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Historical Homes For Sale Charleston SCLet’s face it, most people come to Charleston SC for the history and knowing they are walking the same streets as signers of our constitution as well as Civil War generals. That’s just part of the many reasons Charleston has been voted best city in United States so many times. Many of the old historic houses in the downtown Charleston area have been owned or lived in my some of the more famous American dignitaries that once called Charleston SC home. Owning historical property in downtown Charleston SC can be both exciting and challenging at the same time. Before buying a home in downtown Charleston SC there are some things one should consider. Unlike most cities, Charleston takes great pride as do the city’s officials go to painstaking effort to preserve the beauty and historical splendor that so many come to enjoy every year. With that said it’s understandable that it isn’t very simple process to do work, Historic Homes Charleston SCrenovation, additions to your property in downtown. All work must be permitted through the BAR (architectural review board) or you could face serious fine AND be forced to change whatever you did back to what it was. Even down to the paint colors. It’s highly recommended that you find a contractor specializing in historical renovations as they are familiar with the rules, permitting process, regulations, and code necessary for doing construction work downtown.

The Board of Architectural review or “BAR” takes their job very seriously and as they should, The BAR was established in 1931 with the creation of the first preservation ordinance in the United States. Our rich history is why Charleston has been voted 5 years in a row the United States #1 tourist city and top 10 in the world by the readers of Conde Naste traveler magazine. 

As stated in the City of downtown Charleston Zoning Ordinance, the purpose of the board is “the preservation and protection of the old historic or architecturally worthy structures and quaint neighborhoods which impart a distinct aspect to the city and which serve as visible reminders of the historical and cultural heritage of the city, the state, and the nation.”

 

There are many historically significant streets in the downtown area that almost always have homes for sale on MLS:

 

Tradd StS. BatteryEast BayCouncil St – Church St  – Meeting St

MLS Listings Data

Total Listings:
98
Average Price:
$2,208,662
Highest Listing Price:
$14,999,000
Average Days On Market:
203
Average Price/Sqft:
$672

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1217 Wichman, Walterboro, SC, 29488

5 Beds 2 Baths 3762 Sqft
This grand home can be found in the Walterboro Historic District located near the center of the town of Walterboro. This small town is full of southern charm and heritage, and is bustling with...
This grand home can be found in the Walterboro Historic District located near the center of the town of Walterboro. This small town is full of southern charm and heritage, and is bustling with...
$ 229,000

33 Pitt, Charleston, SC, 29401

1 Beds 1 Baths 384 Sqft
Located in the heart of Harleston Village, which means you can walk to just about anywhere in downtown Charleston. Just minutes on foot to MUSC, COC and Roper Hospital. It is only 3 blocks west of...
Located in the heart of Harleston Village, which means you can walk to just about anywhere in downtown Charleston. Just minutes on foot to MUSC, COC and Roper Hospital. It is only 3 blocks west of...
$ 240,000

81 Nassau, Charleston, SC, 29403

3 Beds 3 Baths 1475 Sqft
BAR APPROVED PLANS IN HAND! This historic property is ready for a complete remodel to match the surrounding houses also under renovation and is a stones throw from the new Courier Square development....
BAR APPROVED PLANS IN HAND! This historic property is ready for a complete remodel to match the surrounding houses also under renovation and is a stones throw from the new Courier Square development....
$ 250,000

65 Vanderhorst, Charleston, SC, 29403

2 Beds 2 Baths 933 Sqft
Updated GROUND LEVEL 2 BR/2 BA condo in historic 1840 Charleston single within walking distance to MUSC, Roper, College of Charleston, hospitals and the shopping/restaurant district on King Street....
Updated GROUND LEVEL 2 BR/2 BA condo in historic 1840 Charleston single within walking distance to MUSC, Roper, College of Charleston, hospitals and the shopping/restaurant district on King Street....
$ 269,000

65 Vanderhorst, Charleston, SC, 29403

1 Beds 1 Baths 811 Sqft
Discover Historic Downtown Charleston living at its finest on highly sought Vanderhorst Street! Situated in the heart of the city, just 2 blocks from MUSC, College of Charleston, & the King Street...
Discover Historic Downtown Charleston living at its finest on highly sought Vanderhorst Street! Situated in the heart of the city, just 2 blocks from MUSC, College of Charleston, & the King Street...
$ 279,900

