• $2,295,000

    • 5
    • 7453
    • 1.20
  • House
  • MLS® #: 21011285
  • Days on Website: 221
  • 208 Sumter Avenue

  • Summerville, SC 29483
  • None

  • MLS® 21011285 is located at 208 Sumter Avenue in Summerville, SC. This house offers 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, and is 7453 square feet.
  • Office: William Means Real Estate, Llc

The Elizabeth Arden House is a truly exquisite property located in the historic district of downtown Summerville. It is privately situated on the area's most coveted street and walkable to the town square, restaurants, shops, and tennis courts. The home was originally built in 1897 by A. J. Baird for Mr. Samuel Lord, a Charleston attorney. World-renowned businesswoman, Elizabeth Arden, purchased the southern Victorian-style estate as a summer home and sold the property in 1954 while creating her cosmetic empire. It is said that Arden painted the front door a different color for each season, but it now remains red, the inspiration for the entrances to her salons. With Charleston-style double piazzas, this property boasts timeless vintage details and exudes welcoming, southern charm. The home has five bedrooms and features soaring 12 ft. ceilings, original heart pine floors, hand-carved moldings, six fireplaces, two laundry rooms, an elevator, and a spacious study on the first level. The chef's kitchen is equipped with custom cabinetry, a Viking range and a spacious pantry. A designated bar room is located off the kitchen and dining room. A picturesque exterior accentuates the manicured grounds, pool house with kitchen and three separate cottages. Additional exterior features include a garden by renowned landscape architect Robert Marvin, a pool, two gazebos, fountain and wrought iron fence surrounding the premises. The property was purchased by the current owners from Mrs. Lillian Bostwick Phipps' estate who was married to the late Ogden Phipps. Their daughter was the fashion designer Lilly Pulitzer. Enriched with stories and legends of previous owners, this historic residence in downtown Summerville is highly regarded and offers a truly remarkable opportunity.

Essential Information

  • MLS® #21011285
  • Price$2,295,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Baths6
  • Half Baths1
  • Square Footage7,453
  • Acres1.20
  • Year Built1897
  • TypeHouse
  • StyleChas. Single

Community Information

  • Address208 Sumter Avenue
  • SubdivisionNone
  • CitySummerville
  • CountyDorchester
  • StateSC
  • Zip Code29483


63 - Summerville/Ridgeville


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

Neighborhood Amenities

Cable Avail, Hcap Eqpd, Trash Pickup


Detached, Off-st Prkng, 2 Car Garage


Detached, Off-st Prkng, 2 Car Garage


  • HeatingElectric
  • CoolingCentral
  • FireplaceYes
  • Stories3 Story


Ceramic Tile, Wall to Wall Carpet, Wood, Marble, Stone

Interior Features

Elevator, Hcap Eqpd, Kitchen Island, Ceiling - Smooth, Walk-In Closets, Wet Bar


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


  • ExteriorWood Siding
  • Lot DescriptionCorner, 1-2 Acres
  • RoofMetal
  • ConstructionPre-Owned
  • FoundationCrawl Space

Exterior Features

Covr'd Patio, Full Fr Prch, Gazebo, Iron Fence, Lawn Irriga., Patio, In Grd Pool in yard, Strg/outbldg

School Information

  • ElementarySummerville
  • MiddleAlston
  • HighSummerville

Additional Information

  • Days on Website221

Aerial View/Directions

Birdseye View

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