308 Sumter Avenue Summerville, SC 29483 $995,000

5Full Baths
2Half Baths
1890Year Built
  • MLS# 17006484
  • Residential
  • Single Family Detached
  • Sold

AreaSummerville/ridgeville - Dorchester
SubdivisionHistoric District

Agent Remarks

Situated on 1.67 acres in the heart of Historic Summerville, this magnificent late nineteenth century retreat has been upgraded with modern luxuries while maintaining the historical integrity of the home. More than $200K worth of improvements have been made to the home by the current owner, including a new roof, full electrical rewiring, new plumbing, updated insulation, and new energy-efficient mini splits. The gated drive opens onto the expansive grounds embellished by live oaks and blooming azaleas, all of which have been recently pruned, fertilized and treated for protection by Bartlett's Tree Company. Additionally, lightning rods have been added to three of the oaks to protect them during southern summer storms. The foyer is adorned by hardwood floors and Tiffany style chandeliers. Original heart of pine floors, gas fireplaces and sun-drenched windows imbue the formal dining and living rooms with historic charm and a welcoming atmosphere. The chef's kitchen is a true gourmet's dream, with double ovens and a 5 burner gas range, stainless steel appliances, a center island and granite countertops throughout. The spacious butler's pantry will delight those intent on entertaining, while the adjacent breakfast nook provides a respite from such merriment, ideal for enjoying morning coffee and views of the grounds from the Juliet balcony. The master suite features a gas fireplace and two expansive walk-in closets, while the en suite bathroom boasts a whirlpool tub, shower, and double vanity sinks. The main level includes three bedrooms that each have their own full bath, as well as a rear entrance that opens onto a covered veranda that overlooks the saltwater pool and hot tub. The manicured grounds include a gazebo, small picnic area, and garden beds. The rear lawn also features a private gated entrance to Laurel Street Park, which sits directly behind the property and is prized in the neighborhood for its playground and tennis courts. The home's lower level includes a mother-in-law's suite of approximately 1900 square feet, with spacious living room, efficiency kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, an office, and a one-car garage. Extensive renovations on this home include a new roof, full electrical rewiring, new plumbing, updated insulation, and new energy-efficient mini splits. A full interior and exterior paint freshening was recently completed, along with the new privacy fence that surrounds the property. This sublime Southern retreat is within walking distance to the dining and shopping offered by downtown Summerville, and only a half hour from downtown Charleston and the surrounding beaches. For those with young children, this home is zoned for Dorchester District 2 schools, one of the best districts in the tri-county area. Don't miss this opportunity to own your own historic enclave with all of the modern furnishings of a custom-built home.

Sale Info

Listing Date: 03-08-2017

Sold Date: 10-20-2017

Aprox Days on Market: 
    7 month, 11 days ago

Listing Sold: 
    2 month, 28 days ago

Asking Price: $995,000

Selling Price: $915,000

Price Difference: 
Reduced By $80,000

Baths Info

Halfbaths:  2

Fullbaths:  5

Building Info

Year Built:  1890

Floors:  Ceramic Tile, Laminate, Wood

Foundation:  Basement, Piling

Exterior Features

Misc Ext:  Patio - Covered, Fence - Wooden Enclosed, Porch - Full Front, Gazebo, Lawn Irrigation, Patio, Fence - Private, Pool - In Ground, Special Yard Lights, Storage/outbuilding

Interior Features

Msc Intr:  Ceilings - 9+, Ceiling - Cathedral/vaulted, Converted Garage, Garden Tub/shower, Kitchen Island, Ceiling - Smooth, Window Treatments - Some, Walk-in Closets

Lot Info

Acres:  2

Lot Desc:  Inside, 1 - 2 Acres

Parking Info

Gar Pkg:  Attached, 1 Car Garage

Property Features

Amenity:  Trash Pickup

Desclocation:  Bedroom, Dining Room, Family Room, Gas Connection, Living Room, Three +, Wood Burning

Roof:  Asphalt Shingle

Style:  Colonial, Traditional

Stories:  Split-level

Rooms Info

Beds:  5

Ground Level:  Yes

Rooms:  Bonus, Family, Formal Living, Foyer, Laundry, Mother-in-law Suite, Pantry, Separate Dining, Study, Utility

SqFt Info

Sqft:  6,539

Utilities / HVAC

Cooling:  Central

Heat:  Electric

Water Sewer:  Public Sewer, Public Water


Elem:  Summerville

Middle:  Alston

High:  Summerville