131 Broad Street

Key Details

  • Price: $1,745,000
  • Beds: 4
  • Full Baths: 2
  • Half Baths: 1
  • SqFt: 3,298

Full Features

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Single Family Detached
  • Garage: No
  • Off-Street Parking: Yes
  • Fireplace: Yes
  • Stories: 2
  • Year Built: 1880
  • DoM: 91 days
  • Listed: 12/3/2020


This 19th century historic James Petigru Esq. Italianate house exudes traditional elegance, partnering with contemporary kitchen and baths. Petigru, was a prominent unionist and SC Attorney General. This home hallmarks a National Register of Historic Places plaque. As you enter this home, steeped rich in Charleston history, a handsomely carved Victorian staircase with turn of the century Asian accented wallpaper entrances the second floor. There are four bedrooms; the master, boasts an ornate mantled fireplace, and opensto the second Piazza and sitting room, which also has a fireplace. There is a custom dressing room, airy with a bank of windows and built in wardrobes, and down the hall is a recently designed upstairs laundry room with sink and storage. There are two recently renovated full marble and tile shower bathrooms up-stairs. A formal elegant living room with street frontage bay windows and dining room are adorned with period fireplaces. Both rooms peak lofting 11-foot ceilings with decorative crown molding....and host a Charleston treasure.... unique hand stenciled ceilings preserved by a National Trust grant. The den or office boast passage to a climate-controlled wine room. Nearly floor to ceiling double doors with lite windows atop, open to two piazza's for entertaining. A teak Charleston porch swing entices you to relax and read as the afternoon sun filters through the holly trees and camelias. The recently designed dining-in-kitchen complete with custom cabinetry, and Thermador appliances includes a chefs six burner range and double ovens. French doors beckon to a court yard designed by landscape architects, Wertimer and Associates. This one-of-a-kind home was recently painted inside and out. crowns custom window dressing throughout. Off the kitchen, is a third bathroom, and a second staircase that access the second floor and has built-in pantry space. Once through the iron gates; brick passage makes way for three off street parking and turn around. This South of Broad jewel stands adjacent to The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, a walk to the Four Corners of the Law, Colonial Lake, East Bay Street's restaurants, and King Streets shopping and antiquing. The Italianate architecture generally dates from 1840 to 1885 period. This 1880's vintage home reflects the identifiable low-pitched roof, large bracketing and paneling and rich paired doors with elaborate copper hood. The expense and craftsmanship lavished on the exteriors offer testament to the prosperity and optimism of this era.



Elementary: Memminger
Middle School:   Courtenay
High School: Burke

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