32 Legare Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (MLS# 16027451)

32 Legare Street
Charleston, SC 29401
MLS# 16027451
Status: Closed
9 beds  |  14.5 baths  |  17142 sqft


Front Façade of Swordgate
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Front Façade of Swordgate The Sword Gate Main Walkway from Legare Street Side Garden Wrap-Around Front Porch Stair Hall Study Breakfast Room Entry Hall Formal Dining Room Chandelier in the Grand Ballroom Grand Ballroom Fireplace in the Grand Ballroom Ground-Level Kitchen Gourmet Range Ground-Level Kitchen Second Floor Landing Master Den Master Suite Master Closet Master Bathroom Guest Suite Guest Suite Bathroom Guest Suite Guest Suite Bathroom Stair Hall to Third Level 32 Legare Street, Charleston, SC 29401 32 Legare Street, Charleston, SC 29401 Vaulted Guest Suite Game Room View from Third Level Pathway to Garden Outdoor Dining Patio Outdoor Hot Tub Conservatory Reflecting Pool Carriage House 32 Legare Street, Charleston, SC 29401 32 Legare Street, Charleston, SC 29401 32 Legare Street, Charleston, SC 29401 Carriage House Bedroom Carriage House Bathroom Side Patio

Property Description
Legare Street's oldest residence, known locally as ''The Sword Gate,'' was built circa 1790-1803 and is located on high ground in a high AE flood zone. This Federal-style residence is privately nestled behind its famous front gates which were originally commissioned for the City's Guard House but rejected because the proposed price was too steep. Sword Gate was originally constructed by the great-granddaughter of Solomon Legare, the man for whom Legare Street is named. This elegant estate of over 17,000 square feet includes 9 bedrooms, 13 full and 3 half baths and is one of the most impressive and historically significant homes on Peninsular Charleston. Adamesque woodwork, plasterwork and composition work enhance many of the most formal spaces including the grand ballroom and dining room.

Contract Info
Sub-Type: Single Family Detached
MLS List Date: 2016-10-19
Status: Closed
List Price: $13,999,000
Current Price: $10,000,000
List Price/SqFt: 816.65
Location, Tax & Legal
Tax Map #: 4571601071
Street #: 32
Street Name: Legare
Street Suffix: Street
County: Charleston
State: SC
Zip Code: 29401
Area: 51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown
Tax District: 71 - Charleston Peninsula
Subdivision: South of Broad
Elementary School: Memminger
Middle School: Courtenay
High School: Burke
Legal Description: E LEGARE 28 30 & 32
Directions: Turn South from Broad Street onto Legare Street, cross Tradd Street, 2nd home on left.
General Property Info
Bedrooms: 9
Baths - Full: 13
Baths - Half: 3
Baths - Total: 14.5
Ground Level: No
Stories: 4
Apx. SqFt: 17142
Lot Size: .87
Ownership: Fee Simple
Year Built: 1803
Acreage: 0.87
Number of Units: 3
Potential Short Sale: No
Lease Purchase: No
HOA Fee: No
Status Change Info
Sold Date: 2020-07-01
Sold Price/SqFt: 583.36
New Mortgage Type: Other
Property Features
SqFt Source: Previous Listing
SF Detached Style: Charleston Single
Lot Description: .5 - 1 Acre
Misc Exterior: Fence - Brick; Fence - Iron; Fence - Private; Gutters; Lawn Irrigation; Patio; Patio - Covered; Porch - Front Porch; Porch - Full Front; Porch - Wrap-Around; Special Yard Lights; Storage/Outbuilding; Workshop
Roof: Slate
Exterior: Stucco; Wood Siding
Foundation: Basement
Garage/Parking: 2 Car Garage
Misc Interior: Ceiling - Cathedral/Vaulted; Ceiling - Smooth; Ceilings - 9'+; Kitchen Island; Walk-In Closets; Wet Bar; Window Treatments - Some; Other (Use Remarks)
New Owned: Pre-Owned
Rooms: Eat-In-Kitchen; Family; Formal Living; Foyer; Game; Great; Laundry; Office; Pantry; Separate Dining; Study; Utility; Other (Use Remarks)
Master Bedroom: Multiple Closets; Walk-In Closets
Cooling: Other (Use Remarks)
Floors: Marble; Stone; Wood
FP Desc/Location: Three +; Bathroom; Bedroom; Den; Dining Room; Family Room; Gas Connection; Great Room; Kitchen; Living Room; Wood Burning
Equipment/Appliances: Dishwasher; Dryer; Dryer Connection; Garage Door Opener; Garbage Disposal; Gas - Cooktop; Gas - Range; Gas - Wall Oven; Intercom; Microwave Built-In; Refrigerator; Security System; Trash Compactor; Washer; Washer Connection
Water/Sewer: Public Sewer; Public Water
Heat: Other (Use Remarks)
Possession: At Closing
Showing Instructions: Contact Listing Agent
Utility Suppliers: Charleston Water Service; Dominion Energy
Amenities: Cable TV Available
Proposed Financing: Cash; Conventional Loan
Assumable: No
The property is entirely secured by stately old brick walls and commanding gates of iron. The estate of approximately 0.87 acres also includes a lovely carriage house, a separate staff wing which includes maids and butlers quarters, a conservatory, and a large garage. The gardens are positioned surrounding the home providing a peaceful escape yet still protecting the privacy of the residents. Enjoy the croquet lawn and a calming reflecting pool leading to the conservatory. Private outdoor dining and seating vignettes under grand old trees provide refuge from the world outside and the Carolina sun. The provenance of one of Charleston's most coveted residences includes a tannery, an elite private girls school, a museum, and an Inn. The estate also boasts a famous owner, Abraham Lincoln's granddaughter. The finest team of craftsmen, contractors, landscape architects, and an internationally known designer brought this fine residence back to its original grandeur over a span of several years, blending the best of old historic architecture and state of the art technology. A Chilled Water HVAC System heats and cools the residence.

Listing Office: Handsome Properties, Inc.

Last Updated: July - 02 - 2020

32 Legare Street, Charleston, SC 29401 - MLS# 16027451

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