20 South Battery
Charleston, South Carolina SC 29401
Price: $5,500,000
Est. Monthly Payment: $29,525.19 See Details
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Listing ID: 1224342
Status: Active
Bedrooms: 17 Bed
Total Baths: 18 Bath
Full Baths: 16 Bath
Partial Baths: 2 Bath
Square Feet: 15,669 Sq Ft
Year Built: 1843

20 South Battery is the premier Charleston residence, prominent for its location and presence as a historic and social feature of the community. Local businessman Samuel Stevens built this antebellum home in 1843, selling it after the war to Colonel William Lathers, a native of Georgetown, South Carolina and an officer in the Union Army. In 1874 the home sold to South Carolina's Calhoun family patriarch, Andrew Calhoun Simonds, a well-known Charleston banker and entrepreneur. Today the residence is owned by Simonds' great-great-grandson. Classic elements abound within its expansive halls and rooms, including a spiral staircase ascending four floors, eight elegant fireplaces, and original wood parquet flooring. The main structure is a private residence that faces stunning water views of Charleston Harbor with legendary Fort Sumter in the distance. As Susan Sully described in Charleston Style, ''the interior seems to dwell in an international time warp that could exist in Venice, Paris or even Pompeii'' (Sully 1999, 74). To enter the tall front doors of this home is to enter an idyllic wonderland of geometric mosaic encaustic tiles with elegant cornices and pilasters in the expression of the Greek Rival and Second Empire styles. The ballroom, a focal point of the main entrance, provided the meeting room and founding of the oldest community-based historic preservation organization in America, the Charleston Preservation Society. Highlighted as a primary Charleston landmark in the ABC miniseries North and South (1985) starring Patrick Swayze and James Read, the main residence is gracefully clad in mellowed pink stucco with surrounding white piazzas and a whimsically unique mansard roof. The large adjoining garden and rear dependency hold The Battery Carriage House Inn. This elegant, successful establishment is a relaxing oasis in the midst of Charleston Harbor's White Point Garden and Battery. With eleven intimate guest rooms, each gracefully decorated to complement the time and theme of its historical lineage, the Inn is perfect for a romantic getaway. All rooms feature a private entrance from the brick-lined carriageway and the Charleston gardens beyond. This offer is a rare opportunity to purchase the most impressive of all income-producing historic properties.

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Primary Features

County: Charleston
Year Built: 1843

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Detached Style: Carriage/Kitchen House
Ground Level: yes
New/Owned: Pre-Owned
Sub Type: Single Family Detached

Location Information

Area: 51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown
Elementary School: Memminger
High School: Burke
Middle School: Courtenay
Subdivision: South of Broad

Financial Details

Auction: no
Lease Purchase: no

Interior Features

Baths - Half: 2
Cooling: Central
Fireplace Description: Bedroom, Den, Dining Room, Family Room, Great Room, Living Room, Three +
Floors: Ceramic Tile, Wood
Master Bedroom: Upstairs

External Features

Exterior: Brick - Solid
Lot Description: Riverview
Lot Size: 79X305X41X220X30X105
Miscellaneous Exterior: Porch - Full Front, Gazebo
Roof: Slate

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Contact - Listing ID 1224342

Disher, Hamrick & Myers

30 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: 843-577-4115
Phone Alt: 800-577-4115
Fax: 843-577-4899
Broker Email: dhm@dhmrealestate.com

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