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Karla Leahy
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205 Sumter Avenue, Summerville, SC 29483 (MLS # 20004327)

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PRICE $899,000
BEDS 4
BATHS 4 full, 1 half
HOME SIZE 4,071 sq ft
LOT SIZE 36,154 sqft

THE RHETT HOUSE c. 1882. There is no better description of 205 Sumter Avenue than that of the Founder of the Preservation Society, renowned historian Beth McIntosh: ''The sweeping oaks, many azaleas and shrubs lining a circular drive, set the tall white house in a frame of green, giving it the special 'Summerville look' and feel; a combination of hospitality and privacy, of country space in city living.'' On Summerville's most beautiful street, 205 Sumter stands three blocks from the town square with restaurants, parks, tennis courts, walking trails, library, gym, shops, new arts center, salons, theatre, neighborhood wine shop and more. This is a true walk-everywhere location, as it was when it was built by Dr. Benjamin Rhett and his wife Julia Parker Rhett. (History in documents.) A Victorian era house, it is more in the style of the earlier Charleston single with double piazzas, two full stories of height, and a formal courtyard garden entry at Sumter street. It is, however, the stunning circular drive approach to the property with an expansive croquet lawn and magnificent live oaks that evokes a fabulous 'country retreat' feel. The setting is spectacular! The traditional architecture of the exterior continues inside with main rooms, including bedrooms, elegantly scaled at 21' x 17' with 11 foot ceilings. Historic character abound with heart pine floors, 5 fireplaces, wainscoting, French doors, high ceilings, six-over-six and nine-over-nine windows and interior paneled shutters. Designed to blend seamlessly with the original features is a new kitchen with custom cabinetry, open shelves, abundant drawers, a banquette with additional storage and a large walk-in pantry. Each bedroom has a bath. There are multiple walk-in closets. Two grand bedrooms open to the very private second-floor piazza. The best surprise is the delightful third floor. With painted floors, interior windows for cross ventilation, window seat, dormer windows, this two room suite with a bathroom is a perfect office, playroom, or bedroom. A recent addition is a charming detached two-car garage with a climate controlled 12' x 22' workshop. For over 130 years this house has been meticulously cared for by a distinguished handful of preservationist owners. Rare opportunity to live on the prestigious Sumter Avenue! Historic District is on the National Register. No interior or exterior easements on the property. Included in documents: AZALEA Magazine article, floorplan sketch, and history.

DAYS ON MARKET 15 LAST UPDATED 2/19/2020
TRACT Historic District YEAR BUILT 1882
COMMUNITY 63 - Summerville/Ridgeville GARAGE SPACES 2.0
COUNTY Dorchester TOTAL PARKING 2
STATUS Active PROPERTY TYPE(S) Residential, Sub-Type / Single Family Detached

SCHOOLS
Elementary School Summerville
Middle School Alston
High School Summerville


ADDITIONAL DETAILS
AMENITIES Trash Pickup
APX. SQFT 4071.00
BATHS - FULL 4
BATHS - HALF 1
COOLING Central
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Summerville
EXTERIOR Wood Siding
FLOORS Wood
FOUNDATION Crawl Space
FP DESC/LOCATION Bedroom, Den, Dining Room, Family Room, Living Room, Three +
GARAGE/PARKING 2 Car Garage, Detached
GROUND LEVEL Yes
HEAT Electric, Gas
HIGH SCHOOL Summerville
LEASE PURCHASE No
LOT DESCRIPTION .5 - 1 Acre, Level
MASTER BEDROOM Ceiling Fan, Outside Access, Upstairs, Walk-In Closets
MIDDLE SCHOOL Alston
MISC EXTERIOR Fence - Wooden Enclosed, Porch - Front Porch, Porch - Full Front, Storage/Outbuilding, Workshop
MISC INTERIOR Ceiling - Smooth, Ceilings - 9'+, Walk-In Closets, Window Treatments - Some
NEW OWNED Pre-Owned
ROOF Architectural
ROOMS Bonus, Eat-In-Kitchen, Family, Formal Living, Foyer, Laundry, Office, Pantry, Separate Dining, Study, Utility
SF DETACHED STYLE Traditional
STORIES 2 Stories
SUB-TYPE Single Family Detached
TAX MAP # 137-10-03-001
WATER/SEWER Public Sewer, Public Water

ZESTIMATE
$863733  205 Sumter Avenue, Summerville, SC

RENT ZESTIMATE
$5265 / mo.  205 Sumter Avenue, Summerville, SC

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