59 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401


MLS #: 24002252 Days on Market: 29
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Quick Summary

Property ID
5581.00 ft2
Lot Size:
0.3300 acres
Year Built:
South of Broad
Days On Market:
Listed by:
Maison Real Estate

Property Description

One of the most significant homes in historic downtown Charleston, the Thomas Rose House sits on a rare double lot (one-third of an acre) on beautiful Church Street. This Georgian-style home was constructed circa 1735 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. After remaining in the same family for 75 years, this important South of Broad Street home was purchased in 2017 and meticulously restored and renovated for modern living from 2017-2020 by Glenn Keyes Architects, C.B. Elrod Co., and others.The home retains many of its noteworthy historic architectural features including a full width of the house drawing room/ballroom, original cypress paneling, and arched windows and doors, while also now offering modern luxuries including an elevator, open chef's kitchen, and primary suite including a marble double shower room, soaking tub, and large walk-in dressing rooms. Custom cabinetry and top finishes and fixtures throughout create a clean blend of historic charm and modern luxury. The expansive garden retains much of its original character and separate garden "rooms"/entertaining spaces after a thorough hardscape and plantings update in 2019-20 by Wertimer + Cline Landscape Architects and Ables Landscapes, including the addition of a swimming pool and spa with a heater, chiller and keypad-controlled retractable cover.This property offers a rare sense of space and privacy in a walled estate-like setting, while being a short stroll to nearby shops, restaurants, playgrounds, parks and waterfront harbor. As part of the 2017 sale, the lot line between 59 Church Street and 57 Church Street was permanently dissolved, creating unusual open space in perpetuity and returning the property to its approximate original dimensions as Lot 61 in the Grand Modell of Charles Towne in the Province of Carolina in 1698. While nearly 300 years old, the main house boasts abundant natural light and 10' ceilings (even higher in the guest suite/home gym and in the fully equipped mother-in-law/guest suite). With over 5500 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 4 full baths and 2 half baths, and over 1100 square feet of attached piazzas, this home offers both grand entertaining spaces and a livable floor plan for a family or an owner/couple with frequent guests. Rare off-street parking for 4 cars behind a high fig vine-covered wall and remote-controlled mahogany gate provides easy access and enhances the feeling of privacy and security. Historic, elegant, luxurious, and livable, the Thomas Rose House must be seen to be fully appreciated!

Property Features

  • Balcony
  • Lawn Irrigation
  • Lighting
  • Laundry Room
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Other
  • Wood
  • Security System
  • Slate
  • In Ground
  • High Ceilings
  • Elevator
  • Garden Tub/Shower
  • Kitchen Island
  • Walk-In Closet(s)
  • Eat-in Kitchen
  • Family
  • Formal Living
  • In-Law Floorplan
  • Office
  • Pantry
  • Separate Dining
  • Study
  • Charleston Water Service
  • Dominion Energy
  • Bedroom
  • Dining Room
  • Family Room
  • Gas Connection
  • Gas Log
  • Living Room
  • Other (Use Remarks)
  • Three +
  • Wood Burning
  • Some Storm Wnd/Doors
  • Window Treatments
  • 0 - .5 Acre
  • Colonial
  • Garden Tub/Shower
  • Multiple Closets
  • Outside Access
  • Walk-In Closet(s)
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                    • Jimmy was extremely patient with us. I believe we looked at every possible house in our price range over several months. Jimmy was willing to meet us any day, any time. He always had knowledge of the builder of the house and the neighborhood. When we finally found the one, Jimmy helped every step of the way, and is still willing to answer questions months after we moved in. I would recommend him to anyone. - (Zillow)

                      Tyler & Krysta Lamb
                    • James was great at keeping me in the loop about what was going on with our builder, and explaining the entire process of buying a home. He would often call to give me an update or check in to see if I needed anything. - (Zillow)

                      Brent & Elysia Mason
                    • James has been working with my wife and I on our first home purchase, including helping us with advice on getting our credit improved legitimately, mortgage information and local area home values. He's gone the extra mile to get my family into a new home and I'm very appreciative and recommend him highly to anyone looking to purchase their first or their next home. - (Zillow)

                      David & Robyn Haertel
                    • James went above and beyond as our realtor in Charleston. There was no time wasted looking a properties that he knew we wouldn't be interested in. Buying a home with James has been more then pleasurable. Highly Recommended! - (Zillow)

                      Brad Redding
                    • James is an extremely knowledgeable realtor and my husband and I will definitely recommend him to anyone we know house hunting in the area! James listened to our wants and needs to help us find not only the perfect home, but the perfect neighborhood too. We are 100% satisfied with our experience with James. He was extremely attentive and always responsive when we had questions that pertained to our dream home. He is an exceptionally hard worker, and will go above and beyond what it takes to make sure his clients are happy! - (Zillow)

                      Gabrielle Shultz
                    • James was recommended through Zillow when we started looking to relocate to South Carolina. Know the area very well and his negotiations were great. He helped us locate a new home in the area and budget we were looking for.

                      Vince & Joanne Tedeschi
                    • We count our lucky stars that we found James! We had been casually looking at homes in the Charleston, SC area online from our home on Long Island, NY; we wanted an escape from the winters here. He was everything a great Real Estate Agent should be but often isn't: honest, hard-working, knowledgeable of the area, quick to respond, tenacious, friendly, and most of all, patient.  I would highly recommend him to anyone remotely interested in buying a home in the Charleston area; it will be the best choice you'll ever make! (Zillow)

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                    • I found James Schiller to be very knowledgeable and helpful in trying to locate the right property for me. He did not waste time trying to show or talk me into properties that he knew would be unacceptable for me. James let me know that he understood the values in Mt. Pleasant's markets well; and that he was not one of those local Real Estate Agents that is just out to lead buyers to over-reach their budgets and make them believe they are supposed to overpay. James lets you know he is looking out for the Buyer's interests. He is knowledgeable, personable, and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend his Professional services. (Zillow)

                      Sandra Bregman
                    • James is a fantastic realtor and was great to work with in finding and closing on our Isle of Palms home. Our search took a total of 10 months as we start looking at fractionals, made several offers on different properties and finally closed on our beach house. Along the way James was a great partner and provided us with tremendous advice. I would highly recommend him as a highly knowledgeable and professional real estate professional. - (Zillow)

                      Steve Brown
                    • James was a stellar agent. My wife and I used him to buy a new home in 2013 and we literally couldn't be happier. This house was very sought after and we were able to get it under contract the same day for less than list price. The listing agent told us that our agent was very smart in the way he got the contract ratified because she had tons of other agents that buyers willing to pay over list price. I can't say Thanks enough to him. - (Google +)

                      Scott & Debbie Rosiak
                    • I recently sold my townhouse through James and had a great experience! He was low pressure and walked me through each step as this was my first property sale. I am using him for the purchase of my next home as well. James always answered the phone when I called and we is quick to answer any questions I had. I would recommend his service to others. - (Google +)

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