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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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87 Photos 69 Church Street Charleston, SC 29401

69 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 20002555 / Active
7 br, 8 ba, 1 Half Bath, 8524 Sqft

69 Church Street is one of the largest pre-Revolutionary houses in the city, with a grand estate lot stretching back to Ford's Court. Historically ... 

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$9,500,000
Reduced -$495,000
Provided courtesy of Maison Real Estate
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.
105 Photos 44 S Battery Charleston, SC 29401

44 S Battery
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 20017253 / Active
7 br, 6 ba, 2 Half Bath, 7520 Sqft

This grand South Battery residence is composed of a 4 bedroom, 4 full and 2 half bath main house with water views from the top 2 floors, a 3 bedroo... 

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$6,950,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.
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
Reduced -$455,000
Provided courtesy of Maison Real Estate
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
41 Photos 11 Church Street Charleston, SC 29401

11 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 20031587 / Active
6 br, 5 ba, 2 Half Bath, 5895 Sqft

Below the bend on lower Church Street, in one of the oldest and most charming parts of the city, sits an exquisite Federal era Charleston single, c... 

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$5,150,000
Provided courtesy of Maison Real Estate
86 Photos 122 Tradd Street Charleston, SC 29401

122 Tradd Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 20028741 / Active Contingent
4 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 5475 Sqft

The ''William C Bee'' House, circa 1835, is a grand and beautiful masonry Greek Revival mansion with Italianate styling, sitting on a high elevatio... 

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$4,950,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
70 Photos 62 S Battery Charleston, SC 29401

62 S Battery
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 20026362 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 5671 Sqft

Built circa 1837, the Winborn Lawton House is a spectacular, three-story, masonry home. Meticulously renovated, the home boasts 4 bedrooms and 4 fu... 

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$4,900,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.
59 Photos 107 Tradd Street Charleston, SC 29401

107 Tradd Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 20020483 / Active
6 br, 6 ba, 1 Half Bath, 5400 Sqft

First time offered in over 20 years! This estate-sized property provides lush privacy and high elevation in the heart of the historic South of Broa... 

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$4,840,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
65 Photos 54 Tradd Street Charleston, SC 29401

54 Tradd Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 20027182 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 5858 Sqft

The William Vanderhorst house, circa 1740 -- This 18th-century home is considered one of the earliest examples of a Charleston Single house. This s... 

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$4,750,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
56 Photos 58 S South Battery Charleston, SC 29401

58 S South Battery
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 19029879 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 5029 Sqft

The John Blake House, Circa 1800, is an L-shaped, two and a half story black cypress and heart pine frame structure that sits on a high masonry fou... 

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$4,650,000
Reduced -$100,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.
1 Photos 19 Broad Street Charleston, SC 29403

19 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29403
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 20019441 / Active
5 br, 5 ba, 2 Half Bath, 5965 Sqft

The Jacobson Building has been in the same family for generations and is now available for purchase. The front portion of the bottom floor contains... 

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$4,599,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.
54 Photos 66 Church Street Charleston, SC 29401

66 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Residential

MLS# 20027377 / Active
6 br, 5 ba, 1 Half Bath, 4595 Sqft

The John McCall House Circa 1784. An exquisite home in the heart of Charleston's premiere neighborhood, South of Broad, features an abundance of hi... 

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$4,500,000
Provided courtesy of King One Properties International Charleston, LLC
29 Photos 53 Broad Street Charleston, SC 29401

53 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 20021092 / Active
n/a br, 2 ba, 7152 Sqft

51-53 Broad Street is a totally renovated mixed use property offering retail, office andresidential spaces. The first floor can be two units of eit... 

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$4,495,000
Provided courtesy of CBRE, Inc
36 Photos 26 S South Battery Charleston, SC 29401

26 S South Battery
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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$4,495,000
Reduced -$255,000
Provided courtesy of Lois Lane Properties
66 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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$4,490,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group
71 Photos 48 South Battery Charleston, SC 29401

48 South Battery
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 20031569 / Active
5 br, 5 ba, 1 Half Bath, 6000 Sqft

Circa 1846. The James Macbeth House is one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in Charleston. The grandeur of this home is unsurpa... 

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$4,400,000
Provided courtesy of Maison Real Estate
98 Photos 22 Elliott Street Charleston, SC 29401

22 Elliott Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 20003425 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 4389 Sqft

22 Elliott Street in renowned South of Broad. This historic property has been meticulously restored and features luxury finishes while maintaining ... 

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$4,350,000
Reduced -$645,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.
70 Photos 22 Lamboll Street Charleston, SC 29401

22 Lamboll Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 20009624 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 6456 Sqft

Rare opportunity to own an exquisite renovated historic home in the heart of Charleston's premiere neighborhood, South of Broad. Constructed by th... 

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$4,250,000
Provided courtesy of Atlantic Properties
45 Photos 173 Broad Street Charleston, SC 29401

173 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 20007004 / Active
8 br, 6 ba, 2 Half Bath, 8034 Sqft

This incredible South-of-Broad home on a rare double lot was built c.1873 by a member of the Prioleau family. In c.1880 the home was acquired by C.... 

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$4,250,000
Reduced -$250,000
Provided courtesy of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty
55 Photos 101 Tradd Street Charleston, SC 29401

101 Tradd Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 20025939 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3634 Sqft

Why wait when you can have it all today? This gorgeous, fully renovated home is arguably one of the most exciting properties that has come to Sout... 

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$4,150,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
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