32 Legare Street

Charleston, South Carolina 29401

Status: Active MLS#: 16027451

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Description

Legare Street's oldest residence, known locally as ''The Sword Gate,'' was built circa 1790-1803 and is located on high ground in a high AE flood zone. This Federal-style residence is privately nestled behind its famous front gates which were originally commissioned for the City's Guard House but rejected because the proposed price was too steep. Sword Gate was originally constructed by the great-granddaughter of Solomon Legare, the man for whom Legare Street is named. This elegant estate of over 17,000 square feet includes 9 bedrooms, 13 full and 3 half baths and is one of the most impressive and historically significant homes on Peninsular Charleston. Adamesque woodwork, plasterwork and composition work enhance many of the most formal spaces including the grand ballroom and dining room.

Go See It Start Offer

17,142Square Feet 9Bedrooms
13Bathrooms 3Half Baths
$14,999,000
Neighborhood: South of Broad
Type: Single Family Detached
Acreage: 0.87
Year Built: 1803
County: Charleston
Area: 51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown
Elem. School: Memminger
Middle School: Courtenay
High School: Burke
Days Listed: 973

Exterior Features

ExteriorStucco, Wood Siding
FoundationBasement
Garage/Parking2 Car Garage
Misc ExteriorFence - Brick, Fence - Iron, Fence - Private, Gutters, Lawn Irrigation, Patio, Patio - Covered, Porch - Front Porch, Porch - Full Front, Porch - Wrap-Around, Special Yard Lights, Storage/Outbuilding, Workshop
RoofSlate
SF Detached StyleCharleston Single

Interior Features

CoolingOther (Use Remarks)
FloorsMarble, Stone, Wood
HeatOther (Use Remarks)
Master BedroomMultiple Closets, Walk-In Closets
Misc InteriorCeiling - Cathedral/Vaulted, Ceiling - Smooth, Ceilings - 9'+, Kitchen Island, Other (Use Remarks), Walk-In Closets, Wet Bar, Window Treatments - Some
RoomsEat-In-Kitchen, Family, Formal Living, Foyer, Game, Great, Laundry, Office, Other (Use Remarks), Pantry, Separate Dining, Study, Utility

Property Features

AmenitiesCable TV Available
FP Desc/LocationBathroom, Bedroom, Den, Dining Room, Family Room, Gas Connection, Great Room, Kitchen, Living Room, Three +, Wood Burning
Lot Description.5 - 1 Acre
New OwnedPre-Owned
Water/SewerPublic Sewer, Public Water

Listing courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    We highly recommend Franne and her team to anyone buying or selling real estate in the Charleston area. This was our third transaction with Franne, and it keeps getting better. Her professionalism is superb. She is extremely responsive and easy to get in contact with. While simultaneously working with other clients, she manages to make you feel you are the highest priority. Her extensive experience id beneficial in many ways. There are no surprises and she’s always 1 or 2 steps ahead. If we ever buy again in Charleston, we will use Franne without a doubt! — Molly and John

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    Yvette went above and beyond to make sure that I found everything and more that I wanted, and she was always more than happy to answer every question that I had. I would highly recommend using her for all of your real estate needs. — Brent

  • Chari Karinshak REALTOR

    Chari was very kind and patient w/my husband and I as this was my first time buying a home. There were no bumps in the road and Chari worked diligently w/the lender, inspectors, etc to ensure everything went smoothly. Everyone involved in the process met and exceeded our expectations. Chari was awesome and listened to us. I would recommend her to anyone looking to purchase and or sell a home. — Britney

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    We were extremely pleased with the manner in which our home was sold. Charleston Fine Homes was always a professional team that we knew we could count on to provide honest and reliable information to us in a timely manner. We would never think of having any other real estate team handle our business! — Donna and Mark

  • Chari Karinshak REALTOR

    Chari is extremely thorough, detailed, professional and extremely courteous. Without Chari being involved this would have been an extremely difficult transaction. She went above and beyond the call of duty and simplified every aspect of the transaction. I felt totally comfortable relying on Chari from the very beginning. It was like having a family member representing your best interests and not having to worry. — Emil

