Greek Revival Transformed Into Thoroughly Modern Old Charleston Single

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There is just something about Charleston, South Carolina, and it’s homes. We’ve done our fair share of ogling of them over the years here at SecondShelters, and this Sunday is no exception.

Built in 1840, this Charleston Single Greek Revival sits on Wentworth Street, firmly in the Boroughs neighborhood of historic Charleston, but also a quick skip to the French Quarter neighborhood. It’s within walking distance of some wonderful historic district offerings, too.

The three-story brick house has been thoughtfully maintained, and the current owners have done wonders marrying the old with the modern. 

Clocking in at 3,956 square feet with four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, the main level boasts a large living room with gas burning fireplace and marble mantel.

What was originally a large dining room is now a gourmet kitchen with exposed brick walls, custom glass-front cabinets, white marble counters, and solid brass hardware.

Just off the kitchen is a connecting wing that has a large entertaining and dining area with steel glass doors that overlook a covered patio. 

A step down from that wing brings you to a ground-level kitchen house with a large gas fireplace and more steel glass doors that overlook landscaped grounds.

“The two-story carriage house has been thoughtfully attached to the main house, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere with unique spaces for your guests,” said listing agent Olin Chamberlain with Carriage Properties.

The second level has a cypress drawing room with gas fireplace, and a master suite complete with custom cabinetry in the closet and a gas fireplace, along with a master bath with black and white graphic wallpaper, concrete tiles in the glass shower, and a washing machine and dryer hidden behind custom cabinetry. 

“The feeling is private, cozy, over-the-top glamour,” Chamberlain said.

On the third floor, there are two guest bedrooms and a shared bath.

“Shiplap covers the ceilings and walls and the barn doors create a fun, artistic space,” Chamberlain said.

The two-story kitchen or carriage house also has a private bedroom with tons of sunlight thanks to four large windows, and a private bath.

Outside, a private, walled courtyard frames gorgeous landscaping and sitting areas, as well as a bar and grilling area and a putting green. That grilling area includes an Italian wood-fired pizza oven and built-in Wolf grill. 

“Two first and second-floor piazzas overlook the gorgeous courtyard grounds,” Chamberlain said. “The piazzas are a perfect extension of more generous living spaces making this residence a charming and gracious Southern home.”

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