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Historic Charleston

Begin your Charleston Home Search here! Featuring: Historic Charleston Homes, Luxury Waterfront Condos, Golf Course Homes, Charleston Area New Homes for Sale, and NOW Charleston Foreclosures & Bank Owned Properties. Charleston, SC offers living for any lifestyle.

Downtown is the Place for Charleston SC Historic Homes!

Homebuyers have several good reasons for buying Charleston SC historic homes. First, Downtown Charleston remains a center of activity. From endless dining and boutique shopping opportunities, to unique cultural events, to the charm and romance of a horse drawn carriage ride, Downtown Charleston has an atmosphere no suburb can match!

Second, the stock of Charleston SC historic real estate is plentiful. Some houses are ripe for restoration. Others are newly restored. And still others have been superbly maintained for nearly two centuries.

Third, you have many choices if owning a house in Historic Charleston SC is your dream. You aren’t limited to some narrow “historic district” – there are beautiful historic Charleston homes or even pied a terres throughout the Downtown Peninsula! Take a look, and see if there isn’t a historic Charleston neighborhood right for you!

Charleston South of Broad: Picture-postcard Living

South of Broad is the Historic Charleston SC neighborhood where it all began. From the founding of Charleston in 1670 until after the War of Independence, life in Historic Charleston took place within the city walls, between East Bay and Meeting Streets, with the intersection of Church and Broad serving as the center of town.

As city life and commerce expanded outward, South of Broad became a neighborhood of stately historic homes on oak-lined streets, with lush private gardens and incredible views of the Harbor. In the springtime, the window boxes South of Broad spill over with beautiful flower arrangements.  White Point Gardens is the place where tourists and Charleston residents go to enjoy endless shade and harbor breezes, as well as weddings in the newly restored Band Shell.

Rainbow Row and The Battery are two South of Broad addresses where homebuyers will find the most exclusive, most expensive Charleston SC historic properties.  Without a doubt, owning a piece of Charleston history just South of Broad is picture-postcard perfection!

Charleston’s French Quarter: The Cultural Capital

The French Quarter is a neighborhood of Charleston SC historic houses with Old World charm and culture to spare!

Lying roughly between Meeting Street and East Bay, and Cumberland and Broad Streets, the French Quarter is a collection of historic Charleston houses from the Colonial and post-Colonial era. Homebuyers will find charming brick and stucco houses lining shaded cobblestone streets.

The French Quarter has always been a center of Charleston’s cultural life. Here, you will find numerous art galleries, as well as the Dock Street Theater and the Footlight Players Theater. Popular stage destinations year-round, these venues also host several performances during Spoleto USA, Charleston’s world-renowned festival of the arts. To own a Charleston SC historic home in the French Quarter is to be mere minutes from your next exciting cultural experience!

Art isn’t the only attraction to entice homeowners in the French Quarter, however. Just outside the peaceful residential core is the entire dining and shopping experience of East Bay Street, with the serene beauty of the Charleston Harbor providing the perfect backdrop.

Charleston’s Harleston Village: King of Convenience

Harleston Village grew up along the western side of the Downtown Charleston Peninsula in the years after the War of Independence, known as the Federal Period. Today, homebuyers looking for Charleston SC historic homes will find that Harleston Village offers a wide selection of Georgian, Greek Revival and Victorian homes to choose from. Additionally, a number of modern condominiums have been built that offer waterfront views and access to the Charleston Marina.

Harleston Village is adjacent to some of Charleston’s largest employers – its hospitals including the renowned Medical University of South Carolina and the College of Charleston. So, naturally you will find a diverse cross section of people living in Harleston Village, from students to medical professionals.

Owners of Charleston SC historic homes in Harleston Village will enjoy a number of dining and shopping options along Calhoun and Upper King Streets. And the shopping, dining and services of West Ashley are just over the ­­­­­picturesque Ashley River Memorial Bridge. Harleston Village just might be the peak of convenience in Historic Downtown Charleston!

Charleston’s Ansonborough: Exciting and (most) Affordable

One of the first historic Charleston neighborhoods to be developed outside the city walls, Ansonborough started taking shape between 1820 and 1860. By the mid 20th century, Ansonborough had become neglected and run down. A renaissance has occurred in the past few decades, however, and Ansonborough has become a very popular Downtown borough for homebuyers seeking historic property in Charleston SC.

Stretching from the Charleston Harbor to King Street, and radiating outward from Calhoun Street, Ansonborough offers a varied assortment of Charleston SC historic homes including remodeled row houses, Charleston single homes, double homes and townhouses, as well as modern waterfront condominiums.

Ansonborough is located within walking distance to an amazing range of amenities. You can take in the bars and nightclubs of Upper King Street. There are also dozens of restaurants and boutique shops to experience on King Street. The Farmer’s Market is held every Saturday in Marion Square during the warmer months. There’s also the Maritime Center and the Aquarium on the Harbor, and the Galliard Auditorium, home of the Charleston Symphony and many other events throughout the year.

Of all the neighborhoods on the Downtown Peninsula, Charleston SC historic homes in Ansonborough are often the most affordable!  And Ansonborough offers easy access to I-26, and the Ravenel Bridge to Mt. Pleasant, which offers homebuyers a whole new range of shopping, services and restaurants.

Historic Charleston is Calling You!

When you own a Charleston SC historic home, you need only to step out your door and walk around the corner to experience everything Downtown Charleston has to offer. And when you’ve had your fun, you go home to peace and quiet.  When it comes to charm, bustling activity, rich heritage and owning a piece of American history - Charleston SC is hard to resist! 

