Charleston, SC, USA
122 Rutledge Avenue
This grand Victorian residence built in 1893 by James S. Simons, a businessman, features Queen Anne style details: an extending gable, a double-tiered bay, a corner turret, encircled fluted-columned piazzas, and a pedimented entry. Built facing Cannon Park, a lovely entrance hall leads to grand formal living and dining study with fireplace all with 13-foot ceilings, plus a powder room with laundry area. A new professionally designed and constructed kitchen with breakfast area opens out to a piazza with pergola for outside entertaining. Guest quarters with a bedroom and bathroom are at the rear of the first level as well as a garden work area. An elegant staircase with stained glass windows leads to the second level where one finds a master suite filled with sunlight composed of a grand master bedroom with curved glass bay windows and a new bathroom. Also, a sunlit library with fireplace, and two additional bedrooms with hall bathroom complete this level with its 12-foot ceilings. A second staircase goes from the first to the third level which has extensive storage and living space, air conditioning, and electricity with an additional guest bedroom. Also, behind distinctive wooden gates and fencing that encloses the property are a luscious garden with pond and a carriage house at the rear of the estate which includes two one-bedroom apartments (1121 additional square feet). A two-car garage and work area complete this distinctive estate with parking galore. All is located in historic Harleston Village, one of Charleston's best neighborhoods!