117 Broad Street

$7,495,000, 12 Beds 13 Baths 9,887 Sqft .44 Acres

About This Property

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.

Essential Information

MLS® #20024983
Price$7,495,000
Bedrooms12
Bathrooms13.00
Full Baths12
Half Baths1
Square Footage9,887
Square Footage9887.00
Acres0.44
Year Built1760
TypeResidential
Sub-TypeSingle Family Detached
StyleTraditional
StatusActive

Community Information

Address117 Broad Street
SubdivisionSouth of Broad
CityCharleston
CountyCharleston
StateSC
Zip Code29401

Area

51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown

Amenities

ParkingAttached, Off-st Prkng, Other
GaragesAttached, Off-st Prkng, Other

Interior

InteriorWood
HeatingElectric, Forced Air
CoolingCentral
FireplaceYes
StoriesMulti Story

Interior Features

Ceilings - 9'+, Ceiling - Smooth

Fireplaces

Bedroom, Dining Room, Gas Logs, Living Rm, Three +, Wood Burning

Exterior

ExteriorSolid Brick, Wood Siding
Lot DescriptionCorner
ConstructionPre-Owned
FoundationCrawl Space

Exterior Features

Iron Fence, Patio, Privacy Fenc, Wrap Rnd Por, Balcony

School Information

ElementaryMemminger
MiddleCourtenay
HighBurke

Additional Information

Days on Website214

Listing Details

OfficeHandsome Properties, Inc.

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