Porter-Gaud: A Prestigious Private School in Charleston, SCon September 29th, 2012 at 4:10 pm
Named after Rev. Anthony Toomer Porter and William Steen Gaud, Porter-Gaud is one of Charleston’s premiere private college preparatory schools. Serving students in 1st through 12th grade, the independent, co-ed Episcopal school as we know it today has been a Charleston institution since 1964, but its history runs much deeper than that. Porter-Gaud was formed by the joining of three prestigious schools: Porter Military Academy (founded in 1867), Gaud School for Boys (1908) and Watt School (1931). Porter Military Academy was originally housed in downtown Charleston, and Porter-Gaud students attended classes at this campus until a new home for the school opened on Albemarle Point along the Ashley River in 1965.
Today, the Porter-Gaud campus comprises 80 sylvan acres and is adjacent to the Crescent, one of Charleston’s nicest neighborhoods. Both the Crescent and Porter-Gaud are just five minutes from historic downtown Charleston and just fifteen minutes from Folly Beach. The pristine yet convenient setting of Porter-Gaud and the Crescent makes for a one-of-a-kind, family-oriented residential experience that goes hand in hand with education.
Students who attend Porter-Gaud receive a world-class education and share in a strong sense of community with their fellow classmates. Porter-Gaud students continually gain recognition for their academic achievements on a national level, and the school takes huge strides in preparing its students for the college experience. With sprawling old-growth oak trees and ivy-covered redbrick buildings, the grounds of Porter-Gaud resemble a college campus, and students are set up with an academic advisor in middle school. Students begin studying a foreign language in 1st grade, and extracurricular opportunities are diverse. A focus on small class size throughout the grade levels means each student receives individualized instruction. By the 9th grade, students commence college admission orientation, and by 11th grade, students are visiting colleges and polishing their academic resumes.
Great new listing by Porter-Gaud School
|Baths||4 full, 1 half|
|Home size||4,480 sq ft|
|Lot Size||20,908 sq ft|
|Days on Market||249;|
Stately brick home located in one of the best neighborhoods in Charleston, SC ---- The Crescent. The grand Georgian style home was constructed in 1934, and in 2008 the present owner did a detailed restoration and expansion of the home($250,000 worth of improvements). ------- The first floor of the home offers a generous sized formal living room, study that is west facing, and large dining room. Off the dining room is a quaint kitchen with a pair of large arched windows (unique) that give the kitchen a lot of light and offer warming views of the pool and guest house, in the rear of the home. Off one side of the kitchen is a passage to a large family room that has coffered ceilings, mahogany wet bar with Sub Zero appliance package, high-end surround sound, built-in bookcases, and an abundance of space for entertaining. ------- The center hall way leads upstairs to the second floor of the home where you find the oversized master bedroom that was rebuilt in 2008. The master has a vaulted ceiling, marbled fireplace, large cedar lined closet, and French doors that lead to a private balcony that overlooks the lushly landscaped rear yard. Also on the second floor are two other bedrooms with shared bath and a large laundry room. The third floor of the home is perfect as a playroom, guest suite/office or retreat for older children. ------ Possibly the best part of this luxury home is the well-thought-out grounds. The owner hired highly respected Charleston landscape architect Sheila Wertimer to do the well-ordered gardens. Sitting behind the home is giant heated pool, spa and guest house. The pool house is two levels; the main floor is a very open game/media room complete with kitchen trimmed with more Sub Zero appliances and a full bath. The second floor of the pool house has a large bedroom with full bath with marble finishes. The hallway off the guest room offers two oversized closets. The guest house is nicely tied-in with the pool via large patio with hearth brick outdoor fireplace, Traeger grill and a marble-topped entertaining table. This area is covered by a large pergola that offers shade for your afternoon entertaining poolside ------ This home is one of the finest luxury homes in its price point in Charleston. Whether you have kids attending Porter Gaud or you desire to access the best of Historic Charleston in minutes, this is the home to see. Five minutes or less to the Country Club of Charleston. Call your representative today to schedule a tour.
Property Type(s): Residential, Residential / Single Family Detached
|Last Updated||4/9/2013||Tract||The Crescent|
|Year Built||1934||Community||Chs-W.Ashley Inside I-526 To Ashley Rive|
|Prior to Jan 19, '13||$1,489,000|
|Jan 19, '13 - Feb 21, '13||$1,464,000|
|Feb 21, '13 - Today||$1,439,000|
|Elementary School||St. Andrews|
|Middle School||West Ashley|
|High School||West Ashley|
|County||Charleston||# Full Baths||4|
|# Half Baths||1||Elementary School||ST. ANDREWS|
|High School||WEST ASHLEY||Middle School||WEST ASHLEY|
|Amenities||Walk Jog Trails|
|Exterior||Brick - front, Brick - solid|
|Fireplace||Bedroom, Den, Family Rm|
|Floors||Ceramic Tile, Wood|
|Lot Description||1/2 -1 Acre, Inside, Level, Wooded|
|Master Bedroom||Ceiling Fan, Outsd Access, Upstairs, W/i Closet|
|Misc. Exterior||Brick Fence, Covr'd Patio, Deck, Gutters, Iron Fence, Lawn Irriga., Pool-Inground, Privacy Fenc|
|Misc. Interior||9'+ Ceilings, Wet Bar, Wlkin Closet|
|Parking||1 Car Garage, Off-st Prkng, Other|
|Property Type||Single Family Detached|
|Rooms||Eat-in Kitch, Family, Foyer, Great Room, M-in-law Ste, Media, Sep Dining, Study|
|Water/Sewer||Public Sewer, Public Water|
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