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:73
Average Price:$2,087,910
Highest Listing Price:$7,495,000
Average Days On Market:149
Average Price/SqFt:$596

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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
Circa 1775 Blocker House is one of the oldest homes in the region. ...

Circa 1775 Blocker House is one of the oldest homes in the region. Approached by an avenue of trees and opening onto a farm selling with beautiful old Magnolias and Cedars. Main home has stunning original heavy carved mantels, original heart of pine flooring, wooden hand planed walls and ceilings. Stunning home with thoughtful addition which was designed by noted architect, Marvin Sears. Huge Master Suite with His and Her Master Bathrooms was accomplished by adding space with connecting interior porches. Custom built kitchen with copper hood. Florida Sun Room has lap pool and room for exercise equipment overlooks brick patio with koi pond. Airplane runway and small 3 par gold course are extra features located on this large rolling estate of 183.26 acres with creek and 4 ponds. Lovely cottage with 1 bedroom and bath, Barns, garage, workshop with studio apartment and airplane hangar.

$ 1,500,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 4 Sqft - 700
Charm & elegance abound in this historical home featuring modern...

Charm & elegance abound in this historical home featuring modern amenities. Full 2008 renovation. The "Summer-Huggins House" architecture combines elements of both Greek Revival & Federal styles. Maintaining the flow of a modern day home smartly designed with the master & a guest bedroom each with en suite baths on the main floor where you'll also find spacious formal living & dining rooms, fully updated kitchen, separate breakfast room, powder bath, laundry room & den/keeping room. Upstairs are 4 spacious bedrooms & 2 additional Jack & Jill bathrooms. Each story adorns a central doorway with traceried sidelights, wide hallways & double porches. Featuring a two story projecting pedimented portico, this one of a kind home boasts soaring 11' ceilings, original paneled wainscoting & deep molding styled after the homes of Charleston. Original gleaming hardwood floors, fireplace mantels, doors, and hardware throughout. Well-appointed kitchen with high end gas range, custom cabinets & built-ins, walk in pantry. The property includes a log smoke house, six stall privy, two-story horse barn, fenced garden, workshop, and is home to the original "Post Office" in the Dutch Fork. Tremendous live oaks, giant magnolias and original cedars are no surprise on this twenty acres estate as it was once home to the Pomaria Nursery - the south's largest plant nursery of its time. Located minutes from restaurants, shopping, medical & the modern conveniences, this private retreat is a hidden gem.

$ 1,200,000
View details Beds - 6 Baths - 4 Sqft - 4150
Laurelwood Plantation is for sale! Having gone thru an amazing...

Laurelwood Plantation is for sale! Having gone thru an amazing restoration, it is now ready for a new owner. Enter the long straight tree allée from Hwy 378 and drive slowly so you can enjoy the view. The gorgeous Greek Revival home will fill more and more of your windshield until you reach the circular drive. Upon seeing it for the first time, the two-story frame home with double porches will take your breath away. The side lawn sprawls out providing room for dogs and kids to run and laugh, as it has for over 175 years. There is a horse paddock with wide trails for riding through the property. Wildlife are frequent visitors also! And you'll find an authenticated pre-Civil War cabin on site. An 1850s church, part of Laurelwood's history, is right next door and is also on the market! As you enter the main house, pause to enjoy the scale of the main hall. Each room now has its own somewhat contemporary personality, but the heart pine floors create an undeniable flow through the home... and also to the past. The soaring 11-foot ceilings, original doors, hardware and wavy glass windows will remind you that this is a rare treasure. Its gourmet kitchen features high-end stainless appliances, custom cabinetry, a farmhouse sink and Macabus countertops. On the practical side, fiber optics bring up to 1GB of digital info into this home and you'll enjoy the comfort of having a generator and tankless hot water. Plus, the Bailey Bill holds property taxes near $500 for the next 13 years.

$ 799,000
View details Beds - 3 Baths - 1 Sqft - 3774
The iconic Meng House c. 1832. Stunning. Do I need to say more? That sums...

