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.
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.
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.
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.
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?