Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, celebrated by the Charleston Preservation Society with a Carolopolis Award, and recognized by the Historic Charleston Foundation with the Whitelaw Award, 463 Huger Street stands as a landmark property of Hampton Park Terrace, is a remarkable combination of originality and easy livability, and is offered for public sale for just the second time in 52 years.Also known as the Leonard Long House, 463 Huger was built in 1920 and reflects both Mission and Prairie-School influences in its symmetrical floorplan, low-pitched terne-metal roof with large overhangs, rounded and exposed rafter tails, brick pilasters capped with paired knee-braces, the fifteen-light front door and sidelights, and an incredible number of three-over-one windows. Sunlight streams into this home throughout the day.
Substantially updated in 2011 and again in 2018 (by upper peninsula expert Marc Engelke) the home boasts Bosch and Thermador appliances, Rohl fixtures, Shaker-style inset cabinetry, a custom-designed Rain Bird irrigation system, a completely recoated roof (2018), a new 2-ton Heil upstairs AC unit (2018), and significantly updated electrical and plumbing systems. The first floor consists of a generous entry foyer, living room, sunroom, dining room, kitchen, large mudroom and a half bath. Original details remain throughout including high, coffered ceilings, wainscoting, plate rails, French doors, glass doorknobs, wide trim and even a built-in bench between the two-sided staircase.
The second floor consists of a master bedroom, two guest bedrooms, a hall closet, a hall bath and two beautiful, walk-out porches for morning coffee or a little fresh air before going to bed. The upstairs displays original, wide trim, picture rails, glass doorknobs and more.
Perhaps just as impressive as this home’s appearance and floorplan is its location on a high lot (no flood insurance required) in Charleston’s celebrated Hampton Park Terrace. Allan Park and Hampton Parkâ€”and their concerts, holiday festivals, and other eventsâ€”are less than a five-minute walk away. A casual, ten-minute walk will let you enjoy some of the uptown’s best restaurants: Purlieu, Park CafÃ©, Moe’s Crosstown, Harold’s Cabin, Huriyali, Little Jacks and more. Hop on a bike and you’re ten minutes from Edmond’s Oast, Butcher & Bee, Joe Riley Stadium, the Citadel, the College of Charleston, the Medical District and Marion Square. And because of the home’s orientation on its lot, there is significant distance between this house and its neighbors. There is, quite simply, no better location for enjoying all Charleston has to offer.
In an effort to accommodate all interested parties, 463 Huger Street will be available for both viewings and professional inspection beginning Wednesday June 27th and ending at the end of the day Sunday July 15th. Any and all offers will be considered at the end of this period.