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318 King Street: Charming Home in the Old Village

Backyard at 318 King StreetUpon walking up to the home at 318 King Street, the first thing you notice is the large front porch that stretches across the length of the house, inviting you to sit and enjoy the surroundings. This porch, with a fresh coat of paint and modern amenities, embodies all the charm of the Old South that this house, originally built in 1870, exudes. It’s the perfect place for a line of rocking chairs, cold drinks, and good conversations, complete with ceiling fans for when the South Carolina summers get a little too hot. The metal roof of the house glints in the sunlight and reflects the lush surrounding foliage.

Inside the house, an open and connected floor plan creates the perfect adaptable living space, easily adjusted to the individual or family’s needs. The kitchen is outfitted with stainless steel appliances, built in cabinets, and dark hardwood floors. A blue and green ceramic tile backsplash gives the kitchen character and a whimsical appeal. There is a large area for a breakfast nook and plenty of soft natural light. A separate, formal dining room with warm wooden floors provides a place for entertaining or family dinners. The living room is spacious and open, complete with a wood-burning fireplace. A study with large built in shelves and flooded with sunlight provides a great place to read.

Kitchen at 318 King Street

Also on the main floor are two bedrooms that share a charming bathroom. The bathroom has wooden floors, a stand-alone soaking tub, a separate shower, and a pedestal sink. This main floor also contains a guest suite, which has its own efficiency kitchen, fireplace, and full bathroom—a wonderful way to welcome guests while giving them a little privacy. Alone on the second floor is the master bedroom, a quiet escape from the other rooms in the home. This room is charming with refinished wooden floors full of character and a connected bathroom with a large bathtub and separate shower.

One of the most desirable features of 318 King Street is its large in-ground pool in the back yard. The brick surrounding the pool is reminiscent of the sidewalks of old Charleston, and the rectangular design gives the pool a modern feel. The dark bottom of the pool lends the water a beautiful deep blue coloring and reflects the surrounding trees. A blue stone and brick deck is a great spot to have an outdoor meal or to relax when not swimming.

In addition to the draws of the property, 318 King Street is in the highly sought after Old Village in Mount Pleasant, SC. The house is only minutes from the restaurants of Shem Creek, several parks, and the iconic Ravenel Bridge. The schools in the area are top-notch, and there are many places to shop and eat. It is also only a short drive to downtown Charleston and the area beaches such as Sullivans Island.

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