Charleston’s historic Sword Gate House is an elegant Federal style South of Broad residence built in 1803… It has been painstakingly restored, and it happens to be for sale! Located on Legare Street (pronounced Luh-gree), it is privately nestled behind its famous front gates which were originally commissioned for the City’s Guard House but rejected because the proposed price was too steep. Sword Gate House was constructed by Solomon Legare, the man for whom Legare Street is named. It features over 17,000 square feet including 9 bedrooms, 13 full and 3 half baths. Adamesque wood work, plaster work and composition work enhance many of the most formal spaces including the grand ballroom and dining room. The property is entirely secured by stately old brick walls and commanding gates of iron. Let’s take a look inside!
In 2002, Sword Gate House underwent an extensive restoration.The work reassembled three lots that had been subdivided into a single parcel and then converted the entire structure back into a single-family house. (Read more here.) According to Charleston Inside Out, this is the third time Sword Gate House has been listed in the past decade with no sale yet. The asking price is $19.5M, and you can obtain additional information and see many more pictures here.