16 Orrs Court is the preeminent example of a carefully restored Freedman's Cottage,(1Bedroom, 1Sleeping Loft & 1Bath) retaining all integrity while adapting the interior for the 21st century. Built post Civil War, the architecture follows the traditional one-room wide structure with two mirrored adjoining fireplaces. The original plaster walls were preserved, as well as the beaded board walls, and the highly sought after beautiful heart of pine floors. Additionally, it has an added loft, a South facing piazza, and the classic gable roof of the Freedman's Cottage style. Described by architectural historians as a subset of the Charleston single-house, the Freedman's Cottage reflects a building style that considered local needs and traditions. Room on large lot for additional Dwelling(s)The home was meticulously renovated and updated with a modern touch by esteemed Princeton architect Justin Ferrick in 2001, and again in 2021 with Rockwell Construction.In 2003, 16 Orrs became the first home North of the Crosstown to be awarded a Carolopolis for Excellence in Historic Preservation. During the extensive renovations in 2000, 16 layers of linoleum were lifted up to uncover the perfectly preserved heart of pine floors; paint layers were striped back to reveal 90 years' worth of colors in the main bedroom; the wall that separated the two main rooms was removed, as well as the ceiling to open the home up. As a result, the high ceilings, large windows and newly installed Dutch doors give this nearly 1,000-square-foot home a remarkable sense of spaciousness. The South facing piazza adjoins a mature private garden with an allée of crepe myrtles that open up to an enormous lot that can accommodate up to two additional homes. The home is located on a quiet alley within walking distance of Hampton Park and some of the finest restaurants in Charleston.

Essential Information

  • MLS® #23013728
  • Price$975,000
  • Acres0.13
  • TypeLand
  • Statusdeleted

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School Information

  • ElementaryMitchell
  • MiddleSimmons Pinckney
  • HighBurke

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  • OfficeCarriage Properties LLC

LISTED BY Carriage Properties LLC