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. 

MLS Listings Data

Total Listings:76
Average Price:$2,127,780
Highest Listing Price:$9,500,000
Average Days On Market:156
Average Price/SqFt:$619

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"Albion" is approximately 4,600 sq ft & is a true Southern Antebellum...

"Albion" is approximately 4,600 sq ft & is a true Southern Antebellum Plantation house situated on 129.81 acres of timberland, meadows, creeks & hills that comprised a working timber farm. Alexander Douglas, who was a planter & wagon builder, had the home constructed in 1840 along Colonial lines by Jedidiah Coulter from York. Located at the head of a tree-lined, gated entryway, complemented by an old barn & original blue granite horse block/carriage step. With entrances on all 4 sides the home is fronted by a 2 story piazza supported by 10 large columns & enclosed with picketed bannisters; covered by a gabled roof that extends over the upper piazza and is topped by a gabled dormer; 2 of the side porches are also roofed. The spacious interior is graced by elegant mantels over the 8 fireplaces, fanlights, tall windows, rosettes, cornices & moldings, all period authentic. Original hardwood floors. The 1st floor consists of a large eat in kitchen w/mudroom, formal dining room, large parlor/library, formal living room, bedroom & private bath which could be used as a 1st floor master or as an in-law or guest suite. The 2nd floor is reached from the front hall by a winding staircase & includes a large master suite & 2 large bedrooms with a shared bath & extensive back hall storage cabinets. A registered Forester has done a site inspection & described the site as having 5 distinct stands of differing timber & made recommendations regarding operation to generate periodic cash flow.

$ 994,500
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 3 Sqft - 4530
If these walls could talk! Welcome to Selwood - one of the oldest homes in...

If these walls could talk! Welcome to Selwood - one of the oldest homes in the Columbia area. Constructed circa 1800 by John Shuler, This 4500+ sf farmhouse has been a keystone of the Dutch Fork/Columbia area for over 200 years. This home served as the power company's headquarters for the construction of the Dreher Shoals dam! Renovations have modernized the living spaces, but have preserved the home's historic features and original hardworking 1800s character. With 7 fireplaces, historical 4-over-4 room structure, original wide plank floors and ship lap walls, Selwood offers an opportunity to live in and preserve a piece of history. The property includes beautiful gardens and original outbuildings, and could be an amazing historic B&B or vacation rental as well.

$ 550,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 4 Sqft - 4528
UPDATED! Historic Beaty-Sloan Victorian Home nestled in Fairfield County,...

UPDATED! Historic Beaty-Sloan Victorian Home nestled in Fairfield County, SC. Steeped in rich history, this two-story architectural wonder encompasses 4,000 SF of voluminous rooms with vaulted beadboard ceilings and sturdy heart pine flooring. With lots of common space, this Southern Charm Home features multi living and dining rooms, private library, kitchen, spacious foyer and walkways with 36" wide accessible doors. Its majestic multi-generational character is uniquely complemented by updated and modern HVAC, insulation, electrical and plumbing systems. These modernized features were performed not only to preserve the home's historical characteristics, but also to make the home delightful and affordable place to live. The attractively fenced-in yard on .8 acres is surrounded by a striking landscape design including 8 massive pecan trees and flowering shrubs. Year-round visits by an amazing assortment of migratory birds enhance the yard's beauty and demeanor. A private masonry 600 sf outdoor living space adorns the main backdoor. It boasts of a large fireplace with rounded hearth and a 48" natural gas commercial lava rock cooker. With ample paved parking w/in the grounds, large gatherings can be easily accommodated. This home offers an incomparable experience for those exclusive buyers seeking a most exceptional way to live. A MUST SEE!

$ 464,900
View details Beds - 3 Baths - 2 Sqft - 3974
Enjoy Country Living in Camden's in town Historic District on over 9acres-...

Enjoy Country Living in Camden's in town Historic District on over 9acres- with or w/o horses. No Renovation required- Amenities are in abundance in this 4 zoned home with Gourmet Kitchen, Laundry , and understated elegance throughout. The light filled home built in 1848 and substantially expanded since, offers a MBR and Bath suite including a Sitting Room and Home Office. The Family/Guest Wing offers 3 bedrooms and 2 generous baths. The Lower Level offers a large Family Room, Florida Room, and Screened Porch. Enjoy the privacy, views, and manicured gardens conveniently located minutes from downtown Camden, SC.

$ 1,600,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 4 Sqft - 6439
Location, Curb Appeal, and Craftmanship- this 1834 Southern estate sits on...

