Significant Sales from the Christie’s International Real Estate Network

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A highly regarded international brand commands the attention of sophisticated buyers. Christie’s International Real Estate brings buyers and sellers together around the world.  As the local affiliate of CIRE, we excited to share a small sample of the overall success of the Affiliate network represented by approximately 145 qualified brokerages and more than 26,700 sales associates, spanning more than 45 countries.

Take a closer look at the significant sales from our affiliates around the globe in the month of November:

Spectacular property in Pebble Beach, CA sold for $31 million. (Carmel Realty)

Beautiful property in North Palm Beach, FL was acquired for $17.75 million. (Illustrated Properties)

Stunning estate in Nantucket, MA was purchased for $16.95 million. (Great Point Properties)

Beautiful Caribbean property in Saint Barthelemy, French West Indies, sold for $15.6 million. (Sibarth Real Estate)

Elegant home in San Francisco sold for $13 million. (Pacific Union)

Lovely home in the Hollywood Hills, CA was purchased for $11.1 million. (Hilton & Hyland Real Estate)

Christie’s International Real Estate sells distinguished properties in almost every corner of the globe and we are truly honored to be associated with such a successful network of professionals.  Congratulations to all our CIRE Affiliates (see full list of Significant Sales here).  If you’d like to learn more about how you can benefit from the Christies International Real Estate network, contact us today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charleston Luxury Properties: Legare Street

Legare Street is one of the finest streets on the Charleston peninsula, lined with expansive lots and impressive gardens established by some of the city’s most affluent residents.  The street was named after Soloman Legare, a prosperous French Huguenot silversmith who owned considerable real estate at the corner of Tradd and Legare Streets.  Many of the homes along this quiet South of Broad street retain their original outbuildings, which formerly served as kitchens, laundries and carriage houses.

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35 Legare St – UNDER CONTRACT

The Elizabeth Williams House located at 35 Legare Street is listed by William Means Broker-In-Charge, Helen Geer, and is now under contract.  This historic single house is located on a prime section of Legare Street, south of Tradd Street.   The property consists of a three story wood frame main house and a two story brick dependency, which has a slate roof.  The historic Loutrel Briggs garden on the property dates back to 1961.  The Historic Charleston Foundation purchased this property through its Frances Edmunds Revolving Fund and is now selling it with strict historic rehabilitation standards with interior, exterior and garden easements. When you choose to purchase a historic Charleston home, a fascinating story usually can be uncovered.  Through the Historic Charleston Foundation’s research on 35 Legare Street they discovered that six women have owned and operated the property for 167 of its 320 years.  While it was not rare for women to own land in Charleston’s early history, it was also not typical.  There are three women whose ownerships of the property are of particular note: Elizabeth Damaris Moultrie, Elizabeth Williams and Rebecca Screven.  Ready to learn more? Browse through the history of 35 Legare Street.

Owning a home on Legare Street is owning a piece of history.  Please contact us for more information on Legare Street homes for sale.

Lowcountry Holiday Events

 

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One of the many things we love about Charleston is there is always something to do.  The holidays are no different, with plenty of local Lowcountry events going on around town to celebrate the season.  Don’t miss some of our favorites listed below…

Start your morning off on December 6th with the Reindeer Run.  A family/pet friendly 5K race through the lower peninsula of downtown Charleston starting and ending in front of Southend Brewery.  Grab your antlers and your running shoes, the race begins at 9am.  For more information and race details visit http://reindeerrun.org/home

After the run, head over to Marion Square for the holiday market and tree lighting ceremony. The holiday market takes place from 9-4:00 pm followed by the magnificent tree lighting ceremony from 4-6:00pm.

The 33rd annual Holiday Parade of Boats will be December 13th beginning at 5:00 pm.  Boats decked out from stem to stern with holiday lights parade through the harbor beginning near the Mt. Pleasant side and ending in the Ashley River.  Find a spot along the waterfront to sip hot chocolate and enjoy the show or participate from the water.  Deadline for boat participation is December 10th.

All month long you can embrace the season with the Holiday Festival of Lights on James Island.  Featuring over 700 displays and two million lights this is a site to see! Drive through the magical displays or park your car and catch a ride on the holiday train for a close up view.  Don’t miss the seasonal sculpture made out of 50 tons of sand, treats from Santa’s Sweet Shoppe, and handmade ginger bread houses as well.

