Viewing Listing MLS# 1126428

  • $1,795,000
    No Recent Price Change
  • 57 Laurens Street
    Charleston, SC 29401
5Full Baths
2Half Baths
1836Year Built
  • MLS# 1126428
  • Residential
  • Single Family Detached
  • Sold

AreaHistoric Charleston

Agent Remarks

The Augustus Richardson Taft house is a preservationist's dream, receiving the highly regarded Carolopolis award in 1978. As one of the few surviving dwellings of the earlier Greek Revival, the estate retains a lightness and grace associated with this architectural period as well as its original black cypress construction. Although the planning of Charleston houses underwent a few fundamental changes during the mid 1800's, builders retained such features as the double piazzas and experimented with new room arrangements. 57 Laurens St is an early example of the side hall plan which places the entry passage along a side wall to allow for double parlors that can be used separately or together to create a spacious suite of rooms. Many other historic features are also evident throughout t his home including black marble mantels, plaster cornices, and the ceiling medallions. A notable garden, protected by an easement, is situated to the west of the property and boasts beautiful brick detail, a private pool, and a magnificent live oak. This charming historic property is located in the midst of Ansonborough within blocks of fine restaurants, art galleries, shopping and museums. This property is full of history and unlimited potential.

Sale Info

Listing Date: 11-17-2011

Sold Date: 12-21-2012

Aprox Days on Market: 
   1 Year, 1 month, 4 days ago

Listing Sold: 
   5 Year, 5 month, 29 days ago

Baths Info

Halfbaths:  2

Fullbaths:  5

Building Info

Year Built:  1836

Floors:  Wood

Foundation:  Crawl Space

Exterior Features

Misc Ext:  Pool - In Ground, Porch - Wrap-around

Interior Features

Msc Intr:  Ceilings - 9+, Elevator, Kitchen Island, Ceiling - Smooth

Lot Info

Acres:  0

Misc Features

Auction:  No

Parking Info

Gar Pkg:  Off-street Parking

Property Features

Amenity:  Elevators

Desclocation:  Three +

Roof:  See Remarks

Style:  Traditional

Stories:  3 Stories

Special:  Flood Insurance

Rooms Info

Beds:  6

Ground Level:  No

Rooms:  Eat-in-kitchen, Family, Formal Living, Foyer, Laundry, Mother-in-law Suite, Separate Dining

SqFt Info

Sqft:  5,676

Utilities / HVAC

Cooling:  Central

Heat:  Forced Air

Water Sewer:  Public Sewer, Public Water


Elem:  Memminger

Middle:  Courtenay

High:  Burke

Courtesy of listing office William Means Real Estate, LLC 

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