729 E Bay Street, Charleston, SC


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About 729 E Bay Street

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.

Features of 729 E Bay Street

MLS® # 21023192
Price $4,100,000
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms 7.00
Full Baths 4
Half Baths 3
Square Footage 10,021
Acres 0.24
Year Built 1859
Type Residential
Sub-Type Single Family Detached
Style Traditional
Status Active

Community Information

Address 729 E Bay Street
Area 51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown
Subdivision None
City Charleston
County Charleston
State SC
Zip Code 29403


Amenities Elevators
Parking Off-st Prkng, Other
Garages Off-st Prkng, Other
Is Waterfront No
Has Pool No


Interior Ceramic Tile, Wood, Other
Interior Features Ceilings - 9'+, Window Treatments - All, Walk-In Closets, Elevator, Garden Tub/Shower, Kitchen Island, Ceiling - Smooth, Wet Bar, Wine Cellar
Cooling Central
Fireplace Yes
Fireplaces Living Rm, One
Stories Multi Story


Exterior Solid Brick
Exterior Features Patio, Elevator Shaft, Metal F/encl, Iron Fence, Privacy Fenc, Wrap Rnd Por, Balcony
Lot Description Corner, River View
Construction Pre-Owned

School Information

Elementary Sanders-clyde
Middle Simmons Pinckney
High Burke

Additional Information

Days on Website 354
Short Sale No
RE / Bank Owned No

Listing Details

OfficeMaison Real Estate

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