11 Water Street, located in the heart of the coveted South of Broad neighborhood, is an elegant example of timeless Charleston history. This Federal style Charleston single house was built in 1778 by McCully Righton, the first constructed on the street. The home and garden were meticulously renovated in 2002 with attention to detail and respect for the historic fabric of the home, but with modern conveniences in mind. Among the highlights are the private walled garden with blue-stone patios and a fishpond, the breakfast room with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lush garden, the double piazzas, and the rooftop and harbor views seen from the third and fourth floors. Entering the front door you are immediately met by a four story central stair with compass-headed windows, elegant wainscoting and moldings, intricately carved mantels, and custom finishes. The house has a traditional floor plan to include a formal parlor and dining room, eat-in kitchen, second floor den, four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. A back staircase provides additional convenience allowing secondary access to the master suite and additional living spaces. The fourth floor garret boasts views of the harbor and has great potential for a second office or flex space. Additionally, there is an off-street parking space conveniently located at the back door that has room enough for a car and golf cart. Centrally located within the original walled city just at the bend of Church Street, this classic example of a late eighteenth-century Charleston single house offers a sophisticated and architecturally significant place to call home. The exterior is under easement with the Historic Charleston Foundation.
Listing courtesy of Daniel Island Real Estate Co Inc.