12 Limehouse Street

Key Details

  • Price: $3,950,000
  • Beds: 3
  • Full Baths: 3
  • Half Baths: 1
  • SqFt: 3,403

Full Features

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Single Family Detached
  • Garage: No
  • Off-Street Parking: Yes
  • Fireplace: Yes
  • Stories: 2
  • Year Built: 1850
  • DoM: 54 days
  • Listed: 4/25/2024


Experience the epitome of Southern charm at this extraordinary historic property nestled in the highly sought-after South of Broad neighborhood, the vibrant heart of downtown Charleston. Featuring expansive double piazzas and occupying a street-to-street double lot, this incredible home is gracefully secluded behind a captivating walled garden, offering a serene retreat from the bustling world outside.Steeped in history, this property was originally a stable house for 10 Limehouse. In 1918 it became a cherished gift from the Middleton family to their son and his bride, Elizabeth Whaley, marking the beginning of its storied legacy. In 2009 the property underwent a complete restoration and upgrade. The result is the gorgeous 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom property that is seen today. Pass through the unique iron 'gate within a gate' off Limehouse, and step into a stunning garden with a brick path leading to the beautiful, wide double piazzas. Upon entering through the front door, you are greeted by an inviting entry hall, flanked by a formal dining room on the left and a living room on the right, both featuring cozy fireplaces with original moldings. Off the living room is a charming "secret" walled garden, accessible only from inside the house - an ideal spot for alfresco dining. Move into the heart of this home, where a spacious gourmet kitchen seamlessly connects to a cozy family room, bathed in natural light that pours in through the French doors that line this house. The kitchen offers Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances and also includes a bar with a wine fridge. The original brick wall and heart pine flooring anchor the space, enhancing the historic character found throughout. Adjacent to this space, a rear addition offers versatility, with a first-floor study and stairs leading up to a private guest suite. At the front of the house, the second floor of the home has two primary suites, each featuring a fireplace, large walk-in closets, and full bathrooms that boast marble-topped vanities with double sinks, frameless glass showers, soaking/bubble tubs, and separate water closets. A shared laundry room with pocket doors, custom cabinets, and granite counters offers convenience and connectivity to the space. At the rear, two off-street parking spaces, secured by an automatic gate, offer convenient access from Greenhill. Furthermore, a storage room ensures the safekeeping of your bicycles, strollers, and outdoor equipment. For those who relish outdoor cooking, a dedicated natural gas line is provided for the grill, enhancing your culinary experiences. With its rich heritage and modern comforts, this home offers a sanctuary of charm and sophistication in the heart of Charleston. Don't miss the chance to make this extraordinary residence your own and write the next chapter in its storied legacy.



Elementary: Memminger
Middle School:   Simmons Pinckney
High School: Burke

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Listed by: Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty       MLS Disclaimer

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