$5,500,000 | 10 beds | 10 full baths | 1 half baths | 8,285 sqft

$5,500,000 No Recent Price Change
117 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401
  • 10Beds
  • 10Full Baths
  • 1Half Baths
  • 8,285SqFt
  • 1760Year Built
  • 0.26Acres
  • MLS# 21031647
  • Residential
  • Single Family Detached
  • Active

  • Approx Time on Market1 month, 16 days
  • AreaHistoric Charleston
  • CountyCharleston
  • SubdivisionSouth of Broad

Overview

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.


Bathroom Info

Fullbaths:  10

Halfbaths:  1

Building Info

Floors:  Wood

Year Built:  1,760

Foundation:  Crawl Space

Exterior Features

Exterior:  Wood Siding

Misc Ext:  Fence - Iron, Patio, Fence - Private, Porch - Wrap-Around, Balcony

Garage / Parking

Gar Pkg:  Attached, Off-Street Parking, Other (Use Remarks)

Interior Features

Msc Intr:  Ceilings - 9'+, Ceiling - Beamed, Garden Tub/Shower, Ceiling - Smooth, Walk-In Closets

Lot Info

Acres:  0.26

Lot Desc:  Corner

Misc

Property Info

Stories:  Multi-Story

Desclocation:  Bedroom, Dining Room, Gas Logs, Living Room, Three +, Wood Burning

Style:  Traditional

Room Info

Rooms:  Formal Living, Foyer, Separate Dining, Study

Beds:  10

Sale / Lease Info

New Ownd:  Pre-Owned

Special Features

Sqft Info

Sqft:  8,285

Tax Info

Tax Map:  4571204010

Unit Info

Utilities / Hvac

Water Sewer:  Public Sewer, Public Water

Heat:  Electric, Forced Air

Cooling:  Central

Schools

Elem:  Memminger

Middle:  Simmons Pinckney

High:  Burke

Courtesy of listing office Handsome Properties, Inc. 

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