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38 Wentworth Street in Ansonborough: History and the Allure of City Living

Aug 31, 2014 • By Places Real Estate • 0 Comments

38 Wentworth

The William C. McElheran house was built circa 1847 and then purchased in 1860 and used for construction of gun carriages for the confederacy.  This house features an interesting history including a massive renovation featured in a 1977 Post and Courier article about historic renovations.  Of course the home has been updated and renovated since then, offering a space for gracious Southern living.

The main floor features a foyer, and to the right, a formal living room with fireplace, and to the left, a living room/den with a second fireplace.  The updated kitchen is just beyond the den and boasts custom cabinets, stainless appliances, and granite counter tops.  A powder room is also located off the kitchen.

The downstairs level is currently configured as two bedrooms and a bath (giving a total of fours bedrooms throughout the home), but features it’s own entrance and could easily be used as a mother-in-law suite with it’s own separate small kitchen.

On the upper level you will find two bedrooms, each with it’s own updated bathroom and fireplace.

The walled outside courtyard provides the perfect place to relax in the afternoon. The home’s Ansonborough location allows for easy walking to shopping, restaurants, art galleries, and all downtown Charleston has to offer.

Whether you are looking for a primary residence or the perfect lock and leave second home, 38 Wentworth Avenue in Ansonborough offers both a true piece of Charleston history and the convenience and allure of modern downtown Charleston living.  Click here to schedule a private showing of the home.


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