C. Bissell Jenkins, Estate of the Day
Today's elegant home looks antebellum but was actually built in 1912. The home was built by C. Bissell Jenkins, the originator of the reclamation project in Charleston, South Carolina in the early 1900s. The home is a six-bedroom Colonial Greek Revival that is the star of Murray Blvd. It was renovated in 1992. The expansive Tuscan portico has views of the Ashley River. The home has marble columns, eight working fireplaces, a paneled library and a kitchen with custom cabinetry and a pillow-edged limestone floor. The master bedroom has an exercise room, office area and a front balcony with river views. The master bath has a separate shower and bathtub and a large dressing area finished in marble.The third floor includes three bedrooms and a room sized cedar closet. There is a large roof top deck. The landscaped gardens include tow private garden rooms and a large, private pool area with loggia. it is listed at $6.995 million. After the jump, no kitchen or bath shots but the main rooms are certainly pretty.