For a complete list of Lowcountry Holiday Events click here.

Charleston Luxury Properties: Dining Rooms Fit For A Feast

With Thanksgiving only a few days away, you are probably focusing on getting your dining room prepped and ready for entertaining. Feast your eyes on these stunning formal dining rooms that perfectly set the stage for a delicious holiday meal.

24 Church Street

Imagine entertaining on a grand scale in this elegant formal dining room at 24 Church Street with high ceilings and “to the period” original woodwork and mantle. This late 18th Century Federal Style Charleston Row home dates back to 1797 and is located on lower Church Street.

1352 Headquarters Plantation

1352 Headquarters Plantation

For a more casual Lowcountry Style Thanksgiving this dining room at 1352 Headquarters Plantation would be ideal.  Nothing beats the tranquility of looking out the windows at the marshlands and Intracoastal Waterways while laughing with loved ones.

221 Country Club Lane

221 Country Club Lane

The open floor plan at 221 Country Club Lane allows people to come and go whether they are sitting at the dining room table or relaxing in the adjoining living room watching a Thanksgiving football game. Recently renovated, the first floor of this sprawling ranch is approximately 3,600 square feet.

Where ever you are on Thanksgiving we hope you enjoy it!  For more information on any of these listings click here or contact an agent at realestate@williammeans.com.

Buying a Home in Mount Pleasant: Featured Listing

Do you dream about a regal estate and plenty of living space? Do you live for the sights and sounds of Mount Pleasant? If this sounds like you, consider buying a home in Mount Pleasant. There are a number of luxury homes available that are sure to win over even the pickiest home buyers. I know you’ll be impressed with both the quality and quantity of the luxury properties in Mount Pleasant. But remember,  there are others who dream about living in a luxury home in this amazing community and these fantastic listings won’t last long.

I encourage you to come to Mount Pleasant and see featured listings like this one for yourself:

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Look at this one-of-a-kind home that has 6 bedrooms and 5.5 bedrooms. It’s a 5,100 square foot Mediterranean style home with more luxury features than you can see in a single visit. Start with the 100-year old black walnut floors, the private courtyard that includes a gas fire pit, water garden, 2-car garage, and a fantastic gourmet kitchen. The master bedroom suite has California style closets and lots of space. Don’t overlook the upstairs laundry room upstairs in addition to the downstairs laundry room. There’s even a large guest apartment over the garage. A beautiful home like this is not going to be around for long so please see it soon before it is too late.

Please contact me if you want more information on this incredible listing or on any other homes you’ve seen. I’d be happy to help you in buying a home in Mount Pleasant.

Charleston Real Estate: Featured Listing

Those that are serious about living in an urban heaven know all about Charleston real estate. You probably already know that there is only one place to find happiness for you–in a classic Charleston home close to all the action. I’m here to help you find that perfect place to call your own among all the luxury Charleston real estate listings. It’s no surprise that there are a lot of luxury listings in Charleston, but I can help you find the ones that best match your wish list. There’s no doubt that you will find the home of your dreams in the heart of it all.

So let the search begin with the following property, one of the best in Charleston real estate:

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Are you looking for a restored historic home? Then check out the featured listings on Rainbow Row, an iconic street of homes in Charleston. This is The Inglis Arch house, and has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and more than 4,200 square feet. It was build in 1787 and has all the antique features you love while still providing you with modern luxuries. This home features harbor views and a spacious floor plan. There’s an elevator, too! If you want to own apiece of history, consider this amazing Charleston real estate listing.

Please contact me for more details on this home or any other Charleston real estate listings you are interested in. I look forward to hearing from you.

Charleston Luxury Properties: Featured Listing

Before touring the available properties in Charleston, it is wise to make a list of precisely what you’d like in your new neighborhood. An experienced real estate agent like myself can guide you through Charleston luxury properties and the different neighborhoods to see which one meets your needs. Buying a Charleston luxury properties is a big decision and finding the right neighborhood will really help you narrow down the choices of luxury homes. The luxury homes for sale in Charleston are so diverse in styles, sizes and prices, you’ll definitely be able to find the one that will make you happy.

