10 Beds
10.5 Baths
8,285 SqFt
0.26 Acre Lot
11,325 Sqft Lot
Status Active Contingent
Property Type Single Family Detached
Price Type
Year Built 1760
Neighborhood South Of Broad
Days on Website 168

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$5,500,000 – 117 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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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.

Property Details and Features


  • 10 bedroom


  • 10 full bathrooms
  • 1 half bathroom


  • Street name: Broad
  • Street number: 117
  • County: Charleston
  • ZIP Code: 29401
  • Area: 51 – Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown
  • Subdivision: South Of Broad


  • 8285.00 total heated square feet
  • Built in 1760
  • Pre-Owned
  • Multi-Story
  • Traditional


  • 0.26 acres
  • Corner Lot


  • Property type: Single Family Detached


  • Crawl Space

Exterior Features

  • Wood Siding
  • Fence – Iron
  • Patio
  • Fence – Private
  • Porch – Wrap-Around
  • Balcony

Interior Features

  • Ceilings – 9’+
  • Ceiling – Beamed
  • Garden Tub/Shower
  • Ceiling – Smooth
  • Walk-In Closets


  • Wood


  • Central Air


  • Electric
  • Forced Air


  • Attached
  • Off-Street Parking
  • Other (Use Remarks)


  • Elementary school: Memminger
  • Middle school: Simmons Pinckney
  • High school: Burke

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