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Charleston Estate With Secret Wine Cellar Lists for $11.995 Million

Although it boasts modern amenities, the home actually dates back to 1835.


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Luxury estates always have top-notch details like chef kitchens, private pools, and resort-worthy bathrooms. But one house that just hit the market features a few rather unique amenities designed to make pandemic stay-at-home life a little more luxurious: a dedicated Zoom call room and hidden wine cellar.

The Reverend Paul Trapier Gervais House in Charleston, South Carolina—listed for $11,995,000—has everything you'd expect from a historic property on one of the city's most iconic streets. Built in 1835, the 7,800-square-foot home is perched on one of the largest lots South of Broad, is incredibly private, and embodies the very essence of historic Charleston. There's plenty of space for living and entertaining both inside and out, including five bedrooms, expansive gardens, stunning pool, and pool house.

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But, it's the modern addition of a Zoom room that makes the meticulously restored family home stand out in today's market. The beautiful space makes for the perfect backdrop for all those Zoom calls as there's museum-quality wood paneling and excellent light all tucked away quietly from the rest of the home. What's more, is you can access a secret wine cellar by pushing a panel in the built-in bookshelves adding another fun element to the estate.

In addition to the modern amenities, the home is rich in history too. William S. Gaud, the former headmaster of the Lawrence Academy in Massachusetts, began the Gaud School for Boys in a building behind his home at 29 Legare, which later became a respected college preparatory school. And the poet and novelist Josephine Lyons Scott Pinckney was born at 29 Legare.

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With this mix of past and present, it's no wonder listing agent Mary Lou Wertz of Maison Real Estate described the home as "Classic and chic." She added, "This meticulously restored family home, blending classical architecture with a modern-day twist for comfort and luxurious living in the 21st century."


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