5 Alexander Street Charleston, SC
$ 1,785,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#20013680
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CityCharleston
  • AreaCharleston Inside Crosstown
  • NeighborhoodAnsonborough
  • Zip29401
  • StyleCarriage/Kitchen House,Charleston Single
  • Price$ 1,785,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms3
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage3800
  • Lot Size4,356 SqFt
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Carolina One Real Estate
Property Description

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.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Memminger Elementary School Courtenay Middle School Burke High School
Price History
5/21/2020 Listed $1,785,000

General Features

Amenities Cable TV Available, Trash Pickup
Cooling Central
Elementary School Memminger
Garage Features Other (Use Remarks)
Heating Gas, Heat Pump
High School Burke
Listing Area 51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown
Middle School Courtenay
New Owned Pre-Owned
Roof Metal
SF Detached Style Carriage/Kitchen House, Charleston Single
Special Flood Insurance, Right of First Refusal
Subdivision Ansonborough
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Interior Features

Fireplace Description Bedroom, Dining Room, Family Room, Living Room, Other (Use Remarks), Three +
Floors Ceramic Tile, Wood
Master Bedroom Ceiling Fan, Upstairs
Misc. Interior Ceilings - 9'+, Window Treatments - All, Ceiling - Smooth
Rooms Eat-In-Kitchen, Family, Formal Living, Foyer, Laundry, Mother-In-Law Suite, Separate Dining, Study
Stories 3 Stories
Total Bedrooms 6

Exterior Features

Acreage 0.10
Exterior Wood Siding
Foundation Crawl Space
Lot Description High, Level, 0 - .5 Acre
Misc. Exterior Deck, Porch - Full Front, Fence - Iron, Fence - Private, Balcony


  • 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 29401

AVG $1.96M
AVG 381
Year Built
AVG 1895
AVG 76
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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