40 Laurens Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (MLS# 22007086)

40 Laurens Street
Charleston, SC 29401
MLS# 22007086
5 beds  |  3.5 baths  |  6149 sqft


Grand and historic solid masonry home in the heart of Ansonborough!
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Grand and historic solid masonry home in the heart of Ansonborough! Exceptionally refined Palladian finishes throughout Ample porch space on two levels - perfect for entertaining Grand entry foyer Grand entry foyer Kitchen fully renovated in 2021 Fabulous light and bright kitchen with top of the line finishes All custom cabinetry Handsome fireplace adds character Lovely bar area with refrigeration and ample storage Elevator accesses 3 living levels, ground floor up to master bedroom Seating area in the kitchen Wolf range A fabulous formal dining room just off the kitchen Grand historic mantels throughout the home - a total of 7 fireplaces in all! Lovely front living room perfect for gathering and entertaining Adamesque mouldings throughout Adamesque mouldings throughout Lovely stair to the upper levels Comfortable library off the master bedroom Comfortable library off the master bedroom Comfortable library off the master bedroom Master bedroom with fireplace Working shutters inside and out! Incredible historic character well preserved throughout the home Walk in closet in the master bedroom with elevator access Master bath Upstairs portico Character in every corner beautiful details Upstairs guest bedroom 1 Upstairs guest bedroom 1 Upstairs guest bedroom 2 Upstairs guest bedroom Lovely courtyard Grand estate with gated parking Courtyard/veranda level has a one bedroom apartment Ground level apartment Ground level apartment living area Ground level apartment bedroom Ground level apartment bathroom Laundry also on ground level Grand and imposing Fabulous location yards from dining and shopping An exquisite estate A unique opportunity working shutters inside and out pristine historic charm A view from above 40 Laurens Street, Charleston, SC 29401 40 Laurens Street, Charleston, SC 29401 40 Laurens Street, Charleston, SC 29401 40 Laurens Street, Charleston, SC 29401 40 Laurens Street, Charleston, SC 29401 40 Laurens Street, Charleston, SC 29401 40 Laurens Street, Charleston, SC 29401 40 Laurens Street, Charleston, SC 29401 40 Laurens Street, Charleston, SC 29401 40 Laurens Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Property Description
Introducing the Stephen Shrewsbury House in downtown Charleston's coveted Ansonborough neighborhood. A solid-brick single house, 40 Laurens Street commands attention with two levels of iconic piazzas and a veranda courtyard at ground level. The circa 1808 home showcases exquisite Adamesque woodworking, including period mantels and mouldings, expertly curated by the original builder who happened to possess a background in carpentry. With 4.5 living levels and over 6,000 square feet, this residence offers ample room to entertain guests for legendary house parties. The courtyard, separate from the generous gated off-street parking area, provides an idyllic walled sanctuary with minimal maintenance for the perfect lock and leave lifestyle.

Contract Info
Sub-Type: Single Family Detached
MLS List Date: 2022-03-22
Status: Active
List Price: $4,995,000
Current Price: $4,995,000
List Price/SqFt: 812.33
Location, Tax & Legal
Tax Map #: 4580101006
Street #: 40
Street Name: Laurens
Street Suffix: Street
County: Charleston
State: SC
Zip Code: 29401
Area: 51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown
Tax District: 71 - City of Charleston
Subdivision: Ansonborough
Elementary School: Memminger
Middle School: Courtenay
High School: Burke
Legal Description: NW E. BAY 311 AND LAURENS
Directions: Located on the corner of East Bay and Laurens Street.
General Property Info
Bedrooms: 5
Baths - Full: 3
Baths - Half: 1
Baths - Total: 3.5
Stories: 4
Apx. SqFt: 6149
Ownership: Fee Simple
Year Built: 1809
Acreage: 0.13
Potential Short Sale: No
Property Features
SqFt Source: Tax Records
SF Detached Style: Charleston Single; Traditional
Lot Description: 0 - .5 Acre; High; Riverview
Misc Exterior: Fence - Brick; Fence - Iron; Patio; Porch - Full Front
Roof: Metal
Exterior: Brick - Solid
Foundation: Basement; Elv. Construction
Garage/Parking: Off-Street Parking
Stories/Levels: Multi-Story; Other (Use Remarks)
Misc Interior: Ceiling - Smooth; Ceilings - 9'+; Elevator; Garden Tub/Shower; Kitchen Island; Walk-In Closets; Wet Bar
New Owned: Pre-Owned
Rooms: Eat-In-Kitchen; Formal Living; Foyer; Laundry; Mother-In-Law Suite; Separate Dining; Study
Master Bedroom: Upstairs; Walk-In Closets
Cooling: Central Air
Floors: Wood
FP Desc/Location: Three +; Bedroom; Dining Room; Family Room; Kitchen; Living Room; Wood Burning
Equipment/Appliances: Dishwasher; Dryer; Gas Range; Microwave; Refrigerator; Washer
Water/Sewer: Public Sewer; Public Water
Heat: Forced Air
Possession: At Closing
Showing Instructions: Contact Listing Agent
Utility Suppliers: Charleston Water Service; Dominion Energy
Amenities: Cable TV; Trash
Proposed Financing: Cash; Conventional Loan
Assumable: No
Extensively renovated in 2021, the luxury kitchen wows with high-end finishes and appliances like the Wolf six-burner range. A handsome fireplace, lovingly incorporated into the new kitchen design, infuses the space with character. Accessible by the grand staircase and the three-stop elevator, the primary suite encompasses the home's third floor featuring a library, primary bedroom, ensuite bathroom, and walk-in closet. The fourth floor offers two spacious full height guest rooms with a shared bath, with a third bedroom on the upper dormer level. The Garden Level, also accessible by the elevator, provides a spacious guest or nanny suite with a dedicated living space. The location of this stunning and well-preserved property is unbeatable, less than a quarter-mile to the grocery store, with close proximity to the city market, Upper King Street, and all of the best that Downtown Charleston has to offer. Live like a local in grand fashion at 40 Laurens.

Listing Office: Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty

Last Updated: July - 17 - 2022

40 Laurens Street, Charleston, SC 29401 - MLS# 22007086

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