$4,799,000 20 S Battery Charleston, SC

MLS: 17015622   Type: Single Family   County: Charleston   City: Charleston   Area: Charleston Inside Crosstown   Neighborhood: South Of Broad   Zip: 29401   Style: Traditional,Victorian     Stories: 1

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The Stevens-Lathers House, a handsome mansion overlooking White Point Garden and the southernmost tip of the historic peninsula, dates back to the antebellum period of the 1840's and is home The Battery Carriage House Inn. This imposing 4 story brick residence and inn is one of the finest and most important properties in Charleston and has been rated by the City of Charleston as a Category 1 house. The original Greek Revival home with dependencies was built in 1843 by Samuel N. Stevens, and in 1874 was renovated, in the Second Empire style, by millionaire South Carolinian Col. Richard Lathers. Lathers moved back south after the war and acquired this elaborate estate with the intention of reunifying the North and the South. His transformation included adding a grand ballroom measuring 25 x 40 with an 18 foot pressed tin ceiling. In addition, a fourth floor was added, which housed an impressive library with views of Ft. Sumter, the intersecting Rivers, and the steepled view of the Peninsula. He also improved the property with a 2-story addition, but unfortunately was unable to improve the relations between the North and South. Unsuccessful in his reunification efforts, he sold the property after only 4 years. The dependencies were transformed into The Battery Carriage House Inn in 1970 and the property has continued to be in use as a residence and Inn since that time. Among notable uses, the property was used in the filming of the North and South miniseries. Most of the 1st and 2nd period architecture is still represented in the plaster cornices, Greek Revival columns, and door surrounds decorated with Anthemia leaves. The sweeping, oval staircase with Empire Newel post still remains. This home awaits a new steward to live in as a residence, or maintain the mixed use with a charming seven to eleven room Inn.

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Distance: 0.76 Miles
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Distance: 1.99 Miles

Price History

6/2/2017 Listed $5,399,000
11/6/2017 9% - $4,950,000
1/12/2018 4% - $4,799,000

Listing Area 51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown
New Owned Pre-Owned
Sf Detached Style Traditional, Victorian
Subdivision Y/N South of Broad

Interior Features

Bedrooms 5
Cooling Central, Window Unit
Floors Wood, Other
Fp Desc/location Bedroom, Den, Dining Room, Gas Logs, Great Room, Living Room, Three +
Ground Level Yes
Master Bedroom Dual Masters, Multiple Closets, Outside Access, Sitting Room, Upstairs
Misc. Interior Ceilings - 9'+
Rooms Bonus, Family, Formal Living, Laundry, Living/Dining Combo, Mother-In-Law Suite, Office, Separate Dining, Study, Utility

Exterior Features

Acreage 0.38
Exterior Brick - Solid
Foundation Basement
Garage Features Off-Street Parking
Lot Description Riverview, 0 - .5 Acre
Roof Slate

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Property vs Zip Code Avg (29401)

Price 4.79M Avg 2.37M

Sqr Feet 9,244 Avg 3,523

Cost / Sqr Ft $519 Avg $673

Acres 0.38 Avg 0.13

Visits 949 Avg 530

Days on Site 289 Avg 199

Walkscore® 61 Avg 77

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