Filed under: Estates
The Battery area of Charleston, South Carolina is home to some of the grandest older homes in the country. Today's home, the Colonel John Ashe House, was built around 1782. It has been restored head to toe, from the brick flooring in the basement to the gold sphere on top of the cupola.
The four story Charleston double house is located across from White Point Gardens and its balconies and cupola offer view of Charleston Harbor, the Sullivans Island Lighthouse and Ft. Sumter in the distance. The home's elegant rooms have large windows many with double rows of shutters and elaborate moldings including the pediment structures over the dining room entrances. The master suite has two baths, a sitting room and walk-in closet. The library/den is lined with custom cabinetry for books and collectibles. The home's guest wings and nursery wing complete with back stairs down to kitchen offer privacy for the home's residents. There are a total of six working fireplaces, one with an overmantel painting, an18th century Italian landscape believed to be attributed to Giovanni Panini (1691-1765). The carriage house is a separate two-story, two-bedroom brick house. The backyard has a bricked courtyard. This home is listed at $9.875 million.
Gallery: 32 Battery