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:

Price, High to Low
145 Properties Found.
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60 Montagu Street

$12,950,000
MLS® #15011094

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

Photo of Listing #1308289

2 Water Street

$6,700,000
MLS® #1308289

South of Broad
Downtown Charleston, SC
6 BR, 7 BA, 7453 SQ FT
Built in 1810
House
This restored c.1810 home on Charleston's high battery is quiet and private with thick walls and elevated views …

38 Church Street

$6,495,000
MLS® #16005513

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

54 Hasell Street

$6,400,000
MLS® #15016790

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

20 South Battery

$5,500,000
MLS® #1224342

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

71 Anson Street

$5,500,000
MLS® #16003912

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

59 Church Street

$4,800,000
MLS® #15006091

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

49 S Battery Street

$4,795,000
MLS® #16010443

South of Broad
Downtown Charleston, SC
4 BR, 5 BA, 4159 SQ FT, 0.22 ACRES
Built in 1760
House
Ca.1760. The Colonel James English House. Sited within prestigious South of Broad, this recently restored and i…

18 Church Street

$4,450,000
MLS® #16002384

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

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