38 Church Street
Charleston, South Carolina SC 29401
Price: $5,850,000
Est. Monthly Payment: $31,404.06 See Details
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Listing ID: 16030154
Status: Active Contingent
Bedrooms: 5 Bed
Total Baths: 8 Bath
Full Baths: 5 Bath
Partial Baths: 3 Bath
Square Feet: 5,891 Sq Ft
Acres: 0.260 Acres
Year Built: 1812

Circa 1812, historically known as "The George Keenan House." Purchased after construction and renovated by Dr. Vincent LeSeigneur in 1814. Born in Normandy, LeSeigneur fled Santo Domingo. He was known as a caring and generous physician who founded the "Health House," a hospital for slaves. The doctor practiced medicine in Charleston for over 50 years. LeSeigneur added the two adjacent lots, north and south, around 1826 to create the unique garden enjoyed today. The crenelated stair addition to the north along with the adjoining of the main house to the dependency was done around 1900 by the Hopkins family. The Hopkins/Lebby families owned the property for the next 125 years.The main house is a three-and-a-half-story masonry home, handsomely finished with south-facing, double-tiered piazzas. The top level piazza is open with a balustrade; the first level features a beautiful row of nicely fluted Doric columns. More recently, this fine masonry home was meticulously restored, offering a historic and lush setting. The location is one of the best in the South of Broad area, quiet and picturesque. Sited on the historic "bend" of lower Church Street, the lot offers formal gardens and a private pool terrace on the south "piazza" side of the property. In addition, the north garden features a rare parking court with a private gate from Church Street giving additional access to the heated and cooled garage, kitchen, and pool house. Inside the home, the interior plaster work is second to none with fine Adamesque details - handsome door surrounds, intricate carving, plaster friezes, all painstakingly restored by hand. From the windows and piazzas, this home offers eighteenth century "postcard" views with an abundance of light. The first floor drawing room is very fine; the second floor drawing room is one of the best offered today in the historic district. The kitchen was recently redeveloped along with the addition of a glass wall allowing easier access to view and enjoy the garden. Quartz countertops, Wolf, Miele, Thermador, along with chic custom cabinetry help to create a modern and functional show piece. The lush pool terrace is perfect for entertaining with family and friends. There is a separate "pool house" that originally was one of the few remaining pigeonniers in the city. A private outdoor spa is to the rear corner of the garden. Aside from the renovation, the list of features is long – climate controlled garage; parking for multiple cars off street; newly redesigned laundry; smart house electronics to control security, climate, lighting, and music (Sonos); climate controlled wine cellar (500 bottles); gallery lighting; Knockout mosquito system; electric gates; new pool cleaner; and child proof pool gates, new pool enclosure, and cover.

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Primary Features

County: Charleston
Year Built: 1812

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Detached Style: Charleston Single
Foundation: Slab
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: Simmons Pinckney
Street Suffix: Street
Subdivision: South of Broad

Financial Details

Auction: no
Lease Purchase: no

Interior Features

Baths - Half: 3
Cooling: Central
Fireplace Description: Bedroom, Den, Dining Room, Living Room, Three +
Floors: Wood
Heat: Forced Air
Master Bedroom: Garden Tub/Shower, Multiple Closets, Outside Access, Upstairs, Walk-In Closets
Miscellaneous Interior: Ceilings - 9'+, Elevator, Garden Tub/Shower, Kitchen Island, Ceiling - Smooth, Walk-In Closets, Wine Cellar
Stories: Multi-Story

External Features

Exterior: Stucco
Garage/Parking: Detached, Off-Street Parking
Lot Description: Inside, Level, 0 - .5 Acre
Miscellaneous Exterior: Patio - Covered, Porch - Full Front, Fence - Private, Pool - In Ground, Special Yard Lights, Storage/Outbuilding, Porch - Wrap-Around
Roof: Slate

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Contact - Listing ID 16030154

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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