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Look at this Charleston beauty! Circa 1793 in renowned South of Broad. $4,995,000

February 6, 2020

What a beauty this house is!! This home was built in 1793. It is located in Charleston, South Carolina. This home was built for baker, George Gibbs. He gave the home to his daughter Caroline Gibbs Blackwood. She lived there for many years before moving with her husband to Montagu Street where she and her husband, John Blackwood had extensive properties. The home is situated in renowned South of Broad. The home has hurricane proof French doors. There are views of Holy City. Three bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 4,389 square feet. $4,995,000

From the Zillow listing:


NEW ON THE MARKET – 22 Elliott Street in renowned South of Broad. This historic property has been meticulously restored and features luxury finishes while maintaining many original 18th century features. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 4,389 square feet, 22 Elliott has been updated with a new roof and new wiring, heating, AC and duct work. The downstairs dining room features extremely rare indigo dyed cedar paneling and still has its original fireplace. Old and new juxtapose seamlessly in the kitchen, which has floor to ceiling custom cabinets designed by David Hoffman, a restored fireplace and unlacquered brass furnishings. Downstairs also features coral pavers and a fully installed privacy garden using original bricks found in the cellar. A downstairs floating staircase, designed by architect Simon Young, is accented by reclaimed wood from the home’s original heart of pine floor boards. The staircase throughout the house features hand-carved stenciling. Unique to this property is the enclosure of the arched entryway, originally completed in 1947. This formerly open passage now seamlessly connects the home’s kitchen, garden, and living areas. The second floor ballroom is a showpiece of the home. With high ceilings and ample natural light, this room impresses with its original fireplace and David Hoffman designed shutters. The master bedroom has a delightful antique fireplace, and the property’s third floor can be enclosed for an additional bedroom or walk-in closet. All bathrooms at 22 Elliott have marble slabs or tiles. The powder room additionally contains beautiful imported Spanish tiles. The property boasts soaring ceilings rare for its time. Some windows have been completely rebuilt, including a window in the top bedroom that boasts the dream Holy City view – four steeples and beautiful sunsets. Hurricane-proof French doors add fortification to the back of the property, while high-end paint from Donald Kaufman, Farrow and Ball, and Ellen Kaenon beautify the inside of it. With ample storage space in the side attics, 22 Elliott combines whimsy, luxury and practicality.


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