One of Charleston's most historic homes, 80 Alexander Street is the site of the Liberty Tree, where American independence was first proposed and the Declaration of Independence first read to Charlestonians.Constructed in 1805 in the quintessential ''Charleston Single'' style, 80 Alexander Street is newly restored and features broad piazzas, 11' plus ceilings, original plaster crown moldings, marble fireplace mantles, heart pine floors, oversized windows, off street parking, a majestic iron entry gate, surrounding brick walls and much more.The first floor is notable for its over-sized, light-filled parlor with marble fireplace surround and for its spacious kitchen with new cabinetry, new appliances, new quartz countertops and massive walnut island with plenty of seating. The kitchen is more than ample with room for either a long dining table or a more casual seating area. The first-floor bedroom has its own en-suite bath and separate entrance, making it an ideal in-law suite or rental. The exposed brick walls and ceiling beams together with the oversized windows give it a warm, bright feel. The home has so much detail for the eye...from the original newel post and stairway railing to the antique chandeliers, door hardware and push button light switches. As a bonus, a brick cistern with vaulted chambers sits beneath the floor and holds the possibility of conversion to a wine cellar or additional storage space. The rooftop parapet walls make possible the addition of a rooftop deck. Before ascending to the second floor, note the coat closet and dramatic powder room with wainscoting that sit below the stairwell. The second floor features two very generously proportioned bedrooms, each with its own fireplace. From the guest bedroom, a short set of steps lead to a private bath with exposed beams and an abundance of natural light. The master bedroom, also with its own fireplace, adjoins a spa-like master suite highlighted by a hand painted mural by local artist Jennifer Lane. The suite also features marble floors, a soaking tub, over-sized shower, water closet and fully decked-out walk-in closet. 80 Alexander Street is hardscaped with a driveway and patio made of antique "Old English" pavers and is surrounded by a brick wall. It is centrally located, just a block and a half from the Gaillard Center and a short walk to Marion Square as well as the shops and restaurants of King Street. The adjacent lot, currently part of the same tax map number, has been split off and is not included in the sale. This is a rare opportunity for lovers of exceptional historic homes, Charleston and all that city life offers.
Listing courtesy of Listing Agent: John Johansen from Listing Office: The Boulevard Company, LLC.