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! 

Modify Search Criteria

18 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401
French Quarter
Residential

MLS# 17023322 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 8363 sqft

This is not just A penthouse, this is THE penthouse is one of the best cities in the world. Elegant, exclusive, and sophisticated, this penthouse ... 

More Details

$16,500,000
Provided courtesy of Hudson Phillips Properties Charleston LLC

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 and is located on high ground in a high AE flood zone. This... 

More Details

$15,990,000
Reduced -$1,510,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.

60 Montagu Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Village
Residential

MLS# 18005111 / Active
6 br, 5 ba, 1 half bath, 9345 sqft

Welcome home to the Gaillard-Bennett House, Circa 1801. This home has been meticulously restored to its original glory. ''You can't find another p... 

More Details

$9,750,000
Reduced -$1,240,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate

9 Tradd Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 18015779 / Active
5 br, 5 ba, 2 half bath, 6522 sqft

Private, Pristine, and Expertly designed, this 3 story masonry Charleston Single House with a pool and separate guest house sits on a ''street to s... 

More Details

$7,280,000
Provided courtesy of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty

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

MLS# 18004654 / Active
6 br, 7 ba, 2 half bath, 7330 sqft

The Julius M. Visanska House offers one of the most amazing panoramic waterfront views of the Charleston Harbor, Fort Sumter, Castle Pinckney and S... 

More Details

$7,200,000
Provided courtesy of ERA Wilder Realty

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... 

More Details

$7,200,000
Provided courtesy of Lois Lane Properties

44 South Battery
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 18007525 / Active
7 br, 6 ba, 2 half bath, 8878 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... 

More Details

$7,189,000
Reduced -$211,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.

119 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 18005976 / Active Contingent
11 br, 3 ba, 7 half bath, 10888 sqft

Welcome to the Morton Waring House, circa 1803. This historic property sits on an impressive 0.67-acre lot, right in the Heart of Downtown Charlest... 

More Details

$6,250,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.

59 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 18001835 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 1 half bath, 6216 sqft

The Branford-Horry House is a unique pre-Revolutionary dwelling constructed in the heart of the city's oldest neighborhood. Considered one of Charl... 

More Details

$6,200,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC

106 Murray Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 18015431 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 2 half bath, 4710 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... 

More Details

$5,750,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC

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

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

Property is located in an X Flood zone - no flooding during current ownership and No flood insurance is required! A beautifully restored historic r... 

More Details

$5,599,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.

9 Limehouse Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 18013628 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 1 half bath, 4977 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... 

More Details

$5,200,000
Provided courtesy of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty

15 Orange Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 18005123 / Active
5 br, 6 ba, 1 half bath, 7017 sqft

Designed by Randolph Martz, this Circa 2002 grand estate is a hidden gem South of Broad on a quiet street. Interior features include grand rooms, s... 

More Details

$4,999,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.

20 South Battery
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 17015622 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 2 half bath, 9244 sqft

Boasting stunning waterfront views from the Battery, the Stevens-Lathers House is a handsome mansion overlooking White Point Garden and the souther... 

More Details

$4,500,000
Reduced -$299,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.

9 Orange Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 18013126 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2 half bath, 4270 sqft

This Property is located on HIGH GROUND and the street has a long history of NO TIDAL FLOODING. Listed as ''Valuable to City'' in This Is Charlesto... 

More Details

$4,400,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC

104 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Village
Residential

MLS# 18018201 / Active
8 br, 8 ba, 1 half bath, 8551 sqft

A historic and rare offering in downtown Charleston - The Thomas Bannister House features a grand living experience with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths i... 

More Details

$4,125,000
Provided courtesy of King and Society Real Estate

41 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 17031192 / Active Contingent
5 br, 4 ba, 1 half bath, 4260 sqft

The Albert W. Todd House.This 3-story, 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath Colonial Revival home was built in 1909 as the architect's personal residence. Situated ... 

More Details

$4,100,000
Provided courtesy of Disher Hamrick & Myers Res Inc

104 Murray Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 18013387 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 4869 sqft

Stately 1924 replica of the Twickenham Plantation house, located on Charleston's iconic Murray Boulevard waterfront. Generous deep porches welcome ... 

More Details

$3,850,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.

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

MLS# 18013801 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 4160 sqft

Property is located in an X Flood zone - no flooding during current ownership and No flood insurance is required! A beautifully restored historic r... 

More Details

$3,850,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.

47 S Battery
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 18015546 / Active
6 br, 5 ba, 1 half bath, 5302 sqft

THIS SPECTACULAR CIRCA 1886 HOME WAS BUILT BY RICE BROKER AND VICE PRESIDENT OF THE MINERS AND MERCHANTS BANK, HENRY CHEVES. IT IS IN A PRIME LOCA... 

More Details

$3,640,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.

12 Murray Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 18002844 / Active
3 br, 4 ba, 1 half bath, 3130 sqft

This exceptional home on the historic Battery with sun-filled rooms and wide piazzas offers panoramic harbor views. Built by Henry Cheves in 1915, ... 

More Details

$3,500,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
Residential, Land, Other Disclaimer:

Broker Reciprocity The data relating to real estate for sale on this web site comes in part from the Broker ReciprocitySM Program of the Charleston Trident Multiple Listing Service. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than The Boulevard Company, LLC are marked with the Broker ReciprocitySM logo or the Broker ReciprocitySM thumbnail logo (a little black house) and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing brokers. Last updated on 07-21-2018 7:06am est. The broker providing these data believes them to be correct, but advises interested parties to confirm them before relying on them in a purchase decision. Copyright 2018 Charleston Trident Multiple Listing Service, Inc. All rights reserved.
Commercial Sale/Lease: Copyright 2018 South Carolina commercial MLS, Inc. All rights reserved. Last updated on 07-21-2018 7:06am est.

Any images related to data from the MLS is the sole property of the MLS and not the responsibility of the owner of this website.


This real estate website and IDX data is hosted by Dynamic IDX, LLC

Connect with me on the following networks

Contact Heather Lord today for all your Charleston, SC Real Estate needs!

Quick Search











search now


Advanced Property Search Types

Free Foreclosure Lists