Address
117 Broad Street Charleston, SC
Price
$ 5,500,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#21031647
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyCHARLESTON
  • CityCharleston
  • AreaCharleston Inside Crosstown
  • NeighborhoodSouth Of Broad
  • Zip29401
  • StyleTraditional
  • Price$ 5,500,000
  • Bedrooms10
  • Full Bathrooms10
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage8285
  • Lot Size11,326 SqFt
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Handsome Properties, Inc.
Data Source:
Charleston Trident MLS (CTARMLS)
Property Description

There are very few places in the United States where someone can lay claim to living in the home of a "Founding Father." Edward Rutledge, signer to the Declaration of Independence, lived in this magnificent Georgian-style mansion from 1763 until his death in 1800. Rutledge also served as South Carolina's 10th Governor. Now known as The Governor's House, this home was first built in 1760 by James Laurens, brother to the President of the Second Continental Congress, Henry Laurens. His son John Laurens served as aide-de-camp to President George Washington and was a close friend to Alexander Hamilton. Sitting on nearly 1/2 acre just outside the original walled city, on the site of the former Charleston Orange Garden, the house has been altered and added onto since construction.The grand double house boasts Greek Revival wrap around piazzas as a Category 3 House listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1972 the home was declared a National Historic Landmark by the United States Department of the Interior. Original details are found throughout, including heart of pine floors, detailed moldings, 7 fireplaces, triple hung 9-foot windows and 12-foot ceilings. The main level of the property includes a grand entry with a sitting area, formal dining room, piano room, parlor, kitchen, reception room, office, powder room and one guest bedroom ensuite. Ascend the ornate spiral staircase to the second floor to find four guest suites, three with sitting rooms. Two guest suites are on the third floor. The ground floor, or "terrace level" has two guest suites as well as a studio apartment with kitchenette and a 3/4 bathroom.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Memminger Elementary School Simmons Pinckney Middle School Burke High School
Price History
12/3/2021 Listed $5,500,000

General Features

Cooling Central
Elementary School Memminger
Garage Features Attached, Off-Street Parking, Other (Use Remarks)
Heating Electric, Forced Air
High School Burke
Listing Area 51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown
Middle School Simmons Pinckney
New Owned Pre-Owned
Rooms Formal Living, Foyer, Separate Dining, Study
SF Detached Style Traditional
Subdivision South of Broad
Type Single Family Detached

Interior Features

Fireplace Description Bedroom, Dining Room, Gas Logs, Living Room, Three +, Wood Burning
Floors Wood
Misc. Interior Ceilings - 9'+, Ceiling - Beamed, Garden Tub/Shower, Ceiling - Smooth, Walk-In Closets
Stories Multi-Story
Total Bedrooms 10

Exterior Features

Acreage 0.26
Exterior Wood Siding
Foundation Crawl Space
Lot Description Corner
Misc. Exterior Fence - Iron, Patio, Fence - Private, Porch - Wrap-Around, Balcony

Amenities

  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 29401

Price
AVG $2.17M
$5.5M
Visits
AVG 547
289
Year Built
AVG 1890
1760
Walkscore
AVG 74
96
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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