This Pink Charleston Charmer on Prestigious South Battery Is Listed for $3.64 Million
Turns out, our dream dollhouse and dream real house aren’t that different.
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Situated on one of Charleston’s most sought-after streets, the historic home at 47 South Battery is as gorgeous inside as it is out. The 5,302-square-foot house was built in 1886 by Henry Cheves, a rice broker and vice president of Miners and Merchants Bank, and is full of both classic Southern and coastal charm. We’d be lying if we said the streetview didn’t immediately hark back memories of the dollhouse we always wanted. Oh, and did we mention it’s pink?
The 6-bedroom, 5.5 bath house is listed by John Dunnan of Handsome Properties and could be yours for a cool $3.64 million. The home has been well maintained and updated over its 130+ year lifetime, but still boasts many original features, from the detailed molding to beautiful hardwood floors and door knobs. Only one block from the Ashley River, the water is within sight of the house from every floor.
The back of the house is optimized for outdoor living at its best: full-width piazzas on both the first and second floors are accessible via the foyer, dining room, and two bedrooms upstairs. Beyond the porches, the secluded oasis of a backyard features a pool and gazebo, so there’s really no reason to ever leave the property. Scroll down to see our favorite parts of this charming Charleston stunner.
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Between the double porches, pool, and side garden, the exterior of this house would seriously compete with the interior for your time.
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A large, modern kitchen that’s accented with coastal charm extends back from the main part of the house, perfect for poolside party entertaining.
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The Dining Room
And on those rare nights you don’t want to eat outside, the dining room will more than suffice. The grand space showcases some of the home’s beautiful original elements.
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From the front door, you can see all the way to the pool. The staircase will take you up to the second and third floors.
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The master bedroom gets gorgeous light through all of the windows, with views of the backyard and the Ashley River beyond.
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Accessible from the master and a second bedroom, the upstairs piazza is screened-in, perfect for enjoying your morning coffee without the intrusion of bugs.
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Luxurious bathrooms are not always easy to accommodate in old homes—this spacious master bath is one of five (and a half) that 47 South Battery boasts.
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One Last Look
This view looking out over the porch railing to the gazebo is what dreams are made of. Anyone else interested in chipping in for this gorgeous home with us?