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Dreamy historic home asks $2.9M in Charleston

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The 1840s house features eight fireplaces and picturesque outdoor spaces

An exterior view of a three-story white historic building with shutters and a single palm tree in front. Ellis Creek Photography

Historic homes come in all shapes and sizes, from traditional Victorians to midcentury time capsules. The latest historic beauty to cross our desk is this four-bedroom, three-and-a-half stunner located in Charleston, South Carolina.

Constructed in 1840, the home was part of a group of houses built by Robert M. Venning on land in the Ansonborough neighborhood that had been previously destroyed by the fire of 1838. Only four of Venning’s homes remain standing today, and this one was recently renovated to blend historic charm with modern amenities.

From the front, the towering three-story facade is elegant, boasting six striking windows with shutters. Inside, the brick and stucco home features original heart pine floors, exposed brick walls, deep crown moldings, and eight fireplaces. An 1840s kitchen house is attached to the main house and boasts a new gourmet kitchen with a 10-foot island and four sets of sapele doors that open onto the brick patio. A great room off of the kitchen has 26-foot wood-beamed ceilings, a fireplace, and a custom iron spiral staircase.

The bedrooms are located on the upper floors and feature upgraded bathrooms and full-height ceilings. Outside, a covered loggia and private walled garden offers space for entertaining. Love what you see? 43 Society Street is on the market now for $2,895,000.

A side view of a covered porch with ferns, wicker furniture, and gas lights.
A side porch offers a soothing place to relax.
A courtyard with brick patio, green grass, and a covered lounging area.
A private walled garden features a covered loggia and brick patio.
A sitting room has large windows, a black fireplace, and formal seating.
Original features in the home include heart pine floors, crown moldings, and eight fireplaces.
A kitchen has a large granite counter with leather bar stools.
The renovated kitchen has new custom cabinetry, a wet bar, and Miele and Wolf appliances.
A living room has extra tall ceilings, a spiral staircase, and seating arranged around a coffee table.
A second living room off of the kitchen has 26-foot ceilings, a fireplace, and a spiral iron staircase.
A four poster bed sits in a bedroom with big antique black furniture and a rug.
The master bedroom is spacious and bright.
A large bathroom has exposed brick with a fireplace, and a shower and sink.
The master bath has a gas fireplace, Calcutta gold shower, full-sized laundry, and plenty of space.