$3,295,000 | 3 beds | 3 full baths | N/A half baths | 3,435 sqft

$3,295,000 Reduced -$200,000
42 Anson Street
Charleston, SC 29401
  • 3Beds
  • 3Full Baths
  • N/AHalf Baths
  • 3,435SqFt
  • 1972Year Built
  • 0.13Acres
  • MLS# 24001630
  • Residential
  • Single Family Detached
  • Active Contingent

  • Approx Time on Market5 months,
  • AreaHistoric Charleston
  • CountyCharleston
  • SubdivisionAnsonborough


42 Anson is a chic, sophisticated residence with spectacular gardens in the heart of historic Ansonborough. Behind its discreet facade, this contemporary home is an absolute jewel with spacious elegant rooms, terrazzo floors and three fireplaces. Surrounded by an Italianate garden to the south and a Japanese garden to the east, the house was designed to feel like a private villa where East meets West with cosmopolitan flair. The two distinctive gardens, which have been featured in several books on Charleston style, are a very special feature of the property. An iron gate along the street invites you into the serene setting of the first, Italian, garden with semicircular boxwood hedges along an allee, towering cypress trees, brickwork pathways and blooming sasanquas. This garden is a lush blend of Charleston and Italianate styles. Behind an interior second gate is a stunning, gently-contoured Japanese-style garden with leafy maples, a flowing ""stone river"", and other Asian-inspired features. Designed in Kyoto, this unique garden contains a small arched bridge that connects a path around the muraled walled perimeter to create a verdant and exotic retreat. The modern-style home was designed to take full advantage of its double-garden setting. There are unusually large glass picture windows and doors in the living room, dining room and primary suite which frame the garden views like art and invite the outdoors in. This exceptional property flows very well for entertaining, with the terrazzo floors extending out onto the patio for a seamless transition between inside and out. The first floor of the home features a fabulous modern living room, with multiple seating areas, a wood-burning fireplace with oversized marble mantel, large picture windows and doors overlooking the gardens, and an elegant terrazzo staircase bathed in light from the skylight above. There is a large dining room, also with an oversized glass window providing lots of natural light and a garden view. This home feels like a sophisticated gallery, with terrific spaces to showcase an art collection. The kitchen is spacious and ready for a buyer to update to their tastes. A covered patio is a wonderful spot to enjoy al fresco dining or cocktails. There is also a full bathroom on the first floor, colorfully decorated with vintage Sherle Wagner wallpaper, fixtures and hardware. On the second floor, the grand primary suite features a fireplace and large picture windows overlooking the gardens on two sides of the house. There is a walk-in closet, linen closet, dressing room, and a private terrace overlooking the lovely garden on the south side. The primary bathroom has dual vanities and a large tub. Across the hall is a cozy bedroom/study with fireplace, and built-in bookshelves lining all four walls. Another guest bedroom suite is sunny and bright, with ensuite bathroom also featuring vintage Sherle Wagner fixtures and wallpaper. Additional access to the second floor outdoor terrace is at the end of the hallway. An ample laundry closet completes the second floor. There is one gated off-street parking space on the property, with room to expand parking if desired. A garden utility room is tucked away unobtrusively near the entrance to the Japanese garden. This contemporary style home and tranquil garden oasis are set in the middle of a beautiful and vibrant historic district, blending sympathetically with 19th-century neighbors. Ansonborough is one of Charleston's most sought-after neighborhoods for several reasons. It is historically high and dry, and provides walking-distance access to all the best of Charleston, including King Street shopping, the Gaillard Auditorium, restaurants and nearby grocery and other stores. This property is a rare jewel in historic downtown Charleston.

Agriculture / Farm

Grazing Permits Forest Service:  Yes

Grazing Permits Private:  Yes

Grazing Permits Blm:  Yes

Horse:  No

Farm Credit Service Incl:  Yes

Association Fees / Info

Bathroom Info

Fullbaths:  3

Building Info

Levels:  Two

Window Features:  Skylight(s)

Year Built:  1972

Floors:  Terrazzo

Business Info

Rent Control:  No

Buyer Compensation

Exterior Features

Fencing:  Privacy

Misc Ext:  Patio, Covered

Exterior Features:  Balcony

Pool Private:  No

Style:  Contemporary

Garage / Parking

Gar Pkg:  Off Street

Garage:  No

Attached Garage:  No

Green / Env Info

Interior Features

Desclocation:  Bedroom, Den, Living Room, Other (Use Remarks), Three

Interior Features:  Ceiling - Smooth, High Ceilings, Garden Tub/Shower, Walk-In Closet(s), Entrance Foyer, Great, Separate Dining, Study

Fireplace:  Yes

Num Fireplaces:  3

Lot Info

Lot Size:  0.13

Lot Desc:  0 - .5 Acre

Lot Size Units:  Acres

Acres:  0.13

Lot Sqft:  5662.8

Irrigation Water Rights:  Yes

Offer Compensation


Mobile Home Remains:  Yes

Property Info

Property Type:  A

Stories:  2

Foundation:  Slab

Exterior:  Stucco

New Construction:  No

Property Subtype:  None

Building Area Units:  Square Feet

Special:  Right of First Refusal

Entry Location:  Ground Level

View:  No

Home Warranty:  Yes

Habitable Residence:  Yes

Room Info

Beds:  3

Primary Bedroom Features:  Outside Access, Walk-In Closet(s)

Room Master Bedroom Level:  Upper

Sale / Lease Info

Lease Renewal Option:  Yes

Lease Considered:  Yes

Lease Assignable:  Yes

Special Features

Sqft Info

Sqft:  3435

Unit Info

Utilities / Hvac

Water Source:  Public

Utilities:  Charleston Water Service, Dominion Energy

Heating:  Yes

Heat:  Forced Air, Natural Gas

Water Sewer:  Public Sewer

Cooling:  Central Air

Cooling:  Yes

Waterfront / Water

Waterfront:  No


Elem:  Memminger

Middle:  Simmons Pinckney

High:  Burke


Fron East Bay - Turn Onto Hasell St. Turn Right Onto Anson St. Home Is On Right.

Courtesy of listing office Maison Real Estate 

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Price & Status History (on maisonchs.com since Mon, Jan 22nd 2024)
  • Original Price: $3,495,000
  • Current Price: $3,295,000
  • Price Reduced: $200,000
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04/20/2024ActiveActive Contingent
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