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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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65 Photos 9 Tradd Street Charleston, SC 29401

9 Tradd Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 24007038 / Active Contingent
5 br, 5 ba, 1 Half Bath, 5996 Sqft

Stop compromising and start living in this prime location on high ground in Charleston's old walled city. The expansive rooftop deck offers extende... 

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$10,750,000
Provided courtesy of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty
75 Photos 81, 8 1/2 Rutledge Avenue UNIT A, B, C Charleston, SC 29401

81, 8 1/2 Rutledge Avenue UNIT A, B, C
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Village
Residential

MLS# 23016062 / Active
11 br, 6 ba, 2 Half Bath, 11737 Sqft

This home features a main house with courtyard and caretakers building and garden, a separate legal short term rental, a long term 4 bedroom 2 stor... 

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$8,000,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate
75 Photos 27 Lamboll Street Charleston, SC 29401

27 Lamboll Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 24010775 / Active Contingent
4 br, 6 ba, 1 Half Bath, 6869 Sqft

Welcome to the Richard Reynolds House, a magnificent South of Broad gem that beautifully blends rich heritage with modern luxury. Originally built ... 

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$7,785,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
75 Photos 40 Hasell Street Charleston, SC 29401

40 Hasell Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Ansonborough
Residential

MLS# 24011144 / Active
5 br, 5 ba, 1 Half Bath, 4269 Sqft

Welcome to 40 Hasell Street - a stunning historic Charleston Single that was built in 1840. It is located in the esteemed Ansonborough neighborhood... 

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$6,150,000
Provided courtesy of Akers Ellis Real Estate LLC
44 Photos 54 Church Street Charleston, SC 29401

54 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 24002832 / Active
4 br, 5 ba, 4842 Sqft

EXPLORE THIS SEMI-CUSTOMIZABLE BUILD OUT WITH RENDERING BASED CONSTRUCTION-SUMMER 2024 COMPLETION! Rendering based construction allows you to see y... 

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$5,998,998
Reduced -$1
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
68 Photos 38 Hasell Street Charleston, SC 29401

38 Hasell Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Ansonborough
Residential

MLS# 24009653 / Active
6 br, 6 ba, 6511 Sqft

Welcome to 38 Hasell, a classically elegant, astonishingly grand solid brick estate offering 14 foot ceilings, intricate historic mouldings, period... 

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$5,900,000
Provided courtesy of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty
57 Photos 42 South Battery Charleston, SC 29401

42 South Battery
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 24013163 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 4325 Sqft

Experience the prestige of living at the Robert Murray House, located on South Battery in the renowned South of Broad neighborhood in downtown Char... 

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$5,800,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.
75 Photos 90 Murray Boulevard Charleston, SC 29401

90 Murray Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29401
Residential

MLS# 24012424 / Active
5 br, 5 ba, 1 Half Bath, 4277 Sqft

This custom brick home impresses with dual piazzas and a third floor sundeck with panoramic views of the Ashley River and Charleston's serene water... 

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$5,790,000
Provided courtesy of Oyster Point Real Estate Group, LLC
75 Photos 81, 81 1/2 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29401

81, 81 1/2 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Village
Residential

MLS# 23025640 / Active
5 br, 3 ba, 2 Half Bath, 7897 Sqft

Welcome to the Sottile-Glover Mansion, this includes the main house, grounds keeper's building/garage/storage building and courtyard. A horizontal ... 

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$5,750,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate
51 Photos 166 Wentworth Street Charleston, SC 29401

166 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Village
Residential

MLS# 24009676 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2 Half Bath, 4964 Sqft

The historic Job Palmer House at 166 Wentworth Street is a stunning Charleston Single home that was built circa 1809 and previously restored in the... 

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$4,937,500
Reduced -$162,500
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC
49 Photos 13 Logan Street Charleston, SC 29401

13 Logan Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 24010900 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3765 Sqft

Charming and stylish c.1870 South of Broad residence sited on an oversized lot with a rooftop deck and room for a pool. Built and renovated to the ... 

