Rare opportunity to own an exquisite renovated historic home in the heart of Charleston’s premiere neighborhood, South of Broad. Constructed by the Bohun Baker Family of Archdale Plantation circa 1820, and once the rectory for St. Michael’s Church (1885 to 1927), 22 Lamboll Street is a 6,456 square home, built of English brick, laid out in Flemish bond. It is one of the few houses fronted by piazzas on all three levels and an elevator which stops at three of the four floors. Boasting stunning chandeliers, ornate doorknobs, intricate moldings, ten-foot plus ceilings, and grand rooms, it truly is a special place filled with wonderful memories.
This gorgeous historic home underwent a two-year roof-to-crawlspace complete renovation, finishing in 2005, designed, managed, and meticulously maintained by notable architects, contractors, artisans and designers, each of whom paired sleek lines with opulent materials to fuse modern luxury with the original Federalist style. The gracious lot is surrounded by a 12-foot old Charleston brick wall, which now contains a wonderful garden designed by noted Charleston landscape architect, Sheila Wertimer and offers gated off-street parking for two. The 19th century iron work embedded in the home’s original 12-foot surrounding brick wall creates an outdoor window into the garden. Sounds of water cascading into the circular brick and stone fountain can be heard.
Prior to approaching the ornate oversized double doored front entrance, you will enter through a beautiful iron gate into a private outdoor keeping area. Upon entering the home, your feet will hit the original heart-pine floors and you’ll be drawn through the entryway to the gorgeous yet cozy family room fit with oversized French doors leading to side garden. Relax here or continue on to find a beautifully appointed industrial-chic chef’s kitchen with walnut cabinetry, double sinks, a Wolf range, and oversized steel windows by Hope’s of New York, providing light and beautiful views into the garden. The floor to ceiling steel windows continue into the sunroom, a wonderful light-filled place perfect for breakfast coffee or an elegant dinner party.
Journey to the second floor where you will be met with a beautiful wide outdoor piazza, grand drawing/ballroom and glorious master suite. French doors will lead you to the second-floor piazza with floor to ceiling windows allow plentiful natural light to fill the space. The drawing room/ballroom is a wonderful place to spend time casually or formally. This classic-style living room complete with original woodwork, an antique crystal chandelier, and detailed fireplace. It has its own elegant wet bar across the hallway for entertaining convenience. Connected to the elegant drawing room by oversized pocket doors is the master bedroom. Both second floor fireplaces are framed by the beautiful marble mantles, and are flanked by elaborate plaster moldings throughout the suite. Historic charm is met by modern luxury in the spa-like zen design inspired master bath. Custom stained concrete vanities frame the Hoesch soaking tub and glass shower in this spacious, modern oasis. Enter the oversized master closet where you’ll find custom built-in cabinetry and. Also, on the second floor are two conveniently located tandem office spaces and a full bathroom. This space could also operate as a guest suite if needed.
Your family and guests will enjoy the third floor where you will find three light filled bedrooms, two full bathrooms and laundry room. Features include custom cabinetry, expansive windows, French doors to the third piazza, and plentiful natural light. The top floor is the perfect space for a children’s play area, a fifth bedroom, or a modern-casual family room. In-set lighting, built-in cabinets and warm carpeting round out this space to offer a comfortable, bright retreat.
Don’t miss this gorgeous historic chic home inspired by contemporary European design which beautifully juxtaposes past and present.