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Historic Charleston Homes For Sale

$5,995,000
6 Beds 8 Baths 22007155 MLS Harleston Village SubDv. Active Status
Amazing opportunities await with this unique 3/4 acre circa 1815 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 with a 6 bedroom 6 bath en-suite residence and by incorporating the rear lot. An incredible option to build your own compound, guest house, pool, or whatever you desire to have a private and rare estate steps from King 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 Listing Agent: Charles Constant (constant@robertsonhowland.com) from Listing Office: Robertson Howland Properties.

$5,795,000
4 Beds 4 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 4 bedrooms and 3 full and 1 half bathrooms. The carriage house can operate independently from the main house with its own kitchen, living area, and 2 additional bedrooms and 1 full 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 South Battery Street, Charleston

Listing courtesy of Listing Agent: Deborah Fisher (debbie@handsomeproperties.com) from Listing Office: Handsome Properties, Inc..

$5,500,000
22015015 MLS Active Status
Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, this iconic residence overlooks both the Charleston Harbor and White Point Garden, exuding history and charm with one of the best views in all of the city. This listing includes the first two floors of the building which are divided into a first floor 1BD/1.5BA unit and a second floor 2BD/2BA unit.The home, known in historical circles as the Louis Desaussure House, was built in 1858 in the Greek Revival style while also incorporating Italianate elements. Desaussure then sold the house in 1888 to Bernard O'Neill, a wealthy wholesale grocer, who added the cast-iron balconies which still remain today.The expertly maintained property retains many beautifully preserved historic details including 12 foot ceilings, detailed moldings, hardwood floors, multiple fireplaces, beautiful chandeliers, large doors and windows, and the original triple-tiered piazza and cast iron balconies overlooking the harbor. Both of the units are spacious with great natural light and easy connectivity to the piazzas and balconies. Enjoy uninterrupted views of the Harbor from the home's many large windows or delight in waterfront breezes on the expansive piazzas. Situated on the corner of S Battery Street and E Battery Street, you are also footsteps from some of the city's best parks, restaurants, galleries, shops, and more.

1 E Battery Street Unit #A & B, Charleston

Listing courtesy of Listing Agent: Robertson Allen (rallen@thecassinagroup.com) from Listing Office: The Cassina Group.

$5,500,000
3 Beds 4 Baths 22014957 MLS South Of Broad SubDv. Active Status
Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, this iconic residence overlooks both the Charleston Harbor and White Point Garden, exuding history and charm with one of the best views in all of the city. This listing includes the first two floors of the building which are divided into a first floor 1BD/1.5BA unit and a second floor 2BD/2BA unit.The home, known in historical circles as the Louis Desaussure House, was built in 1858 in the Greek Revival style while also incorporating Italianate elements. Desaussure then sold the house in 1888 to Bernard O'Neill, a wealthy wholesale grocer, who added the cast-iron balconies which still remain today.The expertly maintained property retains many beautifully preserved historic details including 12 foot ceilings, detailed moldings, hardwood floors, multiple fireplaces, beautiful chandeliers, large doors and windows, and the original triple-tiered piazza and cast iron balconies overlooking the harbor. Both of the units are spacious with great natural light and easy connectivity to the piazzas and balconies. Enjoy uninterrupted views of the Harbor from the home's many large windows or delight in waterfront breezes on the expansive piazzas. Situated on the corner of S Battery Street and E Battery Street, you are also footsteps from some of the city's best parks, restaurants, galleries, shops, and more.

1 E Battery Street Unit #A & B, Charleston

Listing courtesy of Listing Agent: Robertson Allen (rallen@thecassinagroup.com) from Listing Office: The Cassina Group.

$4,795,000
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 1809 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 Listing Agent: Ruthie Ravenel (ruthie@danielravenelsir.com) from Listing Office: Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty.

$3,995,000
3 Beds 4 Baths 22023511 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 Listing Agent: Robertson Allen (rallen@thecassinagroup.com) from Listing Office: The Cassina Group.

$3,995,000
7 Beds 6 Baths 22020563 MLS Radcliffeborough SubDv. Active Status
Located in the heart of downtown's Radcliffeborough neighborhood, this historic 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. The home also has two 1 bedroom/1 bath apartments on the ground floor which are individually metered and perfect for guests or rental income.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 s 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 marble 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!

64 Warren Street, Charleston

Listing courtesy of Listing Agent: Robertson Allen (rallen@thecassinagroup.com) from Listing Office: The Cassina Group.

$3,975,000
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 Listing Agent: Leslie Turner (leslie@maisonchs.com) from Listing Office: Maison Real Estate.

