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Historic Charleston Homes For Sale

$6,500,000
6 Beds 8 Baths 22007155 MLS Harleston Village SubDv. Active Status
Amazing opportunities await with this unique 3/4 acre property in downtown historic Charleston. Rarely does a property like this come along in Charleston. Option 1: Purchase for investment purposes. The main historic fully renovated home features 6,000 +/- sq ft and is divided into two luxurious income-producing rental units. Unit A and B have been meticulously renovated with modern finishes while maintaining the historic fabric. 12 foot Heart Pine beamed ceilings and exposed brick walls compliment light filled rooms from three exposures. Marble counter tops, Perrin and Rowe fixtures, Wolf and Sub Zero appliances are just some of the elegant features that blend the modern and historic architecture. Each ~3,000 sq ft unit consists of 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths. Four tankless water heaters and 6 HVAC units keep all occupants comfortable and well served. Unit A is currently rented with an NOI of over $100k/year. Enjoy your front yard from the large porch set back 50 ft from the street. Option 2: Combine the property to its original circa 1815 grandeur and create a one-of-a-kind private compound by incorporating the rear lot. An incredible option to build your own estate, guest house, pool, or whatever you desire to have a private and rare estate steps from King Street. Enjoy your front yard from the large porch set back 50 ft from the street. Option 3: Use the rear lot in addition to the main house to develop three to four single family homes. Well known architect Robbie Marty has designed plans that are ready for fine tuning prior to submission to the city. Development plans available upon request. Keep the main house for income or residence and have an option to create a unique enclave of additional homes behind. Centrally located in the middle of the peninsula and within 3 blocks to historic King Street shopping and award winning restaurants. A short stroll to the Marina, MUSC and The Battery all while surrounded by historic homes and churches. Truly something to admire.

48 Bull Street, Charleston

Listing courtesy of Robertson Howland Properties.

$5,795,000
6 Beds 5 Baths 22010403 MLS South Of Broad SubDv. Active Status
The Magwood-Moreland House, circa 1825, is a significant, historic residence on the southernmost portion of the Charleston Peninsula. This notable piece of history was named as ''A Building Considered Valuable to the City'' in 1941 by the Carolina Art Association. It was also classified as a Category 2 structure in 1974 by the city of Charleston, one of the most significant and historic categories held by residential homes. This property is quite unique in that the beauty is not only concentrated on the interior details but the exterior details as well. Two notable, very ornate and beautiful fanlights grace the street and main entrances of the home. The interior of the home has many period details including plaster moldings, wainscoting, door pediments, hardwood floors, and original fireplaces. The living room and dining room are grand and generous in size and flank the gracious main staircase. The kitchen and open family room are also located on the first floor and open out to a glorious pool overlooking the Ashley River. The second floor of the main home has a beautiful guest room, master bedroom with an ensuite office and master bathroom. Both rooms enjoy the piazza overlooking the formal garden and the Ashley River. The main house has 2 additional guest rooms on the 3rd floor. The carriage house can operate independently from the main house with its own kitchen, living area with fireplace, 2 bedrooms and a bath. The gardens are impeccably designed with a formal style garden in the front and a pool with casual living located in the rear featuring glistening water views. The lot is very large and currently has parking for several cars; this space could be developed or integrated into additional gardens.

39 S Battery, Charleston

Listing courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc..

$5,250,000
5 Beds 4 Baths 22007086 MLS Ansonborough SubDv. Active Status
Introducing the Stephen Shrewsbury House in downtown Charleston's coveted Ansonborough neighborhood. A solid-brick single house, 40 Laurens Street commands attention with two levels of iconic piazzas and a veranda courtyard at ground level. The circa 1808 home showcases exquisite Adamesque woodworking, including period mantels and mouldings, expertly curated by the original builder who happened to possess a background in carpentry. With 4.5 living levels and over 6,000 square feet, this residence offers ample room to entertain guests for legendary house parties. The courtyard, separate from the generous gated off-street parking area, provides an idyllic walled sanctuary with minimal maintenance for the perfect lock and leave lifestyle. Extensively renovated in 2021, the luxury kitchen wows with high-end finishes and appliances like the Wolf six-burner range. A handsome fireplace, lovingly incorporated into the new kitchen design, infuses the space with character. Accessible by the grand staircase and the three-stop elevator, the primary suite encompasses the home's third floor featuring a library, primary bedroom, ensuite bathroom, and walk-in closet. The fourth floor offers two spacious full height guest rooms with a shared bath, with a third bedroom on the upper dormer level. The Garden Level, also accessible by the elevator, provides a spacious guest or nanny suite with a dedicated living space. The location of this stunning and well-preserved property is unbeatable, less than a quarter-mile to the grocery store, with close proximity to the city market, Upper King Street, and all of the best that Downtown Charleston has to offer. Live like a local in grand fashion at 40 Laurens.

