5 Alexander Street

$1,785,000, 6 Beds 4 Baths 3,800 Sqft .1 Acres

About This Property

The Chancognie House at 5 Alexander Street sits in the heart of Ansonborough, Charleston's most charming, walk to everything neighborhood. Built ca.1813, this three-story home benefits from Tuscan columned piazzas on two levels with sunny southern exposures and wide plank heart pine floors throughout. A three-story frame kitchen house, separately metered for utilities, connects seamlessly to the main house kitchen through a French door ''hyphen''. This sensitively renovated and maintained property offers the best in flexibility, with its 3-BR, 2-BA main house (2500 SF) and 3-BR, 1.5-BA cottage (1300 SF) created from the property's original kitchen house.Both homes open into a privately gated and brick-walled Charleston garden with brick walkways, fountain pond, generous seating and dining areas with separate, private entrances to each of the residences. A sunny breakfast nook opens through French doors directly into the garden patio from the kitchen of the main house. Although currently used as two residences, the design readily provides complete flexibility for use as a single 6-BR residence. Both houses retain their original floor-plan and the main house retains much of its historic finishes including cornices and mantels with simple dentil/reeded paneling, high ceilings, and a light-filled southern orientation with 9-over-9 windows. The kitchen house retains its unique, original brick fireplace ovens and stairway. You will find ten fireplaces throughout the property. Nestled at a positive elevation just steps from Charleston's Gaillard arts venue, the tree-lined half-block cul-de-sac just off Laurens Street offers the best of privacy and historic charm, all within easy walking distances to many of Charleston's most desirable dining, shopping, and entertainment options. The Historic Charleston Foundation holds an exterior conservation easement.

Essential Information

MLS® #20013680
Full Baths3
Half Baths1
Square Footage3,800
Square Footage3800.00
Year Built1813
Sub-TypeSingle Family Detached


Chas. Single, Carriage/Kitchen Hse

Community Information

Address5 Alexander Street
Zip Code29401


51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown


AmenitiesCable Avail, Trash Pickup


InteriorCeramic Tile, Wood
HeatingGas, Heat Pump
Stories3 Story

Interior Features

Ceilings - 9'+, Window Treatments - All, Ceiling - Smooth


Bedroom, Dining Room, Family Rm, Living Rm, Other, Three +


ExteriorWood Siding
Lot DescriptionHigh, Level, 0 - .5 Acre
FoundationCrawl Space

Exterior Features

Deck, Full Fr Prch, Iron Fence, Privacy Fenc, Balcony

School Information


Additional Information

Days on Website6

Listing Details

OfficeCarolina One Real Estate

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