53 Church Street

Key Details

  • Price: $3,100,000
  • Beds: 4
  • Full Baths: 3
  • Half Baths: 1
  • SqFt: 3,696

Full Features

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Single Family Detached
  • Garage: No
  • Off-Street Parking: Yes
  • Fireplace: Yes
  • Stories: 3
  • Year Built: 1879
  • DoM: 43 days
  • Listed: 1/14/2021


This stately South of Broad residence occupies a superb Church street location that is high and dry. The Julius L. Lee House, was built between 1877 and 1879. Lee and his business partner Antonia Nielson based their ''stevadore'' business at this location at 53 Church Street. Henceforth the property was used as a residence for the Rector of Saint Philips Church from 1876-1902, and finally as the Parish of The First Baptist Church. Built on a raised foundation this stucco over brick property has marble sills and lintels. The property has been completely restored to modern day standards, including plaster moldings throughout, mechanicals and the addition of an elevator shaft that provides elevator access from the garden to the second floor. Four beds, three full baths, walk in closets,new kitchen with a cozy sitting area with working fireplace, kitchen provides out door dining space, gracious two story piazzas overlooking lower Church, three working fireplaces, second floor den off master suite and laundry complete this property. The raised "English style" basement is bright with windows, and not counted in the sq footage but provides fabulous storage, playroom or office space. There is a workshop and additional lower level space that could be designed to house a wine tasting space with wine cellar, Electronic driveway gate, tankless water heaters,Two tandem off street parking spaces with extra room for a golf cart. The secret garden pathway opens to a spacious private magical rear private garden that might easily handle a pool and still allow for seating. There have been no easements taken on this property.



Elementary: Memminger
Middle School:   Courtenay
High School: Burke

Schedule a showing or request more info

Listed by: Maison Real Estate       MLS Disclaimer

MLS Disclaimer

The data relating to real estate for sale on our web site comes in part from the Broker Reciprocitysm Program of the Charleston Trident Multiple Listing Service. Listings held by brokerage firms other than William Means, are marked with the Broker Reciprocitysm logo or the Broker Reciprocitysm thumbnail logo (a little black house) and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing brokers. INFORMATION DEEMED RELIABLE BUT NOT GUARANTEED. Copyright Charleston Trident Multiple Listing Service, Inc. All rights reserved.