40 Laurens Street, Charleston

Listing courtesy of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty.

$4,800,000
5 Beds 4 Baths 22011185 MLS Radcliffeborough SubDv. Active Status
Located in the heart of downtown's Radcliffeborough neighborhood, this delightful home exudes history and charm. Known as the James Gabeau House, this circa 1816 residence was one of the first significant homes to be built in the neighborhood. This home offers an updated interior, light-filled living spaces, a ''double'' lot, and a private pool, all while being nestled in the heart of the city. A full front porch looks out over the residential street, which is conveniently located just steps away from popular King Street restaurants and shops. Inside, the home has a traditional floor plan with preserved historic details including original heart pine floors, detailed moldings, and original fireplaces. An entry foyer transitions into the formal rooms, which include the study and living room, with nice features such as fireplaces, tall ceilings, and great natural light. The rear of the home has been fully renovated and now includes the dining room, wet bar and kitchen. These light-filled spaces have been updated with thoughtful touches including shiplap ceilings, exposed brick walls, custom cabinets, high-end appliances, a center island, and quartz counters. Multiple sets of French glass doors open to the expansive screened porch, creating a cohesive indoor/outdoor living space. The second floor of the home includes the primary bedroom suite, which has access to a private covered porch overlooking the backyard and also includes an en suite bathroom with two granite-topped vanities, a soaking tub, and an oversized shower. There are an additional four bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths in the home. Outdoor living spaces abound at this home and include a full front porch, two rear porches, and a large, fenced backyard complete with mature trees, a dining patio and an inground pool perfect for those warm Charleston days! Due to the lot size there is potential for an additional structure(s) to be built with approval from HCF and the City of Charleston.

64 Warren Street, Charleston

Listing courtesy of The Cassina Group.

$4,500,000
3 Beds 4 Baths 22011788 MLS Harleston Village SubDv. Active Status
Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, this historic masonry property was built in the early 1800s in the Federal Style and received a Gothic renovation in the 1840s which is when the original grocery store was established at the ground level. The property sits on the corner of Pitt and Montagu Streets in Harleston Village and offers a unique mix of restored commercial and residential spaces that can be customized for a myriad of uses. The building was purchased by the current owners in 2016 and has undergone a significant renovation, breathing new life into the property while retaining its many historic finishes. The ~5,000 square foot property is currently configured into three distinct spaces-a cafe, an office and a residence. The Cafe, fronting on Pitt Street, has its own /electric/water meters and was previously approved to serve beer, wine and food with sidewalk seating. The Office, accessible from Montagu Street, is the second commercial space, and currently is an office with an upscale kitchenette, an open work space anchored by two fireplaces, double archways, a dedicated conference room, a butler's pantry and an ADA-compliant restroom that is plumbed for a shower. If desired, this space could easily be converted back into the primary residence. The office space connects to a private backyard through a pair of french doors. The Residence occupies the upper two floors of the building. The expertly designed space was thoughtfully renovated and restored with carefully curated finishes and preserved historic details such as original moldings, plaster, original hardwood floors, fireplaces, and large windows. The formal living room or parlor is a particularly grand space with high ceilings and gorgeous original crown plaster molding and central medallion (currently being restored). The high ceilings continue into the stairwell where a second plaster medallion adorns the space and into the modern kitchen where the cabinetry was designed by AD 100 listed architecture and interiors firm, Workstead. The kitchen features Pietra Cardosa countertops, a La Cornue range, and an elegant gooseneck bridge faucet by Catchpole and Rye. The second floor piazza is the ideal spot to enjoy beautiful Charleston weather with its exceptionally deep proportions allowing ample room for a sitting area and large dining table that can comfortably seat as many as 16 people. Open the original gib doors to create an open air feel between the Piazza and Parlor. The house boasts 9 fireplaces in total, 6 of them located in the Residence. The deep windows throughout the house are a feature of the thick masonry walls. A sitting room with a fireplace just off the kitchen functions as a casual place to gather or can act as an additional bedroom. The guest bedroom, with a fireplace and 4 large windows, is also found on this floor along with a full bath and laundry with a long view out to the piazza. The entire top floor is perched above the roofline and is configured as the primary suite featuring a large bedroom with great natural light and a spacious bathroom with dual vanities designed by Workstead, a Cle tile shower and original clawfoot bathtub. The central floating element was crafted entirely of white oak and designed by the owners to elegantly disguise storage, the toilet and shower. There is also an L shaped driveway, accessible from both Pitt and Montagu Streets, which offers ample off-street parking. The location is ideal. The home is footsteps from the bustling College of Charleston campus and within walking distance of King Street, shops, restaurants and more.

