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:47
Average Price:$2,418,307
Highest Listing Price:$7,495,000
Average Days On Market:197
Average Price/SqFt:$678

What's YOUR Home Worth?

Number of MLS Listings 1 - 12 of 47

Beautifully updated and furnished condo in Historic Downtown Charleston....

Beautifully updated and furnished condo in Historic Downtown Charleston. Built in 1830 this Vanderhorst Street home is located in the much sought after Radcliffborough district in the heart of the city with easy access to MUSC, College of Charleston, shopping, restaurants, parks and entertainment. Enjoy easy first floor living with off street parking right outside your door. Open living area to kitchen makes this condo feel much larger and is perfect for primary or secondary residence. Large bedroom with multiple closets and access to a private back porch ready to be used as a gym or seating area. This is your chance to be able to walk or bike to the city market, waterfront Battery and so many things this wonderful city has to offer and truly enjoy Downtown Charleston living at its best.

$ 255,000
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 811
Beautifully appointed first floor unit with gated off-street parking...

Beautifully appointed first floor unit with gated off-street parking space. This condo unit is centrally located within the Charity Wilson House in the heart of the Historic District and is within walking distance to Charleston's finest restaurants, museums, theaters, galleries, and more! The hardwood floors and gas fireplace add to the charm of this fully furnished condominium. Insurance included in monthly HOA fee. Only H06 policy required.

$ 315,000
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 484
Situated in Radcliffeborough within easy walking distance to a plethora of...

Situated in Radcliffeborough within easy walking distance to a plethora of shops, restaurants, bars and parks including Marion Square, where you can enjoy cultural events year round as well as the Farmers Market. This must see 1 bedroom condominium features original historic details, a renovated kitchen and bathroom with high-end designer fixtures. The huge living room has 11 foot ceilings and can easily serve as a multi use space. It also has beautiful refinished heart pine floors along with very tall, elegant windows. There is a private designated off street parking space at the rear of the building. Nightly rentals are not allowed in this HOA.

$ 324,000
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 800
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

$ 369,000
View details Beds - 8 Baths - 3 Sqft - 4087
Incredible location in Charleston's coveted Harleston Village, this...

Incredible location in Charleston's coveted Harleston Village, this ground-floor one bed one bath condo is a short walk/ride from King Street, CofC, MUSC, Colonial Lake, Broad Street and Safe Harbor Marina. This unit just underwent renovations and updates, and is currently rented until Jan 7th. One deeded off street parking space and an on-site storage locker included with unit (#2). There is a laundry facility just steps away from the unit, also the location of the storage locker. Regime fee includes water, exterior maintenance/insurance, termite bond, and valet trash service.

$ 399,999
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 623
This fully renovated one-bedroom condo truly captures the quintessential...

This fully renovated one-bedroom condo truly captures the quintessential downtown Charleston lifestyle in historic Ansonborough. The ground floor unit offers two private entries, a private garden patio and convenient gated off-street parking. Historic charm continues inside with beautiful hardwood floors and plenty of natural light. An updated kitchen is equipped with marble countertops and a gas stove. The spacious living room and dining area is highlighted by a decorative brick fireplace. There is also an on-site laundry facility. The circa 1818 James Jervey House is within walking distance of Gadsdenboro Park, Marion Square and nearby shopping and restaurants.

$ 510,000
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 800
VERY NICE CONDO IN THE HEART OF HISTORIC CHARLESTON ON THE CORNER OF...

VERY NICE CONDO IN THE HEART OF HISTORIC CHARLESTON ON THE CORNER OF CALHOUN AND PITT STREET, WHITIN WALKING DISTANCE TO COFC, MUSC, DOWNTOWN ETC. BOTH BEDROOMS ARE SET UP AS SUITES WHICH ARE CONVENIENT FOR TWO TENANTS W/PRIVACY. THERE ARE WOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT, SPACIOUS LIVING/DINNING COMBO, HIGH CEILINGS, WOOD FIREPLACE; NICE KITCHEN WITH EXTERIOR ACCESS; 2 DESIGNATED PARKING SPACES IN THE BUILDING PRIVATE PARKING AREA (which is a rarity in downtown Charleston); CONVENIENT AND CENTRALLY LOCATE TO KING ST, THE MARKET, MUSC, COFC ETC. ENJOYABLE PRIVATE FRONT PORCH AREA AND AN EXTERIOR COURTYARD, PERFECTLY LANDSCAPED. THESE UNITS ARE AN INVESTOR'S DREAM, AS WELL AS OWNER OCCUPIED DUE TO THE PROXIMITY TO COFC, MUST, DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON. CURRENTLY RENTED UNTIL END OF JULY, 2022.

