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: 87
Average Price: $2,063,553
Highest Listing Price: $9,500,000
Average Days On Market: 190
Average Price/SqFt: $657

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Conveniently located in the heart of Historic Downtown Charleston, this...

Conveniently located in the heart of Historic Downtown Charleston, this first floor condo is within walking distance of the College of Charleston, MUSC and easy access to all that historic Charleston has to offer. This condo is to come completely furnished and move in ready! (There is an attached list of everything included within the documents tab.) This open floor plan condo contains beautiful original hardwood floors and a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The living room TV extends outward for easy viewing from the living space. Enjoy on site laundry facility with extra storage space and bike storage. This condo comes with one off-street parking space as well as plenty of off street parking.

$ 250,000
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft -
Great location! This a downtown condo built in 1830. It's a Federal Style...

Great location! This a downtown condo built in 1830. It's a Federal Style home in the Radcliffborough district. Located just blocks from MUSC and College of Charleston. It's close to the King St. Shopping, dining and parks. This property is good for a primary or secondary residence. This Also could be great as an income Property. This neighborhood has a diverse mix of professionals and students. This condo has an updated kitchen with Granite counters, new bathrooms and the refrigerator, washer and dryer convey. There is a back private porch that can be used as a gym or storage.

$ 260,000
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 2 Sqft - 933
This light filled one bedroom condominium is located in a beautiful...

This light filled one bedroom condominium is located in a beautiful Federal style 1830's grand home located close to Charleston's medical centers and the College of Charleston with a designated parking space in the rear. Once the formal drawing room of the home, the living room has 11 foot ceilings and original crown moulding and chair rail. Grand windows, insets and built in bookcases add to the graciousness of this home. The kitchen has been renovated with granite tile floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry, including a built-in wine rack. Large corner bedroom with walk-in closet and renovated bathroom featuring claw foot tub, granite tile and granite vanity. All appliances convey including under the counter washer and dryer located in kitchen.

$ 327,000
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 800
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!This 2 bedroom condo is directly across the...

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!This 2 bedroom condo is directly across the street from MUSC! One bedroom downstairs and one bedroom upstairs. This is a great home and also a great home for investment property! This property also includes 2 dedicated parking spots behind the building!

$ 344,850
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 1 Sqft - 892
Awesome Condo in an Excellent downtown Charleston Location with OFF-STREET...

Awesome Condo in an Excellent downtown Charleston Location with OFF-STREET PARKING! This 2 bedroom, 1 bath second floor condo is perfect for a downsizing opportunity, a second home, college student, rental property, or just a low maintenance pied-a-terre in the heart of the City. The entire building was completely renovated and rebuilt in 2005 to include all of the modern upgrades. This unit has granite counters, stainless appliances, tile shower, dual bathroom sinks, wood floors, exposed original brick fireplaces (non-working), a small porch piazza to enjoy the weather, and PARKING! Located within walking distance to many restaurants, bars, and the upper King/ Midtown district. Exterior renovations were completed a few years ago, to include exterior repairs and paint, and porch

$ 374,900
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 1 Sqft - 802
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

$ 375,000
View details Beds - 8 Baths - 3 Sqft - 4087
What a hidden gem! This charming home is located in the heart of Downtown...

What a hidden gem! This charming home is located in the heart of Downtown Charleston, yet is tucked away off the main street. This allows for very private, quiet living, but still offering all the excitement of Downtown Charleston from just steps away! Granite counter tops. Stainless steel appliances. Gas cook top. Living room with gas fireplace. Private gated courtyard. Easy stroll to King Street shops and restaurants. Parking is DIRECTLY in front of the townhouse and just a few feet from the front door!

$ 485,000
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 846
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION & OFF-STREET PARKING! It would be difficult...

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION & OFF-STREET PARKING! It would be difficult to find a location in the heart of the City's historic district that could top 53 Hasell St. Nestled in the quiet residential neighborhood of Ansonborough, you will find that you can walk or bike everywhere and rarely need a car. Enjoy shopping on King Street, dining at world class restaurants on Market and East Bay, visiting museums and attending events at The Gaillard Auditorium or The Dock Street Theater - all just a short walk from this historic carriage house. This fully furnished condominium has too many features to list including gorgeous heart pine floors repointed exposed brick walls, beautiful cabinetry, gas fireplace, custom tiled walk-in shower, Bosch washer and dryer, stainless appliances, wine cooler

$ 489,000
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 678
This spacious second floor condo is conveniently located on the corner of...

This spacious second floor condo is conveniently located on the corner of Calhoun and Pitt Street, just steps from the College of Charleston, as well as MUSC. The floor plan offers an airy living room, a dining area great for entertaining, and kitchen with exterior access. Both bedrooms are recessed from living area, allowing for privacy. The interior features impressive moldings, hardwood floors and abundant natural light throughout. Enjoy a private sitting area on the front porch, along with a sizable shared side yard. Just outside the backdoor on Pitt Street, you will have two parking spots in the driveway.

$ 495,000
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 2 Sqft - 1545
This magnificent luxury condo is centrally located/close to everything...

This magnificent luxury condo is centrally located/close to everything downtown Charleston...the details of this lovely 2 bedroom 2 bath home must be seen to be appreciated...beaming 14ft ceilings and over-sized picture windows allow tons of natural light to grace this unit...the kitchen has stainless steel appliances, built in microwave, double oven, renovated kitchen cabinets and counter tops...the exterior and entrance to this home are classy & full of southern style. Two gated parking spots convey with unit...home has incredible welcoming appeal!

$ 498,000
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 2 Sqft - 988
This charming, historic, first-floor, furnished Carriage House in...

This charming, historic, first-floor, furnished Carriage House in Ansonborough is just steps away from the Downtown Historic District, high-end shopping and dining. Hasell Street features honey colored, wide plank Heart Pine flooring with exposed brick and stucco walls. The cozy living room showcases a large, gas-fueled fireplace with an English fire basket perfect for curling up with a good book on cold winter evenings. The modern kitchen offers custom cabinets, subzero refrigerator and freezer drawers, wine cooler, gas stove and washer/dryer. Plantation shutters are found throughout for added privacy. The sleek marble bath, with its clear glass walk-in shower, is conveniently located to both the living area and spacious master bedroom. Two off-street parking spaces come assigned.

$ 499,000
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 679
This historic property epitomizes southern charm!. From the cozy,...

This historic property epitomizes southern charm!. From the cozy, sun-filled rooms, to the long piazza floors, grand columns, and brick fireplaces. If you're looking for the perfect gem - look no further! As you enter the property, you'll be welcome with loads of natural light flooding into the charming living room built around the old brick fireplace. The high ceilings and beautiful moldings add to the charm of this historic home. The kitchen includes Carrera marble, stainless appliances, and modern cabinetry. As you progress upstairs to the first ensuite bedroom, you'll notice the white paneled walls add additional texture and character to this charming property. The upstairs ensuite includes a fireplace, an office nook, and a loft space perfect for an exercise room or

$ 515,000
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 2 Sqft - 1287

 


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.