The Desirable Crescent

Yesterday I had the pleasure of showing homes in the Crescent.  I have to admit that this was my first time touring homes in the neighborhood and it left a great impression on me. The Crescent is filled with stately homes, huge oak tree covered yards, great marsh views, and  the feeling of going back in time.

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While there I met a woman who had lived in the same home for 50 years (she had lots of stories to tell), kids who were out and about playing, and new owners who had the most wonderful things to say about the culture of the neighborhood and it’s location.

They don’t say location, location, location, for nothing. The Crescent is located right off Folly Road and only a 5 minute drive to downtown.  Across the street you will find Earth Fare, Starbucks, great restaurants, and the nearby private Porter-Gaud School so many of the neighborhood children attend.

So, to the homes. If you are on a tight budget, this may not be the neighborhood for you. That’s not to say you can’t buy for under $1 million, although many of the homes carry such a price tag. Currently, there are 7 single-family homes for sale with prices ranging from $649,900 to $3,275,000. These prices vary due to location (ex. deepwater vs. not, size, etc.) and also condition of the home. The majority of the homes I showed had been renovated throughout, but there are some that are dated and will need upgrading. Usually they are price accordingly.  They are listed below:

1202887 – Details: 34 BROUGHTON RD, CHARLESTON, SC – $649,900

1221394 – Details: 10 YEAMANS RD, CHARLESTON, SC – $775,000

1301488 – Details: 31 JOHNSON RD, CHARLESTON, SC – $1,350,000 – The least expensive home of the four I showed. This one just hit the market and is priced to sell. The current owner is an architect who has moved on to his next project. The interior of the home is very nice and modern, but the wow factor is the pool.  If there were to be one set back it would be the traffic noise as the home sits on busy Folly Road. There is a brick wall that creates a nice buffer, but the passing cars can be loud.  The good news is inside you barely hear it.

1221345 – Details: 20 JOHNSON RD, CHARLESTON, SC – $1,464,000 – The owner of this home spent a good amount of $$$ in renovations and it shows.  Behind the main home you will find a pool and a two story guest house, equipped with a game room, surround sound, and an out door fire place and grilling area.

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1220146 – Details: 26 BROUGHTON RD, CHARLESTON, SC – $1,775,000 – This home has the wow factor! Completely fenced in, with a pool and nice yard, sitting on a small lake.

1224849 – Details: 1 NEW TOWN LN, CHARLESTON, SC – $2,100,000 – On the market for the first time in 40 years, this home sits on double lots with extensive marsh views.  On the property you will find a double car garage with a living space on top. The value in this property is the land, as the home does need an extensive amount of interior renovating. However, this is a rare opportunity to own one of the premier spots in the Crescent.

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1302312 – Details: 1 BROUGHTON RD, CHARLESTON, SC – $3,275,000 – Deepwater with a dock! Recently hit the market!

*These homes are listed by various MLS Participants.

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One Response to The Desirable Crescent

  1. 1 New Town Lane was just reduced to $1,650,000. Thats an $850,000 reduction!

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