Located on the tip of the historic Charleston peninsula, South of Broad is one of the city’s most coveted and sought after neighborhoods. Historic homes, iconic architecture, tree-lined streets and local shops, galleries, restaurants and parks define the area. Our featured listing at 38 S Battery Street is located in the heart of South of Broad–across the street from White Point Garden, a spacious city park overlooking the Charleston Harbor.
The 3,400 square foot, Colonial Revival style home was built in 1895 and retains much of its historic charm. The home was built for Frederick Heinz, a German baker and ice cream maker. A classic iron gate, double front and side piazzas and a historic cupola are some of the most notable original features. Inside, the home has a classic floor plan with nice formal rooms. The formal living room looks out over the front porch and leads into the dining room which has access to the side piazza. Just beyond the dining room is another living area–the family room–which has a fireplace and provides a more casual space to gather with friends and family. The kitchen, located in the back of the home, has been recently updated to include all of the modern features you desire. Granite counters, high-end stainless appliances, a preserved brick chimney, slate flooring, a center island and a breakfast nook make the space both functional and stylish.
The spacious master bedroom suite is located on the second floor of the home. The space has a defined bedroom as well as a separate sitting room. Both rooms are accented by fireplaces and the sitting room opens to a private porch overlooking White Point Gardens with peeks of the water. There is also an en suite bathroom with a beautiful stained glass window, marble topped vanity and a tiled tub/shower combo. There are two additional bedrooms on this floor (one with outside access) along with a full bath. The third floor, complete with a full bath, provides additional living space that can be used as a bedroom, media room, office or more.
In addition to the interior features, there is also a lot to see outside. A covered front porch, second story porch and side piazzas provide plenty of space to enjoy the harbor breezes. In the back of the home, there is also a Charleston courtyard–with a brick patio, ivy-covered privacy wall, fountain and wooden deck. This private space is the perfect spot for a fall gathering or meal al fresco. There is also a shared driveway with plenty of off-street parking.