$7,950,000 | 6 beds | 4 full baths | 2 half baths | 5,581 sqft

59 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
  • 6Beds
  • 4Full Baths
  • 2Half Baths
  • 5,581SqFt
  • 1735Year Built
  • 0.33Acres
  • MLS# 24002252
  • Residential
  • Single Family Detached
  • Sold

  • Approx Time on Market1 month, 27 days
  • AreaHistoric Charleston
  • CountyCharleston
  • SubdivisionSouth Of Broad


One of the most significant homes in historic downtown Charleston, the Thomas Rose House sits on a rare double lot (one-third of an acre) on beautiful Church Street. This Georgian-style home was constructed circa 1735 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. After remaining in the same family for 75 years, this important South of Broad Street home was purchased in 2017 and meticulously restored and renovated for modern living from 2017-2020 by Glenn Keyes Architects, C.B. Elrod Co., and others.The home retains many of its noteworthy historic architectural features including a full width of the house drawing room/ballroom, original cypress paneling, and arched windows and doors, while also now offering modern luxuries including an elevator, open chef's kitchen, and primary suite including a marble double shower room, soaking tub, and large walk-in dressing rooms. Custom cabinetry and top finishes and fixtures throughout create a clean blend of historic charm and modern luxury. The expansive garden retains much of its original character and separate garden ""rooms""/entertaining spaces after a thorough hardscape and plantings update in 2019-20 by Wertimer + Cline Landscape Architects and Ables Landscapes, including the addition of a swimming pool and spa with a heater, chiller and keypad-controlled retractable cover. This property offers a rare sense of space and privacy in a walled estate-like setting, while being a short stroll to nearby shops, restaurants, playgrounds, parks and waterfront harbor. As part of the 2017 sale, the lot line between 59 Church Street and 57 Church Street was permanently dissolved, creating unusual open space in perpetuity and returning the property to its approximate original dimensions as Lot 61 in the Grand Modell of Charles Towne in the Province of Carolina in 1698. While nearly 300 years old, the main house boasts abundant natural light and 10' ceilings (even higher in the guest suite/home gym and in the fully equipped mother-in-law/guest suite). With over 5500 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 4 full baths and 2 half baths, and over 1100 square feet of attached piazzas, this home offers both grand entertaining spaces and a livable floor plan for a family or an owner/couple with frequent guests. Rare off-street parking for 4 cars behind a high fig vine-covered wall and remote-controlled mahogany gate provides easy access and enhances the feeling of privacy and security. Historic, elegant, luxurious, and livable, the Thomas Rose House must be seen to be fully appreciated!

Sale Info

Listing Date: 01-22-2024

Sold Date: 03-21-2024

Aprox Days on Market: 
    1 month(s), 27 day(s)

Listing Sold: 
    3 month(s), 23 day(s) ago

Original Asking Price: $7,950,000

Asking Price: $7,950,000

Selling Price: $8,000,000

Price Difference From Original: 
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Price Difference From Asking: 
Increase $50,000

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

Halfbaths:  2

Fullbaths:  4

Building Info

Levels:  3 Stories

Window Features:  Some Storm Wnd/Doors, Window Treatments

Year Built:  1735

Floors:  Ceramic Tile, Other, Wood

Business Info

Rent Control:  No

Buyer Compensation

Exterior Features

Fencing:  Brick, Fence - Wooden Enclosed

Misc Ext:  Patio, Porch - Full Front, Screened, Wrap Around

Exterior Features:  Balcony, Lawn Irrigation, Lighting

Pool Private:  Yes

Pool Features:  In Ground

Style:  Colonial

Garage / Parking

Gar Pkg:  Off Street, Other (Use Remarks)

Garage:  No

Attached Garage:  No

Green / Env Info

Interior Features

Door Features:  Some Storm Door(s)

Desclocation:  Bedroom, Dining Room, Family Room, Gas Connection, Gas Log, Living Room, Other (Use Remarks), Three +, Wood Burning

Interior Features:  High Ceilings, Elevator, Garden Tub/Shower, Kitchen Island, Walk-In Closet(s), Eat-in Kitchen, Family, Formal Living, In-Law Floorplan, Office, Pantry, Separate Dining, Study

Fireplace:  Yes

Laundry Features:  Laundry Room

Lot Info

Lot Size:  0.33

Lot Desc:  0 - .5 Acre

Lot Size Units:  Acres

Acres:  0.33

Lot Sqft:  14374.8

Irrigation Water Rights:  Yes

Offer Compensation


Security Features:  Security System

Mobile Home Remains:  Yes

Spa Features:  Hot Tub/Spa, Whirlpool

Property Info

Property Type:  A

Stories:  3

Foundation:  Crawl Space, Slab

Exterior:  Block/Masonry, Brick, Stucco

New Construction:  No

Roof:  Copper, Metal, Slate

Property Subtype:  None

Building Area Units:  Square Feet

View:  No

Home Warranty:  Yes

Habitable Residence:  Yes

Room Info

Beds:  6

Primary Bedroom Features:  Garden Tub/Shower, Multiple Closets, Outside Access, Walk-In Closet(s)

Room Master Bedroom Level:  Upper

Sale / Lease Info

Sold Date:  2024-03-21T00:00:00

Lease Renewal Option:  Yes

Lease Considered:  Yes

Lease Assignable:  Yes

Special Features

Sqft Info

Sqft:  5581

Unit Info

Utilities / Hvac

Water Source:  Public

Utilities:  Charleston Water Service, Dominion Energy

Heating:  Yes

Heat:  Heat Pump, See Remarks

Water Sewer:  Public Sewer

Cooling:  Central Air, Other

Cooling:  Yes

Waterfront / Water

Waterfront:  No


Elem:  Memminger

Middle:  Courtenay

High:  Burke


From Broad Street, Turn South Onto Church Street. 59 Church Street Is Between Tradd Street And Water Street On The 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: $7,950,000
  • Current Price: $7,950,000
  • Price Reduced: $0
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