28 Pitt Street, Charleston

Listing courtesy of The Cassina Group.

$4,450,000
4 Beds 5 Baths 22009271 MLS South Of Broad SubDv. Active Status
The Winborn Lawton House, circa 1837, is a meticulously restored masonry home located in the coveted South of Broad neighborhood. The home offers all the charms of downtown living with desirable conveniences like a three-stop elevator and off-street parking for three to four cars.A Glen Gardner-designed garden with a saltwater pool provides a tranquil setting for entertaining or relaxing and a gorgeous backdrop to many spaces in the home. The private, walled garden includes a fire pit and a tranquil waterfall in the pool.The interior features 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and open, airy living spaces with refined period details. Find a stately living room, expansive kitchen, family room, full bath, powder bath, and laundry on the first floor. The second floor has a spacious, light-filled front living area and two private bedrooms to the back of the home. A private terrace overlooks the garden and pool, while a bright sunroom with wet bar runs the entire length of one side of the home. On the third-floor, an impressive primary suite boasts a dressing room and an enviable walk-in closet. The fourth bedroom is currently functioning as an office. A large rooftop terrace with water views adds even more outdoor living space. The home sits in close proximity to all that Charleston has to offer but is a private retreat after a day or night out on the town.

62 South Battery Street, Charleston

Listing courtesy of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty.

$4,450,000
4 Beds 5 Baths 22006627 MLS South Of Broad SubDv. Active Status
Experience Historic Charleston luxury living at The James Macbeth House, c. 1846. This newly renovated brick and stucco Charleston single is one the grandest homes South of Broad. With soaring ceilings, gracious double piazzas and breathtaking Greek Revival architecture you will feel like you stepped back in time. Before you even enter, you are drawn in by the pristine curb appeal with newly designed gardens by well renowned Charleston Landscape architect, Sheila Wertimer. The foyer boasts a gorgeous mahogany staircase which draws you up into the main living space. Light floods in through the expansive floor to ceiling windows and doors and you're taken aback by the historic touches in the grand scale living and dining rooms. Original heart of pine floors, exquisite plaster moldings and medallions and Italian marble fireplaces, all preserved and maintained in their original state. Open the 5 doors to the gracious piazza and enjoy water views and the breeze from the harbor, creating a seamless indoor/outdoor living space ideal for entertaining. Enjoy dining in the eat in kitchen and wet bar with high end appliances and finishes. Head upstairs to the spectacular redesigned owner retreat with massive custom closets, brand new double vanities, soaking tub, walk in shower, and fireplace. There are 3 additional bedrooms, 3 additional bathrooms, additional fireplaces, 500+ bottle wine closet and a new custom 2nd floor designed laundry room. The ground level, designed for casual entertaining and family living, boasts a lovely cypress paneled family room, additional flex space, perfect for a pool table, a second laundry room and storage. With its own street access, this ground floor could easily be converted to its an apartment, perfect for a nanny, mother in law suite or rental income. Through the French doors on this level, you enter a new stone courtyard complete with an outdoor kitchen, lighting, and grilling station. This space is completed with a wonderful open covered piazza completing the landscaped, fenced, and walled yard for private entertaining in the heart of Downtown. Finally, there are 2 off street private parking spots and a brand new elevated masonry wall with steel panels for gates has been completed, to mitigate any potential flood issues . Designed by renowned local architect with emphasis on historic preservation.

48 S Battery, Charleston

Listing courtesy of Maison Real Estate.

$4,200,000
8 Beds 7 Baths 21023192 MLS Active Status
The Josiah Smith Tennent House stands out as a landmark and is a focal point on the gateway to the city of Charleston. Constructed in 1859, this brick mansion is significant for both its architecture and history. In 1862, it was used as a Confederate hospital called the Soldiers' Relief Home. It has had a variety of uses over the past 150 years, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. In 1993, the city gave the property to a nonprofit, and a major restoration followed, funded by millions in private donations and grants. The renovation received a South Carolina Historic Preservation Award in 2004. Today, this vast mansion with over 10,000 sq. ft of interior space features two wide wrap-around piazzas, giant wrought iron gates, multiple living and dining areas, 8 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 3 half bathrooms, two kitchens  one with a large marble topped island, a small indoor basketball court, sauna, cinema room, and commercial elevator. The front courtyard was known as the Philip Simmons Children's Garden, honoring the master blacksmith. This property has a commercial zoning classification of light industrial, and is subject to several overlay districts. This zoning allows a variety of uses from residential, office, or other. The location, versatility, and size of the property are unique and represent a special opportunity for the next owner.

