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
194 Properties Found.
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32 Legare Street

$14,999,000
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 circa 1790-1803 and is located …

29 Legare Street

$12,995,000
MLS® #18026272

South of Broad
Downtown Charleston, SC
5 BR, 6 BA, 7800 SQ FT, 0.68 ACRES
Built in 1835
House

In one of the prettiest cities, on one of the City's grandest streets, on one of the largest lots South of Broad…

23 Legare Street

$9,250,000
MLS® #19007189

South of Broad
Downtown Charleston, SC
4 BR, 7 BA, 7352 SQ FT, 0.5 ACRES
Built in 1838
House

Elegance, history, and unparalleled privacy all mark the Robert Trail Chisholm house, circa 1838. One passes do…

117 Broad Street

$8,300,000
MLS® #19017874

South of Broad
Downtown Charleston, SC
12 BR, 13 BA, 9887 SQ FT, 0.44 ACRES
Built in 1760
House

The Governor's House Inn, also known as the Laurens-Rutledge House, was built in 1760 by James Laurens in the Ge…

18 Church Street

$6,590,000
MLS® #19009095

South of Broad
Downtown Charleston, SC
5 BR, 7 BA, 6875 SQ FT, 0.21 ACRES
Built in 1835
House

This stunning estate-sized property is located South of Broad on prestigious lower Church Street. A twenty-month…

125 Meeting Street

$6,500,000
MLS® #19011990

Downtown
Downtown Charleston, SC
3 BR, 3 BA, 5456 SQ FT, 0.07 ACRES
Built in 1870
House

Rare opportunity to purchase a substantial downtown building with adjacent parking lot. The building is located …

31 E Battery Street

$6,495,000
MLS® #18020937

South of Broad
Downtown Charleston, SC
6 BR, 5 BA, 7505 SQ FT, 0.17 ACRES
Built in 1837
House

Offered for the first time in five generations, the c. 1837 Shackleford-Williams House is an exceptionally well-…

17 Meeting Street

$6,450,000
MLS® #19015624

South of Broad
Downtown Charleston, SC
5 BR, 6 BA, 5276 SQ FT, 0.19 ACRES
Built in 1756
House

If these walls could talk. This pristine c 1756 Charleston Single stands tall and proud on the corners of Meetin…

39 Meeting Street

$5,800,000
MLS® #19022285

South of Broad
Downtown Charleston, SC
6 BR, 5 BA, 6644 SQ FT, 0.24 ACRES
Built in 1766
House

39 Meeting Street, built for the St. Michael's Church Rectory C. 1766, is a truly beautiful and unique property …

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