CKC Properties prides itself on historic preservation and is always excited to take on new challenges. When 41 Barre Street hit the market in Harleston Village, we knew the possibilities were endless with this beautiful 1950s colonial home. The house had strong bones, but its odd placement and relatively small size was peculiar since this home resided on the largest single-family lot in downtown Charleston.
The original home was oriented to the North because 75 years ago when the home was originally constructed, it faced the Ashley River. Over the last 70 years there has been a large effort to fill that portion of the Ashley River, to create developable land for MUSC and the surrounding areas. CKC Properties worked with the local preservation groups and the City BAR staff to gain approval to lift the house, move it to the north side of the lot and turn the structure so that it would face the street. Our work also incorporated a large addition to the structure. The adjacent neighbors and our design team felt that this was a great way to re-introduce this wonderful home to the neighborhood.
The contrast of new and old construction has created a unique structure with the character of a charming 1950’s Colonial home but the security and stability of new construction, with highly energy efficient mechanical systems and building materials.
This home boasts ~5000 sq. ft. of heated space and ~2500 sq. ft. of non-heated area. The 4-car garage, 800 sq. ft. Gunnite swimming pool with Jacuzzi, 3 fire-places, Gym, and expansive views of the city marina on the Ashley River, all help to make this home one of the most unique residences on the peninsula.