Charleston | SC Historical Property 60 Montagu St

Sold after years on and off the market.

“You can’t find another property like this one in Charleston,” states Preservation Architect Glenn Keyes smiled. And he’s right. This one of a kind, historical beauty, with  9345 sq ft of floor to ceiling impeccably restored Federal Style estate waited for the perfect buyer, post auction, and never looked back. Saturated in Charleston charm, 60 Montagu Street resonates with its richly historical neighbors and deep appreciation for fine arts. We appreciated it too.  And we sold it to the perfect new owner to honor its long history.

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Continuous price reductions when on the market.

Welcome home to the Gaillard-Bennett House, Circa 1801. This home has been meticulously restored in full to its original glory. ”You can’t find another property like this one in Charleston,” states Preservation Architect Glenn Keyes. The Federal-style main house consists of six well-proportioned bedrooms and five and one-half baths. Along with the main house are a restored former kitchen house and carriage house with additional guest quarters and a reconstructed tack house containing all the mechanicals for the property. The 1.25-acre property has expansive gardens, a newly built pool house, salt water gunite pool with infinity edge all beautifully maintained. Walk up the elegant stone double staircase where you are greeted by one of the most outstanding homes in Charleston.


  • Built circa 1800.
  • The renovation took 4 ½ years and was the entire property (Glenn Keyes Architects & Richard Marks Contracting). MOVE-IN READY!
  • In Downtown Charleston with easy access to Charleston International Airport (CHS).
  • The architecture of property is primarily Federal Style with Georgian echoings (Category 1 Architecturally Significant Property).
  • Main House (6 BR / 5.5 Bath) is approx. 9345 s.f. Basement Bath is handicap accessible.
  • Main House has 12 fireplaces (gas starters) and Inclinator hydraulic elevator.
  • Kitchen House (4 BR / 2.5 Bath) and Carriage House (2 BR / 2 Bath) approx. 3922 s.f. Total.
  • Tack House: All utilities, and a large backup generator that can provide power for the main house, tack house, garden lighting & fountains.
  • Plaster restoration (Adam-style neoclassical) is some of the finest in the country (Plasterer & Architect David Heuske).
  • Heart Pine floors throughout Main House. Flooring at Kitchen House and Carriage House are pine.
  • Kitchen cabinets, as well as many in-house, are mahogany.
  • Geothermal HVAC throughout property.
  • All buildings have new Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing. All sewer lines, water lines, gas lines, storm drains, electric service lines, phone lines, cable lines, irrigation lines and landscape electrical lines were replaced.
  • A deck at the rear of residence is composite to resist deterioration.
  • Lot size as well as Carriage House with two car garage, private gates and a car park is very rare for Downtown Charleston.
  • Grounds: Designed by local Landscape Architect Sheila Wertimer.  Period designs with focal point fountains and main axes.  Year-round colors and zoned sprinkler system.
  • Heated saltwater pool (gunite), infinity edge and Pool House echoing the design of Main House portico (washer/dryer, gas BBQ grill, and full Bath).
  • One of largest lots on the peninsula with 1.25 acres, corner lot, and high ground (original property footprint).


Scott Foerst

Market Director


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This South Carolina luxury home’s location in downtown Charleston (and its generous lot size of 1.25 acres) truly set it apart from similar properties, making it a perfect candidate for an Elite auction. It’s the kind of property that our high net-worth luxury property buyers expect from us, and no surprise that we were able to find a ready buyer.

Unlike many Charleston Peninsula estates, this residence retains its original footprint and is beautifully situated on high ground. Entertaining family and guests is a dream thanks to the home’s four-bedroom kitchen house and two-bedroom carriage house, as well as a new pool house that echoes the style of the main estate’s portico. The grounds are also exquisitely designed and executed, complete with focal point fountains, year-round blooms, and landscape lighting that sets the mood day or night.

When prospective buyers walked through the front doors to tour this South Carolina historical estate, they were transported to a time when elegance was effortless and every detail mattered. In fact, it took renovators over four years to complete the renovation of 60 Montagu St. in Charleston, South Carolina, because every element did matter – right down to the craftsmanship of the restored plasterwork, the mahogany kitchen cabinets, and the exquisite Georgian moldings and finials.

During the restoration, all of the home’s technology was brought up-to-date, including the plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems. New phone lines, irrigation lines, storm drains, and landscape electrical lines were also installed – a comprehensive upgrade that brought this historic South Carolina mansion to the present century without sacrificing its original charm.

If you have a luxury property like this one, in Charleston or elsewhere, contact us to learn more about our accelerated sales and marketing process.


In Cooperation with Ann C Evans (LIC#​39190​) of​ Carolina One Real Estate (LIC#​4081​)​
South Carolina Licensed Auctioneer – James Gall Jr. #3535

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