$3,575,000
5 Beds 2 Baths 22022857 MLS Harleston Village SubDv. Active Status
A great live-work option! This is a gorgeous free-standing property beautifully landscaped with unique touches such as exterior gas lanterns, heart pine flooring, exposed brick walls, and original fireplaces. This property includes a beautiful 5,650 square feet building plus a 3,595 SF vacant lot that can be developed. Currently there are up to 18 parking spaces on-site (12 of the above referenced parking spaces are single spaces, and 5-6 spaces are additional ''stacked'' spaces). Zoned Urban Commercial. A UC District allows for high density residential development within a commercial zoning district. The entire first floor is leased by Hagan Fine Art and includes 6 large offices, 1 large conference room, kitchenette, & a work / copy room. The second floor contains 8 beautiful single ..... offices, break room, & 1 restroom. The third floor houses 2 additional offices or create your very own pied-a-terre with a charming roof top deck. The vacant lot in the rear is prime for development. Please see the attached conceptual drawings for a 4-story building with 5 units and ground floor parking. Additional attachments include a survey, plat, floorplans, & marketing flyer. This property includes 3 tax map numbers: # 457-04-03-073, # 457-04-03-074, & # 457-04-03-071 Flood Zone AE, Elevation 13'

49 Archdale Street Unit #A, Charleston

Listing courtesy of Listing Agent: Chad Yonce (yonce@semgsc.com) from Listing Office: Southeastern Management Group,.

$3,350,000
5 Beds 5 Baths 22015102 MLS Harleston Village SubDv. Active Status
With over 5300 square feet of elegance and livability, this home built by Benjamin Harleston Read Simons in 1894, is a unique property. Located in one of Charleston's finest neighborhoods, Harleston Village, facing Colonial Lake, this remarkable residence has much to offer the discerning buyer. Entering the property through a Philip Simmons wrought iron gate entrance, this beautiful Victorian home features soaring ceilings, eight fireplaces with gorgeous wood surrounds, stained glass windows, original heart pine floors throughout, grand porches, French doors and much more. On the first level is a grand entrance hall with a fireplace and an octagonal sitting area. A double living room and library/study with fireplaces is located on the south side. Across the hall a spacious dining room with fireplace leads to a pantry, laundry room and a beautiful, well-equipped eat-in kitchen with a large island. Also on this level is a first floor room with full bath that can be used as a family room or guest suite. A powder room for guests is also located at the rear. Front and rear stairs lead to a grand second floor with front octagonal sunroom, three large bedrooms and a hall bath. The spacious master suite has its own bath and closet . A rear staircase leads to an expansive third floor with open play and work areas, a bedroom and a full bath and huge walk-in closet. Outside, a deck off the kitchen leads to an expansive, very private walled garden. A brick patio at the side of the yard is perfect for entertaining and relaxing. Off street parking for three cars exists on the south side. Winner of the Preservation Society's Carolopolis Awards for excellence in Historic Preservation.

50 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston

Listing courtesy of Listing Agent: Ann Ailstock (aailstock@carolinaone.com) from Listing Office: Carolina One Real Estate.

$2,995,000
4 Beds 4 Baths 22007201 MLS South Of Broad SubDv. Active Status
Historic! 4 Legare St provides you with the unique opportunity to live in one of the most coveted areas in Charleston. Built-in 1777 by George Kincaid and was once residence to Sarah Hopton, the daughter of one of Charleston's most distinguished merchants and Nathaniel Russell's wife. This 4200-square-foot Georgian home has many desirable attributes, including hand-carved wood details, heart pine flooring, and multiple outdoor spaces. There is a large chef's kitchen that is equipped with stainless steel appliances, an ample pantry, a mass amount of cabinets, and a dumbwaiter. The four bedrooms are located on floors 2 and 3 and they include dual master suites. The rooftop terrace and the uniquely positioned western-facing double piazza. The rooftop terrace provides you with a 360-degree view of Charleston, two outdoor showers, and a bar, the perfect place for entertaining. The piazzas run the length of the home and offer plenty of space for enjoying the beautiful weather, enjoying a cup of coffee, or visiting with friends and neighbors. Recently updated with new columns on the front porch. The home has conditional approval by the Historic Charleston Foundation for a 3rd floor full bathroom addition. This home is breathtaking, both inside and out, and cannot be missed.

4 Legare Street, Charleston

Listing courtesy of Listing Agent: Bunker Burr (bunker.burr@gmail.com) from Listing Office: Oyster Point Real Estate Group, Llc.