Address
205 Sumter Avenue Summerville, SC
Price
$ 899,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#20004327
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyDORCHESTER
  • CitySummerville
  • AreaSummerville-Ridgeville
  • NeighborhoodHistoric District
  • Zip29483
  • StyleTraditional
  • Price$ 899,000
  • Bedrooms4
  • Full Bathrooms4
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage4071
  • Lot Size0.83 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Carriage Properties LLC
Property Description

THE RHETT HOUSE c. 1882. There is no better description of 205 Sumter Avenue than that of the Founder of the Preservation Society, renowned historian Beth McIntosh: "The sweeping oaks, many azaleas and shrubs lining a circular drive, set the tall white house in a frame of green, giving it the special 'Summerville look' and feel; a combination of hospitality and privacy, of country space in city living." On Summerville's most beautiful street, 205 Sumter stands three blocks from the town square with restaurants, parks, tennis courts, walking trails, library, gym, shops, new arts center, salons, theatre, neighborhood wine shop and more. This is a true walk-everywhere location, as it was when it was built by Dr. Benjamin Rhett and his wife Julia Parker Rhett. (History in documents.)A Victorian era house, it is more in the style of the earlier Charleston single with double piazzas, two full stories of height, and a formal courtyard garden entry at Sumter street. It is, however, the stunning circular drive approach to the property with an expansive croquet lawn and magnificent live oaks that evokes a fabulous 'country retreat' feel. The setting is spectacular! The traditional architecture of the exterior continues inside with main rooms, including bedrooms, elegantly scaled at 21' x 17' with 11 foot ceilings. Historic character abound with heart pine floors, 5 fireplaces, wainscoting, French doors, high ceilings, six-over-six and nine-over-nine windows and interior paneled shutters. Designed to blend seamlessly with the original features is a new kitchen with custom cabinetry, open shelves, abundant drawers, a banquette with additional storage and a large walk-in pantry. Each bedroom has a bath. There are multiple walk-in closets. Two grand bedrooms open to the very private second-floor piazza. The best surprise is the delightful third floor. With painted floors, interior windows for cross ventilation, window seat, dormer windows, this two room suite with a bathroom is a perfect office, playroom, or bedroom. A recent addition is a charming detached two-car garage with a climate controlled 12' x 22' workshop. For over 130 years this house has been meticulously cared for by a distinguished handful of preservationist owners. Rare opportunity to live on the prestigious Sumter Avenue! Historic District is on the National Register. No interior or exterior easements on the property. Included in documents: AZALEA Magazine article, floorplan sketch, and history.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Summerville Elementary School Alston Middle School Summerville High School
Price History
2/14/2020 Listed $899,000

General Features

Amenities Trash Pickup
Cooling Central
Elementary School Summerville
Garage Features Detached, 2 Car Garage
Heating Electric, Gas
High School Summerville
Lease Purchase No
Listing Area 63 - Summerville/Ridgeville
Middle School Alston
New Owned Pre-Owned
Roof Architectural
SF Detached Style Traditional
Subdivision Historic District

Interior Features

Fireplace Description Bedroom, Den, Dining Room, Family Room, Living Room, Three +
Floors Wood
Ground Level Yes
Master Bedroom Ceiling Fan, Outside Access, Upstairs, Walk-In Closets
Misc. Interior Ceilings - 9'+, Ceiling - Smooth, Window Treatments - Some, Walk-In Closets
Rooms Bonus, Eat-In-Kitchen, Family, Formal Living, Foyer, Laundry, Office, Pantry, Separate Dining, Study, Utility
Stories 2 Stories
Total Bedrooms 4

Exterior Features

Acreage 0.83
Exterior Wood Siding
Foundation Crawl Space
Lot Description Level, .5 - 1 Acre
Misc. Exterior Fence - Wooden Enclosed, Porch - Full Front, Storage/Outbuilding, Workshop, Porch - Front Porch

Amenities

  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult
  • 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 29483

Price
AVG $370K
$900K
Visits
AVG 93
266
Year Built
AVG 1997
1882

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