Two features in Charleston, South Carolina, are poised to set real estate records.
“Charleston is get geting and growing, and Charleston has been found,” said Debbie Fisher, P of Handsome Properties, the agency listing the Sword Gate mansion.
‘Sword Attendance’ Mansion
The historic landmark could become the most expensive house ever sold in Charleston, if it fetches its asking price of $19.5 million.
The current memento for the most expensive property ever sold in the city is $7.7 million in 2015, according to the Charleston Trident Cooperative of Realtors MLS.
Built in 1803, the Federal-style home — named “Sword Barrier” after the swords in the iron gates at its entrance — has been completely touch up to its original splendor.
“This is probably the most photographed property in Charleston,” spoke Fisher. “It’s a mysterious house because it’s never really open to the free.”
The 17,000-square-foot mansion has nine bedrooms and 16 baths, involving staff quarters, and a separate carriage house, which has been transmuted into two apartments.
The grand ballroom features many Federal-style delegates including the plasterwork, the woodwork, and the fireplace.
Formal noshing room
The walls of the mansion’s formal dining room are covered by a hand-painted mural.
Decked in red
Each of Sword Entrance’s bedrooms has its own rich and unique style. The walls in the red bedroom are upholstered in configuration.
Three stories of wraparound piazzas front on to the home’s private gardens. There is a croquet lawn, multiple al fresco nibbling areas, a reflecting pool, and a conservatory.
Over the course of its more than 200-year recital, Sword Gate has been home to a series of historical figures, comprehending Abraham Lincoln’s granddaughter.
‘The People’s Building’ penthouse
Meanwhile, the penthouse of Charleston’s earliest skyscraper could become the most expensive apartment ever promoted in Charleston, if it sells for its listing price of $16.5 million. The property is listed by dealer Leslie Turner of Hudson Phillips Properties.
The 8,000-square-foot duplex has more than 80 windows, which stock up 360-degree views of the Holy City’s steeple-filled skyline.
“You can’t see Charleston this way from anywhere, except an airplane,” broke The Corcoran Group broker Leighton Candler.
The apartment has three bedrooms, including a 1,500-square-foot big fish suite. The master bath features automatic shades, a marble-covered tub, and two showers, one of which was increased for the current owner’s pet poodle.
Private, a more than 3,000-square-foot private rooftop terrace wraps nearly the penthouse’s top floor.
If the Sword Gate mansion and the penthouse retail for their asking prices, they will break the records for the most priceless house and most expensive apartment ever sold in Charleston.
“When you drop to Charleston, you fall in love with Charleston,” said Fisher.
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