55 King Street, Estate of the Day
Today's home in Charleston, South Carolina didn't start out as a single family home. The home on King Street actually began life around 1762 as a double tenement on a very large lot. It was converted to a single family residence in the mid twentieth century. It has had only four owners and underwent major renovations under its present ownership beginning in the 1980s that included the addition of a swimming pool.
The home's ld kitchen house was redesigned into a guest house with high ceilings, a sleeping loft, two fireplaces, and an outdoor kitchen. The first floor of the main house has double parlors. The formal dining room as well as the family room open onto a spacious screened porch that overlooks the rear patio and pool. There are five fireplaces on the first floor, one of which is a focal point for the kitchen. The main house has five bedrooms, four full baths, and a laundry room on the upper floors. Other classic details include heart of pine floors, period woodwork, mantels and built-in shelving. The home is an intriguing mix of elegant, turned out rooms with brightly painted walls and antique furniture as well as more casual spaces that feature the home's untouched, exposed brick. This home is listed at $4.749 million.
Gallery: 55 King Road