These are the top 10 most expensive homes sold in Charleston, SC for 2013. Every year I make these Top 10 lists, the houses continue to climb in price. There's a reason for that- Charleston is a wonderful destination for many with our city deeply rooted in history, our picturesque skyline, our wonderful Charleston Harbor, and our surrounding beaches and fantastic climate. There's no wonder why Charleston continues to attract attention from around the world!
So without further adieu, here is your Top 10 most expensive homes sold in Charleston, South Carolina for 2013!
#10. 1009 Middle Street, Sullivans Island. This beautiful historic home was constructed in the 1850's, and has oceanfront views along with views of the Charleston Harbor and Ft. Sumter. The property is located only one block from Fort Moultrie which, at the start of the American Revolution in 1776, was instrumental in protecting Charleston. The home was listed at $4,250,000 and sold for $3.7 million. It was on the market for 83 days.
#9. 2 Prioleau Street, Downtown, South of Broad. This wonderful home has an astonishing 7 bedrooms, 9 baths, and is 8,522 square feet in size. Views of the Harbor and downtown skyline are readily visible from this property. This was sold privately, outside of the local MLS. It was listed for $3,950,000 and sold for $3,895,000.
#8. 65 South Battery, Downtown, South of Broad. A great colonial style home situated on a rare double lot, on one of Charleston's most desirable streets. Built in 1931, this house has an in-ground pool, guest house, and beautiful garden. It was listed at $4,195,000 and sold for 3.9 million. It was on the market for 226 days.
#7. 9 Tradd Street, Downtown, South of Broad. This home was also sold privately and needing renovation. There is a main house and guest house, with pool and elevator. It sold CASH for $4 million.
#6. 19 E Battery Street, Downtown, South of Broad. According to the listing agent, this is The Julius M. Visanska House and built by notable Charleston architect Albert Simons. This fine "double house" offers incredible Harbor and Fort Sumter views. One of ten "estate" properties overlooking the Historic Waterfront of The Battery. It was listed at $5.3 million and sold for $4.3 million. It was on the market for 811 days.
#5. 50 Surfsong Road. Let's hop over to Kiawah Island for this next house. Located on one of the most desirable streets on Kiawah, this 4-story home has panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Too many extras to list which include climate controlled first-floor garage, elevator, and private boardwalk to the ocean. Listed at $4.6 million, it sold CASH for $4.325 million and was on the market for 27 days.
#4. 1013 Middle Street, Sullivans Island. Beachfront home on almost an acre, constructed in 1834. Heart of pine floors, climate-controlled wine cellar, and 14 foot wide wraparound porch on the exterior. This home overlooks Charleston, the Ravenel Bridge, and Ft. Sumter. Listed at $4.9 million, the house sold CASH for $4.550 million and was on the market for 430 days.
#3. 37 King Street, Downtown, South of Broad. Superb location in the heart of Charleston, this home built in 1910 was completely renovated. It is a staggering 9,899 square feet in size with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths, and 7 fireplaces. The master bath has heated floors, and the back yard garden has a pool lined with palm trees, and a fully functional basement. This home was listed at $5.9 million and sold CASH for $5 million. It was on the market for 571 days.
#2. 101 Venning Street, the Old Village, Mount Pleasant. Deep water estate on the Charleston Harbor. Location to everything via water (restaurants, off-shore fishing, cruising). In-ground mineral pool & spa, private dock, and the ultimate in entertaining. One of the best locations in all of Charleston, and this is my favorite house of the ten. Listed at 5.75 million, it sold CASH for $5 million, and was on the market for 41 days.
#1. And the #1 spot goes to 109 Flyway Drive, Kiawah Island. Developer Dyal Compass and architect Christopher Rose constructed this magnificent beauty. It is the 1st home on Kiawah Island to achieve a Silver LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. This truly is an amazing product of keen ingenuity, sophisticated architectural design, and vision. Oceanfront and sits on 1.87 acres. This home was listed at $10,850,000 and sold in 402 days CASH for $10.7 million.
Mike Ciucci specializes in the Charleston SC real estate market. He has been a Charleston realtor for over 15 years, focusing on quality and attention to detail his clients have come to expect.