The Dewar Lee Pringle House, circa 1762, is an exquisite four-story Charleston Single house located on one of the most iconic streets in downtown Charleston. This stately home uniquely blends Greek and Egyptian Revival styles with large, elegant rooms, seven fireplaces, fine moldings, and original heart pine flooring. A three-tiered piazza and a rooftop deck overlook a luxurious garden with a private drive and parking for four cars. Extensively renovated over the past few years, this incredible masterpiece provides owners with modern luxuries while honoring its storied history.Just past the rod iron gate, a quintessential black and white checkered floor welcomes you into the lovely ground-level piazza overlooking the lush-walled garden. Inside, the grand foyer boasts a stunning wide staircase with the original mahogany railing that magnificently encircles the center of the house.
On the ground level, the expansive primary suite features original heart pine flooring and a fireplace with a Georgian-style mantle. A recent remodel updated and added the two separate en-suite bathrooms, multiple closets, and a workout room, creating a true modern-day owner's retreat while preserving historical details.
The elegant drawing room on the second level features gorgeous six-over-six windows, which allow loads of light to stream in. Perfect for entertaining, there is a fantastic bar area, a half bathroom, and access to the large screened-in piazza. The formal dining room boasts an additional fireplace and high ceilings that flow into the light-filled kitchen addition, completed in 2005. The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with top-of-the-line appliances, including a Subzero refrigerator, Wolf gas range, built-in wall oven, and Bosch dishwasher. The custom-designed mural is painted on canvas, adding elegance and warmth to the room.
The third level offers two more spacious bedrooms with beautiful en-suite bathrooms and access to the third covered piazza. Moving to the fourth floor, you will find a perfect place to retreat. Based on the Sanborn maps, the "penthouse," added sometime in the early-mid 1900s, features full-height ceilings anchored by a working fireplace, a convenient full bathroom, and additional attic storage. Access to the rooftop terrace provides extraordinary views of downtown and the many church steeples.
A few years ago, the private walled garden underwent a complete transformation to create the unbelievably serene and private oasis it is today. The garden won HGTV's Ultimate Gardens of the year in 2022 and is brimming with lush landscaping, a brick inlay seating area, and a charming garden fountain that provides soothing sounds of running water.
Named after the many prominent Charleston families who owned it before, the Dewar-Lee-Pringle House, at 92 Tradd Street, is a relic of Charleston history. Charles Dewar built this house shortly after purchasing the lot in 1762. Later, the Lee family bought the property in 1835 and were prominent members of Charleston's Free African-American society. In the 1850s, Eliza Lee and her husband added beautiful fireplace mantels, decorative window surrounds on the facade, and door casings through the first three floors. Earnest Pringle, President of the Bank of South Carolina, purchased the home in 1873, and his descendants have occupied the residence for many years to follow.
Tradd Street is a highly sought-after residential area located in the historic district of Charleston, South Carolina. This picturesque street in the prime location of South of Broad is known for its tree-lined sidewalks, lovingly maintained gardens, and stunning architecture of preserved homes dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Many homes boast intricate architectural details, including ironwork, multiple piazzas, and grand columns. Meticulous private wall gardens, brick courtyards, and bubbling fountains complement the magnificent residences.
This section of Tradd is on some of the highest ground in the city, so flooding is not an issue. It is just a short stroll to some of Charleston's top restaurants, shops, and waterfront views. With its historical character, modern-day grandeur, and prime location, 92 Tradd Street is a truly exceptional property that offers the best of Charleston living.
Courtesy of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty, Georgia Nettles
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