A historic 18th-century home that has truly stood the test of time is listed for $2.95 million.
Located in Charleston, South Carolina at 40 Trad St., this three-bedroom, four-bathroom home has survived Civil War shelling, several Colonial fires in the neighborhood, the 1886 earthquake (with a magnitude of between 6.8 and 7.3) and even that weathering was observed. storm.
All of it survived and became part of Charleston’s original historic district.
Built in 1718, the 2,400-square-foot estate is one of only 71 pre-Revolutionary Charleston homes and is considered one of the most photographed residences in the city.
It was featured twice in Southern Living Magazine and in the 2000 film “The Patriot” starring Mel Gibson and Heath Ledger.
Considered one of the oldest homes in the port city, the property currently belongs to Rhode Island-based hand surgeon Peter Weiss and his wife, pediatrician Yvonne Weiss.
The duo bought the property back in 2015 for $1.12 million, and then proceeded to spend nearly $1 million on renovations in 2018.
“The house needed to do everything, but we wanted to keep all the historic elements,” Peter said. wall street journal,
They initially used the house as a weekend getaway, later fell in love with the city – then decided to sell the house and move to a larger one nearby.
“When we get home, it doesn’t feel like any time has passed – like when you see a friend you haven’t seen for 10 years, but now that you’ve seen them, it feels like yesterday.” Never mind,” said Peter.
Mary Lou Wirtz of Mason Real Estate holds the listing.
The approximately 50-foot-wide brick and stucco townhouse has three floors.
The traditional interior features a large living and dining area, plus an additional upstairs seating area. The current owner stated that the four fireplace mantels, the stair railing, some of the flooring and the window in the stairs are likely to be original.
The dining room features a fireplace and opens to the newly renovated kitchen—which now features cream cabinets, gold hardware and light fixtures, marble and butcher block countertops, and a built-in breakfast nook.
Kitchen doors open to the rear patio.
The second floor houses the primary suite overlooking the courtyard. The primary bathroom has been renovated and features a fireplace. A secondary sitting room is located in the middle of the second floor.
On the third floor is the third bedroom, which can be converted into an office.
Weiss, who is also a professor at Brown University and a surgeon at University Orthopedics, told the Journal of his plans to continue practicing in Rhode Island, but will also begin working part-time at the Medical University of South Carolina.
The Stoinis, a prominent Charleston family of lawyers and government officials, purchased the house in 1941 and owned it until 2015.