This listing has “historic district” written all over it: 148-year-old Charleston single with double piazza, 10-foot ceilings, six fireplaces and multiple bedrooms.

Sure enough, the 124 Mary St. house can claim its setting as a place of heritage. But in this case, the spot rests east of the Cooper rather than on the peninsula.

“This is a rare opportunity to own one of Charleston’s grand estates, in the heart of the Old Village,” says Shawn Pillion, Realtor with ChuckTown Homes and listing agent. The three-story residence, covering 5,689 square feet, lists for $1,795,000.

“Houses like this don’t become available very often,” he says in the brokerage’s informational write-up about 124 Mary St.

Built circa 1865, the house clearly sports the proper historic pedigree. A six-month restoration enhances all its 19th century charm, from refinished first level floors to showcased twin balconies. At the same time, the renovation brought the property up-to-date. Fixtures include high-end kitchen appliances; heated marble floors and glass shower in the fully redone master bedroom; and a swimming pool alongside the 68-year-old carriage house out back.

Pillion says the house would be geared to a family that’s looking outside of downtown Charleston.

“I think most people (interested in the house) want to live out here,” he says. Being in the Old Village, it’s “more of a neighborhood feeling.”

The Mount Pleasant residence stands as an undoubtedly beautiful historic home, Pillion says, adding in the write-up that it possesses “the simplicity of yesteryear and a renovation beyond expectation.”

Quite large, 124 Mary St. showcases six bedrooms and six baths scattered throughout the three levels.

“This gracious 1865 Charleston single has been completely restored and artfully updated to reflect grand scale entertaining and modern family living,” Pillion notes in his informational report.

The Realtor highlighted scores of features about the “grand” home. Along with piazzas on the first and second floors, the property counts a finished basement with fireplace. The refinished hardwood floors cover the three levels of living space.

What Pillion calls a “monumental” master suite underwent a complete overhaul, opening it up for modern living. The new master bath shows off “all the modern luxuries” from the tile floors to a soaking tub.

Pillion cited the precision that went into the restoration. Priot to the work, the first floor hardwoods weren’t in the best shape. One place in the main hallway, “you could see to the basement,” he says.

Another perk for 124 Mary St. involves the small town-like location within Mount Pleasant’s iconic Old Village.

According to Pillion, “Mary Street embellishes all the luxuries of the Old Village lifestyle – jog to Sullivan’s Island, grab a soda on Pitt Street, walk to Shem Creek restaurants and children can bike to school.”

The property, he says, serves as “an alternative to downtown. There’s a history through it.”

The residence sits on the upper reaches of relatively short Mary Street. Heading north and east, take Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant across Shem Creek and bear right on Whilden Street. Take the first right on Hibben Street, then turn right on Bennett Street. Make the first left on Mary Street. Ahead on the right is 124 Mary St.

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Agents: Shawn Pillion, Donald Russell, Jeremy Wilson

Office: ChuckTown Homes

Phone: 888-210-3348

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