The Jonathan Badger House is a Pre-Revolutionary masonry home which is believed to have been built sometime after 1746 by Charleston cabinet maker, Jonathan Badger, who purchased this lot from Anne Elliot Saunders Waight. (Earlier records show that Anne Elliot inherited this lot upon the death of her father Thomas Elliot in 1730). This Georgian brick town home or “tenement” is an excellent example of the 18th century Charleston architecture and is considered one of the best exposed brick buildings of the mid 18th Century in the heart of the Old Walled City. Flemish bond brick work and jack arches can be found on the Tradd street facade, coupled with English common bond brick work on the east side of this home. A moderately pitched pantile roof covers both the main home and kitchen house which have been recently joined together.
Recently restored and following the Charleston single plan, this home maintains its historical charm and character while providing a sophisticated and classic interior design by owners who pay very close attention to detail. With beautiful wide plank pine flooring, simple cornices, brick chimneys, period mantels and a notable mahogany banister, this 3 bedroom and 3 1/2 bath home provides approximately 3200ft of living space. The exposed brick kitchen has been recently updated, along with the HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems
There are two off street parking spaces and two well proportioned blue stone courtyards that are surrounded by a brick privacy wall.The home sits on one of the highest elevations on the Charleston peninsula and no flood insurance is required. This well appointed home is in excellent condition and is a very turn key property for an out of town owner. If you are looking for a very historical, 18th century turn key, masonry home located on one of the oldest blocks within the Old Walled City of Charleston, this is a must see!
source – Sotheby’s International Realty