Occupying one of Charleston's most coveted addresses, the magnificent Prioleau-Miles house, built in the 1800s and impeccably reimagined for the 21st century, is now the most desirable estate on the highly sought-after Broad Street.
173 Broad Street, Charleston, South Carolina
Located in the heart of Charleston on Broad Street, the impressive Prioleau-Miles house dates back to circa 1873, where a member of the Prioleau family built the South-of-Broad home on a rare double lot. C. Richardson Miles, a prominent South Carolina attorney and later president of the College of Charleston Trustees, acquired the estate c. 1880. Since then, several families have called the Prioleau-Miles house home. Undergoing remodeling throughout the years, this completely renovated private residence now stands as one of the most stunning properties in the area. Now for the first time in over seventy years, this historic estate is being offered for sale and awaits a new trustee to carry on its legacy.
While the stately home may reflect the form of its grand historical antecedents in its design, it includes every conceivable modern comfort and has been restored with care. "The Prioleau-Miles house marries two specific architectural styles. First, the Queen Anne style, which incorporates multiple gable roof lines, double-tiered wraparound piazzas, charming spindle work detail, as well as bay windows," collectively explains premier South Carolina realtors, Lisa Patterson and Holly Hamilton with Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty. "Second, the Colonial Revival style was popular from c.1880 to c.1930 after our country's Centennial Exhibition of 1876. This style 'revived' Americans' desire to utilize a more traditional architecture from their colonial past. Colonial Revival is drawn from an amalgamation of Georgian, Federal Architecture, and Dutch Colonial Style."
Sitting on almost half of an acre in Charleston's most esteemed neighborhoods, the Prioleau-Miles house is a grand multi-generational home with ample space for entertaining events of all kinds, from casual brunches to welcoming prominent guests for a charity ball. The 6,434-square-foot main house boasts a grand mahogany staircase in the main foyer that continues to the wall's trim details. Double living rooms, each with its own fireplace, a formal dining room complete with fireplace and catering kitchen/butler's pantry, two powder rooms, an additional room, which will be ideal for a study or bar, and a large, covered piazza, all elegantly wait for guests to arrive. "The first floor also features a mother-in-law suite with ensuite bathroom," adds Patterson and Hamilton. "In the rear of the main house, you will find the first-floor master addition with an ensuite marble bathroom and walk-in closet. This light-filled, first-floor master has brand new wall-to-wall carpet (balance of the home is heart pine) and includes a private entrance to the gardens outside."
The second and third floors are the main living quarters with a large family room, wet bar with entertaining area, breakfast nook, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a remarkable chef's kitchen. Modernized with quartz countertops, a gas Thermador® range, matching hood system, and cabinet depth built-in refrigerator, the kitchen is as functional as is gorgeous. The family room, outfitted with custom bookshelves on the north wall, a gas fireplace, has a magnificent view of the gardens along with easy access to the second-floor piazza. There are two bedrooms and a full bathroom on the third floor - one has a walk-in closet while the other has attic storage.
An added plus, this property can bring in revenue if you so choose. A c.1946 guest cottage sits at the rear of the property. It is currently configured in two 800± sq ft income-producing rental units. The downstairs unit consists of one bedroom, a den, kitchen, and bathroom, while the upstairs unit provides two bedrooms with a kitchenette and a bathroom. "The existing 1 ½ car garage can double as a workshop and storage shed, or with city permits, can be replaced with a 2 ½ car garage plus a living unit or studio above," explains Patterson and Hamilton. "In addition, the property has onsite parking for 10+ vehicles, and there is still room to add a pool."
173 Broad Street is a genuinely sophisticated, historic property in a highly-sought after locale that provides easy access to world-class shopping, a vibrant arts scene, high-end restaurants, bustling nightlife, golf, spas, and let's not forget fishing, sailing, and beaches. Will you be the next owner of this quintessential Charleston home and make your history there?
173 Broad Street, Charleston, SC, is offered at $4,250,000.00.
For more information, or to schedule a private showing, please contact:
Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty
33 Broad St.
Charleston, SC 29401