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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:43
Average Price:$2,467,430
Highest Listing Price:$8,000,000
Average Days On Market:84
Average Price/SqFt:$786
Charleston SC Historic Homes For Sale currently has fourty-three (43) for sale on MLS. Charleston SC Historic Homes For Sale listings have an average sales price of $2,467,430 ranging in price from $220,000 to $8,000,000. The average sq ft home size of Charleston SC Historic Homes For Sale Walterboro SC is 3,141 square feet. The largest property for sale is 11,737 sqft and smallest 400 sqft. View property listings for sale by price, street, subdivision, age, property type, location, features, size, and listing date, and time on MLS with an of 84 days on the market.

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Beautiful Home in the Historic District, featuring wide Southern porches & vintage architectural details including wood floors, high ceilings, an outdoor patio, and lots of potential. Three lovely bedrooms and two full baths. The home also has a detached two car garage and a storage shed with electricity. The home is also equipped with a whole house generator.House is being sold As Is No Repairs will be made.
View details Beds - 3 Baths - 2 Sqft - 1670
This beautiful home, known as The Parish House, was built in 1828. It is located in downtown Eutawville, where you are 20 minutes from Moncks Corner and 10 minutes from Santee. The original entry is located in the back of the house and has a full covered porch and grand entryway welcoming you to over 195 years of South Carolina history. You have multiple wood burning fireplaces located throughout the home on both primary and secondary floors. The wood flooring throughout is in great shape and has original details throughout the home. The 6 bedrooms are located on the secondary floor.The zoning for this property is general commercial but can be requested as residential with the Town of Eutawville. This would make a beautiful entertainment venue, bed and breakfast, or restaurarestaurant. What a wonderful opportunity to renovate a lovely historic home in downtown Eutawville. The approximate acreage that will convey with the property will be 1.8 acres. The owner is currently getting a new survey of the land. Once recorded, MLS will be updated. The quonset building will not convey with the sale.
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 3 Sqft - 3136
This 2nd floor studio condo is nestled within a stunning antebellum mansion in the heart of downtown Charleston. Located mere steps from the vibrant King Street and just 2.5 blocks from the iconic Market, this property offers a lifestyle of convenience, luxury, and historical charm. As you step into this condo, you'll be greeted by the timeless beauty of its graceful architecture and rich history. The interior boasts a perfect blend of modern amenities and classic Southern elegance and the exposed brick accent adds character and warmth to the space. The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar. The walk-in closet off the full bathroom offers ample space for your wardrobe and belongings and the closet just outside the unit will convey with this sale to ensure you'll have room to organize and store your essentials with ease. Beautiful wood floors throughout the condo add a touch of sophistication and elevate the overall ambiance of the space. They are not only visually appealing but also easy to maintain, making this studio both stylish and practical. Living in this charming condo, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture of downtown Charleston. From the cobblestone streets to the nearby shops, restaurants, and historic landmarks, every aspect of Charleston's charm will be at your doorstep. Parking available in the nearby Wentworth Garage.
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 437
Own a little piece of history! This charming 1840's elevated carriage house lives large with an open concept living/dining/kitchen area, high ceiling with exposed rafters and bespoke tables and lighting. The unit is sold furnished and includes a washer/dryer and off street parking spot. This is the perfect pied a terre, investment property or rental. Steps from Colonial Lake, the Charleston Harbor, MUSC, College of Charleston and many local restaurants. Experience the best of downtown living!***HOA includes homeowners insurance, water and flood insurance.
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 523
Welcome to your charming retreat in the heart of downtown Charleston! This first-floor 1 bedroom condo offers the perfect blend of historic charm and modern convenience. Located within a stunning antebellum mansion, this residence boasts easy access to the shared patio area, where you can relax and soak in the Southern ambiance. Step inside to discover a cozy yet spacious living space, complete with all the comforts of home. The well-appointed kitchen features stainless steel appliances and ample cabinet space, making meal preparation a breeze. The bedroom offers a peaceful sanctuary with plenty of natural light and a tranquil atmosphere. Living in this first-floor condo, you'll enjoy the convenience of being just steps away from King Street and the historic Market. Whether you'reexploring the city's rich history or dining at one of the nearby restaurants, everything you need is right at your fingertips. Don't miss out on the opportunity to own a piece of Charleston's history while enjoying the modern comforts of this beautiful 1 bedroom condo. Schedule a showing today and experience the best of Southern living in downtown Charleston!
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 742
Enjoy all of that Historic Downtown Charleston, voted Best In The U.S. for the 11th year in a row, has to offer within walking distance! This fully furnished 2 bedroom condo is located in the heart of Downtown Charleston. It doesn't get any better than this location providing easy access to all the award-winning fine dining, shopping, entertainment, schools, hospitals, and employment opportunities. And it is a great location for College of Charleston students! It features a renovated kitchen with stainless steel kitchen appliances, granite countertops, and ceramic tile backsplash. The bathroom has also been renovated with travertine tile and a seamless shower.
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 1 Sqft - 1059
