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117 Broad And 17 Orange Street

Charleston SC, 29401

$7,200,000


$728.23 per sqft

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12 Beds

13 Baths

9,887 sqft

Residential

Built in 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.

20024983

MLS ID

September 9, 2020

Listed

July 19, 2024

Updated

Map

117 Broad And 17 Orange Street
Charleston SC, 29401

Interior Features

Total Stories

4


Bedrooms

12


Total Bathrooms

13


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

Yes


Fireplace Description

Bedroom, Dining Room, Gas Log, Living Room, Three, Wood Burning


Cooling

Yes


Cooling Description

Central Air


Heating

Yes


Heating Description

Electric, Forced Air

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size

0.44 Acres


Exterior Features

Balcony


Architectual Style

Traditional


Sewer

Public Sewer

School Information

High School

Burke


Elementary School

Memminger

Other Property Details

Area Name

51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown


Garage

No


Parking

Attached, Off Street, Other (Use Remarks)


View

No


County

Charleston


Water Source

Public


Pool

No

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