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Iron Gate Realty, LLC

720 Island Park Drive Unit 101
Charleston, SC 29492
843-478-7875
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Listing 1 out of 1,451
$14,999,000 For Sale

32 Legare Street
Charleston, SC 29401

9 beds, 13 full, 3 partial baths | Single Family Home
17,142 sq ft; lot: 0.87 acres - MLS# 16027451
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Description

Legare Street's oldest residence, known locally as ''The Sword Gate, '' was built circa 1790-1803 and is located on high ground in a high AE flood zone. This Federal-style residence is privately nestled behind its famous front gates which were originally commissioned for the City's Guard House but rejected because the proposed price was too steep. Sword Gate was originally constructed by the great-granddaughter of Solomon Legare, the man for whom Legare Street is named. This elegant estate of over 17, 000 square feet includes 9 bedrooms, 13 full and 3 half baths and is one of the most impressive and historically significant homes on Peninsular Charleston. Adamesque woodwork, plasterwork and composition work enhance many of the most formal spaces including the grand ballroom and dining room. The property is entirely secured by stately old brick walls and commanding gates of iron. The estate of approximately 0.87 acres also includes a lovely carriage house, a separate staff wing which includes maids and butlers quarters, a conservatory, and a large garage. The gardens are positioned surrounding the home providing a peaceful escape yet still protecting the privacy of the residents. Enjoy the croquet lawn and a calming reflecting pool leading to the conservatory. Private outdoor dining and seating vignettes under grand old trees provide refuge from the world outside and the Carolina sun. The provenance of one of Charleston's most coveted residences includes a tannery, an elite private girls school, a museum, and an Inn. The estate also boasts a famous owner, Abraham Lincoln's granddaughter. The finest team of craftsmen, contractors, landscape architects, and an internationally known designer brought this fine residence back to its original grandeur over a span of several years, blending the best of old historic architecture and state of the art technology. A Chilled Water HVAC System heats and cools the residence.

Features

  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Sub Type: Single Family Detached
  • Listing Status: Active
  • County/Area: Charleston County
  • Zip Code: 29401
  • Year Built: 1803
  • Subdivision/Neighborhood: South Of Broad
  • Elementary School: Memminger
  • Middle School: Courtenay
  • High School: Burke
  • Sq.Ft.: 17,142 sq ft
  • Style: Charleston Single
  • Bedrooms: 9
  • Full Baths: 13
  • Half Baths: 3
  • Basement: Yes, See Foundation
  • Garage: 2 Car Garage
  • Fireplace: See Fireplace Features
  • Lot Size: .87
  • Baths: 16
  • Area: 51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown
  • Amenities: Cable TV Available
  • Fireplace Features: Bathroom, Bedroom, Den, Dining Room, Family Room, Gas Connection, Great Room, Kitchen, Living Room, Three +, Wood Burning
  • Flooring: Wood, Marble, Stone
  • Foundation: Basement
  • Garage/Parking: 2 Car Garage
  • Lot Description: .5 - 1 Acre
  • Master Bedroom: Multiple Closets, Walk-In Closets
  • Misc Exterior: Fence - Brick, Patio - Covered, Porch - Full Front, Gutters, Fence - Iron, Lawn Irrigation, Patio, Fence - Private, Special Yard Lights, Storage/Outbuilding, Workshop, Porch - Wrap-Around, Porch - Front Porch
  • Misc Interior: Ceilings - 9'+, Ceiling - Cathedral/Vaulted, Kitchen Island, Ceiling - Smooth, Window Treatments - Some, Other (Use Remarks), Walk-In Closets, Wet Bar
  • New Owned: Pre-Owned
  • Roofing: Slate
  • Rooms: Eat-In-Kitchen, Family, Formal Living, Foyer, Game, Great, Laundry, Office, Pantry, Other (Use Remarks), Separate Dining, Study, Utility
  • Siding: Stucco, Wood Siding
  • Water/Sewer: Public Sewer, Public Water
Courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.

Iron Gate Realty
720 Island Park Drive
Charleston, SC 29492
Phone: 843-478-7875
Email: IronGateSales@gmail.com

Testimonials Page

Renee How can I thank you enough for the wonderful job you did for me in selling my home. You were highly recommended to me by a mutual professional acquaintance in Charleston. The job you did for me exceeded all my expectations. Your professional expertise was obvious every step of the way. Your knowledge of the Charleston real estate quickly earned my full confidence and respect and my faith in your never waivered throughout the entire process.
 “Poole” William A. Davis DMD


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