As stunning as it is rich in history. The Bennett-Hayne House, circa 1800. This impressive home was completely restored in 2009 with great sensitivity to preservation and modern comfort. The home was built by Thomas Bennett, mayor of Charleston and governor of South Carolina. It served as the childhood home of Paul Hamilton Hayne, the "Poet Laureate of the South." The large lot allows for generous grounds and privacy. The ornate molding and detail in this home is considered among the finest examples of Adamesque woodwork in Charleston. The roof is Royal Purple Slate taken from the same quarry in Wales as the original. Expansive two-tiered piazzas with impressive Tuscan columns overlook the gardens below. The culinary joys that this gourmet kitchen offers have been tested by internationally noted chefs. Too many features to list, this home is turn-key and sure to impress the most discriminating buyer. Mother-in-Law suite on basement level finished with same sophistication with separate entrance could be rented as apartment for income. Carriage house adds an additional 400+ SF of entertainment area for social gatherings. 300 Amps of service, 5 separate air handlers, separate flash water heaters on 2nd and 3rd floors. Expect to be impressed. If square footage is important - MEASURE!!