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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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113 Photos 50 & 52 Murray Boulevard Charleston, SC 29401

50 & 52 Murray Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 21006861 / Active
7 br, 7 ba, 2 Half Bath, 9415 Sqft

Circa 1913. C. Bissell Jenkins House. Walker and Burden architects. Jenkins was the first to build on the new waterfront thoroughfare named Murray ... 

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$11,200,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
76 Photos 117 Broad Street Charleston, SC 29401

117 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 20024983 / Active
12 br, 12 ba, 1 Half Bath, 9887 Sqft

There are very few places in the United States where someone can lay claim to living in the home of a ''Founding Father.'' Edward Rutledge, signer ... 

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$7,495,000
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# 21005562 / 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
72 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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$5,995,000
Provided courtesy of Maison Real Estate
64 Photos 106 Murray Boulevard Charleston, SC 29401

106 Murray Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 21006777 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 2 Half Bath, 6550 Sqft

Enjoy unobstructed views of the Ashley River in this move-in ready home on prestigious Murray Boulevard and the newly elevated and improved Battery... 

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$5,750,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC
81 Photos 37 Hasell Street Charleston, SC 29401

37 Hasell Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Ansonborough
Residential

MLS# 21012784 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 6542 Sqft

Jones-Howell House, circa 1841. This imposing but elegant Greek Revival mansion sits on a high, wide lot featuring original recorded specifications... 

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$5,650,000
Reduced -$300,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
97 Photos 29 Broad Street UNIT A,B,C Charleston, SC 29401

29 Broad Street UNIT A,B,C
Charleston, SC 29401
Downtown
Residential

MLS# 20029516 / Active
5 br, 5 ba, 2 Half Bath, 5100 Sqft

A rare opportunity to own the McCauley Davis Building circa 1790, which has been meticulously and lovingly renovated into three income producing un... 

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$5,450,000
Provided courtesy of Robertson Howland Properties
18 Photos
Open House: Tomorrow 12:00pm - 4:00pm
206 Passerelle Court Charleston, SC 29401

206 Passerelle Court
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Village
Residential

MLS# 21009533 / Active
3 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3983 Sqft

Brilliant opportunity at The Charles for Charleston's only new construction waterfront residences in the Historic District. Overlooking the Ashley ... 

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$5,350,000
Increase +$250,000
Provided courtesy of Beach Residential
18 Photos
Open House: Tomorrow 12:00pm - 4:00pm
222 Passerelle Court Charleston, SC 29401

222 Passerelle Court
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Village
Residential

MLS# 21009538 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3700 Sqft

Brilliant opportunity at The Charles for Charleston's only new construction waterfront residences in the Historic District. Overlooking the Ashley ... 

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$4,750,000
Increase +$125,000
Provided courtesy of Beach Residential
63 Photos 14 Greenhill Street Charleston, SC 29401

14 Greenhill Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 21006735 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 5038 Sqft

Splendid and impressive newer construction home now available in the heart of historic Downtown Charleston. Only moments to all the best of South o... 

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$4,700,000
Provided courtesy of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty
93 Photos 62 S Battery Street Charleston, SC 29401

62 S Battery Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 21010163 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 5848 Sqft

Circa 1837. The Winborn Lawton House. Surrounded by history, this exquisitely finished South of Broad property was recently restored, offering 4 sp... 

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$4,450,000
Reduced -$200,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
36 Photos 26 South Battery Charleston, SC 29401

26 South Battery
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 18007821 / Active Contingent
7 br, 5 ba, 1 Half Bath, 8665 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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$4,400,000
Reduced -$95,000
Provided courtesy of Lois Lane Properties
68 Photos 80 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29401

80 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Village
Residential

MLS# 21007576 / Active
5 br, 3 ba, 2 Half Bath, 5525 Sqft

This grand downtown property was renovated under architect Glenn Keyes, complete with soaring 12-foot ceilings, historic detailing, an updated kit... 

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$4,250,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC
78 Photos 138 & 140 Wentworth Street Charleston, SC 29401

138 & 140 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Village
Residential

MLS# 20028510 / Active
5 br, 5 ba, 6442 Sqft

A unique opportunity to purchase a piece of storied history. The Kerrison House, later known as Villa De La Fontaine, was built circa 1840 and rest... 

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$3,999,000
Reduced -$401,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group
37 Photos 90 East Bay Street Charleston, SC 29401

90 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 21012405 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 2 Half Bath, 3762 Sqft

Located in the desirable South of Broad neighborhood, this 4 bedroom, 4 full and 2 half bath home is a great option for anyone looking for elegant ... 

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$3,859,000
Provided courtesy of Oyster Point Real Estate Group, LLC
42 Photos 82 Murray Boulevard Charleston, SC 29401

82 Murray Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 20004678 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3954 Sqft

Situated on The Battery, this impressive home embodies Lowcountry living at its finest with stunning views of Charleston Harbor, manicured grounds,... 

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$3,795,000
Reduced -$200,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
32 Photos 321 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

321 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
City of Charleston
Residential

MLS# 20006263 / Active
28 br, 28 ba, 5 Half Bath, 12825 Sqft

Almost 13,000 SF of desirable, high end rentals, this incredible investment includes 4 buildings, 7 units, 28 bedrooms sprawling over an entire cit... 

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$3,750,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston West Ashley
60 Photos 53 Broad Street Charleston, SC 29401

53 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 21013364 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 2 Half Bath, 7154 Sqft

This grand mixed use building on Broad was constructed circa 1740 and once served as the studio space for famed sculptor Clark Mills. Multiple reno... 

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$3,749,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.
18 Photos
Open House: Tomorrow 12:00pm - 4:00pm
215 Passerelle Court Charleston, SC 29401

215 Passerelle Court
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Village
Residential

MLS# 21012538 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3550 Sqft

Brilliant opportunity at The Charles for Charleston's only new construction waterfront residences in the Historic District. Overlooking the Ashley ... 

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$3,700,000
Provided courtesy of Beach Residential
40 Photos 86 Murray Boulevard Charleston, SC 29401

86 Murray Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 21011753 / Active Contingent
5 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 5068 Sqft

By Charleston's standards, having it all means living in Charleston's most prestigious neighborhood, South of Broad, overlooking Charleston Harbor ... 

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$3,700,000
Provided courtesy of Maison Real Estate
67 Photos 6 Legare Street Charleston, SC 29401

6 Legare Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 21011740 / Active Contingent
4 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 5012 Sqft

Legare Street is renowned for being the most coveted street in downtown Charleston with its lush canopy of oaks lining the entrances to prominent h... 

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$3,650,000
Reduced -$300,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC
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