24 S Battery: Historic South of Broad Home, Masterfully Updated

24 S Battery, Charleston, SC 29401Built in the 1790’s, this stunning South of Broad home represents the best of downtown living.  Footsteps from some of the city’s most renowned restaurants and directly across the street from White Point Gardens and the harbor, you can enjoy all that this world-class city has to offer.  

The History

Standing on the peninsula for over two-hundred years, 24 S Battery Street boasts a rich history.  The sprawling home was originally built in 1790 and was designed by famed Charleston architect, John Henry Devereux, who designed many other buildings throughout the city including the famed Charleston Post Office & Courthouse.  The impressive home showcases Italianate and Gothic Revival detailing in the “Colonial Revival” style, making it a very recognizable home on the waterfront.  DuBose Heyward, the author of “Porgy” lived there for a time as did George S. Cook–a famous photographer who is known for his work in capturing the effect of the American Civil War on the city.

The Main House

While the home is historic, the current owners have done a masterful job of updating the property to blend modern conveniences with the intrinsic historic charm.  Entering through a small covered porch, you are greeted by the formal living room which has beautiful hardwood floors, moldings, built-in bookshelves and a wood-burning fireplace.  Beyond the living room are the kitchen and formal dining room which have been thoroughly renovated.  A granite-topped center island with a farmhouse sink anchors the kitchen and there is also a fireplace flanked by built-in bookshelves.  Stainless appliances, sleek cabinetry, and soft-lighting are other attractive features of the fully updated space.  Just beyond the kitchen is the formal dining room which utilizes historic brick for an exposed wall and a newly built-in server for additional storage.

The second floor of the home houses the expansive master suite.  Complete with a separate sitting area, fireplace and access to a screened porch, the light-filled bedroom is warm and inviting.  A dressing hall, complete with washer and dryer, has built-in clothing storage and leads to the elegant master bath.  An exposed brick wall, soaking tub, and large stone shower are some of the highlights of this beautifully appointed space.

A secondary bedroom suite, with a fireplace and thoroughly renovated en suite bath, is also located on the second floor.  The third floor of the home has two additional bedrooms, one with a bonus flex space, as well as a full bath and porch.

The Courtyard

Located between the main house and the guest house is a beautiful Charleston-style courtyard.  New hardscaping, plants, brick-lined pathways and more have been installed to refresh the grounds.  There is also one off-street parking spot.

The Guest House

Passing through the courtyard will bring you to the guest house–which offers two bedrooms and three full baths.  Like the main house, this home has been thoroughly renovated as well.  A light-filled living room has been refreshed with built in bookshelves while the kitchen and dining area have been modernized with exposed brick detailing, stainless appliances and new cabinets and counters.  A full bath, with a shower and marble-topped vanity, is also located on the first floor.  Upstairs are two-well sized bedrooms–each with a contemporary en suite full bath.

Due to the home’s prime location in downtown Charleston, level of finishes, and rich history, it is a rare must-see property.  To set up a personalized showing, please contact listing agents Heath Verner or Chip Eiserhardt.  Click here to see a video of the home.

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