A perfect combination of modern luxury and historic charm, Factors Walk offers one of the premiere locations in downtown Charleston. Overlooking scenic Charleston Harbor and enchanting Waterfront Park, these exquisite townhouses offer stunning waterfront views of Fort Sumter, Castle Pinckney and the quaint aura of one of Charleston’s most famed locations. The prized location on Prioleau Street is steeped in history, and literally surrounded with visual reminders of a Charleston’s heralded past, with streets paved in cobblestone and Belgian block to either side, and standing in the shadow of the Old Exchange, whose Palladian grandeur is typical of the architecture nearby.
The name “factor” is an historic term used for those who operated businesses along Charleston ‘s waterfront during the colonial and antebellum periods. Factoring the trading value of rich cargoes of cotton, rice, and indigo was a lucrative business in this waterfront area, where, ships of old once crowded docks teeming with bales and barrels. The current property features separate North and South buildings.
The North building is 21st century construction designed with 19th century flair, highlighted by an elegant Italianate facade replicating that famous Porcher-Simonds House on historic Battery Row. Each of the seven condominiums are exquisitely designed with hardwood floors, decorative molding and gourmet kitchens floors, and has gated ground floor parking accessible by elevators.
The South building is a pre-Civil War factors’ office that was meticulously remodeled in 2005, and once owned by George Alfred Trenholm, the dashing Charleston merchant and blockade runner who author Margaret Mitchell likely fashioned her character of Rhett Butler after in Gone With The Wind. The historic building is divided into three superbly-designed condominiums, each featuring fireplaces and private courtyard gardens.