38 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (MLS# 16030154)


$5,850,000
38 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
MLS# 16030154
Status: Closed
5 beds  |  6.5 baths  |  5891 sqft


38 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401
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Property Description
Circa 1812, historically known as “The George Keenan House.” Purchased after construction and renovated by Dr. Vincent LeSeigneur in 1814. Born in Normandy, LeSeigneur fled Santo Domingo. He was known as a caring and generous physician who founded the “Health House,” a hospital for slaves. The doctor practiced medicine in Charleston for over 50 years. LeSeigneur added the two adjacent lots, north and south, around 1826 to create the unique garden enjoyed today. The crenelated stair addition to the north along with the adjoining of the main house to the dependency was done around 1900 by the Hopkins family. The Hopkins/Lebby families owned the property for the next 125 years.

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Contract Info
Sub-Type: Single Family Detached
MLS List Date: 2016-11-28
Status: Closed
List Price: $5,850,000
Current Price: $5,350,000
List Price/SqFt: 993.04
Location, Tax & Legal
Tax Map #: 4571604057
Street #: 38
Street Name: Church
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: Simmons Pinckney
High School: Burke
Legal Description: 36 38 CHURCH
Directions: From East Bay, turn right on Water Street, left on Church. House on left.
General Property Info
Bedrooms: 5
Baths - Full: 5
Baths - Half: 3
Baths - Total: 6.5
Stories: 4
Apx. SqFt: 5891
Year Built: 1812
Acreage: 0.26
Potential Short Sale: No
C/R: Yes
Lease Purchase: No
Auction: No
Tax/Fees
Taxes: 14362.52
Status Change Info
Sold Date: 2017-07-13
Sold Price/SqFt: 908.16
New Mortgage Type: Cash
Property Features
SqFt Source: Builder/Owner
SF Detached Style: Charleston Single
Lot Description: 0 - .5 Acre; Inside; Level
Misc Exterior: Fence - Private; Patio - Covered; Pool - In Ground; Porch - Full Front; Porch - Wrap-Around; Special Yard Lights; Storage/Outbuilding
Roof: Slate
Exterior: Stucco
Foundation: Slab
Garage/Parking: Detached; Off-Street Parking
Stories/Levels: Multi-Story
Misc Interior: Ceiling - Smooth; Ceilings - 9'+; Elevator; Garden Tub/Shower; Kitchen Island; Walk-In Closets; Wine Cellar
New Owned: Pre-Owned
Rooms: Eat-In-Kitchen; Formal Living; Foyer; Laundry; Media; Pantry; Separate Dining; Study
Master Bedroom: Garden Tub/Shower; Multiple Closets; Outside Access; Upstairs; Walk-In Closets
Cooling: Central
Floors: Wood
FP Desc/Location: Three +; Bedroom; Den; Dining Room; Living Room
Equipment/Appliances: Dishwasher; Dryer Connection; Garbage Disposal; Gas - Cooktop; Gas - Range; Gas - Wall Oven; Hot Tub/Spa; Refrigerator; Washer Connection
Water/Sewer: Public Sewer; Public Water
Heat: Forced Air
Possession: At Closing
Utility Suppliers: Charleston Water Service; SCE & G
Proposed Financing: Cash; Conventional Loan
Assumable: No
Supplements
The main house is a three-and-a-half-story masonry home, handsomely finished with south-facing, double-tiered piazzas. The top level piazza is open with a balustrade; the first level features a beautiful row of nicely fluted Doric columns. More recently, this fine masonry home was meticulously restored, offering a historic and lush setting. The location is one of the best in the South of Broad area, quiet and picturesque. Sited on the historic "bend" of lower Church Street, the lot offers formal gardens and a private pool terrace on the south "piazza" side of the property. In addition, the north garden features a rare parking court with a private gate from Church Street giving additional access to the heated and cooled garage, kitchen, and pool house. Inside the home, the interior plaster work is second to none with fine Adamesque details - handsome door surrounds, intricate carving, plaster friezes, all painstakingly restored by hand. From the windows and piazzas, this home offers eighteenth century "postcard" views with an abundance of light. The first floor drawing room is very fine; the second floor drawing room is one of the best offered today in the historic district. The kitchen was recently redeveloped along with the addition of a glass wall allowing easier access to view and enjoy the garden. Quartz countertops, Wolf, Miele, Thermador, along with chic custom cabinetry help to create a modern and functional show piece. The lush pool terrace is perfect for entertaining with family and friends. There is a separate "pool house" that originally was one of the few remaining pigeonniers in the city. A private outdoor spa is to the rear corner of the garden. Aside from the renovation, the list of features is long – climate controlled garage; parking for multiple cars off street; newly redesigned laundry; smart house electronics to control security, climate, lighting, and music (Sonos); climate controlled wine cellar (500 bottles); gallery lighting; Knockout mosquito system; electric gates; new pool cleaner; and child proof pool gates, new pool enclosure, and cover.

Listing Office: Carriage Properties LLC

Last Updated: December - 25 - 2021

38 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401 - MLS# 16030154

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