Primary on Main
Address
117 Broad Street Charleston, SC
Price
$ 7,495,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#20024983
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyCHARLESTON
  • CityCharleston
  • AreaCharleston Inside Crosstown
  • NeighborhoodSouth Of Broad
  • Zip29401
  • StyleTraditional
  • Price$ 7,495,000
  • Bedrooms12
  • Full Bathrooms12
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage9887
  • Lot Size0.44 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Handsome Properties, Inc.
Data Source:
Charleston Trident MLS (CTARMLS)- 13 - SC
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. Two guest suites with separate sitting rooms can be found in the kitchen house. The large lot on nearly a 1/2 acre includes space for a large pool and pool house. There are currently 14 off-street parking spaces in the courtyard, accommodating ample parking for the residence. The mansion and kitchen house currently serve as an 11 room historic Inn with an Innkeepers studio.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Memminger Elementary School Courtenay Middle School Burke High School
Price History
9/9/2020 Listed $7,495,000

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 Courtenay
New Owned Pre-Owned
Rooms Bonus, Formal Living, Foyer, Laundry, Media, Mother-In-Law Suite, Office, Separate Dining, Study, Utility
SF Detached Style Traditional
Special Flood Insurance
Subdivision South of Broad
Type Single Family Detached
Virtual Tour https://youtu.be/GJa7nQhbwpw

Interior Features

Fireplace Description Bedroom, Dining Room, Gas Logs, Living Room, Three +, Wood Burning
Floors Wood
Master Bedroom Downstairs, Dual Masters, Garden Tub/Shower, Outside Access, Upstairs
Misc. Interior Ceilings - 9'+, Ceiling - Smooth
Stories Multi-Story
Total Bedrooms 12

Exterior Features

Acreage 0.44
Exterior Brick - Solid, 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 $2.45M
$7.5M
Visits
AVG 555
2969
Year Built
AVG 1888
1760
Walkscore
AVG 75
96
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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