• $3,749,000

    • 5
    • 5
    • 5979
    • 0.23
  • House
  • MLS® #: 20000118
  • Days on Website: 191
  • 40 Charlotte Street

  • Charleston, SC 29403
  • Wraggborough

  • MLS® 20000118 is located at 40 Charlotte Street in Downtown Charleston, SC. This house offers 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, and is 5979 square feet.
  • Office: The Boulevard Company, Llc

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 leading into a recent one-story rear addition with a large modern kitchen.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. 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!

Essential Information

  • MLS® #20000118
  • Price$3,749,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Baths4
  • Half Baths2
  • Square Footage5,979
  • Acres0.23
  • Year Built1831
  • TypeHouse


Chas. Single, Contemporary, Traditional, Condo Regime

Community Information

  • Address40 Charlotte Street
  • SubdivisionWraggborough
  • CityCharleston
  • CountyCharleston
  • StateSC
  • Zip Code29403


51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown


  • ParkingOff-st Prkng
  • GaragesOff-st Prkng

Neighborhood Amenities

Cable Avail, Elevators, Trash Pickup


Tankless Water Heater, Energy Star Appliance


  • InteriorCeramic Tile
  • HeatingHeat Pump
  • CoolingCentral
  • FireplaceYes
  • StoriesOther

Interior Features

Ceilings - 9'+, Window Treatments - All, Ceiling - Beamed, Ceiling - Cathedral/Vaulted, Elevator, Elevator Shaft, Ceiling - Smooth, Walk-In Closets, Wet Bar, Other


Bedroom, Dining Room, Family Rm, Gas Connection, Great Rm, Living Rm, Bathroom, Other, Three +


  • ExteriorStucco, Wood Siding
  • Lot DescriptionHigh, 0 - .5 Acre
  • RoofMetal, Copper
  • ConstructionPre-Owned
  • FoundationBasement, Crawl Space

Exterior Features

Brick Fence, Elevator Shaft, Metal F/encl, Full Fr Prch, Gutters, Iron Fence, Part'l Fence, Patio, Privacy Fenc, Porch - Front Porch, Balcony, Wood F/encl, Other

School Information

  • ElementaryMemminger
  • MiddleSimmons Pinckney
  • HighBurke

Additional Information

  • Days on Website191

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