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117 Broad Street
Charleston

The Governor's House Inn, also known as the Laurens-Rutledge House, was built in 1760 by James Laurens in the Georgian style, and sits on nearly 1/2 an acre just outside the original walled city, on the site of the former Charleston Orange Garden. Though it has been altered and added onto since construction, this grand double house boasting Greek Revival wrap around piazzas is a Category 3 House and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for it's association with Edward Rutledge, signer of the Declaration of Independence, who purchased the home in 1788. The mansion and kitchen house is now used as an 11-room historic Inn with an Innkeepers studio, but the city allows for up to 14 guest rooms, or it could easily be converted back into a spectacular single family home. 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 sitting area, formal dining room, piano room, parlor, a kitchen, reception room, office, powder room, and one guest suite. Take the wooden spiral staircase to find four guest suites, three with sitting rooms, on the second floor. 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 full bathroom for a hotel manager or Innkeeper. Two guest suites with separate sitting rooms can be found in the kitchen house. The large lot allows for ample off-street parking and a beautifully landscaped garden. See agent for details about the licensed Inn.

Listing provided by Handsome Properties, Inc.
Features
Location Information
County: 
Charleston
Subdivision: 
South of Broad
Interior Features
Interior: 
Ceilings - 9'+, Ceiling - Smooth
Master Bedroom: 
Dual Masters, Outside Access, Upstairs
Fireplace Description: 
Bedroom, Dining Room, Living Room, Three +
Floors: 
Wood
Exterior Features
Style: 
Traditional
Stories/Levels: 
Multi-Story
Exterior: 
Wood Siding
Parking Description: 
Attached,Off-Street Parking,Other (Use Remarks)
Lot Description: 
Corner
Misc Exterior: 
Fence - Iron, Patio, Fence - Private, Porch - Wrap-Around, Balcony
School
Elementary School: 
Memminger
Middle School: 
Courtenay
High School: 
Burke
Additional Information
Type: 
Residential
SubType: 
Single Family Detached
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Price: 
$8,300,000
Year Built: 
1760
Bedrooms: 
12
MLS: 
19017874
Square Feet: 
9,887
Bathrooms: 
12.5