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117 Broad Street
Charleston, South Carolina SC 29401
Price: $5,500,000
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Listing ID: 21031647
Status: Active Contingent
Bedrooms: 10 Bed
Total Baths: 11 Bath
Full Baths: 10 Bath
Partial Baths: 1 Bath
SqFt: 8,285 Sq Ft
Acres: 0.260 Acres
Year Built: 1760

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.

Primary Features

County: Charleston
Year Built: 1760

Additional

Detached Style: Traditional
Foundation: Crawl Space
New/Owned: Pre-Owned
Property Sub Type: Single Family Detached

Location Information

Area: 51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown
Elementary School: Memminger
High School: Burke
Middle School: Simmons Pinckney
Subdivision: South of Broad

Financial Details

Interior Features

Half Baths: 1
Cooling: Central Air
Fireplace Description: Bedroom, Dining Room, Gas Logs, Living Room, Three +, Wood Burning
Floors: Wood
Heat: Electric, Forced Air
Miscellaneous Interior: Ceilings - 9'+, Ceiling - Beamed, Garden Tub/Shower, Ceiling - Smooth, Walk-In Closets
Rooms: Formal Living, Foyer, Separate Dining, Study
Stories: Multi-Story

External Features

Exterior: Wood Siding
Garage/Parking: Attached, Off-Street Parking, Other (Use Remarks)
Lot Description: Corner Lot
Miscellaneous Exterior: Fence - Iron, Patio, Fence - Private, Porch - Wrap-Around, Balcony

Zoning Info


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Disher, Hamrick & Myers

30 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: 843-577-4115
Phone Alt: 800-577-4115
Fax: 843-577-4899
Broker Email: dhm@dhmrealestate.com

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