48 South Battery Charleston, SC 29401 $4,250,000

5Full Baths
1Half Baths
1846Year Built
  • MLS# 18004028
  • Residential
  • Single Family Detached
  • Active

AreaHistoric Charleston
SubdivisionSouth Of Broad

Agent Remarks

Circa 1846. The James Macbeth House is one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in Charleston. The grandeur of this home is unsurpassed. Open the front door , with its original Greek key motif in etched glass [this was replicated on the iron gate in the courtyard] and you are immediately drawn up the gorgeous mahogany staircase to the Main level. You will be in awe at the incredible 14' ceilings, heart of pine floors with 18' runs, plaster moldings and exquisite plaster medallions. The parlor has a spectacular Waterford crystal chandelier, and three fabulous Italian marble fireplaces all preserved and maintained in their original state. All 5 of the floor to ceiling Windows/doors open to a stunning, wide grand piazza with water views and harbor breezes. This floor is completed with a wet bar and new eat-in kitchen, with a French door to piazza and iron staircase leading to the courtyard. The Main level is beautifully suited for entertaining with grand parties and receptions .The 4 family bedrooms and full bathrooms , including three with fireplaces, along with a large temperature controlled storage room make up the upper levels.The Ground level has a separate meter which would allow for the conversion to an apartment. It is rumored that John F. Kennedy rented it when he was stationed in Charleston. It is currently designed for casual entertaining, and boasts a lovely paneled pecky cypress library/den complete with two fireplaces, wet bar and 500+bottle wine room. A private guest suite (bedroom, full bath and fireplace)with its own internal and external entrance. Through French doors you enter a new stone courtyard complete with an outdoor kitchen, lighting and grilling station . There is also, a wonderful open covered piazza completing the landscaped, fenced and walled yard for private entertaining in the heart of Downtown. THREE CAR off-street parking. Location, Location, Location!!

Baths Info

Halfbaths:  1

Fullbaths:  5

Building Info

Year Built:  1846

Floors:  Slate, Wood, Marble

Foundation:  Crawl Space

Exterior Features

Exterior:  Block/masonry

Misc Ext:  Patio - Covered, Gutters, Lawn Irrigation, Patio, Fence - Private, Special Yard Lights, Stoop, Porch - Front Porch

Interior Features

Msc Intr:  Ceilings - 9+, Garden Tub/shower, Kitchen Island, Ceiling - Smooth, Window Treatments - Some, Walk-in Closets, Wet Bar, Wine Cellar

Lot Info

Acres:  0

Lot Desc:  Riverview, 0 - .5 Acre

Misc Features

Auction:  No

Parking Info

Gar Pkg:  Off-street Parking

Property Features

Amenity:  Cable Tv Available

Desclocation:  Bedroom, Den, Dining Room, Living Room, Three +

Roof:  Slate

Style:  Charleston Single

Stories:  Multi-story

Special:  Flood Insurance

Rooms Info

Beds:  5

Rooms:  Eat-in-kitchen, Formal Living, Laundry, Mother-in-law Suite, Pantry, Separate Dining, Utility

SqFt Info

Sqft:  6,001

Utilities / HVAC

Cooling:  Central

Heat:  Gas

Water Sewer:  Public Sewer, Public Water


Elem:  Memminger

Middle:  Courtenay

High:  Burke