Located in the emerging Westside neighborhood, this charming Craftsman cottage at 9 Carolina Street has a prime downtown Charleston location and an inviting interior. It is located off of King Street so the popular restaurants and night life spots along Upper King Street are just a short walk away. Marion Square Park, historic homes, museums and other cultural sites on the peninsula are also within walking distance.
9 Carolina Street exudes curb appeal with a light gray exterior, colorful landscaping and palmetto trees. A small front porch welcomes you and provides a great spot to enjoy the Charleston weather while overlooking Carolina Street. The home’s front door leads to a foyer (currently being used as an office) with separate entrances to the first floor living space and the second floor. The layout works well for those who are interested in renting the home but it also could work for those who need more space and want to occupy the entire home.
The first floor of the home has an open plan and quality updates can be seen throughout. The living room, dining area and kitchen are combined into one space which is ideal for families or those who like to entertain. The contemporary kitchen has everything you are looking for including granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar for casual family meals on the go. Adjacent to the kitchen is a dining area which is both sunny and spacious. This dining area leads to the living room which has a fireplace and a French glass door leading to the front porch.
Two of the home’s four bedrooms are located downstairs. The renovated master suite is spacious and has an en suite bathroom with tile floors, a tiled tub/shower combo and a tasteful white vanity. The bedroom is incredibly sunny and there is also a large walk-in closet with custom, built-in shelving. The second downstairs suite has a large bedroom with hardwood flooring, a brick fireplace and an updated en suite bathroom. In the back of the home, there is a mud room which houses the laundry and has access to the back deck.
Upstairs, you will find two additional bedrooms and a light-filled living space with an efficiency kitchen. There is a private entrance to this floor from the backyard in addition to the entrance in the front so it could easily be rented out for additional income. Hardwood floors, natural light and tall ceilings define this space and there is also an updated full bath and laundry area—making it incredibly self-sufficient.
In the backyard, you will find a large back deck as well as a sunning deck on the second floor. A detached storage shed provides a great place to store your outdoor equipment and the yard is made private by surrounding mature trees.
This is a great home for anyone looking to live in downtown Charleston and the unique set up makes it appealing for both full-time residents and those looking for rental income. Contact listing agent Melissa Martin for more information.