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    208 Sumter Avenue

    Summerville, SC 29483
    • $2,295,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 56 days
    • ID#: 21011285
    UPDATED: 30 min ago
    $2,295,000
    • 5
      BEDS
    • 1.2
      ACRES
    • 6
      BATHS
    • 1
      1/2 BATHS
    • 7,453
      SQFT
    • $308
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1897
    County:

    School Information

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    Description

    The Elizabeth Arden House is a truly exquisite property located in the historic district of downtown Summerville. It is privately situated on the area's most coveted street and walkable to the town square, restaurants, shops, and tennis courts. The home was originally built in 1897 by A. J. Baird for Mr. Samuel Lord, a Charleston attorney. World-renowned businesswoman, Elizabeth Arden, purchased the southern Victorian-style estate as a summer home and sold the property in 1954 while creating her cosmetic empire. It is said that Arden painted the front door a different color for each season, but it now remains red, the inspiration for the entrances to her salons. With Charleston-style double piazzas, this property boasts timeless vintage details and exudes welcoming, southern charm. Thehome has five bedrooms and features soaring 12 ft. ceilings, original heart pine floors, hand-carved moldings, six fireplaces, two laundry rooms, an elevator, and a spacious study on the first level. The chef's kitchen is equipped with custom cabinetry, a Viking range and a spacious pantry. A designated bar room is located off the kitchen and dining room. A picturesque exterior accentuates the manicured grounds, pool house with kitchen and three separate cottages. Additional exterior features include a garden by renowned landscape architect Robert Marvin, a pool, two gazebos, fountain and wrought iron fence surrounding the premises. The property was purchased by the current owners from Mrs. Lillian Bostwick Phipps' estate who was married to the late Ogden Phipps. Their daughter was the fashion designer Lilly Pulitzer. Enriched with stories and legends of previous owners, this historic residence in downtown Summerville is highly regarded and offers a truly remarkable opportunity.

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    208 Sumter Avenue Summerville, SC 29483

    • Price: $2,295,000
    • Status: Active
    • Updated: 30 min ago
    • ID#: 21011285
    5
    Beds
    6
    Baths
    1
    ½ Baths
    1.2
    Acres
    7,453
    SQFT
    $308
    $/SQFT
    1897
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    None
    County:
    Dorchester
    Area:
    Summerville/Ridgeville Area
    Elementary School:
    Summerville
    Middle School:
    Alston
    High School:
    Summerville
    Property Description
    The Elizabeth Arden House is a truly exquisite property located in the historic district of downtown Summerville. It is privately situated on the area's most coveted street and walkable to the town square, restaurants, shops, and tennis courts. The home was originally built in 1897 by A. J. Baird for Mr. Samuel Lord, a Charleston attorney. World-renowned businesswoman, Elizabeth Arden, purchased the southern Victorian-style estate as a summer home and sold the property in 1954 while creating her cosmetic empire. It is said that Arden painted the front door a different color for each season, but it now remains red, the inspiration for the entrances to her salons. With Charleston-style double piazzas, this property boasts timeless vintage details and exudes welcoming, southern charm. Thehome has five bedrooms and features soaring 12 ft. ceilings, original heart pine floors, hand-carved moldings, six fireplaces, two laundry rooms, an elevator, and a spacious study on the first level. The chef's kitchen is equipped with custom cabinetry, a Viking range and a spacious pantry. A designated bar room is located off the kitchen and dining room. A picturesque exterior accentuates the manicured grounds, pool house with kitchen and three separate cottages. Additional exterior features include a garden by renowned landscape architect Robert Marvin, a pool, two gazebos, fountain and wrought iron fence surrounding the premises. The property was purchased by the current owners from Mrs. Lillian Bostwick Phipps' estate who was married to the late Ogden Phipps. Their daughter was the fashion designer Lilly Pulitzer. Enriched with stories and legends of previous owners, this historic residence in downtown Summerville is highly regarded and offers a truly remarkable opportunity.
    Exterior Features

    Exterior Wood Siding Foundation Crawl Space Garage Parking DetachedOff-Street Parking2 Car Garage Ground Level Yes Lot Description Corner1 - 2 Acres Misc Exterior Patio - CoveredPorch - Full FrontGazeboFence - IronLawn IrrigationPatioPool - In GroundStorage/Outbuilding Roof Metal Single Family Detached Style Charleston Single Stories 3 Stories

    Interior Features

    Cooling Central Fireplace BedroomDenDining RoomFamily RoomLiving RoomThree + Floors Ceramic TileWall To Wall CarpetWoodMarbleStone Heat Electric Master Bedroom Garden Tub/ShowerSitting RoomUpstairsWalk-In Closets Misc Interior ElevatorHandicapped EquippedKitchen IslandCeiling - SmoothWalk-In ClosetsWet Bar Rooms Eat-In-KitchenFamilyFormal LivingFoyerGreatLaundryMother-In-Law SuiteOfficePantryStudy

    Property Features

    Amenities Cable Tv AvailableHandicapped EquippedTrash Pickup Lease Purchase No New Owned Pre-Owned Water Sewer Public SewerPublic Water

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    Real estate listing marked with the CTMLS logo or an abbreviated logo are provided courtesy of the Charleston Trident MLS Broker Reciprocity Database. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or Realty ONE Group Coastal. Data last updated: 2021-06-25T09:31:36.553.
     
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