Experience the epitome of Southern charm in this second-floor 1 bedroom condo, nestled within a historic antebellum mansion in downtown Charleston. This residence offers access to a second-story porch, where you can unwind and enjoy views of the surrounding neighborhood. Step inside to discover a beautifully appointed living space, featuring hardwood floors and elegant details throughout. The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances and ample counter space, perfect for cooking up your favorite meals. The bedroom provides a serene retreat with plenty of natural light and a cozy atmosphere, while the updated bathroom offers modern amenities and convenience. Living in this second-floor condo, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant cultureof Charleston. With King Street and the historic Market just steps away, you'll never run out of things to see and do. Don't miss out on the chance to own a piece of Charleston's history while enjoying the modern comforts of this beautiful 1 bedroom condo. Schedule a showing today and experience the best of Southern living in downtown Charleston! Parking available in the nearby Wentworth Garage.
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 691
Stunningly renovated and spacious studio condo. situated in a grand Greek Revival structural, the William A. Hussey house located in the heart of Wraggborough. This light-filled unit features 12-foot ceilings, original hardwood floors throughout and a wood burning fireplace. The custom kitchen has marble counters, stainless steel appliances, gas range and a breakfast nook. Walk just two blocks to Marion Square, the Dewberry hotel, and to numerous acclaimed restaurants and shopping options on Upper King St.
View details Beds - Baths - 1 Sqft - 637
This spacious first-floor condo is conveniently located on the corner of Calhoun and Pitt Streets, just steps from the College of Charleston and the Medical University of South Carolina. The interior features impressive moldings, hardwood floors and abundant natural light. Its floor plan highlights a spacious living room with high ceilings and the kitchen offers exterior access to the driveway with two parking spots. The bedrooms are recessed from the living area, allowing for each to be its own retreat. Enjoy a private sitting area on the front porch, along with a sizable, shared side yard. Upgrades by the current owner include a new HVAC, fresh interior paint, and a new refrigerator, dishwasher, sink and kitchen countertops.The $600 monthly HOA fee covers building and flood insurance, termite bond and exterior property maintenance. This unit is tenant occupied through the end of July 2024.
View details Beds - 3 Baths - 2 Sqft - 1540
This spacious, sunny second floor condo is conveniently located steps from the College of Charleston and just down the street from MUSC. With high ceilings, beautiful heart pine floors, crown molding, (decorative) fireplace in the living room, large windows, and wainscotting detail, this place has lots of Charleston charm! There is a lovely front porch, perfect for enjoying drinks and catching the afternoon breeze. The living room is bright and airy, and opens onto the large dining room, perfect for entertaining. The kitchen has great storage, as well as exterior access. Two good sized bedrooms are separated for privacy. Two full bathrooms are nicely appointed. Stackable washer & dryer conveys.There is common area green space on the property, plus two tandem coveted off-street parking spaces! Fantastic location is close to CofC, King Street shopping, restaurants, MUSC, and Marion Square.
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 2 Sqft - 1545
Cedar Grove is an historic plantation home located near Edgefield, SC. It was built in 1790 and is a large two story Federal home with whit clapboard exterior and high gable roof. It features a double-tiered portico with delicate Adamesque detail. Many architectural features including a barrel vaulted hallway, elaborately carved mantlepieces. The front parlor retains an early hand-painted French wallpaper. the property features a landscape of tall cedars, as well as old English boxwoods and traces of an original rose garden like at John Blocker's fathers home. The gardens at Cedar Grove were reputedly laid out by Andrew Michaux, the renowned botanist who designed the gardens at Middleton Place in Charleston, SC.The famous English boxwoods of Cedar Grove were sold during the Great Depression to the Rockefeller family and planted in the gardens of the Governor's Palace in Williamsburg, VA. Also on the property are the contributing servants quarters and original kitchen.
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 3 Sqft - 4000
Welcome to this historic gem in the heart of Charleston! This charming 1840 residence served as part of General Beauregard's headquarters during the Civil War and now stands as an exquisite testament to the city's rich history. Beyond its historical significance, this home boasts a range of modern amenities that make it a truly unique and comfortable living space.As you enter, you'll be greeted by distinctive tile floors that add character to the downstairs area. The living room is adorned with a fireplace, featuring a handcrafted screen/insert made at the College of Building Arts on Meeting Street - a true work of art that enhances the ambiance.The kitchen is equipped with all the modern conveniences you need, including new HVAC to keep you comfortable year-round.For added convenience, there are two off-street parking spots, ensuring that parking is never a hassle in this bustling neighborhood. Venture to the second and third floors, and you'll find heart pine floors that exude warmth and charm. The third floor is a versatile space with two additional fireplaces, creating cozy corners for relaxation. The third floor also offers a loft, a bedroom, a kitchenette, and a home office - providing ample space for various needs. The owner's suite on the second floor is a true retreat, featuring a full bath and laundry on the same floor for added convenience. One of the fireplaces is tucked away in the owner's bedroom(hidden behind a wooden panel). One remarkable feature of this home is the full-length cistern beneath it, offering ample storage space. Additionally, being on MUSC's electric grid ensures that you always have a reliable power source. Location-wise, this residence is strategically positioned across the street from MUSC, making it a prime spot for those associated with the medical community. Don't miss the opportunity to own a piece of Charleston's history while enjoying the comfort and convenience of modern living. Schedule a viewing today and step into a home that seamlessly blends the past with the present.
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 2 Sqft - 1536

 


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. 

 

 

 

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