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$4,850,000
Provided courtesy of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty
68 Photos 40 Laurens Street Charleston, SC 29401

40 Laurens Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Ansonborough
Residential

MLS# 24007355 / Active
5 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 6165 Sqft

The grandeur of Downtown Charleston awaits at the Stephen Shrewsbury House in the coveted Ansonborough neighborhood. A solid-brick single house, 40... 

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$4,800,000
Provided courtesy of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty
11 Photos 284 Meeting Street UNIT #302 Charleston, SC 29401

284 Meeting Street UNIT #302
Charleston, SC 29401
Ansonborough
Residential

MLS# 24008027 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3221 Sqft

Nestled within the heart of downtown Charleston's historic district, this exclusive new construction project introduces six meticulously crafted lu... 

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$4,620,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
49 Photos 5 Middle Atlantic Wharf UNIT 3a Charleston, SC 29401

5 Middle Atlantic Wharf UNIT 3a
Charleston, SC 29401
French Quarter
Residential

MLS# 24012798 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3185 Sqft

Factors Walk: the best there is in location, style, and maintenance-free luxury. Designed by Goff D'antonio Architects with historic Charleston as ... 

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$4,500,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
46 Photos 5 Alexander Street Charleston, SC 29401

5 Alexander Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Ansonborough
Residential

MLS# 24008446 / Active
5 br, 5 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3800 Sqft

Fully Renovated 2021-2023 & NO FLOODING. The c.1811 Chancognie property at 5 & 5 1/2 Alexander Street offers a prime location with the perfect bala... 

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$4,500,000
Reduced -$275,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
29 Photos 26 Cumberland Street UNIT #208 Charleston, SC 29401

26 Cumberland Street UNIT #208
Charleston, SC 29401
French Quarter
Residential

MLS# 22024798 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2974 Sqft

Rare opportunity to own a newly built luxury residence in the heart of historic Charleston. High ceilings, private terraces, and well-appointed flo... 

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$4,371,850
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
10 Photos 284 Meeting Street UNIT #203 Charleston, SC 29401

284 Meeting Street UNIT #203
Charleston, SC 29401
Ansonborough
Residential

MLS# 24008025 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2847 Sqft

Nestled within the heart of downtown Charleston's historic district, this exclusive new construction project introduces six meticulously crafted lu... 

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$4,290,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
10 Photos 284 Meeting Street UNIT #301 Charleston, SC 29401

284 Meeting Street UNIT #301
Charleston, SC 29401
Ansonborough
Residential

MLS# 24008026 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2604 Sqft

Nestled within the heart of downtown Charleston's historic district, this exclusive new construction project introduces six meticulously crafted lu... 

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$4,290,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
10 Photos 284 Meeting Street UNIT #303 Charleston, SC 29401

284 Meeting Street UNIT #303
Charleston, SC 29401
Ansonborough
Residential

MLS# 24008028 / Active Contingent
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2847 Sqft

Nestled within the heart of downtown Charleston's historic district, this exclusive new construction project introduces six meticulously crafted lu... 

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$4,290,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
29 Photos 26 Cumberland Street UNIT #403 Charleston, SC 29401

26 Cumberland Street UNIT #403
Charleston, SC 29401
French Quarter
Residential

MLS# 22020641 / Active Contingent
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3081 Sqft

Rare opportunity to own a newly built luxury residence in the heart of historic Charleston. High ceilings, private terraces, and well-appointed flo... 

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$4,200,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
11 Photos 284 Meeting Street UNIT #202 Charleston, SC 29401

284 Meeting Street UNIT #202
Charleston, SC 29401
Ansonborough
Residential

MLS# 24008024 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2608 Sqft

Nestled within the heart of downtown Charleston's historic district, this exclusive new construction project introduces six meticulously crafted lu... 

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$4,180,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
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