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White-Williman House
25 Legare Street Charleston, South Carolina 29401 United States 

About 25 Legare Street

Located on one of Charleston’s most highly coveted streets South of Broad, the "White-Williman House" was built around 1840 by James White, who originally purchased this lot from Robert Trail Chisolm in 1838. The original home had two grand, masonry square porticos which were severely damaged and later removed, shortly after the earthquake of 1886. Later, Italianate style alterations were made by both the Williman and Frost families, and more recently this home was operated as Bed and Breakfast by the Coleman family (bed/breakfast license no longer available). This handsome, approximately 6400 square foot home, provides plenty of charm and space that you immediately notice once you enter a long, light filled entrance hallway. Upon entering, there is a spacious and inviting study to your left with hardwood floors, a central fireplace with a beautifully crafted marble mantel. French doors lead from the study to a masonry-arched loggia that overlooks the landscaped garden. Next to the study is a gracious dining room which is frequently used to entertain a large entourage of both families and friends. A European style, eat-in kitchen sits directly behind the dining room and it provides a stainless steel, gas powered cooking appliance, wine cooler and a porcelain butcher’s sink. The 2nd floor of this home is most notable by large ballroom on the Legare Street side, with hardwood floors, tall windows and 14ft ceilings with moldings. It serves as both a comfortable entertainment space and paint studio for the current owner. The master bedroom is located on the 2nd floor and has French doors that lead to a relaxing veranda that overlooks the garden. There are two additional guest rooms and 1 bathroom immediately next to the master. Given the size of the home, the owners rent 3 attached apartments in the rear of the house. There are several great options for this additional space, which include converting the 3 apartments into more livable space for the main home or converting the 3 apartment into 2 large guest suites. Ask agent for details and conceptual plans. Buyers looking for a historical home with a premiere Charleston location, and an option to customize a home to their specific taste, this is great prospect that you do not want to miss!


  • Hardwood Flooring
  • 3 Fireplaces
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Middleton Rutledge
Phone: ­+1 843.723.7150­
33 Broad Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401 United States   

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Details for 25 Legare Street

Full Baths:
Partial Baths:
6,400 Sq Ft.
Price :
$530 / Sq. Ft.
Property Type:
Single Family Home
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