217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 (MLS# 17009991)


$2,200,000
217 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
MLS# 17009991
5 beds  |  5 baths  |  5056 sqft

 | 

217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403
  1 / 57  
217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 217 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403

Property Description
Sometimes in life, we are presented with an opportunity so rare and so extraordinary that we simply cannot let it pass us by. The incredible home at 217 Ashley Avenue is one such opportunity. This remarkable property has a history so rich that it will impress all those who enter. The Georgian plantation house was originally built during the presidency of Thomas Jefferson in 1805 for Adam Tunno, a successful businessman who was a member of the First Continental Congress. “This is Charleston” listed this Charleston Double as a “Notable” home, and it only takes seeing it once to know that’s true. The present owners acquired this historic home in 2005, and while they spent almost a full year updating it to the executive home that it is today, the owners maintained the integrity of the home.

Details
Maps
Contract Info
Sub-Type: Single Family Detached
List Price: $2,200,000
Current Price: $2,200,000
List Price/SqFt: 435.13
Location, Tax & Legal
Tax Map #: 460-11-04-080
Street #: 217
Street Name: Ashley
Street Suffix: Avenue
County: Charleston
State: SC
Zip Code: 29403
Area: 51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown
Tax District: 71 - Charleston Peninsula
Subdivision: Radcliffeborough
Elementary School: Memminger
Middle School: Courtenay
High School: Burke
Legal Description: SW ASHLEY & CANNON
Directions: SW corner of Ashley and Cannon
General Property Info
Bedrooms: 5
Baths - Full: 5
Baths - Total: 5
Ground Level: No
Stories: 2
Apx. SqFt: 5056
Lot Size: 0.33 acres
Ownership: Fee Simple
Year Built: 1805
Acreage: 0.33
Potential Short Sale: No
Lease Purchase: No
HOA Fee: No
Auction: No
Tax/Fees
Special Assessment: No
Taxes: 4460.7
Assessment Ratio: .04 Res of Owner to 5 Ac
Status Change Info
Status: Active
Property Features
SqFt Source: Tax Records
SF Detached Style: Colonial; Traditional
Lot Description: Corner; Level
Misc Exterior: Fence - Brick; Fence - Metal Enclosed; Fence - Wooden Enclosed; Lawn Irrigation; Patio; Pool - In Ground; Porch - Full Front; Some Storm Wnd/Doors; Special Yard Lights; Storage/Outbuilding
Roof: Metal
Exterior: Wood Siding
Foundation: Elv. Construction
Garage/Parking: Off-Street Parking
Stories/Levels: 2 Stories
Misc Interior: Ceiling - Smooth; Ceilings - 9'+; Walk-In Closets
New Owned: Pre-Owned
Rooms: Family; Formal Living; Foyer; Laundry; Mother-In-Law Suite; Office; Separate Dining; Utility
Master Bedroom: Ceiling Fan; Dual Masters; Multiple Closets; Upstairs; Walk-In Closets
Cooling: Central
Floors: Ceramic Tile; Wall to Wall Carpet; Wood
FP Desc/Location: Three +; Bathroom; Bedroom; Dining Room; Family Room; Living Room
Equipment/Appliances: Ceiling Fan; Cental Vacuum; Dishwasher; Dryer Connection; Electric - Wall Oven; Gas - Range; Microwave Built-In; Security System; Washer Connection
Water/Sewer: Public Sewer; Public Water
Heat: Electric
Possession: At Closing
Utility Suppliers: SCE & G
Amenities: Trash Pickup
Proposed Financing: Any
Assumable: No
Supplements
As you approach the home, you will immediately be drawn to the incredible architecture and stately appearance of the home. The landscaping and granite front walkway welcomes you as you pass through the gate and make your way to the grand front porch. Upon entering, you will find yourself in the enchanting foyer with gleaming old heart pine floors, tall 12 foot ceilings, and hand painted stained-glass windows. The living room to the left and the gathering room to the right branch off the foyer and include lovely bay windows, working marble fireplaces, moldings, original sliding pocket doors, and what's believed to be the original Cornelius gasolier lights which have now been electrified. As you pass through the foyer, your eyes will immediately be drawn up the impressive curved mahogany staircase. Off the stair hall are the dining room and library. The spacious dining room is ready for entertaining with a gorgeous fireplace and stunning original heart pine floors. The bright and cozy library features a working fireplace, original ornate double crown molding, and is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Beyond the stair hall is the open gourmet kitchen fit for a master chef. The kitchen features granite countertops, abundant custom cabinetry, beautiful marble floors, a commercial size 48 inch Viking gas range with a 60 inch hood with warmer and double ovens, two Bosch stainless steel dishwashers, Dacor electric and microwave ovens, and a Subzero tempered glass refrigerator. You'll be a hit with all your guests when they visit your custom bar just off the