729 E Bay Street

Charleston, SC, 29403

$4,100,000

$409 per ft²
$4,100,000
$409 per ft²
Active
Active
 - For Sale
beds
8 Beds
baths
5.5 Baths
carpenters-square
10,021 ft²
property_type
Residential
calendar
Built 1859
The Josiah Smith Tennent House stands out as a landmark and is a focal point on the gateway to the city of Charleston. Constructed in 1859, this brick mansion is significant for both its architecture and history. In 1862, it was used as a Confederate hospital called the Soldiers' Relief Home. It has had a variety of uses over the past 150 years, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. In 1993, the city gave the property to a nonprofit, and a major restoration followed, funded by millions in private donations and grants. The renovation received a South Carolina Historic Preservation Award in 2004. Today, this vast mansion with over 10,000 sq. ft of interior space features two wide wrap-around piazzas, giant wrought iron gates, multiple living and diningareas, 8 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 3 half bathrooms, two kitchens  one with a large marble topped island, a small indoor basketball court, sauna, cinema room, and commercial elevator. The front courtyard was known as the Philip Simmons Children's Garden, honoring the master blacksmith. This property has a commercial zoning classification of light industrial, and is subject to several overlay districts. This zoning allows a variety of uses from residential, office, or other. The location, versatility, and size of the property are unique and represent a special opportunity for the next owner.
MLS® ID:
21023192
Listed:
8/23/21
Updated:
8/8/22

Interior Features

Total Bedrooms
8
Full Bathrooms
4
Half Bathrooms
3
Interior Features
Ceiling - Smooth, High Ceilings, Elevator, Garden Tub/Shower, Kitchen Island, Walk-In Closet(s), Wet Bar, Wine Cellar, Ceiling Fan(s), Bonus, Eat-in Kitchen, Family, Formal Living, Entrance Foyer, Game, Great, Living/Dining Combo, Media, Office, Other (Use Remarks), Sauna, Separate Dining, Study, Utility
Laundry Description
Dryer Connection, Laundry Room
Floor Description
Ceramic Tile, Other, Wood
Fireplace
Living Room, One

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size
10,454 ft² lot
Exterior Features
Balcony, Elevator Shaft
Architectural Style
Traditional
Sewer
Public Sewer

School Information

High School
Burke
Middle/Jr High
Simmons Pinckney
Elementary School
Sanders Clyde

Other Property Details

Area Name
51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown
HOA Amenities
Elevators
Garage
No
Parking
Off Street, Other (Use Remarks)
View
N
County
Charleston
Utilities
Charleston Water Service, Dominion Energy
Water Source
Public
Pool
No
Total Stories
4

Property History

Date
Event
Price
Value
5/23/22
Price Change
$4,100,000
-2%
4/26/22
Price Change
$4,200,000
-2%
2/27/22
Price Change
$4,300,000
-6%
11/17/21
Active
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11/11/21
Active Under Contract
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