Debbie Fisher of Handsome Properties Sells The Whaley-Lapham House for Just Under $2.5M

Posted by Anna Zevenhuizen — November 25, 2013

1385411998CHARLESTON, SC – Debbie Fisher, of Handsome Properties, recently reported the sale of 34 Legare Street at almost $2.5 million. The Whaley-Lapham House, Circa 1905, is a beautiful masonry home located on the corner of Tradd Street and Legare Street, in the heart of the desirable “South of Broad” neighborhood in Charleston, South Carolina. After construction, the home was conveyed to the mother of Charleston’s leading restoration architects of the time, Samuel Lapham.

The home features unique architectural details such as Jacobean style and Craftsman detailing, front curvilinear gable, and large square dormers. The grand entry creates a spacious floor plan with formal dining and living rooms, which open up onto a breezy piazza. The newly renovated kitchen offers ample storage as well as a wet bar area and access to the private walled garden. The second floor features a library, which opens onto the second floor piazza and guest bedroom with bathroom. The spacious master suite is complete with a “Waterworks” bathroom and walk-in closet. The third level completes this beautiful home with two bedrooms and a shared bathroom. The home consists of four total bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and approximately 3,534 square feet.


The South of Broad neighborhood is one of the oldest in Charleston, dating back to the 1700s when the main east-west thoroughfare in Charleston was Broad Way. This neighborhood also includes part of the Old Walled City of Charleston. Prominent citizens built spectacular mansions with meticulously landscaped gardens, intricate iron gates, and spectacular view of the Ashley and Cooper Rivers.

Today, South of Broad contains some of the most sought-after, luxury real estate in the Lowcountry. These timeless, historic Charleston homes are nestled in a quiet neighborhood and reflect Charleston’s history as the South’s wealthiest port of the 1800s. Fine dining on East Bay and shopping on King Street are a short stroll or cycle away.

Debbie Fisher is the owner and Broker-in-Charge of Handsome Properties, Inc. Discovering her passion for real estate, historic properties, and antiques, she obtained her real estate license while living in Atlanta, Georgia. After moving to Charleston, Debbie started Handsome Properties in 2008, after years of previous experience selling luxury real estate throughout the Charleston area. Debbie specializes in historic properties, downtown residences and condominiums, and waterfront estates. She knows the Charleston area well and loves to represent buyers and sellers throughout the entire Lowcountry. Over the years, she and her husband have renovated properties in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Birmingham, and Charleston. These projects have given Debbie a better understanding and appreciation of preservation, history, and artisanship. Debbie invites you to view her current listings for your client looking to purchase their luxury property in Historic Charleston, South Carolina. Contact Debbie with any questions you may have regarding property throughout the Charleston area; she can be reached by phone at 843-727-6460 or via email at

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