A historic 18th-century home that’s truly withstood the test of time has listed for $2.95 million.
Located in Charleston, South Carolina, at 40 Tradd St., this three-bedroom, four-bathroom home saw Civil War shelling, several colonial fires in the neighborhood, the Earthquake of 1886 (with a magnitude between 6.8 and 7.3) and even weathered hurricanes.
It survived it all and became part of the original historic district of Charleston.
Built in 1718, the 2,400-square-foot property is one of only 71 pre-revolutionary Charleston homes and considered one of the most photographed residences in the city.
It was featured twice in Southern Living Magazine and in the 2000 film “The Patriot,” starring Mel Gibson and Heath Ledger.
Considered one of the oldest homes in the port city, the property currently belongs to Rhode Island-based hand surgeon Peter Weiss and his wife, pediatrician Yvonne Weiss.
The two purchased the estate back in 2015 for $1.12 million, and then proceeded to spend roughly $1 million on renovations in 2018.
“The house needed everything done, but we wanted to keep all the historical elements,” Peter said, speaking to the Wall Street Journal.
They initially used the home as weekend getaway, later falling in love with the city — then decided to sell this home and move into a bigger place nearby.
“When we arrive at the house, it doesn’t feel like any time has passed — like when you see a friend you haven’t seen for 10 years, but now that you’ve seen them, it feels like yesterday,” Peter said.
Mary Lou Wertz of Maison Real Estate holds the listing.
The roughly 50-foot-wide brick and stucco townhouse comprises three stories.
The traditional interior has a large living and dining space, and an additional upstairs seating area. The four fireplace mantels, staircase banister, some of the floors and the window in the staircase are likely original, the current owner said.
The dining room has a fireplace and opens into the newly renovated kitchen — which now boasts cream cabinets, gold hardware and light fixtures, marble and butcher block countertops, and a built-in breakfast nook.
The kitchen doors open to the back patio.
The second floor holds the primary suite overlooking the patio. The primary bathroom has been renovated and has a fireplace. A secondary sitting room is located in the middle of the second floor.
On the third floor is the third bedroom, which can be transformed into an office.
Weiss, who is also a professor at Brown University and a surgeon at University Orthopedics, told the Journal of his plans to continue to practice in Rhode Island, but will also start working part-time at the Medical University of South Carolina.
The Stoneys, a well-known Charleston family of lawyers and government officials, purchased the house in 1941 and owned it off-and-on until 2015.
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