JFK  Reportedly Rented This $4.4 Million Charleston House—And Now It's for Sale 

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The presidential connection is just one of the many historical details that makes the property so special.

Soaring 14-foot ceilings and Waterford crystal chandeliers are just the beginning of what makes a Charleston, South Carolina property for sale so special. The 1846 James Macbeth House—on the market for $4.4 million—was also rumored to be rented by John F. Kennedy when he was stationed in the southern city.


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It's easy to see why the glamorous president would have wanted to stay in the three and a half story Greek Revival-style home. The grand exterior is made of brick and stucco and features double piazzas that create a hideaway in Battery's heart. Meanwhile, the inside is filled with countless stunning details.


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When first entering, you're greeted by a beautiful mahogany staircase that leads to the main floor. There you'll find the light-filled main living room and dining room, which have 14-foot ceilings, Italian marble fireplaces, plaster moldings and medallions, and original heart of pine floors that have been expertly preserved. The floor to ceiling windows open to a grand piazza with views of the water and gets that perfect harbor breeze. And this level is topped off with a new chef-worthy kitchen and wet bar. That kitchen also opens to the piazza, making it ideal for entertaining. 


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Further, there are four ensuite bedrooms, three more fireplaces, and a temperature-controlled storage room in the house. More casual areas include a paneled cypress family room, another dining room, plus a fifth ensuite bedroom on the ground level. Plus, there's a 500-bottle wine room. 


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You can also access a new stone courtyard with an outdoor kitchen, lighting, and grilling station from this level. The personal retreat is topped off with a walled yard for intimate entertaining in the heart of the city. Even with all that, there is still room for a pool to be installed, and the current owners even had plans drawn up by famed landscape architect Sheila Wertimer. Is there any detail they missed?