$15,990,000
Single Family Home
MLS #: 16027451

Description of 32 Legare Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Legare Street's oldest residence known locally as ''The Sword Gate,'' was built in 1803 and is located on high ground in a high AE flood zone. 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.

Property Features of 32 Legare Street, Charleston, SC 29401

HOME STYLE
Charleston Single
TYPE
Single Family Detached
Year Built
1803
Subdivision
South of Broad
Community
Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown
Acres
.87
Fireplaces
3
Features
Elementary school: Memminger
Middle school: Courtenay
High school: Burke
Woodburning fireplace(s)
Fireplace in den
Fireplace in dining room
Fireplace in family room
Fireplace in great room
Fireplace in kitchen
Fireplace in living room
Two car garage
Wood exterior
Stucco exterior
Porch
Patio
Covered patio
Lot acreage is: 0.87
Lawn sprinkler
Lot size: .87
Subdivision: South of Broad
Wet bar
Cable television available
Eat-in kitchen
Marble floors
Wood floors
Kitchen island
Separate dining room
Walk-in closet(s)
Slate roof
Basement
Rooms & Dimensions
Family Room
Foyer
Game room
Laundry room
Pantry
Workshop
Great Room
Study/Office
Office
Utility room
Courtesy of: Handsome Properties, Inc.

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