What constitutes historic for you maybe be different to someone else, but as far as Charleston SC is concerned it usually means anything built 1850 or earlier. Many of the old historic houses in the downtown Charleston area have been owned or lived in some of the more famous American dignitaries that once called downtown Charleston SC home. Owning historical property in downtown Charleston SC can be both exhilarating yet challenging at the same time as they are much different than a newer home. 

MLS Listings Data

Total Listings:46
Average Price:$2,866,467
Highest Listing Price:$7,495,000
Average Days On Market:133
Average Price/SqFt:$821

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Cute studio/efficiency . Idle for collage student or young professional. 1...

Cute studio/efficiency . Idle for collage student or young professional. 1 parking spot available. #9. Laundry facility on cite. All appliances to convey. Regime is $300 monthly and covers building maintenance, flood insurance, laundry room, and lawn work. Seller can't close until end of July

$ 320,000
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 384
Own a piece of history with this magnificent Lowcountry farmhouse. This...

Own a piece of history with this magnificent Lowcountry farmhouse. This beauty would make a great home, but it could also be a fabulous bed and breakfast or venue for weddings and other special occasions. The home features a massive front porch w/ stately columns that would be a perfect setting for wedding ceremonies, entertaining guests - the possibilities are endless! With over 4,000 sq.ft. this home also boasts 9 fireplaces, 2 kitchens, 8 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, wood floors, and a lovely center stair hall. The walls and ceilings have the original plaster, and high ceilings. This property is less than an hour from historic Charleston & Savannnah

$ 362,000
View details Beds - 8 Baths - 3 Sqft - 4087
It would be difficult to find a better location than 53 Hasell-...

It would be difficult to find a better location than 53 Hasell- conveniently located within walking distance to musuems, restaurants, The Gaillard, and other areas of interest. Don't miss this opportunity to own a little piece of Charleston in historic Ansonborough where pied-a-terres are rarely priced at under $350,000 and single family homes are in excess of $2,000,000. Located in the Charity Wilson home, this fully furnished unit has gated off street parking and has been upgraded by the owner to include stone countertops, stainless kitchen appliances, gourmet range, dishwasher, cherry cabinets and a custom tiled walk-in shower, washer & dryer, etc. Its efficient layout makes it a perfect weekend getaway or second home in the City with GATED OFF STREET PARKING.

$ 365,000
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 516
Charleston charm at its finest! Location could not be any sweeter than the...

Charleston charm at its finest! Location could not be any sweeter than the City's historic district. With gated off-street parking, 53 Hasell St. welcomes you home to a 500 square foot, one bedroom, first floor, furnished condominium. A few highlights found in unit B include beautiful heart of pine floors, exposed brick walls, new hot water heater, new washer/dryer combo, stainless appliances with a gas range, beautiful new claw foot tub and a large walk-in closet. Walk or bike to world-class restaurants, City Market, shopping on King St., The Gaillard, Dock Street Theater, and museums or take your time and wander the beautiful streets of downtown Charleston. Come back home and relax on your front porch. Monthly regime fee covers insurance, grounds

$ 379,000
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 500
Last deal fell through due to financing issue. Seller is currently...

Last deal fell through due to financing issue. Seller is currently furnishing to rent. Main floor unit in the circa 1842 Hutchet House on the corner of Bull Street and Rutledge Avenue. Walk up the grand entryway into your units large and bright living room with a fireplace. Heart pine floors throughout, tall ceilings with large sunlit windows. Unit is well-maintained with many recent updates. Exterior of building recently repainted. Washer and dryer in unit. One deeded off-street parking space. HOA fee covers termite bond, hazard, flood & earthquake insurance, general building maintenance and garden maintenance. Unbeatable private location in Charleston's coveted Harleston Village, walk to King Street, Colonial Lake, City Marina, MUSC, CofC, and much of downtown Charleston.

$ 595,999
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 1 Sqft -
This stunning condo, located in a stately historic brick home circa 1807,...

This stunning condo, located in a stately historic brick home circa 1807, is a terrific blend of historic charm and modern conveniences. This one bedroom, one bathroom condo is located on the second floor of the main house, an impressive example of Federal architecture. You enter the bright entry hall via the third floor piazza with stunning rooftops views of surrounding Ansonborough. There is a large living room with elegant fireplace. A galley kitchen provides plenty of counter and cabinet space. The lovely bedroom features an ensuite bathroom, which also opens into the hall to service the living area. Adjacent to the bedroom is a walk-in closet with laundry. There is private outdoor living space on the piazza. There are beautiful architectural details throughout the home, with

$ 599,000
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 985
Welcome to THE OAKS! It's the country home you always wanted! This amazing...