Location, Curb Appeal, and Craftmanship- this 1834 Southern estate sits on 2 acres in the heart of downtown Greenville. The third oldest residence in town, locals affectionately refer to the home as the “Beattie House.” Meticulously transformed in 2017 from an event space and Women’s Club, into a residence, the current owners have spent three years lovingly restoring the home to its former beauty; while incorporating all of the modern conveniences one would expect. Owners and guests are greeted by the original wrought iron gate with a stunning 25’ architectural arch that is flanked by exquisite stone pillars. You will notice covered and convenient parking is plentiful as you fully embrace the spectacular view of a custom covered front porch with ornate 14’ Italianate columns surrounded by nearly an acre of lush fescue lawn; offering the ideal setting for hosting birthday and graduation parties, fundraisers, watching an outdoor movie with neighbors, or to simply enjoy the privacy while breathing in the park-like atmosphere. Walking distance from Main Street, Bon Secours Arena, Stone Avenue boutiques, McPherson Park and Harris Teeter, this coveted location is second to none! The discerning buyer is met with 100 year old trees providing shade and beauty. Large groupings of hydrangeas, mature camilas, tea olives, azaleas and crepe myrtles further elevate the overall aesthetic of the yard. Original brick walkways, outdoor seating areas and a two story treehouse add to the property’s charm. This 500 sq ft structure could easily be utilized as an office or art studio in addition to providing hours of good old fashioned fun for children and grandchildren alike. After a zip line exit brings you back to the yard, a custom garden gate leads to an outdoor eating area surrounded by two fire pits and the sounds of nature. The sweet smell of confederate jasmine engulfs the air and heightens senses as you find your way back to the front of the home. A double wooden original door welcomes you into the stunning entryway complete with tall ceilings, heavy moulding, and detailed wainscoting. The highlight of this grand foyer is a custom hand carved heart of pine wooden stairway that will literally take your breath away. To the left is a spacious dining room, replete with a gorgeous 5’ chandelier, sitting area, original fireplace and custom wall to ceiling wine cabinet. Neutral designer paint is seen throughout the home, allowing the architectural details to shine while the modern lighting and updated decor allows visitors to instantly feel at home. Past the dining area is a family room, which boasts 6’ tall windows. From either of these areas, one can access the impressive chefs kitchen with marble island, 60’ Italian range and 48’ refrigerator/freezer combo; providing the perfect spot to gather with family and friends. Ceramic farm sink, built in microwave and two Miele dishwashers further ensure functionality of the space. Flow for entertaining continues outside of the kitchen onto the 800’ screened porch where one can enjoy dinner, a drink at the bar or watch a game on the TV with family and friends. Back inside and down the wide hallway, a set of 10’ hand carved doors with original hinges from the 1800s leads you into the expansive library. Custom built in with ladder further elevates this space. The luxurious master suite completes this first level; a private oasis of tall ceilings, natural light streaming through the 6’ original windows, marble fireplace, walk-in closet, full bathroom with glass shower, separate soaking tub area and private access to the screened porch. The second floor of the home is just as impressive as the first- hardwood stairs guiding the way towards an entire wall of windows which boasts tons of natural light penetrating the upstairs landing; graciously illuminating the gorgeous heart pine floors. Four large bedrooms and two full bathrooms complete this space.

$ 2,850,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 3 Sqft - 4999 +/-
A wonderful chance to own a piece of history! Built in 1834 this historic...

A wonderful chance to own a piece of history! Built in 1834 this historic home is on the National Register of Historic Places and truly one-of-a-kind. Maintained over the years with the era in mind this unique property still boasts charm and grandeur of the past. With features like, a large front porch, 12 foot ceilings, a grand foyer/ hallway, original heart pine hardwood floors, original doors, and original windows it feels like you're stepping back in time upon entering the inviting home. Downstairs you'll find a cozy eat-in kitchen with wood burning fireplace, a large dining room, a formal living room, a den, a large walk-in laundry room, the master bedroom with ensuite bath and his/her closest, a guest bedroom with en suite bath, and a half bath. Upstairs there are two additional bedrooms with multiple closets for storage, a full bath and a small living space perfect for an office or sitting/play area. This gorgeous home has a beautiful, large level yard with mature trees and landscaping, a gardener's dream! Located just outside of the quaint town Greenwood, SC, this property is convenient to Greenville/Spartanburg/ Anderson as well as Atlanta and Charlotte. The HOME IS BEING SOLD AS-IS, option to purchase an additional adjacent 3.74 acre tract with barn and small pond for livestock is available. Light fixtures in dining room, formal living room, and downstairs guest room do not convey with sale of the home. Owner has never used fireplaces in formal living room or guest room.

$ 310,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 3 Sqft - 4399 +/-
Literally a once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of South Carolina's...

Literally a once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of South Carolina's most historic properties, Beautiful Holly Grove Plantation. This is a must-have for the discerning buyer searching for a historic property with fresh and saltwater access, close enough to town and beaches but far enough away to ensure complete privacy. Circa-1800 Plantation House in immaculate condition, workshop/sheds, garages, recreational building, boat dock and boat ramp providing direct access to the Great Pee Dee River. +/- 350 Acres Acres of cleared land and timber, plus a 235 acre Conservation Easement. All measurements and features listed are approximate and not guaranteed.

$ 4,200,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 3 Sqft - 3000
Own one of South Carolina's most historic properties, beautiful Holly...

Own one of South Carolina's most historic properties, beautiful Holly Grove Plantation!! Peace & plenty for the discerning buyer searching for a historic property with both fresh & saltwater access, close enough to town & the beaches, but secluded enough to ensure complete privacy! Circa 1800 Plantation house in immaculate condition, workshop, sheds, garages, rec building, boat dock & ramp providing direct access to the Great Pee Dee River! +/- 290 acres of cleared land & timber, plus a 295 acre Conservation Easement. All data / information important to buyer to be confirmed by buyer and/or their agent.

$ 4,200,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 3 Sqft - 3002
If these walls could talk. This pristine c 1756 Charleston Single stands...

If these walls could talk. This pristine c 1756 Charleston Single stands tall and proud on the corners of Meeting and Lamboll Streets. This private, walled urban retreat exemplifies Charleston lifestyle at its best. Beautifully proportioned rooms, triple piazzas, etched glass windows, stunning parquet floors are just a few of the historic features. The coveted 2+ car, heated and cooled, garage and guest house, in-ground pool, brand new elevator and doggie grass bring it to modern day standards. The first floor of the main house consists of a sunlit living room, separate dining room, updated kitchen and wonderful, bright family room off the back. The second floor houses a front office and large master suite with walk in closets and laundry room.

$ 5,995,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 4 Sqft - 5276

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.