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:
82
Average Price:
$2,533,731
Highest Listing Price:
$14,999,000
Average Days On Market:
218
Average Price/Sqft:
$689

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24 Bee Charleston, SC, 29403
Welcome to this historic one of a kind carriage house in the heart of...

Welcome to this historic one of a kind carriage house in the heart of downtown Charleston! This 1800's home has all the character and charm you are looking for with the epitome of ''lock and go'' lifestyle with designated off street parking included! Steps from MUSC and lively Spring Street entertainment, 24 Bee Street is the ideal condo for MUSC students/residents, C of C students, young professionals, graduate students, retirees, or just your weekend getaway to downtown Charleston. This tucked away one story unit, with no stairs to climb, is off of a private courtyard giving you the peaceful Charleston charm you have been looking for in your new home. You enter the unit and you have the perfect getaway with your living room, dining, and kitchen all at your finger tips.

$ 235,000
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 346
65 Vanderhorst Charleston, SC, 29403
Don't miss this investment opportunity for an updated 2 BR/2 BA condo in...

Don't miss this investment opportunity for an updated 2 BR/2 BA condo in historic 1840 Charleston single within walking distance to MUSC, Roper, College of Charleston and the shopping/restaurant district on King Street! Priced below appraisal! One non-deeded parking space included! The monthly HOA fee covers building insurance, maintenance and water. Please note that this is a ground floor unit with 8' ceilings. Building has 10 condos, 3 on ground level & 7 above. Superb Downtown Charleston location! *Previously rented for $1500-$2000/month. Tenants just moved out so it is ready for new owner! Property is being sold ''As Is.'' Owner is licensed agent.

$ 239,000
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 2 Sqft - 933
8800 Dorchester North Charleston, SC, 29420
Beautiful home only 1 year old. All the upgrades. Tankless water heater...

Beautiful home only 1 year old. All the upgrades. Tankless water heater and attached two car garage. Granite counter tops, stainless appliances and custom cabinetry. Hard wood floors throughout and tile. Patio attached with lovely wooded view. The UPGRADES ARE ENDLESS. Washer and Dryer are negotiable. Close to Boeing, Bosch and all interstates.

$ 277,000
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 2 Sqft - 1710
33 Pitt Charleston, SC, 29401
Beautiful first floor condo located in downtown Charleston within walking...

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 new mitsubishi wall mounted air units installed. One off-street deeded parking space and one pass for street parking through the city. Laundry room on site. If square footage important buyer to measure. Square footage from Floorplanonline measurements.

$ 279,000
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 500
33 Pitt Charleston, SC, 29401
Own a piece of Historic Downtown Charleston! This immaculate home is turn...

Own a piece of Historic Downtown Charleston! This immaculate home is turn key with a deeded off street parking space and a private, oversized balcony! 33 Pitt Street is located within walking distance to major employers, restaurants, and shopping: MUSC, College of Charleston, Roper Hospital, the VA Hospital, Basic Kitchen, 60 Bull St. Cafe, Persimmon Cafe, and only 5 blocks from all the King Street shopping and dining you'd ever want access to! Walk up the original staircase to the 2nd floor and enter unit 3. You're welcomed into a beautiful living room and space with 12ft. ceilings! A cozy bar area opens up to the large kitchen with light cabinetry, new refrigerators (2), gas range, and granite countertops.

$ 279,000
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 545
53 Hasell Charleston, SC, 29401
Located in the heart of Ansonborough this classic studio is within walking...

Located in the heart of Ansonborough this classic studio is within walking distance to all the reasons to live in Charleston.. walk two blocks to dine or 3 blocks to catch a show at the Gaillard. Could life be simpler? High ceilings and wood floors set the tone, an updated kitchen keeps it real. Sip iced tea on the large side porch and watch the city ebb and flow with the day. Great off street parking behind automatic vehicle gate. Investors: Property is on 30 day rental program and brings in $2550 a month and grossed $26,379.00 in 2018 and $30,085 in 2017.

$ 279,900
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 484
65 Vanderhorst Charleston, SC, 29403
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!

$ 300,000
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 800
234 Rutledge Charleston, SC, 29403
Fantastic third floor condo in great location! Hardwood floors. Granite...

Fantastic third floor condo in great location! Hardwood floors. Granite countertops. Travertine bathroom. Stainless appliances. This 2 bedroom condo offers a private on-site parking space. Close to MUSC and the College of Charleston.

$ 325,000
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 1 Sqft - 665
10510 Jacksonboro Cottageville, SC, 29435
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

$ 375,000
View details Beds - 8 Baths - 3 Sqft - 4087
509 Luke West Summerville, SC, 29483
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!!!

$ 379,900
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 3 Sqft - 4418
2005 Pinopolis Pinopolis, SC, 29469
Welcome to your new home in the historic village of Pinopolis. Pinopolis...

Welcome to your new home in the historic village of Pinopolis. Pinopolis is a peninsula in the 60,000 acres of Lake Moultrie. This 2521 square foot home plus a 418 square foot guest cottage is listed as the William Robertson House on the National Historic Register of homes. The house, built in the early 1830's, was the summer home of Charles McBeth, the Confederate mayor of Charleston. It is among the very first homes to be built in this pineland retreat. The family room of the house was originally a cottage on Sullivan's Island and was on of the last cargos to be shipped on the Old Santee Canal. The guest house dates from 1895. Construction is heart pine with numbered floorboards indicating probably reassembly from planed wood from family plantations.

$ 410,000
View details Beds - 3 Baths - 2 Sqft - 2521
51 Smith Charleston, SC, 29401
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. LIST AGENT RELATED TO SELLER. SALE MAY NEED 3RD PARTY APPROVAL,

$ 429,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 2 Sqft - 2120

 


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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