This incredible South-of-Broad home on a rare double lot was built c.1873 by a member of the Prioleau family. In c.1880 the home was acquired by C. Richardson Miles, a South Carolina attorney general and later president of the College of Charleston Trustees. This important property is now being offered for sale for the first time in over 70 years. The Prioleau-Miles house is a grand multi-generational home with three first-floor parlor rooms for large family gatherings and entertaining supported by a first-floor butler's pantry/kitchen. The first floor also features a mother-in-law suite with en suite bathroom. The second floor includes a large den, updated chef's kitchen, dining space, three bedrooms and two bathrooms.The third floor is a perfect refuge for guests or family with two dormer bedrooms and one bathroom.
Both the first and second floors open to exceptionally large, covered piazzas - ideal for dining alfresco or outdoor social gatherings.
The home is one block away from The Charleston Conservancy's beautiful Colonial Lake and Moultrie Playground - both having recently completed major renovations.
A guest cottage, c.1946, sits at the rear of the property currently configured in two 800± sq ft income-producing rental units. The downstairs unit consists of one bedroom, a den, kitchen, and bathroom, while the upstairs unit provides two bedrooms with a kitchenette and a bathroom.
173 Broad offers all these features along with the benefit of 10+ parking spaces on the property; and there is still room to add a pool. An existing 1 ½ car garage can double as a workshop and storage shed, or with city permits, can be replaced with a 2 ½ car garage plus a living unit or studio above.
The Prioleau-Miles house marries two specific architectural styles. First, the Queen Anne style which incorporates multiple gable roof lines, double-tiered wraparound piazzas, charming spindle work detail, as well as bay windows. Second, the Colonial Revival style was popular from c.1880 to c.1930 after our country's Centennial Exhibition of 1876. This style "revived" Americans' desire to utilize a more traditional architecture from their colonial past. Colonial Revival is drawn from an amalgamation of Georgian, Federal Architecture, and Dutch Colonial Style.
The 6,434± sq.ft. main building sits on 0.47± acres in Charleston's most esteemed South of Broad neighborhood. The home boasts a grand mahogany staircase in the main foyer that is also incorporated into the wall trim detail. The first floor is ideal for entertaining which consists of double formal living rooms, each with their own fireplace. The heart pine floors extend through the magnificent formal dining room with a fireplace complete with a separate butler's pantry or catering kitchen. The next room is perfect for a study or future custom bar. Additionally, the first floor is comprised of one powder room in the front half of the home and a second in the back half.
In the rear of the main house, you will find the first-floor master addition with an en suite marble bathroom and walk-in closet. This light-filled, first-floor master has brand new wall-to-wall carpet (balance of home is heart pine) and includes a private entrance to the gardens outside. This addition is a one-story stucco building which was completed in c.1994 and connected to the main house.
The main living level (second floor) includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a laundry room. The stunning gourmet kitchen bestows quartz countertops and a gas Thermador® range, matching hood system, and cabinet depth built-in refrigerator. There is also a wet bar and entertainment area as well as a breakfast nook. The family room contains custom bookshelves on the north wall, a gas fireplace, and a gorgeous view of the gardens along with easy access to the second-floor piazza.
The third floor yields two bedrooms and a full bathroom. One bedroom has a walk-in closet while the other has attic storage.
Be the next owner of this quintessential Charleston home and make your history here.