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Historic homes for sale South Carolina. View all SC historic houses, mansions & plantation homes for sale. South Carolina as most of us know from history class is one of the original 13 colonies that made up what is now known to us as the United States. With that history comes many homes that have been here since that time, especially when Charleston SC was the largest port city in what is now known as the USA. When Charleston SC was the capital of South Carolina before the signing of the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution many of the biggest names & dignitaries in US history called South Carolina home or visited here. Historic homes for sale in Charleston SC can fetch over $10M depending, of course, the neighborhood, size, & street, historical significance, and more. Charleston is not the only city with historic homes for sale in SC, the Midlands (capital) as it’s known, more so Columbia SC historic homes are also very abundant and impressive. 

MLS Listings Data

Total Listings:53
Average Price:$2,171,338
Highest Listing Price:$8,000,000
Average Days On Market:85
Average Price/SqFt:$686
SC Historic Houses For Sale currently has fifty-three (53) for sale on MLS. SC Historic Houses For Sale listings have an average sales price of $2,171,338 ranging in price from $220,000 to $8,000,000. The average sq ft home size of SC Historic Houses For Sale Charleston SC is 3,166 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 85 days on the market.

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Discover a truly unique opportunity to reside or operate in the heart of historic downtown Charleston! Fully furnished and steeped in history, the 1813 Mary Scott House, located in the prestigious Ansonborough neighborhood, is within walking distance to the Holy City's beautiful amenities.The Mary Scott House seamlessly combines historic charm with modern comforts. Renovated extensively in 2014, the property boasts 12.5 tons of new HVAC systems in 6 zones, updated plumbing and electrical, new kitchens with appliances, and various other improvements. Property consists of 4 individual units, each with separately metered utilities. Unit A is 3800 sq ft with kitchen, formal dining, living room, family room, 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths.Unit B is 1000 sq ft with kitchen, livingbedroom, study or second bedroom, and 1 full bath. Unit C is 600 sq ft with kitchen, living room, bedroom, and 1 full bath. Unit D is 600 sq ft with kitchen, living room, bedroom, and 1 full bath. Units A/B form the main house with C/D sharing the carriage house. The property has multiple rental or resident options. You can rent all 4 units long term, you can rent 1-unit long term and 3 units as short-term rentals, make the main house your residence or any combination you wish. Property has zoning and use approval for all the above. Ideal for entrepreneurs or investors seeking a unique business opportunity, leaving the choice to convert to an opulent single-family home or the potential to condo. 11 George comes with one of the rarest commodities. The property includes ten off-street parking spaces and a lot size of approximately .27 acres. There are ample storage areas beside the suites including a detached building. Last but not least, the seller is offering the property turn-key, completely furnished in a personality that equals the opportunity.
View details Beds - 9 Baths - 6 Sqft - 6300
Welcome to your urban oasis in downtown Charleston! This second-floor 1 bedroom condo offers a perfect blend of historic charm and modern luxury. With access to a second-story porch, you can relax and take in the sights and sounds of the city from the comfort of your own home. Step inside to discover a beautifully appointed living space, featuring hardwood floors and charming details throughout. The spacious kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances and ample cabinet space, making meal preparation a delight. The bedroom offers a tranquil retreat with plenty of natural light and a serene atmosphere, while the updated bathroom provides modern amenities and convenience. Living in this second-floor condo, you'll be just steps away from the bustling energy of King Street and the historicMarket. Whether you're shopping, dining, or exploring the city's landmarks, everything you need is right at your doorstep.
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 742
Step into a piece of Charleston history; the St. Amand/ Aimar house at 181 Queen Street was built in 1841, the same year the Charleston City Market was built. The Current owners worked with the National Parks Service to restore the building in line with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation in 2021. Just steps to Colonial Lake, this 6 bedroom, 7.5 bath home features a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath main home with a 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom attached guest house connected via beautiful historic covered piazzas. The private guest house is also perfect for use as an office or income generating unit. This grand Charleston Single-style residence features an open formal living area with soaring 11'+ ceilings, original heart pine flooring, and detailed mouldings throughout.The bright kitchen features custom cabinetry, a Jenn Air appliance suite, and opens up to a large dining room complete with gas fireplace and an original marble mantel. On the second floor, the master suite features a gas fireplace, large bathroom with access to wrap around second story porches with beautiful views of Colonial Lake. With plenty of room for guests, all four bedrooms in the main house feature en-suite baths. The guest house has a full kitchen, living room, master bedroom with large walk in closet, a guest bedroom, and office with en-suite baths. The unique outdoor living space features a travertine deck, heated pool with hot tub, astro turf lawn, and fire pit area. A rare find in downtown Charleston, there is off-street parking for 5 cars, and a Tesla charger already installed. Sit on the grand porches and enjoy the sunshine and views of Colonial Lake. Sit on the grand piazzas and enjoy the breezes flowing in from the Ashley River of stroll to Colonial Lake, the Moultrie playground tennis/pickle bar courts, the Jasper or the Battery. This stunning property is not to be missed!
View details Beds - 6 Baths - 7 Sqft - 3506
Don't miss your opportunity to preview this charming 3rd floor condo. unit located in the Beauregard House circa 1840. Featuring a light-filled, open floorplan, original heart pine floors, Palladium window at the front gable, and a spacious living room and bedroom. The property is ideal for use as a pied-a-terre, investment property or as an investment property. There are 2 deed off-street parking spaces adjacent to the building that convey with the purchase! The unit can also be sold furnished with acceptable offer. The regime fee ($362/month) covers exterior hazard/flood insurance, water, and common area maintenance. Marion Square, Colonial Lake, and numerous shopping/dining destinations on Upper King St. are just a short stroll, bike or golf cart ride away.
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 1037
The Righton-Chisolm House, circa 1780, is a stunning home sitting at the bend of Church and Water Street. The home was extensively renovated in 2021 and the interior was reconfigured and enlarged, while retaining historical charm. The gourmet eat-in kitchen opens up to a spacious screened porch connecting to the professionally landscaped private garden and outdoor studio. The library or family room are great spots to relax with a book or watch tv. The formal dining room is dressed in elegant custom wallpaper and perfect for entertaining. The second floor primary bedroom is connected to a luxurious extended bathroom. The piazza on the second floor was double in size and is a great place to watch the sunset.The guest bedrooms on the second floor are spacious with great light and share a charming jack and jill bathroom. The third floor features two dormer rooms and a bathroom for additional beds, flex space or storage. Home was featured in Southern Living Magazine and awarded Prestigious Carolopolis Award! Portions of the first floor have been elevated and yard has been regraded to mitigate any potential flooding concerns. New Hvacs, added powder room on first floor, new lighting, new masonry on fireplaces and custom window treatments...this is turn key luxury!
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 4 Sqft - 3182
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
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
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
Great opportunity to own one of the oldest houses in Newberry county. Built ca 1815 and completely remodeled and updated. Interior still retains some original woodwork that respects the charm of this home that has stood the test of time. Sitting high on the hill where it was originally constructed by the Elmore family. The Elmores were a leading family in the large Quaker Community that settled along Bush River in the 1760s. Magnificent heart pine floors still shine in the upstairs master suite and downstairs is a large living room for family gatherings. The current owners just completed a new 1000 square garage with plenty of room for an office and work shop. Located within 6 minutes of historic Newberry's town square with retail stores, art galleries, restaurants and the nationally renown Newberry Opera House. The city of Friendly Folk will welcome you with open arms!
View details Beds - 3 Baths - 2 Sqft - 1659

