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:
112
Average Price:
$2,173,158
Highest Listing Price:
$11,995,000
Average Days On Market:
172
Average Price/Sqft:
$642

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Look no further this is your home!! Come take a look TODAY!!!!!! Step...

Look no further this is your home!! Come take a look TODAY!!!!!! Step into your new foyer and walk into a beautiful open floor plan. New laminate flooring in living room. Spacious kitchen with a lot of cabinets and counter space great for prepping food and entertaining. All bedrooms are spacious. The owner's suite is a perfect size with en suite bathroom dual countertops and separates tub and shower. 2 car garage..separate laundry room..patio outside with a fenced in backyard..home is located in walking distance to neighborhood amenities pool and new playground....zoned for award winning DD2 schools..Call TODAY for a showing!!!

$ 210,000
View details Beds - 3 Baths - 2 Sqft - 1361
Don't miss this opportunity for an updated 2 BR/2 BA condo in a historic...

Don't miss this opportunity for an updated 2 BR/2 BA condo in a historic 1840 Charleston single within walking distance to MUSC, Roper, College of Charleston and the shopping/restaurant district on King Street! Parking for this unit is conveniently located right outside the front door and you can apply for two street decals. The monthly HOA fee covers building insurance, flood insurance, maintenance and water.Building has 10 condos, 3 on ground level & 7 above. Superb Downtown Charleston location!

$ 244,999
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 2 Sqft - 933
** SELLER SAYS MAKE AN OFFER **One off-street deeded parking space and a...

** SELLER SAYS MAKE AN OFFER **One off-street deeded parking space and a pass for street parking through the city.Beautiful first floor condo located in downtown Charleston within walking distance of MUSC, College of Charleston and local parks. Stainless steel appliances in kitchen and granite counter tops. Tiled floors in kitchen and bathroom and original hardwood floors in rest of condo living area. Traditional crown moldings on windows and doorways. Exposed brick wall and brick fireplace(non-working). Two brand new Mitsubishi wall mounted air units installed. Amazing Murphy bed that maximizes this cozy space. Laundry room on site. If square footage important buyer to measure. Square footage from Floor Plan Online measurements.

$ 249,000
View details Beds - 0 Baths - 1 Sqft - 500
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.

$ 260,000
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 397
Perfectly located in the heart of downtown with easy access to all that...

Perfectly located in the heart of downtown with easy access to all that historic Charleston has to offer. Deeded parking space makes it a convenient home base. This renovated top floor condo with high ceilings and abundant natural light is a perfect place to call home or make an investment property. Recent renovations include a new bathroom and exposing original brickwork on portions of the wall. Unit boasts hardwoods throughout, smooth ceilings and a stainless appliance package. Enjoy added value with an on site laundry facility. Before being converted to condos this was once the home to former Lt. Governor Alonzo Jacob Ransier. Don't miss out on this truly unique property. Welcome Home!

$ 269,000
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 506
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. 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 marble tile floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry by Dan Perin, including a built-in wine rack. Large corner bedroom with walk-in closet and renovated bathroom featuring claw foot Waterworks tub, marble tile and granite vanity. All appliances convey including Maytag washer and dryer located in kitchen. With a location close to Marion

$ 306,500
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 800
Charming pied-a-terre in the heart of Ansonborough priced at under...

Charming pied-a-terre in the heart of Ansonborough priced at under $350,000 (where single-family homes cost in excess of $1,000,000). And you have a designated on-site parking space. This turn-key apartment located on the ground floor (no stairs to climb) is perfect for a second home, weekend get-away, or investment property. Enjoy Charleston living at its finest as you relax with your favorite wine and watch the horse drawn carriages from your outside porch on Hasell Street. Features include gorgeous wood floors, gas fireplace, claw foot bath, and washer & dryer. One on-site (off street) designated parking space is also included - a ''must'' for the downtown area. Low monthly regime fee covers insurance, water & sewer, exterior building maintenance, etc.

$ 324,900
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 500
Charming pied-a-terre in the heart of Ansonborough for under $350,000...

Charming pied-a-terre in the heart of Ansonborough for under $350,000 (where single-family homes are priced in excess of $1,000,000). And you have a designated on-site parking space, a ''must'' for downtown. This turn-key apartment located on the ground floor (no stairs to climb) is perfect for a second home, weekend get-away, or investment property. Walk everywhere and enjoy Charleston at its finest - The Gaillard, shopping on King (2 blocks west) & dining at world class restaurants on East Bay (1.5 blocks east). Features include gorgeous wood floors totally modern kitchen with granite countertops, cherry cabinets, stainless appliances, gourmet range, dishwasher, custom tiled walk-in shower. Low regime fee includes insurance, water, termite bond, pest control and exterior maintenance.

$ 324,900
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 516
Extremely convenient condo within a few short yards of the MUSC Dental...

Extremely convenient condo within a few short yards of the MUSC Dental school! Very convenient to all of the MUSC facilities, as well as so many desirable spots on the Charleston Peninsula. The home comes with 2 dedicated parking spots! This home does have NON OPERATING fireplaces in both bedrooms and the living room.

$ 356,900
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 1 Sqft - 892
HISTORIC 1800;s PLANTATION STYLE HOME with OVER 4000 SQFT and SOARING 14...

HISTORIC 1800;s PLANTATION STYLE HOME with OVER 4000 SQFT and SOARING 14 FOOT CEILINGS!!!! FULL FRONT PORCH to enjoy welcoming guests as they notice the immaculate Curb Appeal before stepping into the home. This unique home has great Bones and character and craftsmanship you just can't find in New Construction! There is ample opportunity to make this home your own. Beamed ceilings, tiled flooring, BRICK FIREPLACES!!! This home is THREE STORIES! Original HEART PINE FLOORS!!! This is TRULY A RENOVATORS DREAM!!! Come view this property today!!!

$ 359,900
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 3 Sqft - 4418
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

 


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.