Charleston’s Historic 17,000 Sq. Ft. c.1803 Sword Gate Mansion Reduced to $14M (PHOTOS)

Charleston’s Historic 17,000 Sq. Ft. c.1803 Sword Gate Mansion Reduced to $14M

$13,999,000 | Built c.1803 | 17,142 Sq. Ft. | 9 Beds | 13.5+ Baths | 0.87 Acres
32 Legare Street, Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29401
 The Sword Gate, built c.1803 by Soloman Legare, the man for whom Legare street is named was recently reduced to $14 million after first hitting the market in 2012 for $20 million. The 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. 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 wood work, plaster work and composition work enhance many of the most formal spaces including the grand ballroom and dining room. 

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 room, a conservatory and a large garage. The gardens are positioned surrounding the home providing a peaceful escape yet still protecting the privacy of of the residents. Enjoy the croquet lawn, a calming reflecting pool leading to the conservatory, private outdoor dining and seating vignettes under grand old trees providing 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 features 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. The property is on the market for $14 million with Debbie Fisher of Handsome Properties, Inc


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