138 & 140 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC

$3,999,000

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5

Beds

5

Baths

6,442

Square feet

0.55

Acres

About 138 & 140 Wentworth Street

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.

Features of 138 & 140 Wentworth Street

MLS® # 20028510
Price $3,999,000
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 5.00
Full Baths 5
Square Footage 6,442
Acres 0.55
Year Built 1840
Type Residential
Sub-Type Single Family Detached
Style Villa
Status Active

Community Information

Address 138 & 140 Wentworth Street
Area 51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown
Subdivision Harleston Village
City Charleston
County Charleston
State SC
Zip Code 29401

Amenities

Parking Spaces 2
Parking Off-st Prkng, 2 Car Garage, Detached
# of Garages 2
Garages Off-st Prkng, 2 Car Garage, Detached
Is Waterfront No
Has Pool Yes
Pool Private Pool

Interior

Interior Wood
Interior Features Ceilings - 9'+, Garden Tub/Shower, Ceiling - Smooth, Window Treatments - Some, Walk-In Closets
Heating Electric
Cooling Central, Window Unit
Fireplace Yes
Fireplaces Dining Room, Living Rm, Bedroom, Family Rm, Great Rm, Three +
Stories Multi Story, 2 Story

Exterior

Exterior Stucco, Wood Siding
Exterior Features Brick Fence, Gutters, Iron Fence, Patio, In Grd Pool in yard, Porch - Front Porch, Balcony, Privacy Fenc, Strg/outbldg, Work Shop
Lot Description 1/2 -1 Acre
Roof Metal
Construction Pre-Owned
Foundation Crawl Space

School Information

Elementary Memminger
Middle Courtenay
High Burke

Additional Information

Days on Website 251
Short Sale No
RE / Bank Owned No

Listing Details

OfficeAgentOwned Charleston Group

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