The historic Charleston property south of Broad Street, which had only two owners in 131 years of history, has recently changed hands and was temporarily closed.
The Bed & Breakfast at Two Meeting Street Inn sold for $ 7.69 million on July 15th.
According to phone records, the property is closed, reservations are not accepted and the reopening date will be posted on its website later that year.
According to Charleston County Land Records, an affiliate of real estate investment firm South Street Partners has purchased a nine-room, corner lot property of approximately 6,000 square feet from the family-owned Two Meeting Street Inn LLC.
A South Street Partners spokeswoman declined to comment on the company’s plans for a historic building opposite the White Point Gardens, but it is expected to remain an overnight accommodation. Details will be announced at a later date, she said.
The new owner is headquartered in Charleston and Charlotte and owns several properties not only in South Carolina but elsewhere.
In Palmetto, South Street Partners owns Kiawah Partners, the master developer of Kiawah Island, as well as a 20,000-acre cliff community in the mountains of South Carolina and North Carolina and Bluffton near Hilton Head Island. Owns Palmetto Bluff Development.
Charlie Salmonsen of Salmonsen Realty has processed the buyer-seller transaction. He stated that the structure dates back to 1891 and has two owners. He said the Spell family has maintained the inn for the past 76 years.
I couldn’t ask the representative of the inn for comment.
Mr. Salmonsen called the deal “very easy and friendly.”
According to the site history of the inn website, the property has been launched for romance.
In the late 1800s, Charleston jeweler Waring Carrington experienced love at first sight when he saw the young Martha Williams.
The two married in 1890 at a famous social event to which 2,500 invitations were sent. The bride’s father and wealthy merchant George Williams presented the newlyweds with a $ 75,000 check and built a new home on the corner of Meeting Street and South Battery, a highly desirable location on the peninsula.
In 1946, the 2 Meeting St. Mansion was purchased by the recent owner’s aunt and great aunt Minnie Spell Carr. She founded a guesthouse and eventually became the Two Meeting Street Inn, where countless honeymooners enjoyed their honeymoon. The inn remained in the spell family until it was sold last week.