Located in the heart of South of Broad, this historic home at 9 Bedons Aly offers the opportunity to live in one of downtown’s most coveted areas. The home is tucked away on Bedons Aly, which sits between Elliott and Tradd streets and is just a block from East Bay Street. Within walking distance are some of Charleston’s best bars and restaurants including Cypress, SNOB and High Cotton to name a few. Beautiful Charleston facades fill the street fronts and there are also a host of beautiful parks to enjoy, including White Point Gardens which is right around the corner from the home and offers some of the best views of the Charleston harbor.
The three-story brick, hip-roofed residence was originally built in the 1770’s by James Mackie, a prosperous cooper. After the earthquake of 1886 the home was re-built by Edwin J. Holton, a newspaper printer, who reused sections of the home’s original brick walls. The home, known as the Mackie-Holton house, gets its name from these two famed previous owners. Most recently, the property was renovated by renowned Charleston architect Christopher Rose and the home now offers a completely remodeled interior with a rich historic feel.
Inside, the three-story home was well-designed with an open living space on the first floor and bedrooms spread over the second and third floors. The artful restoration on the first floor creates a light-filled and welcoming space which encompasses the kitchen and living area. A marble-topped island provides a central place to gather with friends and family while custom cabinets, pro-style stainless steel appliances and high-end fixtures infuse the space with a graceful feel. Flowing from the kitchen is a small living area which has a fireplace, built-in cabinets and elegant French doors leading into the courtyard.
Tucked away on the second floor is the master bedroom suite. Two large windows give the space great natural light and a period wood-burning fireplace adds a cozy, historical touch. The en suite bathroom has been redesigned with an all-marble look—from the floors to the walls to the shower—and makes the most of the space. Directly across the hall from the master is an additional living space. The den or library has the same rich hardwood floors as in the master, along with a fireplace. Built-in bookshelves leave plenty of room to display your favorite books or collectibles and the space benefits from natural light.
The third floor of the home has two additional bedrooms. Each is well-sized with hardwood floors and the two rooms share a hall bath which has been modernized with a marble soaking tub and shower. One of the bedrooms also boats access to the rooftop deck which overlooks the rooftops and steeples of the iconic Charleston skyline.
Ensconced by ivy-covered walls, the home’s lush and private courtyard flows seamlessly from the living room to create a cohesive indoor-outdoor space. Simply prop open the French doors and let the cool springtime breezes filter into the home! Palm trees and tropical shrubbery make the space verdant and a central fountain provides a soothing escape. The set-up is ideal for hosting a small gathering and there is also a half bath in the courtyard.
For more information or to schedule a showing, contact listing agent Charles McIntosh.