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32 Legare Street, Charleston, SC 29401

$15,990,000

  • For Sale
  • Active
  • Single Family
  • 9 Beds
  • 13 Full Baths
  • 3 Partial Baths
  • 17,142 Sq. Ft.
  • 0.87 Acres
  • 2 Car Garage
32 Legare Street, Charleston, SC 29401View this property at 32 Legare Street, Charleston, SC 29401
32 Legare StreetCharlestonSC29401
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Legare Street's oldest residence known locally as ''The Sword Gate,'' was built in 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 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 wood work, plaster work 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 .87 acres also includes a lovely carriage house, a separate staff wing which includes maids and butlers room, a conservatory, and a large garage. The gardens are positioned surrounding the home providing a peaceful escape yet still protecting the privacy of of the residents. Enjoy the croquet lawn, a calming reflecting pool leading to the conservatory, private outdoor dining and seating vignettes under grand old trees providing 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.

Full Property Details for 32 Legare St

General

  • Price: $15,990,000
  • Status: Active
  • Type: Single Family
  • MLS ID: 16027451
  • Updated: 6/6/2018
  • Added: 703 day(s) ago

Interior

  • Rooms/Areas: Eat-In-Kitchen, Family, Formal Living, Foyer, Game, Great, Laundry, Office, Pantry, Other (Use Remarks), Separate Dining, Study, Utility
  • Interior Features: Ceilings - 9'+, Ceiling - Cathedral/Vaulted, Kitchen Island, Ceiling - Smooth, Window Treatments - Some, Other (Use Remarks), Walk-In Closets, Wet Bar
  • Fireplace: Yes
  • Fireplace(s): Bathroom, Bedroom, Den, Dining Room, Family Room, Gas Connection, Great Room, Kitchen, Living Room, Three +, Wood Burning
  • Flooring: Wood, Marble, Stone

Rooms

Bathrooms

  • Total Bathrooms: 16
  • Full Bathrooms: 13
  • Half Bathrooms: 3

Bedrooms

  • Total Bedrooms: 9
  • Master Bedroom: Multiple Closets, Walk-In Closets

Additional Information

  • Amenities: Cable TV Available

Exterior

  • Exterior Features: 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

Parking

  • Garage: Yes
  • Garage Spaces: 2
  • Parking: 2 Car Garage

Location

  • Area: 51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown
  • County: Charleston
  • Subdivision: South of Broad

School Information

  • Elementary School: Memminger
  • Middle School: Courtenay
  • High School: Burke

Heating & Cooling

  • Cooling Type: Other (Use Remarks)
  • Heating Type: Other (Use Remarks)

Utilities

  • Water/Sewer: Public Sewer, Public Water

Structural Information

  • Architectural Style: Charleston Single
  • Construction Status: Pre-Owned
  • Exterior Const.: Stucco, Wood Siding
  • Foundation: Basement
  • Roof: Slate
  • Square Feet: 17,142
  • Year Built: 1803

Lot Features

  • Lot Size (Acres): 0.87
  • Lot Size: .87
  • Lot Description: .5 - 1 Acre

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Schools

Schools serving 32 Legare St

Score
Name
Grades
Distance
1
PK-6
0.5 mi
3
244 President Street, Charleston, SC 29403
7-12
1.8 mi
NR
Simmons Pinckney Middle School
244 President Street, Charleston, SC 29403
1.8 mi
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Price & Sales History

Price & Sales History for 32 Legare St Get Price Alerts

Date
Details
Price
Change
Source
6/06/2018
Price Reduced
$15,990,000
-8.63%
MLS
12/13/2017
Price Reduced
$17,500,000
-10.26%
MLS
12/07/2017
Price Reduced
$19,500,000
MLS
10/19/2016
Listed
$19,500,000
MLS
Disclaimer: Historical sales information is derived from public records provided by the county offices. Information is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.
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32 Legare Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (MLS# 16027451) is a Single Family property with 9 bedrooms, 13 full bathrooms and 3 partial bathrooms. 32 Legare Street is currently listed for $15,990,000 and was received on October 19, 2016. Want to learn more about 32 Legare Street? Do you have questions about finding other Single Family real estate for sale in Charleston? You can browse all Charleston real estate or contact a Coldwell Banker agent to request more information.