We are pleased to present the original Stiles Point home on James Island in Charleston, SC. Originally constructed in c.1742 by Benjamin Stiles it remains one of James Island’s oldest dwellings. The eighteenth-century architecture is masterfully evident with its original 1740s bell-cast roof, original footprint, and original mantels. This portion of the home currently represents a family room downstairs and the fifth bedroom or study upstairs with an en-suite bathroom. In c.1891, Stiles’ two-times great-grandson, William G. Hinson built an Empire-style three-story addition. Hinson carefully executed the construction of the addition with great respect to the eighteen-century historic fabric of the original dwelling.It remains one of the best-preserved Victorian-era plantation dwellings in the Lowcountry. Original 1890s elements include the additions of the 2 story curved piazzas, symmetrical exterior design, and high interior ceilings of around 14′. You will also find handsome original pocket doors, extensive trim, molding, and mantels.
The ‘new’ 1891 addition is comprised of a stately foyer, magnificent formal dining and living rooms as well as the gourmet kitchen which was updated in 2018. As you ascend the grand staircase to the second floor you’ll find the primary bedroom along with a second bedroom both with en-suite bathrooms. The third floor encompasses the third and fourth bedrooms which share a hall bathroom. The tin roof was replaced with a standing-seam copper roof in 2000.
The grounds are loaded with the absolute best in outdoor activities. The zero-entry pool with a waterfall is surrounded by a blue stone hard deck. The pool house created in 2004, encompasses a second kitchen with a copper double sink and Bertazzoni® gas range and hood. The slate floor complements the exposed cedar rafters completing this space. This structure correspondingly has a standing seam copper roof to match the main house. The pool house also includes a full bathroom with blue Bahia granite countertops and a hammered copper sink. Rounding out the 1.81-acre estate is an outdoor kitchen complete with a wood-burning pizza oven, a reflecting pond and finally a lighted clay tennis court and/or pickleball with a tennis hut built about 2006.
940 Paul Revere is the perfect family home, situated in a well-established neighborhood and only 10 minutes from the Peninsula. Grocery and shopping is less than 5 minutes away while Folly Beach is only 15 minutes away. You do not want to miss seeing this house as you tour homes in the Lowcountry!
**details contained in these remark’s provided by BVL Historic Preservation Research.
Note: This home is recorded as having operated via the labor of enslaved persons. We encourage any interested buyers to make efforts to understand, and respect, this complicated history.
Updated on August 19, 2022 at 1:53 pm