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138 & 140 Wentworth Street

Charleston, SC 29401
  • $3,999,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 242 days
  • ID#: 20028510
UPDATED: 46 min ago
$3,999,000
  • 5
    BEDS
  • 0.55
    ACRES
  • 5
    BATHS
  • 0
    1/2 BATHS
  • 6,442
    SQFT
  • $621
    $/SQFT
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Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1840
County:

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Description

A unique opportunity to purchase a piece of storied history. The Kerrison House, later known as Villa De La Fontaine, was built circa 1840 and restored in the 1970s. New England architect Russell Warren, a relative of Nathaniel Russel, designed the home and rear bathhouse. The grand residence sits back from the street and welcomes you with a semicircular driveway and front facing portico supported by columns with Temple of the Winds capitals. A descendant of the original merchant-owner, Miss Marguerite Kerrsion left the estate to the Episcopal Church of South Carolina who maintained the home as the diocesan office until 1971. Sold in a private bid to respected designers Fontaine & Hancock, the property once again became a private residence. The new owners meticulously renovated the home,roof, gardens, and driveway. Famed Charleston ironsmith Philip Simmons was commissioned to create the ornate gate and fence situated along the front property line. One of the largest pieces of land in Harleston Village, this estate includes over 6,400 square feet of living space, an attached kitchen house, converted bath house apartment, two story garage, and old world style gardens. Detailed plaster moulding , original hardwood flooring, and Greek Revival details grace the home throughout. The impressive home includes a grand foyer, music room, library, formal living room, dining room, breakfast room, elegant spiral staircase, landings, a butler's pantry, kitchen, numerous bedrooms, and private balconies. The property is fully enclosed, providing security and privacy. The front of the estate can be accessed by an electric swinging gate or the coded pedestrian gate. Historical and contemporary walls surround the perimeter of the home, saltwater spa pool, and additional outbuildings. The name Villa De La Fontaine was given to this stunning residence when it was admitted to the Tourist House Association of America in 1978. Esteemed guests such as the Guggenheim family, dignitaries, and civic groups frequented the Villa during the last 45 years of its residency.

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138 & 140 Wentworth Street Charleston, SC 29401

  • Price: $3,999,000
  • Status: Active
  • Updated: 46 min ago
  • ID#: 20028510
5
Beds
5
Baths
0
½ Baths
0.55
Acres
6,442
SQFT
$621
$/SQFT
1840
Built
Neighborhood:
Harleston Village
County:
Charleston
Area:
Charleston Peninsula - Below Crosstown
Elementary School:
Memminger
Middle School:
Courtenay
High School:
Burke
Property Description
A unique opportunity to purchase a piece of storied history. The Kerrison House, later known as Villa De La Fontaine, was built circa 1840 and restored in the 1970s. New England architect Russell Warren, a relative of Nathaniel Russel, designed the home and rear bathhouse. The grand residence sits back from the street and welcomes you with a semicircular driveway and front facing portico supported by columns with Temple of the Winds capitals. A descendant of the original merchant-owner, Miss Marguerite Kerrsion left the estate to the Episcopal Church of South Carolina who maintained the home as the diocesan office until 1971. Sold in a private bid to respected designers Fontaine & Hancock, the property once again became a private residence. The new owners meticulously renovated the home,roof, gardens, and driveway. Famed Charleston ironsmith Philip Simmons was commissioned to create the ornate gate and fence situated along the front property line. One of the largest pieces of land in Harleston Village, this estate includes over 6,400 square feet of living space, an attached kitchen house, converted bath house apartment, two story garage, and old world style gardens. Detailed plaster moulding , original hardwood flooring, and Greek Revival details grace the home throughout. The impressive home includes a grand foyer, music room, library, formal living room, dining room, breakfast room, elegant spiral staircase, landings, a butler's pantry, kitchen, numerous bedrooms, and private balconies. The property is fully enclosed, providing security and privacy. The front of the estate can be accessed by an electric swinging gate or the coded pedestrian gate. Historical and contemporary walls surround the perimeter of the home, saltwater spa pool, and additional outbuildings. The name Villa De La Fontaine was given to this stunning residence when it was admitted to the Tourist House Association of America in 1978. Esteemed guests such as the Guggenheim family, dignitaries, and civic groups frequented the Villa during the last 45 years of its residency.
Exterior Features

Exterior StuccoWood Siding Foundation Crawl Space Garage Parking DetachedOff-Street Parking2 Car Garage Lot Description .5 - 1 Acre Misc Exterior Fence - BrickGuttersFence - IronPatioFence - PrivatePool - In GroundStorage/OutbuildingWorkshopPorch - Front PorchBalcony Roof Metal Single Family Detached Style Villa Stories Multi-Story2 Stories

Interior Features

Cooling CentralWindow Unit Fireplace BedroomDining RoomFamily RoomGreat RoomLiving RoomThree + Floors Wood Heat Electric Master Bedroom Dual MastersGarden Tub/ShowerSitting RoomUpstairsWalk-In Closets Misc Interior Ceilings - 9'+Garden Tub/ShowerCeiling - SmoothWindow Treatments - SomeWalk-In Closets Rooms BonusFamilyFormal LivingFoyerGreatLaundryMediaMother-In-Law SuiteOfficePantrySeparate DiningStudyUtility

Property Features

Lease Purchase No New Owned Pre-Owned Water Sewer Public SewerPublic Water

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Real estate listing marked with the CTMLS logo or an abbreviated logo are provided courtesy of the Charleston Trident MLS Broker Reciprocity Database. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or Realty One Group Coastal. Data last updated: 2021-06-16T22:31:38.53.
 
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