$6,950,000
44 Battery
Charleston, SC 29401
MLS# 20017253
7 beds  |  7 baths  |  7520 sqft

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44 Battery, Charleston, SC 29401
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Property Description
This grand South Battery residence is composed of a 4 bedroom, 4 full and 2 half bath main house with water views from the top 2 floors, a 3 bedroom, 2 full bath kitchen house and a partially finished heated and cooled ground floor. The apx. 1,358 sf ground floor, not included in the total square footage, would make a fabulous wine cellar, workout room or artists' studio, and includes a half bath. Constructed circa 1835 by sisters Anne and Catherine Johnston, this three-story plantation-style home with attached kitchen house was later purchased by General Benjamin Huger Rutledge after the Civil War. The Johnston House has been completely renovated while maintaining original historic details, and includes a brand new masonry wall which surrounds the entire property.

Details
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Contract Info
Sub-Type: Single Family Detached
MLS Entry Date: 2020-06-24
List Price: $6,950,000
Current Price: $6,950,000
List Price/SqFt: 924.2
Location, Tax & Legal
Tax Map #: 4571601052
Street #: 44
Street Name: Battery
County: Charleston
State: SC
Zip Code: 29401
Area: 51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown
Tax District: 71 - Charleston Peninsula
Subdivision: South of Broad
Elementary School: Memminger
Middle School: Simmons Pinckney
High School: Burke
Legal Description: N S BATTERY 44
Directions: Head South on Meeting Street, right on South Battery. 44 South Battery will be on the right.
General Property Info
Bedrooms: 7
Baths - Full: 6
Baths - Half: 2
Baths - Total: 7
Stories: 4
Apx. SqFt: 7520
Year Built: 1835
Acreage: 0.21
Potential Short Sale: No
Status Change Info
Status: Active
Property Features
SqFt Source: Hired Measurement
SF Detached Style: Traditional
Lot Description: Riverview
Misc Exterior: Fence - Brick; Fence - Partial; Fence - Private; Porch - Front Porch; Porch - Full Front
Roof: Metal
Exterior: Block/Masonry; Brick - Solid; Stucco; Wood Siding
Foundation: Basement
Garage/Parking: 2 Car Carport; Attached; Off-Street Parking
Stories/Levels: Multi-Story
Misc Interior: Ceilings - 9'+; Elevator; Garden Tub/Shower; Kitchen Island; Walk-In Closets; Wet Bar
New Owned: Pre-Owned
Rooms: Eat-In-Kitchen; Family; Formal Living; Foyer; Laundry; Mother-In-Law Suite; Office; Separate Dining; Study
Master Bedroom: Garden Tub/Shower; Outside Access; Upstairs
Cooling: Central
Floors: Ceramic Tile; Wood
FP Desc/Location: Three +; Bathroom; Bedroom; Dining Room; Family Room; Gas Logs; Living Room; Wood Burning; Other (Use Remarks)
Equipment/Appliances: Dryer Connection; Gas - Range; Washer Connection
Water/Sewer: Public Sewer; Public Water
Heat: Forced Air; Heat Pump
Possession: At Closing
Utility Suppliers: Charleston Water Service; Dominion Energy
Special: Flood Insurance
Proposed Financing: Cash; Conventional Loan
Assumable: No
Supplements
The stunning renovation was beautifully designed by Glenn Keyes, with many original details of the home preserved. The home includes 10 fireplaces, all of which have been re-lined. Extraordinarily beautiful marble is abundantly distributed throughout the kitchens, bathrooms, and even the laundry room. The first floor of the main house is grand, boasting a formal dining room, formal living room, family room, and sunny chef's kitchen, all with high, 13 foot ceilings, original moldings, and exquisite ceiling medallions. The formal living room and dining room include walk through windows opening to the grand piazza at the front of the home. Ride the elevator or take the front or rear staircase to the second floor to find the master suite with gas fireplace, dual closets, and grand bath. The master bath boasts a double vanity, clawfoot tub, oversized shower and fireplace with remote controlled gas coal logs. A guest bedroom with gas log fireplace and en-suite bath, laundry room, and a sunny piazza complete the second floor. The top floor includes two more guest bedrooms, each with en-suite bath, and a piazza with stunning harbor views. A sun deck overlooking the backyard is accessed through the east bedroom. The kitchen house was just as beautifully renovated as the main home and includes a grandfathered bed and breakfast license, allowing for nightly rentals. It can easily be used as a guest house, an extension of the main house, rented long term, or continue to be legally rented on a nightly basis. Original large cooking fireplaces, painted wood beam ceilings, a full Kitchen, 3 bedrooms, and 2 full bathrooms make up this lovely welcoming and bright space. The meticulous garden at the rear of the home was designed by Sheila Wertimer, whose original plans included a pool. No detail was overlooked and this amazing property has gone from historic to historically beautiful. Original heart pine flooring throughout the home, a three-tier piazza with water views, kitchen house with legal bed and breakfast license, and prime location just steps to White Point Garden make this gorgeous historic home a must see!

Listing Office: Handsome Properties, Inc.

Last Updated: July - 07 - 2020

44 Battery, Charleston, SC 29401 - MLS# 20017253

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