HISTORIC CITIES & TOWNS OF SOUTH CAROLINA

 

CHARLESTON SC 

Probably the most well-known historic city of South Carolina has to be Charleston SC. Given that Charleston SC is featured in all of the best travel magazines, won best #1 tourist city I don’t know how many times, home of Bravo’s Southern Charm hit show, and home to some of the best culinary dining it is no surprise. The Low-country of South Carolina is home to many “Antebellum” homes characterized by large swaths of land, large mature trees, huge mansion-style homes with large columns, and huge stairways. 

Charleston is also one of the oldest cities in North America and at one point was the vacation destination for many historic politicians and military generals of both the Revolutionary War and The Civil War. It is not uncommon to find a house that was once owned or lived in by someone famous to our United States Constitution or government. 

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COLUMBIA SC

Columbia SC only about 1.5-hour drive from Charleston and now the capital of South Carolina wasn’t always the capital but ever since it was ransacked by the North in The Civil War Columbia has its own proud history and the historic homes to match it. Certain streets and neighborhoods of downtown Columbia SC have many historic homes, and outside Columbia is Camden SC another place full of plantation homes & mansions. Luckily these historic homes & plantations usually come with large parcels of land usually a minimum of 5 acres unless the house is in the city of course. The outer smaller towns of central South Carolina (The Midlands) is also full of historic homes where you’ll find a lot of acreage that comes with the house. In 1786, in what’s now, Columbia was important to the overall development of the state. The Congarees, a frontier fort on the west bank of the Congaree River, was the head of navigation in the Santee River system. A ferry was established by the colonial government in 1754 to connect the fort with the growing settlements on the higher ground on the east bank. Columbia SC has a “historic district” even where many of the homes are designated historic and subject to many of the same rigorous standards as Charleston’s historic homes as it pertains to renovation and work. 

 

CAMDEN SC

South Carolina has large palatial mansions, Antebellum & plantation-style houses all over the state so if you are one of those people who just love history and the charm of the old south, and don’t mind the stifling heat and humidity that comes along with it then come on down to our home. Just outside of Columbia only a short drive, Camden SC is in Kershaw County and is the oldest inland city and fourth oldest city in South Carolina. It is near the center of the Cofitachequi chiefdom that existed in the 1500s. In 1730, Camden became part of a township plan ordered by King George II. Camden is also home to Lake Wateree, where you can find lakefront homes as well. 

 

 

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