729 E Bay Street, Charleston

Listing courtesy of Maison Real Estate.

$3,500,000
5 Beds 5 Baths 22005851 MLS Radcliffeborough SubDv. Active Status
Welcome to 71 Pitt Street, the perfect Southern family home. From the moment you enter the house onto the gracious and wide piazza, you are immersed in Charleston charm. Known as the Desel House, this classic Charleston Single was built c. 1836 .This chic and stylish Carolopolis award-winning house was recently featured on the cover of The Wall Street Journal's Off-Duty section, Charleston Magazine, and Southern Living. The entry foyer features a Scandinavian-inspired stenciled floor, a center staircase with a mahogany curved handrail, rising three floors. The formal living room is bright and sunny, with wood-burning fireplace, high ceilings, and deep crown molding. The spacious dining room features a gas fireplace, a sophisticated built-in bar with glass shelve which is large enough to service grand dinner parties. The beautiful chef's kitchen is truly the heart of the home, a large, open, and airy space with beamed ceilings and custom lighting. Honed granite countertops, top-of-the-line appliances, custom cabinetry, and a fantastic new pantry with abundant storage and wine fridge make this a dream kitchen. An exposed metal beam, painted in Farrow & Ball Hague Blue, runs the length of the long space. There is a center island with barstool seating, as well as a cozy corner banquet nook along large windows for casual dining. The living room, dining room, and kitchen all have French doors that open onto the piazza and spill down to the large garden below. Seamlessly integrating interior and outdoor living spaces, the property flows beautifully for entertaining. Beyond the kitchen, pass through the hyphen to the attached carriage house. The grand family room with exposed beams and vaulted ceiling is the perfect blend of Caribbean flair and historic Charleston charm. This room includes built-in bookshelves, one that includes a large desk. Past the family room is a fabulous glass addition with huge windows, a large glass wall and balcony overlooking the garden, which can be a perfect home office, gym, additional den, or children's playroom. The hyphen contains a large new laundry room with abundant storage and built-in cabinetry. From the family room, you can access the ground floor of the carriage house, which contains a full studio apartment overlooking the garden with its own exterior entrance. This spacious studio apartment is separately metered and features a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances, open living, dining, and bedroom areas, beadboard accent walls, and a full bathroom with shower. The carriage house can be accessed directly from the main house through a (locked) door and staircase for seamless integration of the space into the main house, or it has its own exterior entrance through the garden. There is a very strong rental history for the carriage house. The primary suite is located on the second floor of the main house and features a fireplace. The primary bathroom has a cool curved wall that cleverly houses the walk-in closet, and in the bathroom, there is a separate antique claw-foot soaking tub, dual vanities, built-in storage, walk-in copper shower and a modified version of an original Venetian (Palladian) window. There is another large, sunny guest bedroom suite on the second floor, with new full bathroom with Circa lighting, Galbraith & Paul wallpaper, and stylish new tiles added in 2021. The third-floor features two charming bedrooms with rooftop views, and a shared full bath with tub/shower combo, shiplap walls, and updated tile and vanity. The expansive lot is over 200 feet deep and .27 acre, an oasis in the middle of the city. The garden has been dramatically upgraded with extensive new landscaping, including brick and bluestone pathways, masonry patio area for al fresco dining, new 5-hole putting green, numerous trees and shrubs installed, and a large grass area in the rear with room for a pool or children's play area. All improvements were meticulously executed to retain the integrity of renowned landscape architect Sheila Wertimer's original garden design. Property is fully fenced for privacy and safety. The brick parking pad was enlarged to provide for off-street parking for 2 cars plus a golf cart. There is plenty of enclosed storage space under the house for bicycles, beach gear, and sports equipment. The property is conveniently located near Ashley Hall School, MUSC, King Street, Marion Square, and the College of Charleston. Other notable features include beautiful 1820's grand scale rooms, gleaming antique heart pine wood floors throughout, exposed beamed ceilings, large windows and doors providing tons of natural light, all of which have been lovingly maintained to make this charming and sophisticated home turnkey.

71 Pitt Street, Charleston

Listing courtesy of Maison Real Estate.