Welcome to THE OAKS! It's the country home you always wanted! This amazing OLD SOUTH colonial style home was built before THE CIVIL WAR. This historic beauty has 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, so lots of room for your family and friends. You will love the large front rooms,12ft ceilings, wide hallways, hardwood floors, and 3 fireplaces. THE OAKS, which is surrounded by gorgeous large oak trees, sits on 11.6 acres. Enjoy outdoor living at it's finest, where 10 of the acres are fenced pasture. Plus a large deck, hot tub, she-shed, workshop, green houses, and a chicken coop. Slow down and take the beautiful drive to the country to see this incredible property today! low taxes!!

$ 699,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 3 Sqft - 3100
This historic single family home South of Broad offers a prime location in...

This historic single family home South of Broad offers a prime location in one of the peninsula's most coveted neighborhoods with abundant potential to create a truly stunning home. Approved and permitted plans issued by the City of Charleston have been obtained by the current owner so you can begin construction immediately upon purchase. The renovation, envisioned and designed by EE Fava Architects, transforms the home into a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath masterpiece with almost 1,800 square feet of living space. The approved plans include an entry foyer, formal living room, formal dining room, powder room and expanded kitchen on the first floor, along with a newly added flex room which could be used as a guest bedroom or study. The second floor features two primary suites, each with its own en

$ 965,000
View details Beds - 3 Baths - 1 Sqft - 1273
Welcome to 18 Jasper Street! This amazing downtown home is centrally...

Welcome to 18 Jasper Street! This amazing downtown home is centrally located in the Radcliffborough neighborhood and walking distance to King Street. this classic Charleston home has been updated to the comfort and luxury that Charlestonians are accustom to. The main home features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms along with an open concept living and dining room. With a private entrance from the back yard, the guest suite features a kitchenette, private bathroom and bedroom. With multiple off-street parking spots and trendy fenced outdoor living area, what more could you ask for?! Come see this beautiful house today! It won't last long!

$ 1,350,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 3 Sqft -
Rare opportunity to own a condo unit in one of Charleston's most historic...

Rare opportunity to own a condo unit in one of Charleston's most historic buildings! Built in 1811, the original Union Insurance Company Building presents the best of both worlds for living and working. This is an ideal live-work opportunity for any professional who enjoys our Holy City. The fantastic French Quarter location is walkable to all that Downtown Charleston has to offer, including a host of popular eateries, parks, entertainment venues, and more. The building is adorned by original wood floors, tall windows that allow ample natural light, lovely exposed brick walls and detailed moldings that together wrap this space in true Southern charm.

$ 1,450,000
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 2 Sqft - 1563
Rare opportunity to own a condo unit in one of Charleston's most historic...

Rare opportunity to own a condo unit in one of Charleston's most historic buildings! Built in 1811, the original Union Insurance Company Building presents the best of both worlds for living and working. This is an ideal live-work opportunity for any professional who enjoys our Holy City. The fantastic French Quarter location is walkable to all that Downtown Charleston has to offer, including a host of popular eateries, parks, entertainment venues, and more. The building is adorned by original wood floors, tall windows that allow ample natural light, lovely exposed brick walls and detailed moldings that together wrap this space in true Southern charm.

$ 1,495,000
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 2 Sqft - 1733

 


ABOUT BUYING & OWNING HISTORIC HOMES IN CHARLESTON SC

 

 

 

When you purchase a historic house in Charleston and frankly most towns in South Carolina there will likely be a governing body there to look out for the well being of the property and what is done to it. If you want to do renovations or changes to Charleston SC historic homes all work must be permitted through the BAR (architectural review board) or you could face serious fine AND be forced to change whatever you did back to how it was before. It’s highly recommended that you find a contractor specializing in historical renovations as they are familiar with the rules, permitting process, regulations, and code necessary for doing construction work downtown. The BAR (board of architectural review) was established in 1931 with the creation of the first preservation ordinance in the United States.

As stated in the City of downtown Charleston Zoning Ordinance, the purpose of the board is “the preservation and protection of the old historic or architecturally worthy structures and quaint neighborhoods which impart a distinct aspect to the city and which serve as visible reminders of the historical and cultural heritage of the city, the state, and the nation.” And apparently, it has worked since Charleston has been voted #1 best tourist city in the United States over 10 times.