Address
138 & 140 Wentworth Street Charleston, SC
Price
$ 4,490,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#20028510
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyCHARLESTON
  • CityCharleston
  • AreaCharleston Inside Crosstown
  • NeighborhoodHarleston Village
  • Zip29401
  • StyleVilla
  • Price$ 4,490,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms5
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage6442
  • Lot Size0.55 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
AgentOwned Charleston Group
Property Description

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.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Memminger Elementary School Courtenay Middle School Burke High School
Price History
10/16/2020 Listed $4,490,000

General Features

Cooling Central, Window Unit
Elementary School Memminger
Garage Features Detached, Off-Street Parking, 2 Car Garage
Heating Electric
High School Burke
Lease Purchase No
Listing Area 51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown
Middle School Courtenay
New Owned Pre-Owned
Roof Metal
SF Detached Style Villa
Subdivision Harleston Village

Interior Features

Fireplace Description Bedroom, Dining Room, Family Room, Great Room, Living Room, Three +
Floors Wood
Master Bedroom Dual Masters, Garden Tub/Shower, Sitting Room, Upstairs, Walk-In Closets
Misc. Interior Ceilings - 9'+, Garden Tub/Shower, Ceiling - Smooth, Window Treatments - Some, Walk-In Closets
Rooms Bonus, Family, Formal Living, Foyer, Great, Laundry, Media, Mother-In-Law Suite, Office, Pantry, Separate Dining, Study, Utility
Stories Multi-Story, 2 Stories
Total Bedrooms 5

Exterior Features

Acreage 0.55
Exterior Stucco, Wood Siding
Foundation Crawl Space
Lot Description .5 - 1 Acre
Misc. Exterior Fence - Brick, Gutters, Fence - Iron, Patio, Fence - Private, Pool - In Ground, Storage/Outbuilding, Workshop, Porch - Front Porch, Balcony

Amenities

  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 29401

Price
AVG $2.03M
$4.49M
Visits
AVG 398
63
Year Built
AVG 1890
1840
Walkscore
AVG 76
93
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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