• $4,490,000

    ($19,633.37/mo.)
    • 5
    • 5
    • 6442
    • 0.55
  • House
  • MLS® #: 20028510
  • Days on Website: 92
  • 138 & 140 Wentworth Street

  • Charleston, SC 29401
  • Harleston Village

  • MLS® 20028510 is located at 138 & 140 Wentworth Street in Downtown Charleston, SC. This house offers 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, and is 6442 square feet.
  • Office: Agentowned Charleston Group

A unique opportunity to purchase a piece of storied history. The Kerrison House, later known as Villa De La Fontaine, was built circa 1840 and restored in the 1970s. New England architect Russell Warren, a relative of Nathaniel Russel, designed the home and rear bathhouse. The grand residence sits back from the street and welcomes you with a semicircular driveway and front facing portico supported by columns with Temple of the Winds capitals. A descendant of the original merchant-owner, Miss Marguerite Kerrsion left the estate to the Episcopal Church of South Carolina who maintained the home as the diocesan office until 1971. Sold in a private bid to respected designers Fontaine & Hancock, the property once again became a private residence. The new owners meticulously renovated the home,roof, gardens, and driveway. Famed Charleston ironsmith Philip Simmons was commissioned to create the ornate gate and fence situated along the front property line. One of the largest pieces of land in Harleston Village, this estate includes over 6,400 square feet of living space, an attached kitchen house, converted bath house apartment, two story garage, and old world style gardens. Detailed plaster moulding , original hardwood flooring, and Greek Revival details grace the home throughout. Stunning chandeliers fill the home, and include a mixture of blown and cut glass, tin, iron and Italianate triple tiered placements. The impressive home includes a grand foyer, music room, library, formal living room, dining room, breakfast room, elegant spiral staircase, landings, a butler's pantry, kitchen, numerous bedrooms, and private balconies. The property is fully enclosed, providing security and privacy. The front of the estate can be accessed by an electric swinging gate or the coded pedestrian gate. Historical and contemporary walls surround the perimeter of the home, saltwater spa pool, and additional outbuildings. The name Villa De La Fontaine was given to this stunning residence when it was admitted to the Tourist House Association of America in 1978. Esteemed guests such as the Guggenheim family, dignitaries, and civic groups frequented the Villa during the last 45 years of its residency.

Essential Information

  • MLS® #20028510
  • Price$4,490,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Baths5
  • Square Footage6,442
  • Acres0.55
  • Year Built1840
  • TypeHouse
  • StyleVilla

Community Information

  • Address138 & 140 Wentworth Street
  • SubdivisionHarleston Village
  • CityCharleston
  • CountyCharleston
  • StateSC
  • Zip Code29401

Area

51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown

Amenities

  • Parking Spaces2
  • # of Garages2
  • Has PoolYes
  • PoolPrivate Pool

Parking

Off-st Prkng, 2 Car Garage, Detached

Garages

Off-st Prkng, 2 Car Garage, Detached

Interior

  • InteriorWood
  • HeatingElectric
  • CoolingCentral, Window Unit
  • FireplaceYes
  • StoriesMulti Story, 2 Story

Interior Features

Ceilings - 9'+, Garden Tub/Shower, Ceiling - Smooth, Window Treatments - Some, Walk-In Closets

Fireplaces

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

Exterior

  • ExteriorStucco, Wood Siding
  • Lot Description1/2 -1 Acre
  • RoofMetal
  • ConstructionPre-Owned
  • FoundationCrawl Space

Exterior Features

Gutters, Patio, Privacy Fenc, In Grd Pool in yard, Strg/outbldg, Work Shop, Porch - Front Porch, Balcony, Brick Fence, Iron Fence

School Information

  • ElementaryMemminger
  • MiddleCourtenay
  • HighBurke

Additional Information

  • Days on Website92

Aerial View/Directions

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