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
121 Properties Found.
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32 Legare Street

$19,500,000
MLS® #16027451

South of Broad
Downtown Charleston, SC
9 BR, 16 BA, 17142 SQ FT, 0.87 ACRES
Built in 1803
House

Legare Street's oldest residence known locally as "The Sword Gate," was built in 1803. This Federal style reside…

60 Montagu Street

$12,850,000
MLS® #17014008

Harleston Village
Downtown Charleston, SC
6 BR, 6 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 …

91 & 91.5 E Bay Street

$5,599,000
MLS® #16029142

South of Broad
Downtown Charleston, SC
4 BR, 6 BA, 6471 SQ FT, 0.21 ACRES
Built in 1787
House

A beautifully restored historic residence on Rainbow Row, the Inglis Arch House, circa 1787, is perfectly suited…

71 Anson Street

$5,500,000
MLS® #16003912

Ansonborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
5 BR, 7 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…

20 S Battery

$5,399,000
MLS® #17015622

South of Broad
Downtown Charleston, SC
5 BR, 6 BA, 9244 SQ FT, 0.38 ACRES
Built in 1843
House

The Stevens-Lathers House, a handsome mansion overlooking White Point Garden and the southernmost tip of the his…

54 Hasell Street

$4,400,000
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…

24 King Street

$3,995,000
MLS® #17001550

South of Broad
Downtown Charleston, SC
4 BR, 5 BA, 4200 SQ FT, 0.16 ACRES
Built in 1790
House

The John Laurens North House, a stunning example of a c.1790 Charleston Single House 24 King Street is elegant,…

11 George Street

$3,495,000
MLS® #17023135

Ansonborough
Downtown Charleston, SC
10 BR, 6 BA, 6017 SQ FT, 0.27 ACRES
Built in 1813
House

Step inside the City Centre Inn, a 6,000+ sq. ft. property in the heart of downtown in Charleston's historic Ans…

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$3,398,000
MLS® #16016112

South of Broad
Downtown Charleston, SC
5 BR, 7 BA, 5060 SQ FT, 0.13 ACRES
Built in 1820
House

Located South of Broad, just off Legare Street on secluded, yet central, Lamboll Street. Probably one of the mos…

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