$4,100,000 729 E Bay Street Charleston, SC

MLS: 21023192   Type: Single Family   County: Charleston   City: Charleston   Area: Charleston Inside Crosstown   Zip: 29403   Style: Traditional     Stories: 1

Mortgage $19,249 /mo



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The Josiah Smith Tennent House stands out as a landmark and is a focal point on the gateway to the city of Charleston. Constructed in 1859, this brick mansion is significant for both its architecture and history. In 1862, it was used as a Confederate hospital called the Soldiers' Relief Home. It has had a variety of uses over the past 150 years, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. In 1993, the city gave the property to a nonprofit, and a major restoration followed, funded by millions in private donations and grants. The renovation received a South Carolina Historic Preservation Award in 2004. Today, this vast mansion with over 10,000 sq. ft of interior space features two wide wrap-around piazzas, giant wrought iron gates, multiple living and diningareas, 8 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 3 half bathrooms, two kitchens  one with a large marble topped island, a small indoor basketball court, sauna, cinema room, and commercial elevator. The front courtyard was known as the Philip Simmons Children's Garden, honoring the master blacksmith. This property has a commercial zoning classification of light industrial, and is subject to several overlay districts. This zoning allows a variety of uses from residential, office, or other. The location, versatility, and size of the property are unique and represent a special opportunity for the next owner.

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Sanders Clyde
Distance: 0.24 Miles
Simmons Pinckney
Distance: N/A Miles
Distance: 1.13 Miles

Price History

8/24/2021 Listed $4,600,000
2/28/2022 7% - $4,300,000
4/26/2022 3% - $4,200,000
5/23/2022 3% - $4,100,000

Amenities Elevators
Cooling Central Air
Elementary School Sanders Clyde
Garage Features Off-Street Parking, Other (Use Remarks)
High School Burke
Lease Purchase No
Listing Area 51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown
Middle School Simmons Pinckney
New Owned Pre-Owned
Rooms Bonus, Eat-In-Kitchen, Family, Formal Living, Foyer, Game, Great, Laundry, Living/Dining Combo, Media, Office, Sauna, Other (Use Remarks), Separate Dining, Study, Utility
SF Detached Style Traditional
Subdivision None
Type Single Family Detached

Interior Features

Fireplace Description Living Room, One
Floors Ceramic Tile, Wood, Other
Ground Level Yes
Master Bedroom Ceiling Fan, Dual Masters, Garden Tub/Shower, Upstairs, Walk-In Closets
Misc. Interior Ceilings - 9'+, Window Treatments - All, Elevator, Garden Tub/Shower, Kitchen Island, Ceiling - Smooth, Walk-In Closets, Wet Bar, Wine Cellar
Stories Multi-Story
Total Bedrooms 8

Exterior Features

Acreage 0.24
Exterior Brick - Solid
Lot Description Corner Lot, Riverview
Misc. Exterior Elevator Shaft, Fence - Metal Enclosed, Fence - Iron, Patio, Fence - Private, Porch - Wrap-Around, Balcony

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Property vs Zip Code Avg (29403)

Price 4.10M Avg 1.09M

Sqr Feet 10,021 Avg 2,075

Cost / Sqr Ft $409 Avg $526

Acres 0.24 Avg 0.1

Visits 853 Avg 80

Days on Site 308 Avg 59

Walkscore® 77 Avg 79

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Carolina One Real Estate

Charleston, SC