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729 E Bay Street
Charleston

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 dining areas, 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.

Listing provided by Maison, LLC
Features
Location Information
County: 
Charleston
Subdivision: 
None
Interior Features
Interior: 
Ceilings - 9'+, Window Treatments - All, Elevator, Garden Tub/Shower, Kitchen Island, Ceiling - Smooth, Walk-In Closets, Wet Bar, Wine Cellar
Master Bedroom: 
Ceiling Fan, Dual Masters, Garden Tub/Shower, Upstairs, Walk-In Closets
Amenities: 
Elevators
Fireplace Description: 
Living Room, One
Cooling: 
Central Air
Floors: 
Ceramic Tile, Wood, Other
Exterior Features
Style: 
Traditional
Stories/Levels: 
Multi-Story
Exterior: 
Brick - Solid
Parking Description: 
Off-Street Parking,Other (Use Remarks)
Lot Description: 
Corner Lot, Riverview
Misc Exterior: 
Elevator Shaft, Fence - Metal Enclosed, Fence - Iron, Patio, Fence - Private, Porch - Wrap-Around, Balcony
School
Elementary School: 
Sanders Clyde
Middle School: 
Simmons Pinckney
High School: 
Burke
Additional Information
Type: 
Residential
SubType: 
Single Family Detached
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Price: 
$3,975,000
Year Built: 
1859
Bedrooms: 
8
MLS: 
21023192
Square Feet: 
10,021
Bathrooms: 
6.0
  • Riverview