117 Broad And 17 Orange Street

Charleston, SC, 29401

$7,200,000

$728 per ft²
$7,200,000
$728 per ft²
Sold
Sold
beds
12 Beds
baths
12.5 Baths
carpenters-square
9,887 ft²
property_type
Residential
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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. 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.
MLS® ID:
20024983
Listed:
9/8/20
Updated:
8/11/22
McConnell Real Estate Partners
Charleston Estates Team

Interior Features

Total Bedrooms
12
Full Bathrooms
12
Half Bathrooms
1
Interior Features
Ceiling - Smooth, High Ceilings, Bonus, Formal Living, Entrance Foyer, Media, In-Law Floorplan, Office, Separate Dining, Study, Utility
Laundry Description
Dryer Connection, Laundry Room
Floor Description
Wood
Fireplace
Bedroom, Dining Room, Gas Log, Living Room, Three, Wood Burning
Heating
Electric, Forced Air

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size
0.44 acres lot
Exterior Features
Balcony
Architectural Style
Traditional
Sewer
Public Sewer

School Information

High School
Burke
Middle/Jr High
Courtenay
Elementary School
Memminger

Other Property Details

Area Name
51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown
Garage
No
Parking
Attached, Off Street, Other (Use Remarks)
View
N
County
Charleston
Utilities
Charleston Water Service, Dominion Energy
Water Source
Public
Pool
No
Total Stories
4

Property History

Date
Event
Price
Value
8/1/22
Sold
-
-
8/1/22
Price Change
$7,200,000
-3%
5/26/22
Pending
-
-
4/18/22
Active Under Contract
-
-

 

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