Former Home of Late Businesswoman Elizabeth Arden Asks $2.29M in Summerville, SC
$2,295,000 | Built 1897 | 7,453 Sq. Ft. | 5 Beds | 6.5 Baths | 1.2 Acres
208 Sumter Avenue, Summerville, South Carolina, United States, 29483
This truly exquisite property, located in the historic district of downtown Summerville, South Carolina, is on the market for $2.29 million. Originally built by A.J. Baird in 1897 for Charleston attorney Samuel Lord, this spectacular home was purchased by famed cosmetics entrepreneur Elizabeth Arden in 1954. It is said that Arden painted the front door a different color for each season, but it now remains red, the inspiration for the entrances to her salons. With Charleston-style double piazzas, this property boasts timeless vintage details and exudes welcoming, southern charm. The home has five bedrooms and features soaring 12-foot ceilings, original heart pine floors, hand-carved moldings, six fireplaces, two laundry rooms, an elevator, and a spacious study on the first level.
The chef’s kitchen is equipped with custom cabinetry, a Viking range, and a spacious pantry. A designated bar room is located off the kitchen and dining room. A picturesque exterior accentuates the manicured grounds, pool house with a kitchen, and three separate cottages. Additional exterior features include a garden by renowned landscape architect Robert Marvin, a pool, two gazebos, a fountain, and a wrought iron fence surrounding the premises. The property was purchased by the current owners from Mrs. Lillian Bostwick Phipps’ estate who was married to the late Ogden Phipps. Their daughter was the fashion designer Lilly Pulitzer. This famed estate is full of history and is on the market for $2.29 million with Kalyn Harmon of William Means Real Estate. Photography and information found on agent’s listing.
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