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208 Sumter Avenue, Summerville, SC
The Elizabeth Arden House is a truly exquisite property located in the historic district of downtown Summerville. It is privately situated on the area's most coveted street and walkable to the town square, restaurants, shops, and tennis courts. The home was originally built in 1897 by A. J. Baird for Mr. Samuel Lord, a Charleston attorney. World-renowned businesswoman, Elizabeth Arden, purchased the southern Victorian-style estate as a summer home and sold the property in 1954 while creating her cosmetic empire. It is said that Arden painted the front door a different color for each season, but it now remains red, the inspiration for the entrances to her salons. With Charleston-style double piazzas, this property boasts timeless vintage details and exudes welcoming, southern charm. The home has five bedrooms and features soaring 12 ft. ceilings, original heart pine floors, hand-carved moldings, six fireplaces, two laundry rooms, an elevator, and a spacious study on the first level. The chef's kitchen is equipped with custom cabinetry, a Viking range and a spacious pantry. A designated bar room is located off the kitchen and dining room. A picturesque exterior accentuates the manicured grounds, pool house with kitchen and three separate cottages. Additional exterior features include a garden by renowned landscape architect Robert Marvin, a pool, two gazebos, fountain and wrought iron fence surrounding the premises. The property was purchased by the current owners from Mrs. Lillian Bostwick Phipps' estate who was married to the late Ogden Phipps. Their daughter was the fashion designer Lilly Pulitzer. Enriched with stories and legends of previous owners, this historic residence in downtown Summerville is highly regarded and offers a truly remarkable opportunity.
- MLS® #21011285
- Full Baths6
- Half Baths1
- Square Footage7,453
- Square Footage7453.00
- Year Built1897
- Sub-TypeSingle Family Detached
- StyleChas. Single
- AmenitiesCable Avail, Hcap Eqpd, Trash Pickup
- Parking Spaces2
- ParkingDetached, Off-st Prkng, 2 Car Garage
- # of Garages2
- GaragesDetached, Off-st Prkng, 2 Car Garage
- Has PoolYes
- PoolPrivate Pool
- ExteriorWood Siding
- Exterior FeaturesCovr'd Patio, Full Fr Prch, Gazebo, Lawn Irriga., Patio, In Grd Pool in yard, Strg/outbldg, Iron Fence
- Lot DescriptionCorner, 1-2 Acres
- FoundationCrawl Space
- Days on Website11
- Address208 Sumter Avenue
- Area63 - Summerville/Ridgeville
- Zip Code29483
- InteriorCeramic Tile, Wall to Wall Carpet, Wood, Marble, Stone
- Interior FeaturesElevator, Hcap Eqpd, Kitchen Island, Ceiling - Smooth, Walk-In Closets, Wet Bar
- FireplacesDen, Family Rm, Living Rm, Three +, Bedroom, Dining Room
- Stories3 Story
- Listing Office:William Means Real Estate, Llc
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