  • Chari Karinshak REALTOR

    Chari was great at assessing our needs as a family and was very patient with us during the whole process. She offered professional advice and expertise without making us feel pressured “to make a deal” happen. Chari was easy to reach, prompt, and professional. Her hard-working attitude combined with a warm personality made her a great agent to have on our side! — Susie and Drew

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    We wanted to tell you how happy we are that we listed our house with you! You gave us a lot of helpful information about how to properly price our house and “show it”. Because of your pricing recommendation we were able to maximize the return on our “investment” after only one year in the house.We appreciate all your hard work! You were always available to us and returned our calls very promptly. The brochures you prepared on our house were colorful and full of essential information about the house and the community. We were amazed at the amount of feedback you were able to get from the realtors who showed our house. Your knowledge of the area and the other homes on the market was impressive! — Chris and Cathleen

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    Franne Schwarb is the role model for all REALTORS. She is the consummate professional. She is dedicated to her clients, working long hours and on weekends. I often received answers to questions, information on new listings, etc. late into the evening and on weekends by phone, email and text. She was always there for me. Franne is honest, direct and the ultimate “glass half full” person which I greatly appreciated and respected. It was a pleasure to work with Franne. — Tom

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    Thank you Yvette! We couldn’t have done this without you. — Darlene and Jacquelyn

  • Chari Karinshak REALTOR

    I myself am a knowledgeable financial professional and know the area and real estate transactions very well. Chari is a long-time friend, but that only got her foot in the door. Chari’s experience, attitude and work ethic are more than I could ask for. We know that transactions in real estate can be very personal and Chari has the interpersonal skills to handle these delicate situations. — John

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    The selling experience far exceeded my expectations. I’ve sold a few houses and never had agents who were so responsive-calls were returned promptly and concerns were addressed. Franne and Chari are extremely ethical and professional, but we also had fun. Franne and Chari went above and beyond the call of duty. I recommend highly. — Mira

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    …I loved our agent’s (Franne) professionalism, friendliness, promptness, and availability. Our REALTOR knew her role and transitioned us perfectly. — Kris

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    Our home purchasing experience definitely exceeded our expectations with Coldwell Banker. We’ve never had an agent who was as friendly, patient, kind, or as thoughtful as our Coldwell Banker agent, Yvette Grist. She was not merely an assigned agent; she became a friend to us. That’s what it’s all about. She listened to our preferences and paid attention to the details of what we were looking for in not just a house but a home. She truly helped us envision what we would and would not like in our house. She did not sugar coat any part of the process. While other agents from other brokerages we’ve worked with in the past seemed to want to have us buy something quickly, our Coldwell Banker agent was completely dedicated to us. She was committed to our family from the start. She always made our 10 yr old son feel like he was part of the process as well - super thoughtful. We set a timeline of being in our new home before Christmas and she made it happen! Yvette always had our best interest in mind until the very end. Thank you so much for making our home buying experience a memorable one and a lot less stressful. — Raul, Yari and Isaac

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    …you both did a great job and we could not have picked a better “team” for a REALTOR®. So many times, throughout the process we wondered how people could sell their homes without experts like you. You two are the epitome of what a realtor should be! Many thanks to both of you! — Bob

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    My first transaction with Yvette was selling 8 acres of land. The process was complicated and long, but Yvette guided me through each and every step, checking documents, speaking with multiple organizations, and explaining maps and inspections. She even helped me move! A year later, she helped me find and purchase a new home. The transactions were entirely different, but Yvette’s responsiveness and professionalism and genuine interest in my needs remained constant. I trust Yvette for any future real estate transactions. I highly recommend her. — Jason

  • Chari Karinshak REALTOR

    Coming from Canada, we did not know anything about the home buying process in the US. Chari was able to explain every step of the process and give us advanced notice on anything that we needed to do. She was very patient with us. Her positive and pleasant attitude made the process very much enjoyable! We will definitely recommend Chari to anyone looking for a REALTOR! — Nada

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    You did a marvelous job of helping us find our beautiful home. Thanks so much for all the hard work, the miles driven, the millions of phone calls, etc! We truly appreciate your efforts… — Jane and Victor