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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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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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$12,499,000
Reduced -$496,000
Provided courtesy of Maison Real Estate
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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$9,995,000
Provided courtesy of Maison Real Estate
80 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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$6,450,000
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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$4,995,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.
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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$4,995,000
Reduced -$805,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
41 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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$4,950,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.
66 Photos 62 S South Battery Street Charleston, SC 29401

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

MLS# 20002912 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 5848 Sqft

This 1850 three story house has been restored to perfection using only the highest quality materials and workmanship. With its South of Broad locat... 

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$4,900,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC
36 Photos 26 S Battery Charleston, SC 29401

26 S 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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$4,750,000
Reduced -$200,000
Provided courtesy of Lois Lane Properties
61 Photos 2 Gibbes Street Charleston, SC 29401

2 Gibbes Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 20012041 / Active Contingent
5 br, 5 ba, 2 Half Bath, 6029 Sqft

The Robert Finwick Giles House. Beautifully situated on a double lot South of Broad, 2 doors down from Legare Street. The Gibbes Street entrance fe... 

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$4,600,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
64 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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$4,550,000
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 home was built c.1873 by a member of the Prioleau family. In c.1880 the home was acquired by C. Richardson Miles, a South Carolina... 

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$4,500,000
Reduced -$350,000
Provided courtesy of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty
35 Photos 49 S Battery Street Charleston, SC 29401

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

MLS# 20012780 / Active Contingent
4 br, 3 ba, 2 Half Bath, 4100 Sqft

Circa 1760. The Colonel James English House is a perfect blend of classic and new. Located within prestigious South of Broad, this recently restore... 

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$4,450,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
96 Photos 2 Bedons Alley Charleston, SC 29401

2 Bedons Alley
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 20012658 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 5197 Sqft

Welcome home to The Humphrey Sommers House, Circa 1778 - the ideal home South of Broad. This stunning home is a perfect single family residence clo... 

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$4,245,000
Reduced -$50,000
Provided courtesy of Deseta Realty Group LLC
58 Photos 125 Tradd Street Charleston, SC 29401

125 Tradd Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 20016452 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 5492 Sqft

Circa 1805. The Captain John Morrison House. Rare 4-window wide Charleston Single house with triple-tiered piazzas and a 200ft deep lot. Surrounded... 

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$4,100,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties 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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$3,995,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
53 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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$3,990,000
Reduced -$200,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC
24 Photos 72 Tradd Street Charleston, SC 29401

72 Tradd Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 20007250 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 4684 Sqft

Circa 1732. Beautiful Georgian house located in a great location just off Meeting Street. The Fotheringham-McNeil Tenements are listed as valuable ... 

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$3,950,000
Reduced -$250,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
66 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.
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
31 Photos 40 Charlotte Street Charleston, SC 29403

40 Charlotte Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wraggborough
Residential

MLS# 20000118 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 2 Half Bath, 5979 Sqft

Historically and architecturally significant, The Jonah M. Venning House c.1831, is situated on the highest ground in Historic Downtown and is note... 

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$3,749,000
Reduced -$301,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
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