Historic Homes in Charleston, South Carolina

historic homes in charleston sc

Charleston historic homes fetch some of the highest real estate prices in the Charleston area because 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 Downtown Charleston. Home prices go up to $8 million plus 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 made up of all the homes 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.

Charleston Homes Built Before 1900:

Price, High to Low
147 Properties Found.
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32 Legare Street

$17,500,000
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

$12,950,000
MLS® #18005111

Harleston Village
Downtown Charleston, SC
6 BR, 6 BA, 9345 SQ FT, 1.25 ACRES
Built in 1801
House

Auction to be held on-site, May 5th, 2018. Welcome home to the Gaillard-Bennett House, Circa 1801. This home…

44 S Battery

$7,400,000
MLS® #18007525

South of Broad
Downtown Charleston, SC
7 BR, 8 BA, 7520 SQ FT, 0.21 ACRES
Built in 1835
House

This grand South Battery residence is composed of a 4 bedroom, 4 full and 2 half bath main house, a 3 bedroom, 2…

26 S South Battery

$7,200,000
MLS® #18007821

South of Broad
Downtown Charleston, SC
7 BR, 6 BA, 7059 SQ FT, 0.47 ACRES
Built in 1853
House

One of the finest major surviving Italianate buildings erected in Charleston before the civil war. The front fa…

119 Broad Street

$6,250,000
MLS® #18005976

South of Broad
Downtown Charleston, SC
11 BR, 10 BA, 10888 SQ FT, 0.68 ACRES
Built in 1803
House

Welcome to the Morton Waring House, circa 1803. This historic property sits on an impressive 0.67-acre lot, righ…

59 Meeting Street

$6,200,000
MLS® #18001835

South of Broad
Downtown Charleston, SC
4 BR, 5 BA, 6216 SQ FT, 0.14 ACRES
Built in 1751
House

The Branford-Horry House is a unique pre-Revolutionary dwelling constructed in the heart of the city's oldest ne…

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

$4,799,000
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…

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