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  • $14,999,000
  • Active Status
    • 9 Beds
    • 16 Baths
    • 17142 SqFt
    • 0.87 acre
    • 1803 Year Built

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Property Details for 32 Legare Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Legare Street's oldest residence, known locally as ''The Sword Gate,'' was built circa 1790-1803 and is located on high ground in a high AE flood zone. This 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. Sword Gate was originally constructed by the great-granddaughter of Solomon Legare, the man for whom Legare Street is named. 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 woodwork, plasterwork 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 quarters, a conservatory, and a large garage. The gardens are positioned surrounding the home providing a peaceful escape yet still protecting the privacy of the residents. Enjoy the croquet lawn and a calming reflecting pool leading to the conservatory. Private outdoor dining and seating vignettes under grand old trees provide 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 boasts 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. A Chilled Water HVAC System heats and cools the residence.

  • MLS #: 16027451
  • County: Charleston
Features for 32 Legare Street
Interior Features
Bedroom Information:
  • # of Bedrooms: 9
Bathroom Information:
  • # of Bathrooms: 16
Property/Lot Details
Lot Details:
  • Lot size: 0.87 acre
Commuting for 29401
Average Travel Time to Work
13 min.
Number who Drive/Carpool
3,166
Number who Walk/Bike/Other
1,652
Number who use Public Transportation
87
Home Data for 29401
Current Number of Houses for Sale
157
Median Home Sale Price
$755,000
Annual Residential Turnover
37.66%
Average Property Tax
$5,816
Average Rent Data for 29401
Average Rent Studio
$734
Average Rent One Bedroom
$772
Average Rent Two Bedroom
$927
Average Rent Three Bedroom
$1,213
Average Rent Four Bedroom
$1,566
Community Demographics for 29401
Population by Age

Median Age
27.73
Average Household Size
1.9
Education Data for 29401
Highest Level Attained

School Details
School Information
  • Elementary School: Memminger
  • Middle School: Courtenay
  • High School: Burke
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This stunning residence located at 32 Legare Street Charleston, SC 29401 is currently available. This residence is listed by Handsome Properties Inc. for $14,999,000. 32 Legare Street has 9 Bedrooms, 15 Bathrooms, and approximately 17,142 square feet. The home was built in 1803. 32 Legare Street is in Charleston and in ZIP Code 29401. The list price of $14,999,000 is 1,025 % higher than the average list price of $1,733,761 for 29401 homes and 2,536 % higher than the average list price of $739,837 in Charleston SC real estate. The price per square foot for this home is $1,137, which is 67 % higher than the average of $681 for 29401, and 240 % higher than the average of $334 for Charleston SC.

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