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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
Reduced -$991,000
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 Hudson Phillips Properties Charleston LLC
82 Photos 23 Legare Street Charleston, SC 29401

23 Legare Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 19007189 / Active
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
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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$6,995,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC
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
8 Photos 125 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29401

125 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Downtown
Residential

MLS# 19011990 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 5456 Sqft

Rare opportunity to purchase a substantial downtown building with adjacent parking lot. The building is located at 125 Meeting Street. 2,354 sq ft ... 

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$6,500,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
75 Photos 17 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29401

17 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 19004614 / 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 Hudson Phillips Properties Charleston LLC
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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$5,950,000
Reduced -$700,000
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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$5,950,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
109 Photos 48 South Battery Charleston, SC 29401

48 South Battery
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 18027765 / Active
7 br, 7 ba, 2 Half Bath, 8300 Sqft

The historic James Macbeth House, c. 1846, and charming c. 1790 carriage house are being offered together for the first time in decades. Known as ... 

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$5,950,000
Provided courtesy of Hudson Phillips Properties Charleston LLC
60 Photos 11 Church Street Charleston, SC 29401

11 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 18028004 / Active
6 br, 5 ba, 2 Half Bath, 6076 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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$5,750,000
Reduced -$200,000
Provided courtesy of Hudson Phillips Properties Charleston LLC
84 Photos 106 Murray Boulevard Charleston, SC 29401

106 Murray Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 18015431 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 2 Half Bath, 6550 Sqft

Built high above the water in 2001, then renovated and redesigned in 2014 sparing no detail or expense, this sunny waterfront home with tall window... 

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$5,750,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC
33 Photos 46 Murray Boulevard Charleston, SC 29401

46 Murray Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 18027309 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 2 Half Bath, 4582 Sqft

This solid brick Colonial Revival double house on the Battery at 46 Murray Blvd. is known as the Dr. Robert Barnwell Rhett House. Situated on two l... 

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$5,100,000
Provided courtesy of Disher Hamrick & Myers Res Inc
54 Photos 9 Limehouse Street Charleston, SC 29401

9 Limehouse Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 18013628 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 5897 Sqft

Located in the prestigious South of Broad neighborhood, 9 Limehouse Street is situated on a spacious .43 acre lot on the west side of the Charlesto... 

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$4,950,000
Reduced -$250,000
Provided courtesy of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty
99 Photos 103 Church Street Charleston, SC 29401

103 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 19001568 / Active
7 br, 6 ba, 1 Half Bath, 7590 Sqft

Truly a rare historic offering in the heart of 18th century ''South of Broad'' Charleston. This fine, multi-unit building (6 meters) features elega... 

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$4,800,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
29 Photos 48 Bull Street Charleston, SC 29401

48 Bull Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Village
Residential

MLS# 19010048 / Active
4 br, 6 ba, 2 Half Bath, 6000 Sqft

A grand scale 3/4 acre private compound in the center of the historic district. The property consists of a 6,000 +/- square foot historic residen... 

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$4,600,000
Provided courtesy of Hudson Phillips Properties Charleston LLC
49 Photos 72 Murray Boulevard Charleston, SC 29401

72 Murray Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 19002034 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 2 Half Bath, 4567 Sqft

Recently renovated by architect E.E. Fava and Mike Besta Renovation and Restoration in 2015, this beautiful ''South of Broad'' waterfront family ho... 

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$4,400,000
Provided courtesy of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty
21 Photos 75-77 Church Street Charleston, SC 29401

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

MLS# 19010001 / Active
6 br, 5 ba, 2 Half Bath, 5929 Sqft

The Louis Danjou House, also known as Brewton's Corner, is classified by the City as a Category 2 House. There are 2 beautiful masonry structures, ... 

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$4,125,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.
88 Photos 8 Orange St Charleston, SC 29401

8 Orange St
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 19009117 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 4720 Sqft

The Samuel Miller House. This beautiful and historic home is nestled on a quiet street in the prestigious South of Broad neighborhood of Downtown C... 

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$3,950,000
Provided courtesy of Jeff Cook Real Estate LLC
44 Photos 135 South Battery Charleston, SC 29401

135 South Battery
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 19004297 / Active
5 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 4659 Sqft

Set back from the street under the canopy of a gorgeous live oak, this brick Georgian Revival-style home situated on a double lot radiates classic ... 

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$3,650,000
Reduced -$300,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC
62 Photos 24 King Street Charleston, SC 29401

24 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 19009366 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 4200 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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$3,545,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
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