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  • Price$4,600,000
  • Beds8
  • Baths7
  • Sq. Ft.10,021
  • Acres0.24
  • Built1859

729 E Bay Street, Charleston, SC

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.

Essential Information

  • MLS® #21023192
  • Price$4,600,000
  • Bedrooms8
  • Bathrooms7.00
  • Full Baths4
  • Half Baths3
  • Square Footage10,021
  • Square Footage10021.00
  • Acres0.24
  • Year Built1859
  • TypeResidential
  • Sub-TypeSingle Family Detached
  • StyleChas. Single, Traditional
  • StatusActive

Amenities

  • AmenitiesElevators
  • ParkingOff-st Prkng, Other
  • GaragesOff-st Prkng, Other

Exterior

  • ExteriorSolid Brick
  • Exterior FeaturesElevator Shaft, Patio, Privacy Fenc, Balcony, Metal F/encl, Iron Fence, Wrap Rnd Por
  • Lot DescriptionCorner, River View
  • ConstructionPre-Owned

Additional Information

  • Days on Website55

Community Information

  • Address729 E Bay Street
  • Area51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown
  • SubdivisionNone
  • CityCharleston
  • CountyCharleston
  • StateSC
  • Zip Code29403

Interior

  • InteriorCeramic Tile, Wood, Other
  • Interior FeaturesCeilings - 9'+, Window Treatments - All, Elevator, Elevator Shaft, Garden Tub/Shower, Kitchen Island, Ceiling - Smooth, Walk-In Closets, Wet Bar, Wine Cellar
  • CoolingCentral
  • FireplaceYes
  • FireplacesLiving Rm, One
  • StoriesMulti Story

School Information

  • ElementarySanders-clyde
  • MiddleSimmons Pinckney
  • HighBurke

Listing Details

  • Listing Office:Maison Real Estate
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