• $1,785,000

    • 6
    • 3800
    • 0.10
  • House
  • MLS® #: 20013680
  • Days on Website: 12
  • 5 Alexander Street

  • Charleston, SC 29401
  • Ansonborough

  • MLS® 20013680 is located at 5 Alexander Street in Downtown Charleston, SC. This house offers 6 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and is 3800 square feet.
  • Office: Carolina One Real Estate

The Chancognie House at 5 Alexander Street sits in the heart of Ansonborough, Charleston's most charming, walk to everything neighborhood. Built ca.1813, this three-story home benefits from Tuscan columned piazzas on two levels with sunny southern exposures and wide plank heart pine floors throughout. A three-story frame kitchen house, separately metered for utilities, connects seamlessly to the main house kitchen through a French door ''hyphen''. This sensitively renovated and maintained property offers the best in flexibility, with its 3-BR, 2-BA main house (2500 SF) and 3-BR, 1.5-BA cottage (1300 SF) created from the property's original kitchen house.Both homes open into a privately gated and brick-walled Charleston garden with brick walkways, fountain pond, generous seating and dining areas with separate, private entrances to each of the residences. A sunny breakfast nook opens through French doors directly into the garden patio from the kitchen of the main house. Although currently used as two residences, the design readily provides complete flexibility for use as a single 6-BR residence. Both houses retain their original floor-plan and the main house retains much of its historic finishes including cornices and mantels with simple dentil/reeded paneling, high ceilings, and a light-filled southern orientation with 9-over-9 windows. The kitchen house retains its unique, original brick fireplace ovens and stairway. You will find ten fireplaces throughout the property. Nestled at a positive elevation just steps from Charleston's Gaillard arts venue, the tree-lined half-block cul-de-sac just off Laurens Street offers the best of privacy and historic charm, all within easy walking distances to many of Charleston's most desirable dining, shopping, and entertainment options. The Historic Charleston Foundation holds an exterior conservation easement.

Essential Information

  • MLS® #20013680
  • Price$1,785,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Baths3
  • Half Baths1
  • Square Footage3,800
  • Acres0.10
  • Year Built1813
  • TypeHouse


Carriage/Kitchen Hse, Chas. Single

Community Information

  • Address5 Alexander Street
  • SubdivisionAnsonborough
  • CityCharleston
  • CountyCharleston
  • StateSC
  • Zip Code29401


51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown


  • Neighborhood AmenitiesCable Avail, Trash Pickup
  • ParkingOther
  • GaragesOther


  • InteriorCeramic Tile, Wood
  • HeatingGas, Heat Pump
  • CoolingCentral
  • FireplaceYes
  • Stories3 Story

Interior Features

Ceilings - 9'+, Window Treatments - All, Ceiling - Smooth


Bedroom, Dining Room, Family Rm, Living Rm, Other, Three +


  • ExteriorWood Siding
  • Lot DescriptionHigh, Level, 0 - .5 Acre
  • RoofMetal
  • ConstructionPre-Owned
  • FoundationCrawl Space

Exterior Features

Deck, Full Fr Prch, Privacy Fenc, Balcony, Iron Fence

School Information

  • ElementaryMemminger
  • MiddleCourtenay
  • HighBurke

Additional Information

  • Days on Website12

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