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The Calhoun Museum & Mansion, 16-18 Meeting Street, Charleston, South Carolina sold 2 weeks prior to auction for $3.75M. Gedney Howe,III, a prominent lawyer and Helen Geer, a Christie’s Great Estates affiliate commissioned our staff to auction the “Biltmore of Charleston” the largest private residence in Charleston, South Carolina USA. In addition, the contents had sold for $1 Million. The 24,000 +/- square foot Calhoun Mansion, built in 1886, was owned by the Vice President of the United States John C. Calhoun’s grandson Patrick Calhoun. It has 35 rooms, grand ballroom, japanese water gardens, 16 fireplaces, 26 seat dining room table, 75 foot high domed ceiling, khoi pond, fountains, private elevator, 3 levels of piazzas, 11 chandeliers, 45 foot glass skylight, 14 foot high ceilings and 5 stories including the basement and the 90 foot cupola overlooking the Charleston Harbor. It has been featured in the movie “Notebook” staring James Garner, Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, Forbes, A&E’s American Castles, HGTV Fantasy Open House, ABC’s The View, CNN, Associated Press, Bloomberg News, Architectural Digest, Wall Street Journal and Robb Reports 21 Gifts for the 21st Century. Also the TV mini-series North & South starring Elizabeth Taylor, Kirsti Alley, Patrick Swayze, Hal Holbrook, Lloyd Bridges, Gene Kelly, Robert Mitchum and Johnny Cash.
John C. Calhoun was Vice President under both Presidents John Quincy Adams & Andrew Jackson. Patrick Calhoun lived in New York, Atlanta, Cleveland, Charleston, and San Francisco. He owned 50,000 acres in Calhoun Falls, SC, utilities in Pittsburg & Philadelphia, oil fields in Texas, started the Trolley System in San Francisco, Rail Road systems across America, coal mine in KY. He was associated with John D. Rockefeller and J.P. Morgan.
Peabody ancestor founded House of Morgan:
- George Peabody (1795–1869): entrepreneur andphilanthropist who founded the House of Morgan and thePeabody Institute
Gedney Howe,III – Seller and Lawyer authorized to practice law before the U.S. Supreme Court where he last argued a case against The US Coast Guard which ended in The US Supreme Court awarding Gedney Howe, III et al US$21 Million from The US Coast Guard:
ASSOCIATED PRESS ARTICLE:
Helen Lyles Geer – Christie’s Great Estates
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Helen Geer had mentioned that “Notebook” had recently been filmed at the Calhoun Mansion. What are the odds that my daughter Theresa, who had just returned from golfing in Hawaii, New Zealand & Australia, & I go out to dinner and catch a movie only to find ourselves looking at the theater screen with a table surrounded by 26 blue leather gold embossed chairs, a chandelier & fireplace ? I recognized that room for it was the dining room of the Calhoun Mansion.
Calhoun Mansion dining room
DMPSR.Helen Geer Calhoun Mansion Sold Article
John C. Calhoun was Vice President to both Presidents Andrew Jackson & John Quincy Adams: