71 Anson Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (MLS# 16003912)

71 Anson Street
Charleston, SC 29401
MLS# 16003912
5 beds  |  6 baths  |  6919 sqft


Magnificent mature gardens with privacy wall and lovely saline pool are just a few of the exterior features of this historic estate.
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Magnificent mature gardens with privacy wall and lovely saline pool are just a few of the exterior features of this historic estate. The Thomas Doughty House, circa 1808 in the lovely Ansonborough neighborhood of downtown Charleston. The wide Belgian Block driveway as viewed from Anson Street offers a grand entrance leading to a 6 car parking court, with a 2 car garage and pergola. A beautiful traditional wrought iron gate serves as a welcoming pedestrians entrance into the gardens. The saline pool offers plenty of lounging area and decking. The pool was redone in 2011 with all new pumps, new lining, and upgraded equipment. Front porch leading from the street into the grand ballroom on the main level. Gracious sized receiving room in the front of the home offering Adamesque woodworking and a functional fireplace With 11.5 foot ceilings, the grandeur of this home is unmistakable. The home boasts most of the original heart pine flooring on the main living levels. With windows on all sides, the home offers a bright and open feel in every room. Original molding and woodworking throughout the home was painstakingly restored in the recent renovation. The original Adamesque mantel in the living room is delightfully unique. Generously sized rooms offer plenty of space for significant furnishings of any style. Classic features meet a unique floor plan with a lovely center hallway accessing the front stairway, and the library. The library offers ample storage in built-in bookcases, as well as a handsome Adamesque mantel. The detailed mantel in the library frames another working fireplace. The large dining room offers ample seating for large parties. Situated between the kitchen and hallway, the dining room also opens out to the porch- perfect for entertaining with great flow. A handsome medallion in the dining room frames a custom chandelier which conveys with a sale. Chefs kitchen in impeccable condition with working fireplace and casual dining area. Handsome kitchen island houses dishwasher, main sink and prep space. Wet bar/butlers pantry is shown here as well. State of the Art Viking and Dacor Appliances, as well as Sub Zero custom refrigerator. Spacious powder room on the main level off the kitchen. Back stairway off kitchen and hallway - the perfect place to put an elevator if desired. Bright and spacious master bedroom with handsome wood flooring Working fireplace and ample closet space Handsome Adamesque mantel in the master bedroom frames another working fireplace. Incredible mahogany master bathroom offering soaking tub, standing shower, his and hers walk in closets, as well as a full stackable washer dryer. The marble steam shower in the master bath is the perfect retreat. With beautiful vaulted ceilings, the mahogany finishes and marble flooring create an oasis of calm. Second floor hallway offers light and easy access to guest suites from the front stair The main guest suite has a nice fireplace and access to both front and back stairways. Original heart pine flooring and lovely period details. Light-filled second floor bedroom. An additional bath on this level is shared by the two guest bedrooms. Currently used as an office, the third bedroom is the perfect space for a third bedroom, but also outfitted with custom cabinets to create the ultimate walk in closet if desired. On the ground level is a large wine cellar, as well as a foyer and spacious main laundry room. Down the main stair you find the access to the Mother In Law Suite, the perfect one bedroom apartment for private guest quarters or live in staff. Fully equipped with a galley kitchen, large pantry and all the amenities for daily life. The large living room has an exterior entrance and plenty of windows as well. A full bedroom suite with plenty of room for king bed, sitting area, and more. Master bathroom in the Mother-in-Law suite with large dressing area and lots of closet space. Off the main level is a handsome porch accessed from all main rooms on that level. Marble stairs off the kitchen lead into gracious gardens and the pool area. With traditional Charleston garden rooms, the mature landscaping is truly something special. Tucked away off the parking court is the private entrance to the pristine guest quarters housed in the detached Carriage House A lovely patio off the Carriage House offers guests a quiet retreat. Living room in the Carriage house with working fireplace. The Carriage House Kitchen has handsome brickwork and fully functioning amenities for daily life separate from the main house. A perfect setting for short or long term guests, the Carriage House offers two bedrooms each with private bath. Bathroom of the Master Suite in the Carriage House. A full two car garage- unheard of in downtown Charleston- is one of the lovely features of this home. Framed by a pergola and offering plenty of room to turn around or park additional cars! The view from the porches out over the pool is unmatched in downtown Charleston with an impressive stand of Italian Cypress trees. The well-planned gardens with flowering plants and ornamental shrubs frame the saline pool exceptionally well. The wide Belgian Block driveway crosses the length of one of the deepest lots in Ansonborough. Separated from the street with electric gates. Every angle of this exceptional home is framed well by its extensive gardens... The Thomas Doughty House is the jewel of Ansonborough. Having been lovingly restored and cared for, this 1808 brick estate is move in ready....