This amazing home is just what you need to get excited about Charleston luxury properties:

Charleston luxury properties

As one of the most well known properties in all of Charleston, the Palmer House is a beautiful landmark and a piece of history. With 10 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms, this stately home measures more than 11,000 square feet. The distinctive pink masonry is elegant and distinct, and the home sits on a double lot with a lovely view of Charleston Harbor. Inside, you’ll love all the luxury features like mahogany bannisters, 5 stairways, spacious room, black marble mantels and so much more. It’s much too special to let just anyone buy it, so make it your own.

If you would like more information on this property or any other Charleston luxury properties, please contact me and I’d be happy to assist.

Luxury Homes in Mount Pleasant: Lakefront Living

Have you checked out the available lakefront luxury homes in Mount Pleasant lately? If that’s on your list of things to do, let’s meet up and go see some of the most impressive homes available on the Charleston area market today. I have a long list of amazing lakefront luxury listings that I’m sure you will want to see. I’ll also take you around Mount Pleasant and show you why so many people quickly grow to love this city. What makes owning lakefront luxury homes in Mount Pleasant so fantastic is the sense of community pride, the quiet streets with stately homes, the views and access to the lake, and the variety of architectural styles. Trust me when I say that when you own one of the lakefront Mount Pleasant luxury properties, you’ll finally feel at home.

I’m happy to guide you through the luxury homes in Mount Pleasant, starting with this one:

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Live on the lake in this amazing 5 bedroom 3 bathroom home that measures more than 3,100 square feet. It has all you need to love your home, including an open floor plan and a location to die for–just a few minutes drive from Charleston. In the kitchen, you’ll love the Wolf cooktop, butler’s pantry, granite counter tops, center island and fine wood floors. The master bedroom suite is delightful, with dual closets, a huge bathroom and lots of space. Other fine features include a downstairs laundry, gas fireplace, formal dining area, huge living room and so much more. It’s a lovely home in a lovely part of Mount Pleasant, so let’s make an appointment soon.

Please contact me when you are ready to go see this amazing featured listing and I’d be happy to help.

Mount Pleasant Homes for Sale: Featured Listing

Valued for its proximity to Charleston, and one of the most desirable places to live in the area, Mount Pleasant is at the top of many people’s lists for luxury homes. Buying a home in Mount Pleasant gives you all the benefits of a robust urban city with a thriving economy and amazing Mount Pleasant homes for sale options to choose from. Come see for yourself what makes the Mount Pleasant homes for sale so special. It won’t take long to convince you that this is the place for you.

Once you fall in love with Mount Pleasant homes for sale like this, you won’t want to leave:

 

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When it comes to luxury, convenience and style, the Tides is the right place to live in Mount Pleasant. I invite you to view this 3 bedroom 3 bathroom unit on the fourth floor and enjoy the amazing views here. Luxury features include 9-foot ceilings, open floor plan, private balconies, a huge gourmet kitchen with top appliances, a spacious laundry area and more. The master bedroom will quickly become your oasis, with its double closets and private balcony. The complex has top security, pool, hot tub, outdoor kitchen, fitness center, and concierge service. You won’t do better than this if you want upscale living in a multifamily location.

Please contact me with questions about this property and I’d be happy to help you out.

James Island Real Estate: Featured Listing

Attention home buyers! I encourage you to take the time to see what’s available in James Island real estate when it comes to single family homes. It’s known far and wide that the diversity of luxury homes here in James Island real estate is outstanding, and this community’s excellent reputation is attracting people from all over the state and even the country. I’d love to take you on a tour of all the best James Island real estate for sale, and you’ll quickly be impressed with the area. Don’t overlook all the unique characteristics that makes James Island real estate out from neighboring communities.

Here is one featured listing that you must see, and I promise that it will get you excited to see even more James Island real estate listings:

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Do you want to call this 5 bedroom 3 bathroom home your own? This lovely property has all the nicest features. Start in the kitchen, where you will find stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, custom cabinets and a huge walk-in pantry. There’s a formal dining room, casual dining area and more. You’ll like the large fireplace in the family room and the crown molding and chair rails. Other fine features include the surround sound system, hardwood floors, and more. You’ll love this home and it won’t take long to feel right at home.

Please contact me if you want more information on this amazing home or whether you want to keep looking through the available James Island real estate listings.