32 Legare Street

Charleston, SC 29401
  • $17,500,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 421 days
  • ID#: 16027451
Price Reduced
UPDATED: 63 min ago
$17,500,000
  • 9
    BEDS
  • 0.87
    ACRES
  • 13
    BATHS
  • 3
    1/2 BATHS
  • 17,142
    SQFT
  • $1,021
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1803
County:

School Information

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Description

Legare Street's oldest residence known locally as "The Sword Gate," was built in 1803. This Federal style residence is privately nestled behind its famous front gates which were originally commissioned for the City's Guard House but rejected because the proposed price was too steep. Sword Gate was originally constructed by Solomon Legare, the man for whom Legare Street is named, this elegant estate of over 17,000 square feet includes 9 bedrooms, 13 full and 3 half baths and is one of the most impressive and historically significant homes on Peninsular Charleston. Adamesque wood work, plaster work and composition work enhance many of the most formal spaces including the grand ballroom and dining room. The property is entirely secured by stately old brick walls and commanding gates of iron.The estate of approximately .87 acres also includes a lovely carriage house, a separate staff wing which includes maids and butlers room, a conservatory, and a large garage. The gardens are positioned surrounding the home providing a peaceful escape yet still protecting the privacy of of the residents. Enjoy the croquet lawn, a calming reflecting pool leading to the conservatory, private outdoor dining and seating vignettes under grand old trees providing refuge from the world outside and the Carolina sun. The provenance of one of Charleston's most coveted residences includes a tannery, an elite private girls school, a museum and an Inn. The estate also boasts a famous owner, Abraham Lincoln's granddaughter. The finest team of craftsmen, contractors, landscape architects, and an internationally known designer brought this fine residence back to its original grandeur over a span of several years blending the best of old historic architecture and state of the art technology. A Chilled Water HVAC System heats and cools the residence.

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32 Legare Street Charleston, SC 29401

  • Price: $17,500,000
  • Status: Active
  • Updated: 63 min ago
  • ID#: 16027451
9
Beds
13
Baths
3
½ Baths
0.87
Acres
17,142
SQFT
$1,021
$/SQFT
1803
Built
Neighborhood:
South Of Broad
County:
Charleston
Area:
Charleston Peninsula - Below Crosstown
Elementary School:
Memminger
Middle School:
Courtenay
High School:
Burke
Property Description
Legare Street's oldest residence known locally as "The Sword Gate," was built in 1803. This Federal style residence is privately nestled behind its famous front gates which were originally commissioned for the City's Guard House but rejected because the proposed price was too steep. Sword Gate was originally constructed by Solomon Legare, the man for whom Legare Street is named, this elegant estate of over 17,000 square feet includes 9 bedrooms, 13 full and 3 half baths and is one of the most impressive and historically significant homes on Peninsular Charleston. Adamesque wood work, plaster work and composition work enhance many of the most formal spaces including the grand ballroom and dining room. The property is entirely secured by stately old brick walls and commanding gates of iron.The estate of approximately .87 acres also includes a lovely carriage house, a separate staff wing which includes maids and butlers room, a conservatory, and a large garage. The gardens are positioned surrounding the home providing a peaceful escape yet still protecting the privacy of of the residents. Enjoy the croquet lawn, a calming reflecting pool leading to the conservatory, private outdoor dining and seating vignettes under grand old trees providing refuge from the world outside and the Carolina sun. The provenance of one of Charleston's most coveted residences includes a tannery, an elite private girls school, a museum and an Inn. The estate also boasts a famous owner, Abraham Lincoln's granddaughter. The finest team of craftsmen, contractors, landscape architects, and an internationally known designer brought this fine residence back to its original grandeur over a span of several years blending the best of old historic architecture and state of the art technology. A Chilled Water HVAC System heats and cools the residence.
Exterior Features

Exterior StuccoWood Siding Foundation Basement Garage Parking 2 Car Garage Ground Level No Lot Description .5 - 1 Acre Lot Size .87 Misc Exterior Fence - BrickPatio - CoveredPorch - Full FrontGuttersFence - IronLawn IrrigationPatioFence - PrivateSpecial Yard LightsStorage/OutbuildingWorkshopPorch - Wrap-AroundPorch - Front Porch Roof Slate Single Family Detached Style Charleston Single

Interior Features

Cooling Other (Use Remarks) Fireplace BathroomBedroomDenDining RoomFamily RoomGas ConnectionGreat RoomKitchenLiving RoomThree +Wood Burning Floors WoodMarbleStone Heat Other (Use Remarks) Master Bedroom Multiple ClosetsWalk-In Closets Misc Interior Ceilings - 9'+Ceiling - Cathedral/VaultedKitchen IslandCeiling - SmoothWindow Treatments - SomeOther (Use Remarks)Walk-In ClosetsWet Bar Rooms Eat-In-KitchenFamilyFormal LivingFoyerGameGreatLaundryOfficePantryOther (Use Remarks)Separate DiningStudyUtility

Property Features

Amenities Cable Tv Available Lease Purchase No New Owned Pre-Owned Water Sewer Public SewerPublic Water

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