90 East Bay St Charleston SC 29401 MLS# 1102604
1102604 - Residential real estate
The Acrum Wharf Building (circa 1781), situated in what was the old walled city of Charleston, was home to the 19th-century Savannah and Charleston Steam Packet Company and was the site of the southern terminus for the first steamship line between Charleston and New York. The building later became the home of Charleston's Gaud School (for Boys) until 1962. It is one of few wharf related 18th-century structures that survive in Charleston, and is rated "notable" in Charleston's survey of historic buildings. Across the street is the famous Rainbow Row; steps away are award-winning restaurants, famous King Street shopping, and numerous art galleries, antique shops and theatres. In 1999, the current owner received the coveted Carolopolis Award from the Preservation Society of Charleston for his thoughtful and sensitive transformation of this historically important building into an elegant home. Large windows throughout the house take advantage of Charleston's sunlight. Original heart pine floors remain in 90% of the house. Separate sound systems (Bang and Olufsen BeoSound) with built in speakers for both floors. There are custom operational shutters on the exterior. The first floor has a family room with original heart pine floors, a wet bar with icemaker, refrigerator and cabinets, half bath and laundry room. There are also two bedrooms downstairs including two full baths and one half bath. The original upper floor passenger waiting room with its 15-foot ceiling height and windows on 3 sides with views of the famous Historic Charleston Harbor now encompass the kitchen, dining area and main living area. This is also a wonderful space for entertaining holding 100 people comfortably. The kitchen has two Miele dishwashers, two sub zero refrigerators and two Miele convection ovens, and a gas grill top. The cabinetry throughout is by SieMatic. The countertops are made from Giallo Veneziano granite. The master bedroom and its full bath have 15-foot ceilings with large windows. There is another full bed and bath as well as one half bath on this level. Golfing, boating, marinas, beaches, tennis and State of the Art Medical complex are located nearby.