A downtown Charleston property that dates to the pre-Revolutionary War era has been sold.
The Anne Boone House, located at 47 E. Bay St., has sold for $8.6 million, marking the highest sale on the downtown peninsula so far this year. Helen Geer of William Means Real Estate, represented the sellers, according to a news release.
“The Anne Boone House is one of the finest homes in historic Charleston,” said Geer in the release. “From the impressive grounds, meticulous renovation, and stunning design, 47 East Bay offered a rare opportunity to own a piece of South of Broad history. It was a true privilege to represent my clients in the sale of this property.”
The pre-Revolutionary property encompasses more than 7,000 square feet and 0.26-acres, according to the release. It was renovated by a team of Charleston preservation experts and features grounds created by renowned landscape architect, Glen Gardner, according to the release. The lush garden, heated pool, piazzas and multiple seating areas are just a few of the outdoor highlights.
The Georgian-style, five-bedroom house is one of the oldest surviving examples of the Charleston single house, the release stated. The north wall of the house includes original stucco and arched staircase windows that survived almost intact from its original construction. The interior of the house features custom painted floors and Venetian plaster walls by artist Stephanie Poe. The ceiling medallions were inspired by Drayton Hall and are a reminder of the home's vast history, the release stated.
The property offers a link with one of the lesser-known facets of early Charleston history. According to Historic Charleston Foundation, Anne Boone was the daughter of the landgrave Daniel Axtell, son of a Puritan leader who helped execute King Charles I, according to the release. Her husband Joseph, also a Puritan or Dissenter, figured prominently in many of the political struggles with the rising Anglican leadership in the late-17th and early-18th centuries.
“For 90 years, William Means has been the premier firm to represent historic homes in Charleston,” said Lyles Geer, president and Broker-in-Charge of William Means Real Estate, in the release. “It is a true testament to our agents and our company that we are entrusted with the sale and purchase of these one-of-a-kind properties.”