Historic Homes in Charleston, South Carolina

charleston sc historic homes

Charleston historic homes fetch some of the highest real estate prices in the Charleston area.  Home buyers are willing to pay top dollar to own a piece of Charleston's rich history. Most of these are located on the southeast side of the peninsula around the Charleston Battery. These homes are the most expensive and exclusive homes in the downtown area. Home prices range from around one million to several million dollars, depending on the location and the historic relevance of the property.

With the exception of Old Village in Mount Pleasant, most of these homes are concentrated in historic neighborhoods of downtown Charleston such as South of Broad, Harleston Village, the French Quarter, and Ansonborough. South of Broad is more of a section of historic Charleston than a specific neighborhood. It is quite large and features all of the homes to the south of the largely commercial Broad Street. The Battery and Rainbow Row are considered part of South of Broad. Harleston Village had the first golf club in the United States, even though it did not have a golf course. It is located near the College of Charleston and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). The French Quarter gets its name from the French heritage of many of its former residents. It has the famous Dock Street Theatre and the only French Huguenot church remaining in the U.S. Ansonborough was Charleston's first suburb. It has a mix of new condos as well as houses dating back to the early 1800's (some of which are still being renovated).

Charleston Homes Built Before 1900:

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129 Properties Found.
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60 Montagu Street

MLS® #15011094

Harleston Village
Downtown Charleston, SC
12 BR, 11 BA, 9345 SQ FT, 1.25 ACRES
Built in 1800
The Theodore Gaillard (Gaillard-Bennett) House, circa 1800, is one of the finest examples of the Federal Period …

54 Hasell Street

MLS® #15016790

Downtown Charleston, SC
6 BR, 6 BA, 8705 SQ FT, 0.46 ACRES
Built in 1711
Distinguishing Characteristics: 1) National Register - National Register of Historic Places - Considered one of…

38 Church Street

MLS® #16020532

South of Broad
Downtown Charleston, SC
5 BR, 8 BA, 6256 SQ FT, 0.26 ACRES
Built in 1812
The Dr. Vincent Le Seigneur House is an expertly restored Charleston single that effortlessly blends preserved h…

71 Anson Street

MLS® #16003912

Downtown Charleston, SC
5 BR, 6 BA, 6919 SQ FT, 0.36 ACRES
Built in 1806
Exceptionally rare, historically significant, impeccably maintained, the Thomas Doughty estate is situated on ov…

20 South Battery

MLS® #1224342

South of Broad
Downtown Charleston, SC
17 BR, 18 BA, 15669 SQ FT
Built in 1843
20 South Battery is the premier Charleston residence, prominent for its location and presence as a historic and …

10 King Street

MLS® #16019013

South of Broad
Downtown Charleston, SC
5 BR, 6 BA, 6000 SQ FT, 0.15 ACRES
Built in 1791
Just steps from the Battery, the Ingraham-Forrest House, c 1800 Charleston Single, represents a timeless collabo…

59 Church Street

MLS® #15006091

South of Broad
Downtown Charleston, SC
4 BR, 4 BA, 4239 SQ FT, 0.33 ACRES
Built in 1735
The Thomas Rose House was constructed c. 1735 and is considered one of Charleston's best preserved colonial dwel…

18 Church Street

MLS® #16002384

South of Broad
Downtown Charleston, SC
5 BR, 6 BA, 6992 SQ FT, 0.21 ACRES
Built in 1840
Circa 1840's, South of Broad on desirable lower Church St. This fine, recently restored "Charleston Single" styl…

B - 29 E Battery Street

MLS® #16024611

South of Broad
Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 4 BA, 3790 SQ FT
Built in 1856
The Porcher-Simonds House was constructed circa 1856 by cotton broker Frances Porcher and later enlarged and rem…

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