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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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43 Photos 32 Legare Street Charleston, SC 29401

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 circa 1790-1803 and is located on high ground in a high AE flood z... 

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$14,999,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.
80 Photos 29 Legare Street Charleston, SC 29401

29 Legare Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 18026272 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 2 Half Bath, 7800 Sqft

In one of the prettiest cities, on one of the City's grandest streets, on one of the largest lots South of Broad sits the Reverend Paul Trapier Ger... 

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$12,995,000
Provided courtesy of Maison Real Estate
82 Photos 23 Legare Street Charleston, SC 29401

23 Legare Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 19007189 / Active Contingent
4 br, 5 ba, 2 Half Bath, 7352 Sqft

Elegance, history, and unparalleled privacy all mark the Robert Trail Chisholm house, circa 1838. One passes down the private drive from Legare St... 

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$9,250,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
81 Photos 117 Broad Street Charleston, SC 29401

117 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 19017874 / Active
12 br, 12 ba, 1 Half Bath, 9887 Sqft

The Governor's House Inn, also known as the Laurens-Rutledge House, was built in 1760 by James Laurens in the Georgian style, and sits on nearly 1/... 

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$8,300,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.
101 Photos 18 Church Street Charleston, SC 29401

18 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 19009095 / Active
5 br, 6 ba, 1 Half Bath, 6875 Sqft

This stunning estate-sized property is located South of Broad on prestigious lower Church Street. A twenty-month renovation has just been completed... 

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$6,590,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
77 Photos 31 E Battery Street Charleston, SC 29401

31 E Battery Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 18020937 / Active
6 br, 5 ba, 7505 Sqft

Offered for the first time in five generations, the c. 1837 Shackleford-Williams House is an exceptionally well-preserved antebellum mansion and on... 

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$6,495,000
Reduced -$500,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC
73 Photos 17 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29401

17 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 19015624 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 2 Half Bath, 5276 Sqft

If these walls could talk. This pristine c 1756 Charleston Single stands tall and proud on the corners of Meeting and Lamboll Streets. This private... 

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$6,450,000
Provided courtesy of Maison Real Estate
83 Photos 39 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29401

39 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 19022285 / Active
6 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 6644 Sqft

39 Meeting Street, built for the St. Michael's Church Rectory C. 1766, is a truly beautiful and unique property that has spanned over two and half ... 

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$5,800,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
36 Photos 26 South Battery Street Charleston, SC 29401

26 South Battery Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 18007821 / Active
7 br, 5 ba, 1 Half Bath, 7059 Sqft

One of the finest major surviving Italianate buildings erected in Charleston before the civil war. The front facade features an L-shaped asymmetri... 

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$4,950,000
Reduced -$445,000
Provided courtesy of Lois Lane Properties
73 Photos 16 S Adgers Wharf Charleston, SC 29401

16 S Adgers Wharf
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 19006018 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 2 Half Bath, 6758 Sqft

Circa 1801, once part of the historic James Hamilton Company Building, serving as a cotton warehouse along the city's oldest surviving wharf. Total... 

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$4,700,000
Reduced -$500,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
51 Photos 26 Church Street Charleston, SC 29401

26 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 19024748 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3819 Sqft

Set on the corner of Church and Atlantic Streets, the circa 1794 James Watt House recently was completely renovated by the best specialists in hist... 

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$4,190,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC
33 Photos 40 Charlotte Street Charleston, SC 29403

40 Charlotte Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wraggborough
Residential

MLS# 19018447 / Active
6 br, 5 ba, 2 Half Bath, 6455 Sqft

Architecturally noted as one of the oldest Greek Revival homes in Charleston, and built on one of the highest points in the Historic Downtown, one ... 

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$4,150,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
64 Photos 75-77 Church Street Charleston, SC 29401

75-77 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 19028747 / Active
6 br, 5 ba, 2 Half Bath, 5929 Sqft

The Louis Danjou House, circa 1810, is classified by the City as a Category 2 House. There are 2 beautiful masonry structures, a beautiful garden, ... 

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$3,899,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.
39 Photos 135 South Battery Charleston, SC 29401

135 South Battery
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 19025972 / Active
5 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 4659 Sqft

Owner has experienced no flooding inside home during recent storms. Set back from the street under the canopy of a gorgeous live oak, this brick Ge... 

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$3,650,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC
34 Photos 69 E Bay Street Charleston, SC 29401

69 E Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 19025016 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3100 Sqft

Sophisticated home steps away from historic Rainbow Row, located on the corner of East Bay Street and Longitude Lane. Constructed within the origin... 

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$3,495,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
60 Photos 104 Murray Boulevard Charleston, SC 29401

104 Murray Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 18013387 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 4869 Sqft

REDUCED PRICE AND BEST WATERFRONT VALUE IN CHARLESTON! Stately 1924 replica of the Twickenham Plantation house, located on Charleston's iconic Murr... 

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$3,495,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.
36 Photos 71 King Street Charleston, SC 29401

71 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 15019445 / Active
4 br, 5 ba, 1 Half Bath, 5504 Sqft

The gracious Charleston lifestyle can be yours when you call this classically-inspired house designed by Randolph Martz and constructed in 2003 hom... 

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$3,400,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.
52 Photos 68 Church Street Charleston, SC 29401

68 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 18026817 / Active Contingent
4 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 4484 Sqft

Simply elegant. Prime 18th century ''Old Walled City'' location, in the heart of the east side South of Broad historic district. Circa 2007, built ... 

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$3,395,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
52 Photos 2 Laurens Street Charleston, SC 29401

2 Laurens Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Gadsdenboro
Residential

MLS# 19012146 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 4060 Sqft

The largest unit in ANSON HOUSE, with harbor views from two separate terraces (605 sq.ft. total) Well-designed, main living spaces are contiguous w... 

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$3,300,000
Provided courtesy of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty
66 Photos 24 King Street Charleston, SC 29401

24 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 19029241 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3828 Sqft

Nestled in the coveted South of Broad neighborhood, this remarkable Charleston Single delivers elegance and charm throughout its light-filled inter... 

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$3,245,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
51 Photos 40 King Street Charleston, SC 29401

40 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 19028229 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 4125 Sqft

Recent, total renovation of this elegant, historic masonry ''Charleston Single.'' Architect redesign of the kitchen and baths present a spacious an... 

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$3,195,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
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