Today’s home is a Charleston, South Carolina landmark on Meeting Street. The original home was built in the 1740s and still exists within walls of the four-story mansion situated at the northeast corner of Tradd and Meeting Streets.
William Ellis, a Charleston merchant, built the three-story structure in the mid eighteenth century. Bertram Kramer, a Charleston building contractor, who acquired the property in 1884, transformed the house in high Victorian taste.
Imagine, a renovation by Mr. Kramer including the addition of a full fourth floor encased in a mansard roof with a conical peak. The renovation enlarged every window, widening the front door, adding a Moorish arch and iron balconies on the second floor as well as bay windows, dripstone cornices and a heavy bracketed house cornice.
A roof garden was added to the north wing creating beautiful views of the surrounding rooftops and steeples.
The rooms of notable history and substantial scale are bathed in amazing light and function well for todays living, be that entertaining on a grand scale or creating a legacy family home.
This classic home is listed for $4 million with Carolina One Real Estate and is showcased by Luxury Portfolio.