1 Water St Charleston SC 29401 MLS# 1030531
1030531 - Residential real estate
The James Chapman House was built by the owner as named around the middle of the 19th century in the "urban version of the Italian Villa Style". This beautiful home ideal for entertaining is acknowledged in "This is Charleston, an Architectural Survey of a Unique American City" by the Carolina Art Association as "Buildings Considered Worthy of Mention". A write up in John Poston's Book, "The Buildings of Charleston", describes this unique masonry building with unusual features such as a screen for a "masked piazza on the west" and a Venetian window "framed by the front gable with its dentiled cornice." The flow of the beautifully renovated property lends itself to entertaining Charleston Style bringing the indoor and outdoor spaces together. The large drawing room flows directly into the large dining room with French doors that open into the family room and kitchen. The floor plan on the first floor includes a butler's pantry/bar and a powder room. The one floor entertaining level opens to the garden and piazza in all of the major public rooms. Large windows, tall ceilings and gleaming hardwood floors enhance the bright rooms while the fireplaces and plaster moldings remind you that you are in a historic home. The 2nd floor includes a beautiful master suite which opens to the piazza and a large guest room with en-suite bath. The third floor with 2 Bedrooms and a bath also includes water views of the Charleston Harbor. The private garden is beautifully landscaped and there is room for 3 car off-street parking. This South of Broad location is steps from the Battery, within walking distance of the Charleston Yacht Club, restaurants, shops and galleries.