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53 Church Street Charleston, SC
$ 2,950,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#21001091
  • TypeContingent
  • CityCharleston
  • AreaCharleston Inside Crosstown
  • NeighborhoodSouth Of Broad
  • Zip29401
  • StyleCharleston Single
  • Price$ 2,950,000
  • Bedrooms4
  • Full Bathrooms3
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage3696
  • Lot Size6,098 SqFt
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Maison Real Estate
Data Source:
Charleston Trident
Property Description

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 School Middle School High School
Memminger Elementary School Courtenay Middle School Burke High School
Price History
1/14/2021 Listed $3,100,000
2/27/2021 5% - $2,950,000

General Features

Amenities Elevators, Trash Pickup
Auction No
Cooling Central
Elementary School Memminger
Garage Features Off-Street Parking
Green Features Tankless Water Heater
Heating Heat Pump
High School Burke
Lease Purchase No
Listing Area 51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown
Middle School Courtenay
New Owned Pre-Owned
Roof Slate
Rooms Formal Living, Foyer, Office, Separate Dining, Study
SF Detached Style Charleston Single
Special Flood Insurance
Subdivision South of Broad
Type Single Family Detached

Interior Features

Fireplace Description Dining Room, Gas Connection, Kitchen, Living Room, Three +
Floors Wood
Ground Level No
Master Bedroom Garden Tub/Shower, Multiple Closets, Sitting Room, Upstairs, Walk-In Closets
Misc. Interior Ceilings - 9'+, Window Treatments - All, Ceiling - Beamed, Elevator, Elevator Shaft, Garden Tub/Shower, Ceiling - Smooth, Window Treatments - Some, Ceiling - Tray, Walk-In Closets, Wet Bar
Stories 3 Stories
Total Bedrooms 4

Exterior Features

Acreage 0.14
Exterior Brick - Solid, Stucco
Foundation Basement, Elv. Construction
Lot Description High, 0 - .5 Acre
Misc. Exterior Elevator Shaft, Gutters, Fence - Iron, Lawn Irrigation, Workshop, Porch - Wrap-Around, Porch - Front Porch


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 29401

AVG $1.39M
AVG 230
Year Built
AVG 1912
AVG 83
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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