• $2,950,000
    Reduced -$150,000
  • 53 Church Street
    Charleston, SC 29401
3Full Baths
1Half Baths
1879Year Built
  • MLS# 21001091
  • Residential
  • Single Family Detached
  • Active

AreaHistoric Charleston
SubdivisionSouth of Broad

Agent Remarks

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.

Bathroom Info

Fullbaths:  3

Halfbaths:  1

Building Info

Floors:  Wood

Foundation:  Basement, Elv. Construction

Year Built:  1,879

Exterior Features

Misc Ext:  Elevator Shaft, Gutters, Fence - Iron, Lawn Irrigation, Workshop, Porch - Wrap-Around, Porch - Front Porch

Exterior:  Brick - Solid, Stucco

Garage / Parking

Gar Pkg:  Off-Street Parking

Interior Features

Msc Intr:  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

Lot Info

Lot Desc:  High, 0 - .5 Acre

Acres:  0.14


Auction:  No

Property Info

Style:  Charleston Single

Stories:  3 Stories

Special:  Flood Insurance

Amenity:  Elevators, Trash Pickup

Roof:  Slate

Room Info

Mstr Br:  Garden Tub/Shower, Multiple Closets, Sitting Room, Upstairs, Walk-In Closets

Beds:  4

Rooms:  Formal Living, Foyer, Office, Separate Dining, Study

Ground Level:  No

Sale / Lease Info

Lease Purchase:  No

New Ownd:  Pre-Owned

Special Features

Green:  Tankless Water Heater

Sqft Info

Sqft:  3,696

Tax Info

Tax Map:  4581301022

Unit Info

Utilities / Hvac

Water Sewer:  Public Sewer

Heat:  Heat Pump

Cooling:  Central


Elem:  Memminger

Middle:  Courtenay

High:  Burke

Courtesy of listing office Maison Real Estate 

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Price & Status History (on maisonchs.com since Thu, Jan 14th 2021)
  • Original Price: $3,100,000
  • Current Price: $2,950,000
  • Price Reduced: $150,000
Date ChangedFromTo
02/27/2021$3,100,000 $2,950,000 Reduced by $150,000

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