Isaac Jenkins Mikell House

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Issac Jenkins Mikell House
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Issac Jenkins Mikell House
Isaac Jenkins Mikell House is located in South Carolina
Isaac Jenkins Mikell House
Isaac Jenkins Mikell House is located in the US
Isaac Jenkins Mikell House
Location 94 Rutledge Ave., Charleston, South Carolina
Coordinates 32°46′51.0672″N 79°56′31.6896″W / 32.780852000°N 79.942136000°W / 32.780852000; -79.942136000Coordinates: 32°46′51.0672″N 79°56′31.6896″W / 32.780852000°N 79.942136000°W / 32.780852000; -79.942136000
Area less than one acre
Built 1853-1854
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP reference # 14000056
Added to NRHP March 11, 2014
The Isaac Jenkins Mikell House was shown in an engraving in a June 1857 issue of Harper's Magazine.

The Isaac Jenkins Mikell House is an imposing Greek Revival residence in the style of grand Italian villa that was built in 1853-1854 by Edisto Island cotton planter Isaac Jenkins Mikell for his third wife, Mary Martha Pope.[1] The house should not be confused with Peter's Point Plantation, an Edisto Island plantation built in about 1840 by Isaac Jenkins Mikell which is also sometimes referred to as the Isaac Jenkins Mikell House.

The southern facade (overlooking Montagu Street) is dominated by a pedimented portico with six columns with Composite capitals carved from cypress and ornamented with rams’ heads. In addition to the main house, there is a kitchen building and separate coach house on the premises.[1]

The house was bought in 1935 by the Charleston Free Library and served as a public library until the early 1960s when it was sold and restored as a private residence.[1] In 2008, the house sold for $4.8 million to Manhattan socialite Patricia Altschul.[2] The house is frequently featured on the Bravo television reality show, Southern Charm; Altschul is the mother of one of the program's regular cast, filmmaker Whitney Sudler-Smith, who is also executive producer of the show.[3] The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "94 Rutledge Avenue". Preservation Society of Charleston. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
  2. ^ Stech, Katy (March 28, 2008). "Downtown estate sells for $4.8M". Post & Courier. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
  3. ^ Parker, Adam (March 1, 2014). "Will 'Southern Charm' charm or go south?". Charleston Post & Courier. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
  4. ^ "Mikell, Isaac Jenkins, House". National Park Service. Retrieved July 14, 2014.