Historic mansion in downtown Charleston sells for $4.2 million

Historic mansion in downtown Charleston sells for $4.2 million

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A 19th century mansion on the Charleston Peninsula sold for $4.2 million.

William Means Real Estate say the home, built in 1846, is on 1 Meeting Street and overlooks the White Point Garden in the South of Broad area.

According to the real estate company, the entire property includes the five-floor home, a one bedroom 985 square-foot apartment and a 999 square foot one-bedroom carriage house.

The total square footage of the property is more than 12,000.

"The new owner – who has won awards for historic restoration in other cities – is planning a complete and extensive restoration of the home, carriage house and grounds," said Paula Yorke, an agent with William Means Real Estate."Once completed, the property will be three residences – one of which will be occupied by the owner with the other two available for sale."

"Known as the George Robertson House, the home includes the footprint of the main level drawing and withdrawing rooms, kitchen and entry," a press release stated."The second floor with 14 foot ceilings acted as the ballroom. It has eight bedrooms, six full bathrooms plus towering ceilings with the original moldings, period floors, fireplaces and triple grand piazzas with views of the Charleston harbor. The main house also has a functioning elevator that was installed in the early 20th century."

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