In this weekly feature on Clicks & Mortar, we bring you the most notable or interesting property we can find in the Charleston metro area. This week’s featured over-the-top property is...
The Sword Gate House represents the absolute pinnacle of luxury Charleston living. This impressive urban estate really gives you the best of both worlds. On one hand, there are the breathtaking historical features: the piazzas, fine woodwork, grand staircase, and a courtyard fit for an Ann Rice novel. But there's also plenty of modern gizmos that put this 1808 mansion firmly in the 21st century. Let's take a look at what makes this home a member of the Six Zeros Club.
In the Sword Gate House, you have the option of using a different bathroom every day for almost two weeks. Personally, I'd label each one with individual monogrammed towels, kind of like a certain type of under garment. And of course a house of this magnitude requires a staff, so lucky for you there are maid's and butler's quarters. Although I'm not sure how you distinguish one from the other; perhaps more monogramming is in order. Who couldn't live without a gift wrapping room? Whoever swoops up this gracious abode won't have to worry about lacking such necessities.
All 1% jokes aside, this is a gorgeous home for those who love classic Southern style. The 2002 renovation still looks fresh a decade later; if you don't feel like redecorating the furnishings and art are negotiable. The bedrooms pictured seem to take a note from the White House, since one can identify them by color scheme (pale yellow, fun red toile, and a regal emerald green). I'd be perfectly content occupying the guest suite in the cozy carriage house, with its exposed brick and heart pine floors.
As far as the gizmos I mentioned earlier, let's just say the future owners of this home will be well prepared for the next Hurricane Hugo. John Deere diesel generators are ready to provide power in case of such an emergency, while a system of pumping stations are primed to remove intruding water out of the house. A house of this magnitude requires appropriate security, thus a network of twenty cameras. And on the lighter side, the listing boasts of an "elaborate integrated entertainment system." But who needs one when there's this much house to admire?