Charleston’s Sottile-Glover Mansion is fit for a king, and has even hosted one

The 198-Year-Old house is for sale for $8 million

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Located in Charleston’s historic Harleston Village, the iconic Sottile-Glover Mansion is one of South Carolina’s most happening luxury pads. Just blocks away from Colonial Park and the College of Charleston, an evening of drinks, food and a bustling nightlife are just a brief walk away. Now the 198-Year-Old mansion, a 11,737-square-foot palace with five bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, is on the market for $8 million.

“Spacious balconies can be reached from the dining and formal room on the first floor and from the bedrooms on second floor both of which overlook a lush courtyard which include a wide variety of flora as well as 20-year-old pomegranate trees,” according to the home’s listing.

The Sottile-Glover Mansion’s moniker is derived from two of the home’s previous owners. Dr. Joseph Glover, a local medical practitioner in the 1820s, built the house. In 1906, Giovanni Sottile — an Italian immigrant — purchased the property. Sottile would go on to become a consul for Italy, and even hosted King Victor Emmanuel at the Charleston home.

“The ground floor features an enclosed piazza perfect for entertaining guests and accessible to the courtyard perfect for your friends and family to enjoy where you can sit back bask in the beautiful scenery and the grand home,” according to the home’s listing. “An updated mother-in-law suite with a private entrance is located on the ground floor and could function as an independent unit. It additionally has another entrance to access the main house, enclosed piazza and courtyard.”

While the kitchen was completely renovated this year, the Italianate mansion dates back to 1826 and is listed under the National Register of Historic Places.

“Originally constructed by Dr. Glover, this grand Italianate mansion served as a cherished home for his family for numerous years,” according to the listing. “Passing through the hands of two esteemed Charleston families, the Roses, and the Moises, the mansion eventually found its way to Giovani Sottile in 1910. Mr. Sottile’s patronage led to the mansion’s transformation into the Italian consulate, a role it maintained under his descendants until the present owners acquired it.

“Gracing the prestigious National Register of Historic Places since 2019, this distinguished home proudly preserves its opulent formal rooms and numerous original historic features.”

Listing by Matthew Brockbank and Handsome Properties