Nestled on the corner of Legare and Lamboll streets, the stunning historic home at 27 Lamboll Street is the kind of Charleston gem that isn’t often seen on the market. The home, known in historical circles as the Richard Reynolds House for its first owner, was built in the 1850s and has aged elegantly with many of its original features still intact, including the original wide plank heart pine floors, detailed crown molding, wood burning fireplaces, and original window panes.
Entering from Legare Street, you are greeted by a grand foyer with a breathtaking wooden and wrought iron staircase that spirals up past bright windows to the upper-most floor. The first floor of the four story home includes a catering kitchen, a bedroom suite, the family room, and a wine room. With brick accents, a built-in mahogany wine chest and separate wine closet, this room is sure to impress guests and serves as the perfect room for hosting a cocktail party or catered dinner. Just across from the wine room is the family room and a central foyer leads out into the exquisite rose garden.
This tranquil garden area has rows of manicured rose beds which add a burst of color to the courtyard. The space is made private by an enclosed ivy-covered wall and a Charleston style brick walkway extends throughout the courtyard, leading to a central fountain with a classical and whimsy statue. There is also a covered area extending from the foyer which serves as a great outdoor entertaining space.
On the second story of the home are the formal rooms, which include both a living room and a dining room. The original fireplaces, intricate moldings, and delicate chandeliers of these entertaining spaces still carry echoes of their historical past. These very rooms were host to the first ball after the Civil War ended and they open up on to the second floor covered porch with great views of the rose garden beneath. Also on the second floor is the home’s main kitchen—which has been updated for today’s buyer with expansive granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and French doors that open to a Shakespearean balcony overlooking white magnolia blossoms of the tree just outside the window.
On the third and fourth floors of the home are four of the large bedroom suites. Desirable features include spacious bathrooms, decorative fireplaces, beautiful original hardwood floors, large walk-in closets, and private access to either a porch or sundeck. The outside spaces offer great places to entertain in the shade, enjoy cold drinks, and relish in an iconic feature of historic Charleston homes. The sun deck on the fourth story even provides unobstructed views of surrounding rooftops and glimpses of the shining harbor just beyond.
Located South of Broad, this home is a short breezy walk from some of the most famous parks, restaurants, shops, art galleries, and museums of downtown Charleston. There is also a private driveway and car port which is a huge convenience!
For more information or to set up a showing, contact listing agent Robertson Allen.