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117 Broad Street

Charleston, SC 29401
  • $7,495,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 286 days
  • ID#: 20024983
$7,495,000
  • 12
    BEDS
  • 0.44
    ACRES
  • 12
    BATHS
  • 1
    1/2 BATHS
  • 9,887
    SQFT
  • $758
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1760
County:

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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.

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117 Broad Street Charleston, SC 29401

  • Price: $7,495,000
  • Status: Active
  • ID#: 20024983
12
Beds
12
Baths
1
½ Baths
0.44
Acres
9,887
SQFT
$758
$/SQFT
1760
Built
Neighborhood:
South Of Broad
County:
Charleston
Area:
Charleston Peninsula - Below Crosstown
Elementary School:
Memminger
Middle School:
Courtenay
High School:
Burke
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.
Exterior Features

Exterior Brick - SolidWood Siding Foundation Crawl Space Garage Parking AttachedOff-Street ParkingOther (Use Remarks) Lot Description Corner Misc Exterior Fence - IronPatioFence - PrivatePorch - Wrap-AroundBalcony Single Family Detached Style Traditional Stories Multi-Story

Interior Features

Cooling Central Fireplace BedroomDining RoomGas LogsLiving RoomThree +Wood Burning Floors Wood Heat ElectricForced Air Master Bedroom DownstairsDual MastersGarden Tub/ShowerOutside AccessUpstairs Misc Interior Ceilings - 9'+Ceiling - Smooth Rooms BonusFormal LivingFoyerLaundryMediaMother-In-Law SuiteOfficeSeparate DiningStudyUtility

Property Features

New Owned Pre-Owned Special Flood Insurance Water Sewer Public SewerPublic Water

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Real estate listing marked with the CTMLS logo or an abbreviated logo are provided courtesy of the Charleston Trident MLS Broker Reciprocity Database. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or The Gregg Team | Realty One Group Coastal. Data last updated: 2021-06-22T23:31:58.27.
 
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