Some homes are just meant for entertaining. You know the ones - they light up at night and steal the show from all the neighbors with glimpses from the street of the grand and elegant spaces within. Even a quick drive by when the home is empty during that magical twilight hour makes it easy to imagine the residence in full display, bustling with party guests, cocktails in hand. Perhaps it’s an art walk, an intimate engagement party or a grand holiday party with valets and tickets for coats - whatever the scale of the gathering, this home can cater to the occasion.
The home at 140 Hibben Street in the Old Village of Mt. Pleasant is one of these homes. Built in 1893 as the original Mt. Pleasant Academy, the structure was designed for a large group - though far from party goers. It is situated just steps from the marshes along the Charleston Harbor and enjoys the cool breezes from the water. Just a few blocks away are the charming shops and restaurants of Mt. Pleasant’s Old Village. The structure underwent a complete renovation in 2014 resulting in this sprawling and luxurious home with every aspect of modern convenience. New plumbing, electrical, baths, a gourmet kitchen, striking light fixtures and top of the line upfittings are uniquely paired with handsome historic details such as original heart pine floors, grand French doors with intricately designed hardware, exposed brick walls and a cozy brick fireplace. The living spaces are grand and flow easily from formal to casual, and from indoor to al fresco to enjoy the harbor breezes. This home begs for large parties and intimate gatherings. Well suited for a large family or ideal for a smaller one with frequent visitors, this home is as versatile as it is beautiful!
140 Hibben Street is a must see and a very unique offering to the Charleston real estate market. Let us give you a tour!