$3,200,000
3 Beds 4 Baths 22007132 MLS South Of Broad SubDv. Active Status
Located on one of Charleston's most private and quiet streets, 7 Greenhill is truly enchanting. You enter the home through the street door onto the piazza which overlooks the large front garden. The interior is charming, with fantastic historic details such as period dentil moldings, heart pine floors, and large original brick fireplaces. The living room features sets of french doors that open onto the piazza and large garden beyond, and is anchored by a gas fireplace with lovely mantle. The adjacent dining area has french limestone floors and is connected to sophisticated sitting room by a large butler's pantry and wet bar area - all beautifully paneled in rare sinker cypress and cleverly kitted out with hidden beverage drawers and abundant storage. The sunny sitting room features wood beams on the ceiling, a charming window seat banquette, and 3 sets of glass doors that open onto the patio and plunge pool. Along the pool, there is an elegant mural with a vista of the Italian countryside as envisioned by artist Lynne Riding. The fabulous sitting room flows into the eat-in kitchen, cozy with a gas fireplace and large gas range. On the second floor, there is a lovely corner bedroom with lots of natural light, along with a full bathroom with tiled tub/shower and marble topped vanity. Also on the second floor is a charming wood paneled library/sitting room with built-in bookcases and another large brick fireplace. This room opens onto the sunny second floor porch, which overlooks the large garden. The master bedroom has 2 sets of french doors that open onto enclosed porch, currently used a gym. The master bath has his & hers sides, each with closets, sinks, and connected in the middle with the dual-sided walk-in jetted shower. The current owners literally "raised the roof" and added the third floor and copper roof about 20 years ago. The third floor has a vaulted ceiling and features wooden walls & ceiling, exposed beams & ductwork, and lots of windows. It is one large open space, with an adjacent full bathroom with shower. This generous and loft-like space could be a very large guest suite, or reconfigured as a couple of rooms with the addition of some simple walls. The house is unique and private as it overlooks other gardens on all 4 sides. There is off-street parking, and the entire property is fenced for privacy. History points to the original structure at 7 Greenhill as a private fishing club on the outside of the walled city in the 18th century. The property eventually became part of the Greenhill estate and the house was expanded over time, with the most recent renovation in 2017.

7 Greenhill Street, Charleston

Listing courtesy of Maison Real Estate.

$2,950,000
4 Beds 3 Baths 22006709 MLS South Of Broad SubDv. Active Status
This light filled and beautifully appointed Georgian styled home has it all; significant historic provenance built in 1785, located in one of the best areas of the city's stylish historic South of Broad neighbourhood. The location offers quick and easy access to everything the city has to provide: shopping, fine dining, cultural attractions, the College of Charleston, and the beautiful Battery waterfront. A comfortable, contemporary layout is perfect for entertaining, recharging, and daily enjoyment. It's welcoming, without being overwhelming, but large enough to make a statement.The first floor offers a proper sense of entry behind two decorator inspired French doors. The doors open to reveal a hall complete with a stunning wooden staircase. The hall provides a natural separation between the stylishly appointed living and dining rooms. Both living and dining rooms offer 11 to 12 foot ceilings with distinctive dental molding and oversized windows. The light filled living room has a working gas fireplace surrounded by custom built-in shelving. The dining room carries through the distinctive ceiling molding and features a wall of French doors, one of which conceals an elevator that serves all three floors. The fabulous kitchen is equipped with high-end appliances including a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Imperial six burner gas stove, and Kitchen-Aid premier quiet dishwasher. It offers a fabulous open concept room with an island/breakfast bar and granite countertops flowing into a roomy seating area that leads to an intimate courtyard. Cabinet and storage space abound with 13 to 15 foot high ceilings and a gorgeous copper lantern adorning the dinette area. Take the stairs or the elevator to the second floor and the light filled large master bedroom that offers a working fireplace and heart of pine floors. Also on the second floor is a comfortable study that leads to the fabulous rooftop deck with a glorious view of the St. Michael's Church spire. Both rooms offer abundant closet space. The large deck is surrounded with boxwood planters and significant space for entertaining plus a retractable commercial size awning. Continuing to the third floor, either by stairs or elevator, there are an additional two bedrooms that are very spacious and bright with more closet space and custom built-in cabinetry. A full bathroom can be found on both the second and third floor, and there is a convenient half bath on the first floor. Beautiful heart pine floors are in every room of the house except for the kitchen which features charming terra-cotta tiles. Two coveted parking spaces, stucco exterior, and a dry walled and ducted attic complete the features of this extraordinary home.

84 King Street, Charleston

Listing courtesy of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty.