The Belle of Bennett: Welcome to this much-loved Queen Anne stunner, completely reimagined and restored to an open, flowing, gracious home. Enjoy your carriage house with its vaulted, light-filled space great for a home office, studio, guest suite. Greet the morning under your 15 ft tall main bedroom ceiling under the cupola, adjacent to the luxury spa main bath. The original grand wood staircase highlights timeless stained glass windows. The kitchen is the heart of the home, with chef's appliances, marble counters and backsplash, two dishwashers, double ovens, and island seating for six. Relax by a fire in the family room and enjoy the quiet home office facing Cannon Park. All of the mechanicals are new. No detail was overlooked... even the door knobs are fabulous.Highlights:
Completely renovated from the studs out, adding square footage through reclaimed porches and underutilized spaces. Original oak floors, trim and plaster crown molding. Fine finishes from flooring to door knobs and appliances. Gourmet kitchen opens to two living spaces at the front and back of the home, both equipped with working fireplaces. The English pantry and office are made from a former porch, with terrazzo floors and beautiful views. Main bedroom suite has circular 15 foot ceiling, fireplace, spa bath with dual shower heads, double vanity, soaking tub. Two guest rooms each with ensuite baths. Large laundry room adjacent to the bedrooms. New Carriage House - two car garage parking, vaulted 600' square foot space with kitchenette and full bathroom. Professionally designed landscaping - room for a pool. New plumbing, electrical, spray foam insulation, and roof. Tankless hot water heater with recirculation pump for true instant hot water. Perfect location across from the lovely Cannon Park, steps away from MUSC and Roper Hospitals, and walking distance to Colonial Lake, South of Broad and the shops and restaurants that Charleston is famous for.
Before walking in the front door, take a moment to enjoy Cannon Park views from the front veranda with its gas lanterns and room for relaxing and greeting neighbors. Just inside, you are greeted with a view of the grand staircase, wood burning fireplaces, a flexible space for dining or living, and through to the living room. Original oak hardwood floors and high ceilings are complemented by painstakingly restored plaster crown molding and trim. The redesigned floor plan offers a multitude of opportunities for gathering and sitting areas, library or study centered on the left side fireplace, dining room large enough for the largest of gatherings, or use the front room as a more formal living room. To the right, you will find the sun filled sitting room and home office. Don't miss the original terrazzo floors! At the heart of the home sits the gourmet kitchen. There is ample storage in the huge island, two Thermador dishwashers, and a farm sink with hot water tap. Marble wraps around the kitchen cabinets, accented by six burner gas Thermador cooktop double wall ovens, and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. Take a moment to stop and enjoy this beautiful space filled with natural light before entering the family room complete with fireplace, coffered ceiling, and AV closet. You have a French mahogany door to the backyard living space here. Don't miss the other entrance into the home via the English pantry, with wine cooler, coat and pantry storage, and terrazzo floors. Up the grand staircase and past the original stained glass windows, you will find the impeccably redesigned main bedroom suite. The cupola and its windows allows for sunlight to stream through the windows above. The main bathroom features a large shower with frameless glass enclosure. For those days when you need to relax, there is a free standing soaking tub set under the front windows. There are two more bedrooms on the second floor, both with ensuite bathrooms, and a spacious laundry room. The newly built carriage house has garage parking for two cars. The light filled space above is perfect for a home office, guest suite, or game room and features vaulted ceilings, a full bathroom, and a kitchenette with sink, refrigerator, and dishwasher. The fenced yard provides an outdoor oasis and has room for a pool. This beautiful home has historic charm with all of the modern conveniences so in demand. The Harleston Village location is close to Marion Square, Colonial Lake, King Street shopping, College of Charleston, and adjacent to Cannon Park, perfect for dog lovers.