The ''William C Bee'' House, circa 1835, is a grand and beautiful masonry Greek Revival mansion with Italianate styling, sitting on a high elevation near Legare Street.This South of Broad home was recently updated to incorporate the kitchen house into the main house plan, with soaring 20' ceilings.The wide double piazzas welcome you with historic views of surrounding 18th-century homes and the lush walled garden designed by Sheila Wertimer.On the first level featuring grand formal rooms, wide stair entry, overscale mouldings, windows and doors, all unique to the period, combine to create a classic ''old Charleston'' setting for this masonry stunner. The kitchen is the unique feature. During renovation the owners carefully restored the long neglected rear structures, that now features a fabulous kitchen with a separate guest bedroom and a lofted studio/family room, all overlooking the lushly landscaped garden. Between the kitchen and dining room is a well-appointed butler's pantry with extra refrigeration and wine storage. In the main house, second level, the large scaled rooms offer a spacious master suite along with a second drawing room/library across the hall. Both overlook the second floor piazza. The third level, you will find two generous guest bedrooms, each with a private bath. There is a fourth floor dormer room for office/luggage; the laundry is conveniently located on the third floor. The garden and parking area was redesigned by Wertimer for privacy and entertaining. Grand palms, fountains and custom crafted ironwork all add to the charm of this historic property.
Listing courtesy of Carriage Properties Llc.