$ 519,000
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 2 Sqft - 1445
GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO OWN THIS BEAUTIFUL CONDO WITHIN STEPS TO MUSC AND...

GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO OWN THIS BEAUTIFUL CONDO WITHIN STEPS TO MUSC AND COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON! THIS WONDERFUL TWO STORY 3 BEDROOM 3 BATH CONDO UNIT FEATURES HARDWOOD FLOORS, CERAMIC TILE, VAULTED CEILINGS, MASTER BEDROOM ON THE THIRD FLOOR WITH EXPOSED BEAMS & MASTER BATH WITH TUB AND SHOWER AND WONDERFUL VIEWS. FRONT PORCH OVERLOOKS THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON. 2 PARKING SPOTS ARE INCLUDED WITH THIS UNIT. THE LAYOUT IS PERFECT FOR SHARED HOUSING WITH LARGE BEDROOMS AND GOOD SIZED LIVING AREAS, AS WELL AS CONVENIENT KITCHEN AND FIRE EXIT DOOR. FRESHLY PAINTED AND MOST OF THE FLOORS WERE RESURFACED. PERFECT LOCATION WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE TO ALL THE ATTRACTIONS IN DOWNTOWN. PERFECT FOR INVESTORS OR COLLEGE STUDENTS. ALL EXTERIOR MAINTENANCE AND FLOOD INSURANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE REGIME FEE.

$ 650,000
View details Beds - 3 Baths - 3 Sqft - 1794
Charleston Single Home first floor masterfully restored & presenting to...

Charleston Single Home first floor masterfully restored & presenting to the most discerning all the historic charm carefully blended with modern conveniences. Inside find an efficient floor plan with high ceilings throughout. Rooms are spacious & well appointed, with beautiful moldings. Heart-pine flooring, tumbled marble flooring & a fireplace w/ marble & hearth. Chef's kitchen features custom, mahogany cabinetry, fashionable cooking area accented by marble splash and mansard hood, granite counters & stainless-steel appliances including Jenn Air cooktop & Bosch dishwasher. Large master suite features tray ceilings & walk-in closet. Master bath includes double vanity, granite counters, water closet, jacuzzi tub & a separate, custom shower area. Outside find tabby walks and driveway, and

$ 729,000
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 2 Sqft - 1604
On the top two floors of an Antebellum Mansion is this 3 bedroom condo...

On the top two floors of an Antebellum Mansion is this 3 bedroom condo downtown with gorgeous wood and brick detailing throughout. Ideally located between King and Meeting Streets, just steps from Muse Restaurant & Wine Bar. This condo has been completely renovated with luxury finishes. The lower level includes the master bedroom, spacious living room and kitchen with granite countertops, laundry, a rooftop porch and 2 full baths. Upstairs are the other two bedrooms, each with their own half bath and vaulted ceilings. Option to purchase 5 units (B, C, D, E and F) as a package deal is available.

$ 749,000
View details Beds - 3 Baths - 2 Sqft - 1325
Charming brick carriage house filled with light. Adjacent to the oldest...

Charming brick carriage house filled with light. Adjacent to the oldest residence in Charleston, the Colonel William Rhett House. This gem of a carriage house is surrounded by the estate gardens of the William Rhett House.

$ 775,000
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 1088
Charleston Single Home on a large lot in Historic Downtown Charleston....

Charleston Single Home on a large lot in Historic Downtown Charleston. This Eastside property created decades of fond memories for a local family and is now ready to be transformed by its new owner! Layout includes welcoming large double piazzas, four fireplaces, and ample room for off-street parking or a garage. Slate roof redone after Hugo in 1989. Conveniently located in walking distance to area restaurants and shops.

$ 795,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 2 Sqft - 2486

 


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.