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Location: Mount Pleasant, S.C.
The Skinny: On the evening of February 17, 1864, the crew of the Confederate submarine Hunley left this waterfront mansion, then their barracks, boarded the sub, and staged the very first sinking of a ship by submarine. After blasting a hole in the hull of the Union blockader USS Housatonic, the 21-man crew were all lost when the Hunley sank in Charleston Harbor. Nearly 150 years later, the remains of the sub have been raised and the former barracks transformed into a luxurious mansion. That luxe spread is now listed for $8.75M Occupying a coveted waterfront lot in the Charleston suburb of Mount Pleasant, S.C., the 5,200-square-foot manor houses three bedrooms, five bathrooms, two expansive waterview porches, an unusually large yard, and a dock that extends out beyond the marshes to navigable water. Despite Mount Pleasant's reputation as an upscale suburb, this is the most expensive home for sale in town by nearly $4M.
· 205 Ferry Street [Movato]