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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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51 Photos 31 E Battery Street Charleston, SC 29401

31 E Battery Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 22021909 / Active
6 br, 5 ba, 7505 Sqft

Directly across from the Charleston Harbor, you'll find a rare opportunity to restore Charleston's only available grand home on High Battery. Here,... 

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$6,500,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC
66 Photos 48 Bull Street Charleston, SC 29401

48 Bull Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Village
Residential

MLS# 22007155 / Active
6 br, 6 ba, 2 Half Bath, 6513 Sqft

Amazing opportunities await with this unique 3/4 acre circa 1815 property in downtown historic Charleston. Rarely does a property like this come al... 

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$5,995,000
Reduced -$505,000
Provided courtesy of Robertson Howland Properties
64 Photos 39 S South Battery Charleston, SC 29401

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

MLS# 22010403 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 4933 Sqft

The Magwood-Moreland House, circa 1825, is a significant, historic residence on the southernmost portion of the Charleston Peninsula. This notable ... 

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$5,795,000
Provided courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.
77 Photos 1 E Battery Street UNIT A & B Charleston, SC 29401

1 E Battery Street UNIT A & B
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 22014957 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 4570 Sqft

Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, this iconic residence overlooks both the Charleston Harbor and White Point Garden, exuding history and... 

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$5,500,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
55 Photos
Open House: Today 2:00pm - 4:00pm
13 Church Street Charleston, SC 29401

13 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 22023516 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2 Half Bath, 4171 Sqft

The Thomas Ball House is a beautiful Charleston single with cedar siding, 54' double piazzas, garden, gorgeous moulding, and original floors. Curre... 

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$4,900,000
Provided courtesy of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty
58 Photos 40 Laurens Street Charleston, SC 29401

40 Laurens Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Ansonborough
Residential

MLS# 22007086 / Active
5 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 6149 Sqft

Introducing the Stephen Shrewsbury House in downtown Charleston's coveted Ansonborough neighborhood. A solid-brick single house, 40 Laurens Street ... 

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$4,795,000
Reduced -$200,000
Provided courtesy of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty
24 Photos
Open House: Today 2:00pm - 4:00pm
38 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29401

38 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 22007387 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2 Half Bath, 4376 Sqft

The Robert Walker House. Premier South of Broad location. Classic Historic Charleston single house Circa 1844. Kitchen House Circa 1809. Beautif... 

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$4,400,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
25 Photos 26 Cumberland Street UNIT #403 Charleston, SC 29401

26 Cumberland Street UNIT #403
Charleston, SC 29401
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
53 Photos 28 Pitt Street Charleston, SC 29401

28 Pitt Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Village
Residential

MLS# 22023511 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 5110 Sqft

Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, this historic masonry property was built in the early 1800s in the Federal Style and received a Gothic... 

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$3,995,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
54 Photos 64 Warren Street Charleston, SC 29403

64 Warren Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Radcliffeborough
Residential

MLS# 22020563 / Active
7 br, 5 ba, 1 Half Bath, 4769 Sqft

Located in the heart of downtown's Radcliffeborough neighborhood, this historic home offers an updated interior, light-filled living spaces, a ''do... 

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$3,995,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
50 Photos 729 E Bay Street Charleston, SC 29403

729 E Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Residential

MLS# 21023192 / Active
8 br, 5 ba, 2 Half Bath, 10021 Sqft

The Josiah Smith Tennent House stands out as a landmark and is a focal point on the gateway to the city of Charleston. Constructed in 1859, this b... 

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$3,975,000
Reduced -$125,000
Provided courtesy of Maison Real Estate
25 Photos 26 Cumberland Street UNIT #402 Charleston, SC 29401

26 Cumberland Street UNIT #402
Charleston, SC 29401
Residential

MLS# 22020639 / Active Contingent
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2836 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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$3,928,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
72 Photos 47 Legare Street Charleston, SC 29401

47 Legare Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 22018477 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 4300 Sqft

Welcome Home to 47 Legare Street. A beautiful and historic home located on the highly sought after Legare Street, just South of Broad and walking d... 

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$3,800,000
Provided courtesy of Marshall Walker Real Estate
15 Photos 49 Archdale Street UNIT A Charleston, SC 29401

49 Archdale Street UNIT A
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Village
Residential

MLS# 22022857 / Active
5 br, 2 ba, 5650 Sqft

A great live-work option! This is a gorgeous free-standing property beautifully landscaped with unique touches such as exterior gas lanterns, heart... 

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$3,575,000
Provided courtesy of Southeastern Management Group,
25 Photos 26 Cumberland Street UNIT #308 Charleston, SC 29401

26 Cumberland Street UNIT #308
Charleston, SC 29401
Residential

MLS# 22021188 / Active Contingent
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2944 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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$3,474,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
32 Photos 84 Tradd Street Charleston, SC 29401

84 Tradd Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 22024144 / Active Contingent
4 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3277 Sqft

Circa 1910. Fabulous restoration has been completed on this stately Tradd Street residence. Custom designer appointments throughout--light fixture... 

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$3,450,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
25 Photos 26 Cumberland Street UNIT #208 Charleston, SC 29401

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

MLS# 22024798 / Active Contingent
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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$3,415,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
61 Photos 50 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29401

50 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Village
Residential

MLS# 22015102 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 5390 Sqft

With over 5300 square feet of elegance and livability, this home built by Benjamin Harleston Read Simons in 1894, is a unique property. Located in ... 

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$3,350,000
Reduced -$50,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
21 Photos 48 Courtenay Drive Charleston, SC 29403

48 Courtenay Drive
Charleston, SC 29403
Downtown
Residential

MLS# 22014476 / Active Contingent
4 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2776 Sqft

A great live-work option! This is a gorgeous free-standing property with 20 - 21 parking spaces on 0.31 acres in the very heart of the MUSC hospit... 

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$3,300,000
Provided courtesy of Southeastern Management Group,
55 Photos 5 Middle Atlantic Wharf UNIT 3b Charleston, SC 29401

5 Middle Atlantic Wharf UNIT 3b
Charleston, SC 29401
Factors Walk
Residential

MLS# 22013979 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 3044 Sqft

Perfectly located along the Waterfront Park and Charleston's Harbor. Straddling desirable South of Broad and the historic French Quarter neighborho... 

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$3,195,000
Reduced -$300,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
25 Photos 26 Cumberland Street UNIT #404 Charleston, SC 29401

26 Cumberland Street UNIT #404
Charleston, SC 29401
Residential

MLS# 22020642 / Active Contingent
2 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2275 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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$3,100,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
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