House of the Day: Charleston Mansion Will Make You a Believer

With its impeccable wood detailing, majestic grand staircase, stunning ballroom and "collection" of Charleston gardens peppered throughout its sprawling grounds, this home in the heart of The Holy City will have you singing hallelujah.

Though, really, it's more than just a home -- it's a slice of history. The newly re-listed, $23 million "Sword Gate House" in historic Charleston, S.C., was built in 1808 and is recognized as a historic site by the Preservation Society of Charleston. Positioned in the prestigious South of Broad neighborhood by Legare and Tradd Streets, the home is flanked by handsome greenery and outdoor patios, perfect for enjoying that sunny Charleston weather with a cocktail in hand.

Inside this picturesque, Federal-style home, you'll find nine bedrooms, 13 full bathrooms, a drawing room, library, dining room, family room, wine cellar, and even a gift-wrapping room (yes, they really do exist) sprawled across a lavish, 17,142 square feet. A separate carriage house offers extra living space, with kitchens and bathrooms for overnight guests.

Alan Donald of Keller Williams has the listing.

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