Address205 Sumter Avenue, Summerville, SC, 29483


  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • Residential
  • 4,071 SQ FT
  • Built in 1882

Historical charm, incredible location, and remarkable details make this home a rare find. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, records indicate the home was built by the great, great, great grandson of Col William Rhett, captain of the ship Providence. Col Rhett was known as a very capable military gentleman who played a strong role in the defense of Charles Town during ''Queen Anne's War.'' Later in life he was known as a pirate hunter & in 1703 he was appointed commissioner of the watch in Charles Town. This home exudes history & stature. The grounds are beautifully designed with walking paths, ancient live oaks, flowering shrubs and an open croquet lawn. Located on one of Summerville's most prestigious streets, and within walking distance of Historic Towne Square.Wide Double Piazza's provide expansive outdoor living . The foyer is flanked by twin rooms serving as gathering spaces. Each of these spacious rooms offer original fireplaces, huge windows and extensive moldings. Large formal dining room and eat-in kitchen both offer exterior doors to enter the gardens. Original heart pine floors throughout the home, most all the windows have original glass, wood staircases are original to the home, 5 fireplaces upgraded with gas logs, and spacious rooms throughout. Fireplaces are located in the two front gathering rooms, the formal dining, and both master suites. All 3 bedrooms on the second floor have private baths. The third floor offers flex space for 4th bedroom, study or bonus room with access to a full bath. Excellent storage throughout. Farmhouse kitchen offers lighted pantry, plentiful cabinets, open shelving and spice drawers. Quartz counters, tile back splash stainless appliances, gas cook-top and matching refrigerator. Second floor piazza is accessible by both master suites. Such a charming spot for your morning coffee! High ceilings, "period" style lighting, graceful elegance, and a one-of-a-kind lifestyle await you in this grand southern lady! Detached 2 car garage with full storage area/workshop space. This could be easily opened for a 3rd bay if you prefer more covered parking. Fully fenced yard, working outdoor shutters, circular driveway with space for parking multiple cars. Foundation includes a crawlspace area and small basement accessible from the exterior. Architectural roof installed in 2013. Three HVAC units for comfort - 1st floor installed in 2012, 2nd floor in 2013, 3rd floor in approximately 2001. Landscaping includes palm trees, moss draped oaks, magnolia trees, crepe myrtles, camellia bushes, azaleas, sago palms and privet hedges for year round color. 205 Sumter is located within walking/biking distance of historic downtown Summerville where residents enjoy the annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Festivals, performances at the Historic Flowertown Theater, parades, Third Thursday Celebrations with music, food & drink, shopping, dining and outdoor concerts plus Winter Ice Skating Rink. The downtown YMCA is also within walking distance! Azalea Park is also within walking distance giving you easy access to the annual spring Azalea Festive with juried artists, the annual Sculpture in the South Festival and lighted community tennis courts. Historically significant homes of this caliber are seldom available. This is a rare find - don't miss it.

Essential Information

  • MLS® #19031453
  • Price$875,000
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms5.00
  • Full Baths4
  • Half Baths1
  • Square Footage4,071
  • Acres0.83
  • Price/SqFt$215 USD
  • Year Built1882
  • TypeResidential
  • Sub-TypeSingle Family Detached
  • StyleTraditional
  • StatusActive

Community Information

  • Address205 Sumter Avenue
  • SubdivisionHistoric District
  • CitySummerville
  • CountyDorchester
  • StateSC
  • Zip Code29483


63 - Summerville/Ridgeville

Interior Features

Ceilings - 9'+, Ceiling - Smooth, Window Treatments - Some, Walk-In Closets


Dining Room, Family Rm, Gas Logs, Living Rm, Three +

Master Bedroom

Ceiling Fan, Outsd Access, Upstairs, Walk-In Closets

Exterior Features

Wood F/encl, Full Fr Prch, Patio, Stoop


BHHS Southern Coast Real Estate


  • AmenitiesCable Avail, Trash Pickup
  • Parking Spaces2
  • ParkingDetached, 2 Car Garage
  • # of Garages2
  • GaragesDetached, 2 Car Garage


  • InteriorWood
  • HeatingElectric, Gas
  • CoolingCentral
  • FireplaceYes
  • Stories2 Story


  • ExteriorWood Siding
  • Lot DescriptionCorner, Level, 1/2 -1 Acre
  • RoofMetal
  • ConstructionPre-Owned
  • FoundationBasement, Crawl Space

School Information

  • ElementarySummerville
  • MiddleAlston
  • HighSummerville

Additional Information

  • Days on Website76

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