kitchen. The bar includes reclaimed heart pine wood from the pre-existing master bath and wood and glass cabinets, a copper sink, a KitchenAid ice maker, and a two climate zone Subzero wine refrigerator with drawers. Just off the bar is a convenient full bathroom. Upstairs you'll find four bedrooms and three full bathrooms. The spacious master bedroom includes many custom features. The current owners added an en suite custom bathroom with a Jacuzzi-style shower, separate vanities, and single water closet with a reclaimed exterior hardwood door from a period home in Richmond, VA. Adjacent to the bathroom is the grand custom designed, spacious en suite master closet. The massive guest master bedroom will have you playing host quite often. This room also has en suite access to the guest master bathroom. The third and fourth bedrooms both include two closets and have access to a shared Jack and Jill bathroom. The second floor also includes a large laundry room with storage. Outside the back of the home sits the original kitchen house with original brick floors and shiplap walls. When the home was built, this space was the kitchen for the home, but it's now used as a guest suite or pool house and includes a bedroom, full bathroom, kitchen, and living space. The backyard features a glistening swimming pool to cool off on hot summer day. You will enjoy relaxing and watching the koi swim in the massive 1900 gallon twin waterfall koi pond. The backyard includes a charming formal garden known as a parterre with a bricked column entrance with lion heads emblazoned on them. To the side is the gated motor court that can comfortably accommodate 5 cars. This magnificent home is also in an unbeatable location. Here you are walking distance to the College of Charleston, MUSC, Roper Hospital, shopping, dining, and many downtown attractions. Historical Points of interest: -The "Fort Henry Flag," which served as the inspiration for Francis Scott Key's Star Spangled Banner, flies from the second floor balcony and would have been the flag in place at the completion of construction in 1805. -Adam Tunno was knows as the "King of the Scots" and was a partner in the successful mercantile firm of Tunno & Blalock. -The property extended west to the Ashley River and south to Calhoun Street. -In 1843, the home was converted by Andrew McGrath, a Harvard-trained attorney, and his wife, Emma Carroll Mikell, who was the daughter of an Edisto cotton magnate. McGrath later became a federal judge. -In 1860, McGrath was appointed to lead the succession movement in the role of Secretary of State. -He was subsequently elected by the legislature as Governor of South Carolina. Following the war in 1865, McGrath was imprisoned at Fort Pulaski, Georgia for seven months. After his release, he returned to The Holy City and had a prosperous law practice. Home Points of Interest: -Original plaster ceiling artwork thought to be original to the home -Many of the window panes are the old style wavy panes behind the interior storm windows that the present owners had custom made for every window in the home. -The owners had a steel beam with associated piers installed in the ceiling of the dining room to strengthen the floor of the second floor for a master bathroom and to permit the installation of water pipes and the homes central vacuum system -The owners installed reclaimed heart pine from a period warehouse in Richmond, VA for the bar top -The master closet can be accessed through the bedroom and through the hallway to minimize disruption of your partner -The first floor bathroom entrance is framed by a reclaimed exterior hardwood door from a period home in Richmond, VA -Exterior landscape lighting controlled by 5 different transformers as well as a lawn irrigation system -There is interior storage under the footprint of the main home that measures 6 feet tall. There is also storage under the porches measuring 5 feet tall. There is so much to appreciate about this incredible historic, yet modern, home. Book your private viewing today!

Listing Office: Matt O'Neill Real Estate

Last Updated: August - 03 - 2017

Properties marked with IDX logo are provided courtesy of Charleston Trident Multiple Listing Service, Inc. The data relating to real estate for sale on this web site comes in part from the Broker Reciprocity Program of the Charleston Trident Multiple Listing Service. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than the website owner are marked with the Broker Reciprocity logo or the Broker Reciprocity thumbnail logo and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing brokers. The broker providing this data believes it to be correct, but advises interested parties to confirm them before relying on them in a purchase decision. Information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commerical use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing.

Saturday 19th of August 2017 08:21 PM