Address
208 Sumter Avenue Summerville, SC
Price
$ 2,295,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#21011285
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyDORCHESTER
  • CitySummerville
  • AreaSummerville-Ridgeville
  • Zip29483
  • StyleCharleston Single
  • Price$ 2,295,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms6
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage7453
  • Lot Size1.2 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
William Means Real Estate, LLC
Data Source:
Charleston Trident MLS (CTARMLS)- 13 - SC
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. The home 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.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Summerville Elementary School Alston Middle School Summerville High School
Price History
4/29/2021 Listed $2,295,000

General Features

Amenities Cable TV Available, Handicapped Equipped, Trash Pickup
Cooling Central
Elementary School Summerville
Garage Features Detached, Off-Street Parking, 2 Car Garage
Heating Electric
High School Summerville
Lease Purchase No
Listing Area 63 - Summerville/Ridgeville
Middle School Alston
New Owned Pre-Owned
Roof Metal
Rooms Eat-In-Kitchen, Family, Formal Living, Foyer, Great, Laundry, Mother-In-Law Suite, Office, Pantry, Study
SF Detached Style Charleston Single
Subdivision None
Type Single Family Detached

Interior Features

Fireplace Description Bedroom, Den, Dining Room, Family Room, Living Room, Three +
Floors Ceramic Tile, Wall to Wall Carpet, Wood, Marble, Stone
Ground Level Yes
Master Bedroom Garden Tub/Shower, Sitting Room, Upstairs, Walk-In Closets
Misc. Interior Elevator, Handicapped Equipped, Kitchen Island, Ceiling - Smooth, Walk-In Closets, Wet Bar
Stories 3 Stories
Total Bedrooms 5

Exterior Features

Acreage 1.20
Exterior Wood Siding
Foundation Crawl Space
Lot Description Corner, 1 - 2 Acres
Misc. Exterior Patio - Covered, Porch - Full Front, Gazebo, Fence - Iron, Lawn Irrigation, Patio, Pool - In Ground, Storage/Outbuilding

Amenities

  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 29483

Price
AVG $460K
$2.3M
Visits
AVG 104
623
Year Built
AVG 1997
1897

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