53 Hasell, Charleston, SC, 29401

1 Beds 1 Baths 484 Sqft
Own a piece of history in downtown Charleston in historic Ansonborough where single family homes are priced in excess of $2M. This spacious studio apartment is located on the 3rd floor of a...
Own a piece of history in downtown Charleston in historic Ansonborough where single family homes are priced in excess of $2M. This spacious studio apartment is located on the 3rd floor of a...
$ 290,000

33 Pitt, Charleston, SC, 29401

1 Beds 1 Baths 500 Sqft
Beautiful first floor condo located in downtown Charleston within walking distance of MUSC, College of Charleston and local parks. Renovated in 2006 and has stainless steel appliances in kitchen and...
Beautiful first floor condo located in downtown Charleston within walking distance of MUSC, College of Charleston and local parks. Renovated in 2006 and has stainless steel appliances in kitchen and...
$ 290,000

65 Vanderhorst, Charleston, SC, 29403

1 Beds 1 Baths 800 Sqft
BEAUTIFUL ONE BEDROOM CONDO DOWNTOWN- NEW HVAC & TANKLESS WATER HEATER! 65 G Vanderhorst Street is the ultimate walk-to-everything location in downtown Charleston. This beautiful condo includes many...
BEAUTIFUL ONE BEDROOM CONDO DOWNTOWN- NEW HVAC & TANKLESS WATER HEATER! 65 G Vanderhorst Street is the ultimate walk-to-everything location in downtown Charleston. This beautiful condo includes many...
$ 300,000

33 Pitt, Charleston, SC, 29401

1 Beds 1 Baths 520 Sqft
Great opportunity to live in heart of downtown Charleston. This updated 1bed/bath condo is ideal for a CofC/MUSC student, or anyone who wants to enjoy the downtown lifestyle. Just a block from the...
Great opportunity to live in heart of downtown Charleston. This updated 1bed/bath condo is ideal for a CofC/MUSC student, or anyone who wants to enjoy the downtown lifestyle. Just a block from the...
$ 309,000

51 Smith, Charleston, SC, 29424

3 Beds 1 Baths 744 Sqft
Seller says Sell.....Bring all offers!!!Wonderfully renovated 3 bedroom 1 bath condominium located just 1 block from the CofC. Harleston Village is a beautiful neighborhood bustling with life &...
Seller says Sell.....Bring all offers!!!Wonderfully renovated 3 bedroom 1 bath condominium located just 1 block from the CofC. Harleston Village is a beautiful neighborhood bustling with life &...
$ 325,000

321 Laurel, Summerville, SC, 29483

3 Beds 3 Baths 2256 Sqft
Nestled in the heart of Historic Summerville beneath a majestic oak, magnolia, surrounded by beautiful azaleas your new home awaits! You're just a short stroll from the charming down town area. The...
Nestled in the heart of Historic Summerville beneath a majestic oak, magnolia, surrounded by beautiful azaleas your new home awaits! You're just a short stroll from the charming down town area. The...
$ 369,500

2005 Pinopolis, Pinopolis, SC, 29469

3 Beds 2 Baths 2521 Sqft
Welcome to your new home in the historic village of Pinopolis. Pinopolis is a peninsula in the 60,000 acres of Lake Moultrie. This 2521 square foot home plus a 418 square foot guest cottage is...
Welcome to your new home in the historic village of Pinopolis. Pinopolis is a peninsula in the 60,000 acres of Lake Moultrie. This 2521 square foot home plus a 418 square foot guest cottage is...
$ 419,000

 

If you wish to take on the task of doing substantial work to your “new” old house in Downtown Charleston SC then it’s worth knowing what’s at stake. For those owners and contractors they hire who do an amazing job it’s possible you could receive the coveted Carolopolis award from the Charleston Preservation Society. The society was formed in 1953 and was created to “recognize outstanding achievement in exterior preservation, restoration and rehabilitation”. After completing your renovation the home owner or contractor can submit a form to the board for review to be considered for the award.

According to Wikipedia here are 184 properties and districts listed on the National Register in Charleston County. This is the federal governments list of sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.  the National Trust for Historic Preservation, coordinate, identify, and protect historic sites in the United States. While National Register listings are mostly symbolic, their recognition of significance provides some financial incentive to owners of listed properties. Protection of the property is not guaranteed. During the nomination process, the property is evaluated in terms of the four criteria for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.