Property Description
Exceptionally rare, historically significant, impeccably maintained, the Thomas Doughty estate is situated on over .3 acres in the heart of Charleston’s most desirable downtown area- Ansonborough. Painstakingly restored in 1994 by the current owners, this Carolopolis winning estate is designated as “valuable” to the city’s architectural heritage. With spacious formal living room, dining room, and library boasting ornate Adamesque mantles and original woodworking as well as graciously sized bedrooms and bathrooms, this exceptional brick home is a once in a generation opportunity. The ground level mother in law suite offers formal living room, galley kitchen and full master bedroom with large closets - a perfect space for a staff member or guests. Set back from the street is a most

Contract Info
Sub-Type: Single Family Detached
List Price: $5,500,000
Current Price: $5,500,000
List Price/SqFt: 794.91
Location, Tax & Legal
Tax Map #: 458-01-03-008
Street #: 71
Street Name: Anson
Street Suffix: Street
County: Charleston
State: SC
Zip Code: 29401
Area: 51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown
Tax District: 71 - Charleston Peninsula
Subdivision: Ansonborough
Elementary School: Memminger
Middle School: Courtenay
High School: Burke
Legal Description: LOT A 71 ANSON
Directions: On Anson Street between Laurens and Society.
General Property Info
Bedrooms: 5
Baths - Full: 5
Baths - Half: 2
Baths - Total: 6
Stories: 3
Apx. SqFt: 6919
Ownership: Fee Simple
Year Built: 1806
Acreage: 0.36
Potential Short Sale: No
C/R: Yes
Status Change Info
Status: Active
Property Features
SqFt Source: Tax Records
SF Detached Style: Traditional
Misc Exterior: Pool - In Ground; Porch - Full Front
Roof: Metal; Slate
Exterior: Brick - Solid
Garage/Parking: 2 Car Garage
Stories/Levels: 3 Stories
Misc Interior: Ceilings - 9'+
New Owned: Pre-Owned
Rooms: Eat-In-Kitchen; Formal Living; Separate Dining
Master Bedroom: Upstairs
Cooling: Central
Floors: Ceramic Tile; Wood
FP Desc/Location: Three +; Bedroom; Dining Room; Living Room
Equipment/Appliances: Ceiling Fan; Dishwasher; Dryer; Electric - Cooktop; Electric - Range; Electric - Wall Oven; Gas - Cooktop; Gas - Range; Gas - Wall Oven; Microwave Built-In; Refrigerator; Security System; Stacked Washer/Dryer; Washer
Water/Sewer: Public Sewer; Public Water
Heat: Forced Air
Possession: At Closing
Utility Suppliers: Charleston Water Service; SCE & G
Special: Flood Insurance
Amenities: Cable TV Available
Proposed Financing: Cash; Conventional Loan
Assumable: No
exceptional private garden with large saline pool, porch and terrace, and traditional garden rooms and patios with magnificent landscaping including an impressive row of Italian Cypress trees. A separate Carriage House is accessed through the slate patio and walkway and is the perfect retreat for long term guests. The carriage house offers two bedrooms, each with a private bath, as well as a spacious dining room, living room and kitchen each with fireplaces. The Belgian block driveway opens onto a 6 car parking court with a full two car garage and handsome pergola for additional parking and storage. This award winning historic home has everything you could possibly need in the heart of downtown, only steps from the newly renovated Gaillard center and all the best of Charleston's lively cultural scene.

Listing Office: Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty

Last Updated: February - 12 - 2018

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