55 East Bay Street Charleston SC 29401 MLS# 1028234
1028234 - Residential real estate
This beautiful 18th century Handsome Property has all the architectural components to enable the property to be listed as "Buildings considered Valuable to the City" in "This is Charleston, an Architectural survey of a Unique American City" published by the Carolina Art Association and contributed by Samuel Gaillard Stoney. The "Jonathan Simpson House" was constructed between 1782 and 1785 by a British Merchant in the shipping business. The entryway is designed from a pattern book of the English Builder, William Pain. The grand front room which is now used as an elegant dining room with large fireplace and delicate built in china cabinets was once used as a counting room for merchant business. The first floor also has a beautiful cypress library with built in bookcases and a large warm fireplace. The kitchen with stone floors and original brick maker's mark along with a powder room, and large laundry are also located on the first floor. The beautiful original stairwell leads into a grand sized drawing room facing the harbor with Adamesque detailing and fireplace. The size and light of this room are breathtaking along with the breezes and vistas off the exterior wrought-iron railing of interlocking curves. Housed on the second floor is the elegant and spacious master bedroom with many original details, Adams fireplace, and pizza overlooking the gorgeous vintage garden below. The third floor has amazing views of the Harbor from the front bedroom with en suite bath and fireplace and the back bedroom is large in size with an ensuite bath, private pizza overlooking the garden and fireplace. The 4th floor contains two small bedrooms with a shared bath and incredible views. The large cellar can accommodate a wine cellar. The garden is large and glorious with the original brick kitchen house with original tile roof, a very charming addition to this incredible property. This property has a very different floor plan from most 18th century properties and it is a gorgeous treasure of Charleston. Parking. Many of the details of this description were taken from Jonathan Poston's book, "The Buildings of Charleston."