MLS# 24003612 | 42 South Battery Charleston SC | South Of Broad subdivision

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$5,625,000 | 4 beds | 4 full baths | N/A half baths | 4,325 sqft

$5,625,000 No Recent Price Change
42 South Battery
Charleston, SC 29401
  • 4Beds
  • 4Full Baths
  • N/AHalf Baths
  • 4,325SqFt
  • 1802Year Built
  • 0.20Acres
  • MLS# 24003612
  • Residential
  • Single Family Detached
  • Pending

  • Approx Time on Market1 month, 30 days
  • AreaHistoric Charleston
  • CountyCharleston
  • SubdivisionSouth Of Broad


Reside on one of the most prestigious addresses in downtown Charleston, South Battery, in the famed South of Broad neighborhood at the Robert Murray House. This cheery yellow Charleston single house is located just a block from the water, diagonal to White Point Garden. The c. 1802 stucco home exemplifies the graceful proportions, soaring scale, and detailed architectural elements of the Adams period when it was constructed. Yet it has been lovingly updated with all tIt has been lovingly updated with all the modern conveniences and the interior is beautifully designed by Amelia Handegan and Chelsea Handegan.A street-facing privacy door leads to the first floor piazza, finished in a striking herringbone brick pattern. As is typical of single houses, the main entrance is to the side andand the front door features Palladian fan windows. The first floor is comprised of impressive formal living and dining rooms with original heart pine floors, architectural moldings, high ceilings, and delicate Adams mantlepieces over fireplaces that have been converted to gas logs. Numerous windowpanes retain the swirls that define historic handblown glass. The dining room is wrapped in an eye-catching mural of custom hand-painted de Gournay wallpaper hung on muslin. Based on a late 18th century British pattern, ""Early Views of India"" from their Papiers Peints Panoramique collection transports you to an exotic locale of landscapes, architecture, and wildlife. The hyphen accommodates a contemporary eat-in kitchen whose wood cabinets complement the historic parts of the home. High-end appliances include a Sub Zero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher, Wolf 5-burner gas range and double wall ovens, and a built-in microwave and warming drawer. Behind the kitchen are 2 less formal family rooms with polished concrete floors. The first boasts a soaring open-beamed ceiling and fireplace. The back room has a full bath and can be closed off to be used as an additional guest room. Each of these 3 newer spaces include glass atriums that open to the private courtyard and gardens.The gardens were designed by Charleston's premier landscape architect, Loutrel Briggs, and restored by Glenn Gardner in 2021. Brick and flagstone hardscaping meanders through the space and encircles an artful fountain with small pond just outside the breakfast area. Palmettos, flowering camellias, and fruit trees decorate the outdoor space. The entire landscape and even the window boxes have a convenient irrigation system. With the atrium doors open, the interior, porch, and outside spaces create a marvelous flow perfect for all-season living and entertaining. The rear of the property features a grassy garden room punctuated with a new plunge pool and spa. The side yard also accommodates tandem parking for several cars.Back inside, the second floor has 2 bedroom suites, each with fireplaces. The front room is currently outfitted as a sitting room/study, with built-in bookcases flanking the fireplace and Adams mantle. Closets and a full bath are cleverly hidden behind the historic paneling and chair rail molding. Even the space between the thick walls has been converted to storage. The primary suite occupies the rest of this level, with another fireplace, bath with dual sinks, and a laundry room. Both rooms access the second-story piazza.Ascend to the third floor for 2 more handsome bedrooms, both with fireplaces. The front room has glimpses of the Ashley River beyond the Low Battery. The back room has an en suite bath with dual sinks, and a changing room. It could function as an alternate primary bedroom. Construction details from throughout the home's history are preserved and revealed in these rooms. You'll find remnants of old bell pulls, exposed lathing between walls, an unrestored door, and unfinished pine floors. A convenient elevator accesses the 3 stories of living spaces, including both primary suites.The dormer 4th floor has a large finished, climate-controlled storage room. With enough headspace to stand, it could be turned into a home office or playroom. There's also a skylight window that offers a truly unique rooftop view. Savor the genteel South of Broad lifestyle that makes Charleston a world-class city in the historic showpiece home at 42 South Battery.

Agriculture / Farm

Grazing Permits Forest Service:  Yes

Grazing Permits Private:  Yes

Grazing Permits Blm:  Yes

Horse:  No

Farm Credit Service Incl:  Yes

Association Fees / Info

Community Features:  Gated, Trash

Bathroom Info

Fullbaths:  4

Building Info

Levels:  3 Stories

Window Features:  Window Treatments

Year Built:  1802

Floors:  Other, Wood

Business Info

Rent Control:  No

Buyer Compensation

Exterior Features

Fencing:  Brick, Privacy

Misc Ext:  Patio, Covered, Wrap Around

Exterior Features:  Lawn Irrigation, Lighting, Stoop

Pool Private:  Yes

Pool Features:  In Ground

Style:  Charleston Single

Garage / Parking

Gar Pkg:  Off Street

Garage:  No

Attached Garage:  No

Green / Env Info

Interior Features

Desclocation:  Bedroom, Dining Room, Family Room, Living Room, Three +

Interior Features:  Ceiling - Cathedral/Vaulted, Ceiling - Smooth, High Ceilings, Elevator, Kitchen Island, Ceiling Fan(s), Bonus, Eat-in Kitchen, Family, Formal Living, Entrance Foyer, In-Law Floorplan, Separate Dining

Fireplace:  Yes

Laundry Features:  Laundry Room

Lot Info

Lot Size:  0.20

Lot Desc:  0 - .5 Acre

Lot Size Units:  Acres

Acres:  0.20

Lot Sqft:  8712

Irrigation Water Rights:  Yes

Offer Compensation


Mobile Home Remains:  Yes

Spa Features:  Hot Tub/Spa

Property Info

Property Type:  A

Stories:  3

Foundation:  Crawl Space

Exterior:  Block/Masonry, Stucco, Wood Siding

New Construction:  No

Roof:  Copper, Metal

Property Subtype:  None

Building Area Units:  Square Feet

Special:  Flood Insurance

View:  No

Home Warranty:  Yes

Habitable Residence:  Yes

Room Info

Beds:  4

Primary Bedroom Features:  Ceiling Fan(s), Outside Access

Room Master Bedroom Level:  Upper

Sale / Lease Info

Lease Renewal Option:  Yes

Lease Considered:  Yes

Lease Assignable:  Yes

Special Features

Sqft Info

Sqft:  4325

Unit Info

Utilities / Hvac

Water Source:  Public

Utilities:  Charleston Water Service, Dominion Energy

Heating:  Yes

Heat:  Electric

Water Sewer:  Public Sewer

Cooling:  Central Air

Cooling:  Yes

Waterfront / Water

Waterfront:  No


Elem:  Memminger

Middle:  Simmons Pinckney

High:  Burke


South Battery Between Legare And King Streets.

Courtesy of listing office Disher Hamrick & Myers Res Inc 

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Price & Status History (on since Tue, Feb 13th 2024)
  • Original Price: $5,625,000
  • Current Price: $5,625,000
  • Price Reduced: $0
Date ChangedFromTo
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02/20/2024ActiveActive Contingent
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