. Parks, local shops, restaurants and the Longborough crabbing dock are within walking distance of the home and other areas of the peninsula–including King Street, Marion Square Park and museums–are within biking distance.
Our featured listing at 171 Mary Ellen Drive is the quintessential Lowcountry home with expansive dual front porches and a landscaped yard. The bright red exterior is accented with haint blue porch ceilings–a classic Charleston detail. Inside, the floor plan is bright and open with heart pine floors throughout the living spaces. High-end architectural details such as wainscoting, crown molding and arched doorways further enhance the space. The formal living room is filled with natural light and opens to the formal dining room. In the back of the home is the gourmet kitchen which has granite counters, Brazilian cherry cabinets, a breakfast room and access to the screened back porch.
The home’s master bedroom is located on the second floor. The spacious bedroom has wainscoting as well as access to a private deck–a perfect place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or afternoon glass of wine. The elegant en suite bath has neutral tile on the floors with a granite-topped vanity, jetted tub and separate shower. The two additional guest bedrooms on this floor are well-sized with en suite baths in a similar style of the master. Another bonus is the finished third floor–a great place to create a media room, office or secondary living space. Since the home is elevated, there is also plenty of storage space in the ground floor garage.
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