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:
91
Average Price:
$2,166,781
Highest Listing Price:
$12,499,000
Average Days On Market:
172
Average Price/Sqft:
$651

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Number of MLS Listings 1 - 12 of 91

Discover Historic Downtown Charleston living at its finest on highly...

Discover Historic Downtown Charleston living at its finest on highly sought Vanderhorst Street! Situated in the heart of the city, just 2 blocks from MUSC, College of Charleston, & the King Street shopping district, the location is superb! Walk or bike to work, dining & entertainment. Slightly over a mile to the Charleston City Market, Waterfront Park & The Battery, enjoy scenic tours within minutes of home. This 1st floor unit was completely renovated in 2018. New kitchen (cabinets, pantry, appliances, disposal, & granite countertops), bathroom, fixtures, lighting, electrical updates, luxury vinyl plank floors throughout, & more! Parking is conveniently located right outside unit's door & includes 2 street decals. HOA covers master homeowner/flood policies, water/trash/recycling.

View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 811
** 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.

View details Beds - 0 Baths - 1 Sqft - 500
BEAUTIFUL ONE BEDROOM CONDO DOWNTOWN- NEW HVAC & TANKLESS WATER HEATER! 65...

BEAUTIFUL ONE BEDROOM CONDO DOWNTOWN- NEW HVAC & TANKLESS WATER HEATER! 65 G Vanderhorst Street is the ultimate walk-to-everything location in downtown Charleston. This beautiful condo includes many upgrades while still maintaining the beauty of a historic home. Two blocks from College of Charleston, MUSC, & King Street. This location allows the flexibility to walk or bike to school, work, shopping, & dining downtown. This unit has all the charm you'd hope for in a downtown property including a large porch for morning coffee or relaxing in the evening, historic details and trim in the living room, original wood floors, tons of natural light, and high ceilings. One off-street parking space in the back of the home and two on the street ensure plenty of parking. Easily the best deal in town!

View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 800
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!

View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 506
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.

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.

View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 516
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!!!

View details Beds - 5 Baths - 3 Sqft - 4418
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. There is an additional brick ranch home on the property with approximately 1400 sq.ft. with 3 bedrooms /2 full bathrooms - possible rental. This property is less than an hour from historic Charleston & Savannnah

View details Beds - 8 Baths - 3 Sqft - 4087
SOUTH OF CALHOUN....1 BLOCK WALK TO CofC. 4 PARKING SPACES! HISTORIC...

SOUTH OF CALHOUN....1 BLOCK WALK TO CofC. 4 PARKING SPACES! HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD OF HARLESTON VILLAGE, LARGE AND SPACIOUS GREAT INVESTMENT PROPERTY FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS. GREAT FEATURES. KITCHEN OVERLOOKING LARGE DEN WITH FIREPLACE (NON-WORKING), 4 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS...TRADITIONALLY RENTED FOR $4,400/MONTH. SALE MAY NEED 3RD PARTY APPROVAL,

View details Beds - 4 Baths - 2 Sqft - 2120
23 Queen Unit C is a quintessential Pied-a-terre located in Charleston's...

23 Queen Unit C is a quintessential Pied-a-terre located in Charleston's Historic French Quarter and it is a perfect oasis for your visits to the Holy City. Known as the Benjamin Casey Tenement House, this charming three story masonry building was constructed in 1806 and includes 6 historic condominiums and a carriage house. Notable for its exposed brick facade and enchanted arched breezeway, you enter the building through a pecky cypress stairwell which leads you to this second floor flat. This 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom condominium boasts original hardwood floors, moldings, high ceilings and brick fireplace. Double hung windows on the street side provide plenty of light and vistas of the historic neighborhood. The tastefully updated and fully functional kitchen has a full size

View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 431
Wonderful opportunity to own a centrally located 2bd, 2ba unit including...

Wonderful opportunity to own a centrally located 2bd, 2ba unit including parking steps from King St, Colonial Lake, and College of Charleston. This charming second floor unit historic condo conversion includes hardwood floors, over 10' ceilings and plenty of natural light. Sellers have lovingly maintained the remarkable period details - from the millwork to the doorknobs & light fixtures. The spacious rooms make this ideal for a primary residence or second home. Park your car and walk all the dining & shopping that Charleston has to offer. Unit can be accessed via stairs or elevator.

View details Beds - 2 Baths - 2 Sqft - 1418
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.

View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 590

 


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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