A luxury downtown Charleston property complete with private dock and sweeping water views is back on the market. William Means Real Estate, one of the oldest real estate companies in Charleston and an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, has listed 2 Concord St. for sale for $7.95 million.
Originally a degaussing station for the Navy, the property was fully renovated in 2010. The property – including a main house and guest house – spans almost 6,000 square feet and includes a private 240-foot dock. The main residence sits atop concrete pilings uniquely positioned above the water, offering clear views of Charleston Harbor, Fort Sumter, USS Yorktown, Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge and the historic Charleston peninsula.
The renovation of this property combined history, luxury, and sustainable building concepts. The grounds total 2.7 acres with landscaping using regional and local materials as well as stormwater managed on site with tanks that supply all the water for irrigation and landscaping. This is the first project in the historic district to use solar roof panels. Double-sided solar panels also are integrated into the railing to take advantage of ambient and reflected light from the white tabby walkway and water below. The main house was awarded LEED Gold and the guest house LEED Platinum designation. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the most widely used green building rating system.
This home is a true statement house with a formal entryway and grand staircase along with a gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, living room and a climate-controlled wine room. The first-floor library has a gas log fireplace and hand-detailed cypress paneling. The second level of the main house has a master suite and three additional bedrooms with en-suite baths – each with waterfront views. The third level is perfect for entertaining with its bar and terrace.
The guest residence above the three-car garage is a spacious 1,234 square feet, featuring antique chestnut floors throughout. The floor plan includes an open kitchen, living and dining area as well as two bedrooms with en-suite baths, laundry facility and private terrace.
“The property at 2 Concord Street offers the ultimate luxury lifestyle with sweeping water views and exquisite details inside the main home,” said Helen Geer, president and broker-in-charge at William Means Real Estate. “It combines the best of both worlds: living in historic downtown Charleston plus waterfront access.”
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