Viewing Listing MLS# 20000118

  • $4,050,000
    Reduced -$100,000
  • 40 Charlotte Street
    Charleston, SC 29403
5Full Baths
2Half Baths
1831Year Built
  • MLS# 20000118
  • Residential
  • Single Family Detached
  • Active

AreaHistoric Charleston

Agent Remarks

Historically and architecturally significant, The Jonah M. Venning House c.1831, is situated on the highest ground in Historic Downtown and is noted as one of the oldest Greek Revival homes in Charleston. This Lowcountry plantation-style estate offers high street presence highlighted by its wide lot, the double piazza, forged ironwork, and grand marble staircase. The entry hall is flanked by a gracious living room on one side and formal dining room on the other. Single planks of heart-pine flooring span from wall to wall with original high ceilings and plaster cornice moldings. Two original anterooms are restored and host a private office with a fireplace on the west and a butler's pantry on the east. A recent one-story rear addition with a large modern kitchen and breakfast room are nestled in between the original kitchen house (now a guest house) and main house. The renovated guest house has its own utilities which makes it easy to rent long or short term. The upper two bedroom levels include four large light filled rooms, each with four windows, a fireplace and en-suite bathrooms. The finished English basement with exposed heart pine beams, joists and brickwork provides guest / live-in quarters, rentable office, or wine room. A new garden wall was added to give privacy to the kitchen house and define more of a Charleston courtyard and motor court. The .23 acre lot affords ample parking, and is protected with keyless motorized gates and security. This plantation style estate is located just two blocks east of the Dewberry Hotel and Marion Square, famously known for the local Saturday Farmer's market, Annual Spoleto Festival, and South Eastern Wildlife Exposition. The Charleston Waterfront Aquarium, Zero George Hotel, along with countless noted restaurants, art galleries Charleston's finest Concert & Performance Halls are all within walkable distance. Charlotte Street is one of the highest and quietest tree lined streets that require no flood insurance and is a local's favorite! Restored by John Paul Huguley, Founder of the American College of the Building Arts, and as an adjacent neighbor, this Category 2 Structure can be part of a maintenance and stewardship plan. This nearly 200 year old structure, built by a man who owned a lumber mill, sold to a family of stone importers and owned by architects contributing to sustainable design with centuries of building materials and compressed fiber garden walls gives importance to an old historical structure with time tested architecture and building arts making it a very unique estate!

Baths Info

Halfbaths:  2

Fullbaths:  5

Building Info

Year Built:  1831

Floors:  Ceramic Tile

Foundation:  Basement, Crawl Space

Exterior Features

Exterior:  Stucco, Wood Siding

Misc Ext:  Fence - Brick, Elevator Shaft, Fence - Metal Enclosed, Fence - Wooden Enclosed, Porch - Full Front, Gutters, Fence - Iron, Other (Use Remarks), Fence - Partial, Patio, Fence - Private, Porch - Front Porch, Balcony

Interior Features

Msc Intr:  Ceilings - 9'+, Window Treatments - All, Ceiling - Beamed, Ceiling - Cathedral/Vaulted, Elevator, Elevator Shaft, Ceiling - Smooth, Other (Use Remarks), Walk-In Closets, Wet Bar

Lot Info

Lot Size:  10,000

Acres:  0

Lot Desc:  High, 0 - .5 Acre

Misc Features

Auction:  No

Parking Info

Gar Pkg:  Off-Street Parking

Property Features

Amenity:  Cable TV Available, Elevators, Trash Pickup

Desclocation:  Bathroom, Bedroom, Dining Room, Family Room, Gas Connection, Great Room, Living Room, Other (Use Remarks), Three +

Green:  Energy Star Appliance, Tankless Water Heater

Roof:  Copper, Metal

Style:  Carriage/Kitchen House, Charleston Single, Contemporary, Condo Regime, Traditional

Stories:  Other (Use Remarks)

Rooms Info

Beds:  6

Ground Level:  Yes

Rooms:  Bonus, Eat-In-Kitchen, Family, Formal Living, Foyer, Great, Laundry, Living/Dining Combo, Mother-In-Law Suite, Office, Pantry, Other (Use Remarks), Separate Dining, Study, Utility

SqFt Info

Sqft:  6,455

Utilities / HVAC

Cooling:  Central

Heat:  Heat Pump

Water Sewer:  Public Sewer, Public Water


Elem:  Memminger

Middle:  Simmons Pinckney

High:  Burke

Courtesy of listing office The Boulevard Company, LLC 

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Price & Status History (on since Wed, Jan 1st 2020)
  • Original Price: $4,150,000
  • Current Price: $4,050,000
  • Price Reduced: $100,000
Date ChangedFromTo
04/17/2020$4,150,000 $4,050,000 Reduced by $100,000
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