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Originally developed in 1770,  Harleston village is a convenient , historic address in peninsular Charleston.  This pleasant mix of antebellum houses and upscale modern townhouses  is situated on the site of the first golf club in America,  and a
MLS Harleston Village Charleston, SCcongenial community atmosphere still prevails.  Surrounding the shady blocks of Harleston Village are the prestigious College of Charleston,  South Carolina’s Medical University complex, and historic Cannon park and Colonial Lake.
Many of the old homes were  built from the wealth  of early 19th century rice mills that lined nearby Ashley River,  and some of Charleston’s finest Italianate,  Regency and Georgian architecture  is featured in such noteworthy examples as the Blacklocke  and Jenkins-Mikell houses and the  College of Charleston’s Randolph Hall.
The sidewalk stroll is the preferred means of transportation along these quiet streets,  where  neighbors gather for morning cappuccino  at corner cafes or late -afternoon cocktails on garden piazzas.  Only a few blocks from the King Street retail district,  the stylish restaurants of the City market,  and the yachts and sailboats of the Charleston Marina, Harleston Village offers easy access to all the pleasures and necessities of the good life. 
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South of Broad, Ansonborough, Harleston Village, Mazyck-Wraggsborough, French Quarter, Radcliffborough


Cannonborough, Elliottborough, Midtown, Wagener Terrace, Hampton Park Terrace

Notable Homes and Buildings and fun facts:  Among the most magnificent properties in Charleston are the 1802 Gaillard-Bennett house at 60 Montagu Street and the 1800 William Blacklock house at 18 Bull Street. The Montagu Street house features 10,000 square feet of exquisitely-designed Georgian/Adam details, as well as one of the most impressive formal gardens in the city. Robert E. Lee was a guest of later owner Washington Jefferson Bennett, and made one of his final public appearances at the house in 1870. Blacklock also had his house built in the fashionable Adam style of wealthy post-Revolutionary Charleston, and the property is listed as a National Historic Landmark.

The enormous Victorian building at 149 Wentworth Street is very popular as a hotel today, but at one time was room enough only for a single, large family. Known today as the Wentworth Mansion, the 24,000 square foot building was built by Charleston cotton merchant Francis Rodgers in 1886. Rodgers had six children and built his colossal home for them to enjoy the pleasures of the wealthy class. The fifth-floor cupola was designed for his sons and daughters to see the fire works displays at the newly-created Colonial Lake promenade. Rodgers’ house boasted the finest in Philadelphia pressed brick and a Second Empire style roof, from which he watched Charelston’s sky line everyday as one of the catalysts behind the newly-formed city fire department. Until the 1880’s all fire fighting was done by private companies, but with the insistence of  aldermen like Rodgers, the city took over those duties and the same architect who designed Rodgers’ mansion, Daniel Waynes, would design the orginal city fire houses that still exist today.

Neighborhood Restaurants and Shopping:  Primarily a residential neighborhood, Harleston Village does feature one of Charleston’s most highly-rated hotels and restaurants at the Wentworth Mansion at 149 Wentworth Street. This opulent 20,000 square-foot Victorian masterpiece was built by Charlestonian Francis Rodgers in 1886 with such luxurious details as Tiffany windows and marble mantels - accommodations ranked by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the top 50 in America. In addition, the beautifully-landscaped grounds feature Circa 1886, a AAA four-diamond restaurant situated in the comfortable atmosphere of an historic carriage house.

South of Broad, Ansonborough, Harleston Village, Mazyck-Wraggsborough, French Quarter, Radcliffborough


Cannonborough, Elliottborough, Midtown, Wagener Terrace, Hampton Park Terrace


 



 
 
 

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