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32 Legare Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 16027451 / Active
9 br, 13 ba, 3 half bath, 17142 sqft

Legare street's oldest residence known locally as "the sword gate," was built in 1803. This federal style residence is privately nestled behind its... 

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$19,500,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.

2 Concord Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 1303255 / Active
5 br, 5 ba, 2 half bath, 5923 sqft

Iconic views complement the luxury of this truly one of a kind property located at 2 concord street. The only single family residence downtown with... 

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$8,850,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC

54 Hasell Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Ansonborough
Residential

MLS# 15016790 / Active
6 br, 5 ba, 1 half bath, 8705 sqft

Distinguishing characteristics: 1) national register - national register of historic places - considered one of the "charleston seven". 2) built ... 

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$6,400,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

38 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 16030154 / Active
5 br, 5 ba, 3 half bath, 5891 sqft

Circa 1812, historically known as "the george keenan house." Purchased after construction and renovated by dr. Vincent leseigneur in 1814. Born i... 

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$5,850,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC

91 & 91.5 E Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 16029142 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 2 half bath, 6471 sqft

A beautifully restored historic residence on rainbow row, the inglis arch house, circa 1787, is perfectly suited for every lifestyle. Enter through... 

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$5,750,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.

71 Anson Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Ansonborough
Residential

MLS# 16003912 / Active
5 br, 5 ba, 2 half bath, 6919 sqft

Exceptionally rare, historically significant, impeccably maintained, the thomas doughty estate is situated on over .3 acres in the heart of charles... 

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$5,500,000
Provided courtesy of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty

20 South Battery
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 1224342 / Active
17 br, 16 ba, 2 half bath, 15669 sqft

20 south battery is the premier charleston residence, prominent for its location and presence as a historic and social feature of the community. Lo... 

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$5,500,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

10 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 16019013 / Active
5 br, 5 ba, 1 half bath, 6000 sqft

Just steps from the battery, the ingraham-forrest house, c 1800 charleston single, represents a timeless collaboration of past and present. Classic... 

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$4,987,000
Reduced -$213,000
Provided courtesy of Atlantic Properties

18 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 16002384 / Active
5 br, 6 ba, 6992 sqft

Circa 1840's, south of broad on desirable lower church st. This fine, recently restored "charleston single" style home is offered in excellent cond... 

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$4,450,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC

24 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 17001550 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 1 half bath, 4200 sqft

The john laurens north house, a stunning example of a c.1790 charleston single house 24 king street is elegant, yet comfortable for modern family ... 

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$4,195,000
Provided courtesy of Disher Hamrick & Myers Res Inc

59 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 15006091 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 2 half bath, 4239 sqft

The thomas rose house was constructed c. 1735 and is considered one of charleston's best preserved colonial dwellings. The house has retained many ... 

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$3,750,000
Reduced -$1,050,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC

71 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 15019445 / Active
4 br, 5 ba, 1 half bath, 5504 sqft

This classically-inspired house was designed by randolph martz and constructed in 2003. An elevator goes to all three floors for your convenience. ... 

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$3,649,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.

57 Laurens Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Ansonborough
Residential

MLS# 16030556 / Active Contingent
6 br, 5 ba, 3 half bath, 5676 sqft

Circa 1836, the augustus taft house is situated on a large, double lot and is a prime example of early greek revival style. Downstairs features dou... 

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$3,450,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC

23&23 1/2 Lamboll Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 16016112 / Active
5 br, 3 ba, 4 half bath, 5060 sqft

Located south of broad, just off legare street on secluded, yet central, lamboll street. Probably one of the most desirable locations in the city. ... 

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$3,398,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC

2 S Battery Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 16031039 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 1 half bath, 4544 sqft

Right on the battery. One of the most sought after locations in charleston. Beautiful views of charleston harbor and white point gardens from the... 

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$3,395,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC

517 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
King Street Lofts
Residential

MLS# 16003816 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 1 half bath, 4698 sqft

Incredibly beautiful and stunning penthouse in charleston's trendiest neighborhood. This luxurious penthouse truly has it all. An open floor plan w... 

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$3,395,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC

175 Concord Street
Charleston, SC 29401
French Quarter
Residential

MLS# 16022752 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 3464 sqft

This luxury condo is located in the heartbeat of the peninsula on the corner of cumberland and concord enjoying protected views of the ravenel brid... 

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$3,350,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.

104 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Village
Residential

MLS# 17000164 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 1 half bath, 5571 sqft

This stuccoed brick single house was built by thomas b.Seabrook, a prosperous edisto island planter.The victorian tower was a later addition. The ... 

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$3,125,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.

24 S Battery Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 15029095 / Active
6 br, 6 ba, 1 half bath, 5144 sqft

Rental income! Live in the front house and collect rental income from the rear cottage, which has been approved by the city of charleston zoning de... 

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$2,995,000
Reduced -$4,999
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group

82 Pitt Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Radcliffeborough
Residential

MLS# 16025205 / Active Contingent
4 br, 4 ba, 2 half bath, 4500 sqft

From the moment you arrive at 82 pitt street, you are greeted by the lush gardens, designed by glen gardner, and the beautiful outdoor spaces conne... 

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$2,950,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC

9 Gibbes Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 16012110 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 1 half bath, 4931 sqft

The most private lot on gibbes street, just off legare street. Secluded entrance with room for four parking places. Upon entering the piazza there ... 

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$2,950,000
Reduced -$300,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC

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