The iconic Meng House c. 1832. Stunning. Do I need to say more? That sums up anyone's elaborately-crafted description of this classic Greek Revival mansion in Union, SC. It has been partially renovated and is selling AS-IS. Now is your chance to get a an amazing home or commercial space at a much lower price than it will be when the Seller completes his labor of love. From the road, you will immediately recognize that this columned home is unique. The front and side porches with cement-over-brick columns are virtually identical save the window and door arrangements. There is a grand central hallway flanked by four 18' x 18' rooms. Ceilings soar to 12'. Extensive moulding, 1'-thick heart pine floors, rough-cut logs that form roof trusses and the gigantic windows and hand-applied plaster assure you that this was originally the home of a wealthy family. The fact that much of the historic detailing is still intact speaks to the quality of the original construction. The Meng House rests on 1.5 acres within walking distance of The University of South Carolina' Regional Campus and downtown. And the Sumter National Forest is right next door... an outdoorsman's paradise! The temperate climate of small town Union makes this a wonderful get away or place to raise a family. It's 30 minutes to Spartanburg, a booming center of industry, where you'll find state-of-the-art healthcare. And it's only 1.5 hours to Charlotte, NC or Columbia, SC! So come explore The Meng House and upstate SC!

$ 415,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 2 Sqft - 4168
Welcome to The Washington House, C1780, the oldest home in Camden, SC. ...

Welcome to The Washington House, C1780, the oldest home in Camden, SC. Rich in both history and charm and nestled on more than an acre of land in the historic district. The expansive Colonial style home offers 5 bedrooms & 5 full baths, & just over 5200 square feet of living space in the main house. The original house, visited by George Washington during his tour of Southern States, was first built on the corner of King and Fair, but moved to its current location by logs & mules in the early 1900's. The original 4 over 4 house has been expanded throughout the years to the current 11-room home, with an additional barn that offers 2 more finished rooms & shop. Many cherished attributes include 12 foot ceilings, 7 fireplaces (6 wood burning & 1 gas), aged oak flooring & crafted mill work. The main level includes two large formal living rooms & an elegant dining room for graceful entertaining. The kitchen offers all the modern day conveniences with subzero fridge, butlers pantry, gas cooktop & wood counters, but with reminders of the past including the exposed wood ceiling believed to be the backside of the original 2nd level floors. Four bedrooms are on the 2nd level including the main suite, each with their own private bath. The 5th room is on the main level with private back entrance & sitting room. The premiere location, along with its rich history, makes The Washington House a rare opportunity to own a true piece of history in South Carolina's oldest inland city.

$ 759,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 5 Sqft - 5270
Country living at its finest! This 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath farm home is...

Country living at its finest! This 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath farm home is situated on 11.24 acres. So much character inside and out. Brand new metal roof. Exterior painted in 2020. Refinished hardwoods. 9 acre fenced pasture with small pond perfect for your mini farm. Horses, cows, goats, chickens? This is your chance. 30x30 barn with a lean to located on the rear. 5 miles to Lake Greenwood where fishing and many outdoor activities await, and not to mention you are only 14 miles to Greenwood. This amazing property is also convenient to Greenville and Columbia. Sold strictly as-is. 90% restored. Buyer's & buyer's agent to verify any info that is important to them including but not limited to: sq. ft, HOA, school, property data info, etc

$ 475,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 2 Sqft - 3200
Location, Curb Appeal, and Craftmanship- this 1834 Southern estate sits on...

Location, Curb Appeal, and Craftmanship- this 1834 Southern estate sits on over 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 a huge, lush 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.

$ 2,450,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 3 Sqft - 4999 +/-
This historic 1834 farmhouse getaway is a must see for lovers of American...

This historic 1834 farmhouse getaway is a must see for lovers of American history. The farmhouse, known historically as the Alexander Homestead, was moved here from Woodruff many years ago where it sits on over 10 acres of lush landscape with perennials and evergreens with a running creek along the back and side perimeters of the property. Also sitting on the property is the old Santee-Cooper General Store, circa 1830s, that has been repurposed as a workshop w/ full electricity and lean-to for extra storage. The exterior of the property has been completely renovated with upgraded vinyl siding, metal roof and raised deck with above ground swimming pool. The interior living space features the rustic charm of much of the original construction with 3 bedrooms upstairs and 1 bedroom downstairs, 2 full baths and 5 fireplaces with original hardwood floors throughout, except the bathrooms. Every bedroom has its own fireplace, plus the living area and den. Completely rewired and plumbed 20-30 years ago. The home is under a termite bond that is transferable. Windows were replaced years ago with tilt out vinyl double pane. Additional historical features found inside the butlers pantry is the ticket window from the first Inman Train Station. You will love the wrap around front porch and the tranquility of this property. The land is something you just have to see in person to totally appreciate. You can sit on the front porch or off the back deck and watch all of God's beautiful creatures walking through your property. You will see a mixture of turtles, deer, wild turkey and a variety of birds while listening to the running water from the creeks that surround the property. The location of this property is amazing, it is right off I-26, so it is an easy commute no matter where you are going. Do not delay schedule your appointment today.

$ 324,900
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 2 Sqft - 2599 +/-

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.