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30 1/2 Blake St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA

30 1/2 Blake St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA

$ 3,795,000
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Listing Office: Maison Real Estate
Listing Team:
Listing Agent: Leslie Turner
Est. Mortgage:
MLS #:  23000808
Date Added: 01/13/23


8 beds


5 baths


10021 sq ft


10454.4 sq ft

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House Description

The Josiah Smith Tennent House stands out as a landmark and is a focal point on the gateway to the city of Charleston. Constructed in 1859, this brick mansion is significant for both its architecture and history. In 1862, it was used as a Confederate hospital called the Soldiers' Relief Home. It has had a variety of uses over the past 150 years, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. In 1993, the city gave the property to a nonprofit, and a major restoration followed, funded by millions in private donations and grants. The renovation received a South Carolina Historic Preservation Award in 2004.Today, this vast mansion with over 10,000 sq. ft of interior space features two wide wrap-around piazzas, giant wrought iron gates, multiple living and dining areas, 8 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 3 half bathrooms, two kitchens one with a large marble topped island, a small indoor basketball court, sauna, cinema room, and commercial elevator. The front courtyard was known as the Philip Simmons Children's Garden, honoring the master blacksmith. This property has a commercial zoning classification of light industrial, and is subject to several overlay districts. This zoning allows a variety of uses from residential, office, or other. The location, versatility, and size of the property are unique and represent a special opportunity for the next owner.

Highlights

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  • Lot / Acreage:
    10454.4 sq ft acres
  • Year Built:
    1859
  • Area:
    51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown
  • Neighborhood:
    51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown 
  • County:
    Charleston
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  • Bedrooms:
    8 beds
  • Bathrooms:
    5 baths
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  • Levels:
    Multi-Story
  • Master Bedroom Level:
    Upper
  • Master Bedroom Features:
    Ceiling Fan(s), Dual Masters, Garden Tub/Shower, Walk-In Closet(s)
  • Interior Features:
    Ceiling - Smooth, High Ceilings, Elevator, Garden Tub/Shower, Kitchen Island, Walk-In Closet(s), Wet Bar, Wine Cellar, Ceiling Fan(s), Bonus, Eat-in Kitchen, Family, Formal Living, Entrance Foyer, Game, Great, Living/Dining Combo, Media, Office, Other (Use Remarks), Sauna, Separate Dining, Study, Utility
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    Laundry Room
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    Living Room, One
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    Balcony, Elevator Shaft
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    Wrought Iron, Fence - Metal Enclosed, Privacy
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    Patio, Wrap Around
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  • Electric / Utilities:
    Charleston Water Service, Dominion Energy
  • Water:
    Public
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    Public Sewer
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Schools & Community

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    Elevators
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  • High School:
    Burke
  • Middle School:
    Simmons Pinckney
  • Elementary School:
    Sanders Clyde
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