117 Broad Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Status: Active MLS#: 20024983
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.
|Neighborhood:||South of Broad|
|Type:||Single Family Detached|
|Area:||51 - Peninsula Charleston Inside of Crosstown|
|Exterior||Brick - Solid, Wood Siding|
|Garage/Parking||Attached, Off-Street Parking, Other (Use Remarks)|
|Misc Exterior||Fence - Iron, Fence - Private, Patio, Porch - Wrap-Around|
|SF Detached Style||Traditional|
|Heat||Electric, Forced Air|
|Master Bedroom||Downstairs, Dual Masters, Garden Tub/Shower, Outside Access, Upstairs|
|Misc Interior||Ceiling - Smooth, Ceilings - 9'+|
|Rooms||Bonus, Formal Living, Foyer, Laundry, Media, Mother-In-Law Suite, Office, Separate Dining, Study, Utility|
|FP Desc/Location||Bedroom, Dining Room, Gas Logs, Living Room, Three +, Wood Burning|
|Water/Sewer||Public Sewer, Public Water|
Listing courtesy of Handsome Properties, Inc.
“Honey and I wanted to thank you for all your work and efforts in helping sell the house. It is truly appreciated.” — Chuck and Honey
“Chari and her team at Charleston Fine Homes were a joy to work with. I had some fairly restrictive requirements and a limited area to work in. Because of this, I assumed my search would drag on for months, Chari's knowledge of the area and thorough research found my daughter and I a perfect home within weeks. She was also very knowledgeable in the inspector, lender, and closing attorney realm. Finding a lender with a better rate and service than the one I had previously been working with. Her charm and dedication made the process enjoyable and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home.” — Philip
“I liked Franne from our first encounter. She was smart, bold, and very experienced. She had a great knowledge of the market and years of experience to guide us with our sale. Chari was a great asset to the team and very complementary to Franne’s experience with her sense of style, recommendations on staging, and other sage advice. Both Franne and Chari were responsive in a very timely manner, communicative, and insightful to our needs. We have been extremely pleased with both Chari and Franne and have doubts our home would have sold so quickly at the great price we obtained without this superb team. Franne and Chari are a dream team!!!” — Jeanette Andrews
“I highly recommend Franne and her team for all your real estate services. I've never worked with a more professional, ethical, and charming team. The Charleston Fine Homes Team took care of all the details and gave great advice on what I should and shouldn't do to prep my home for sale. Their advice not only saved me money but lead to a quick and successful sale of my home, all during the COVID 19 pandemic. Thanks so much Charleston Fine Homes Team!” — Eric G.
“Franne and Mark were there for us during every step of our buying and selling process. Not only do they know the Charleston/Mt. Pleasant real estate market intimately, they go above and beyond necessary whenever possible. We cannot recommend them highly enough and recommend them we do… to friends, family members and anyone seeking a smooth and hassle-free real estate transaction! We don’t know how they do it, but Franne and Mark can make a very stressful time, if not “fun”, at least “smooth sailing”. Thanks for everything.” — Traci and Brian
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“Yvette went above and beyond to make sure that I found everything and more that I wanted, and she was always more than happy to answer every question that I had. I would highly recommend using her for all of your real estate needs.” — Brent
“I myself am a knowledgeable financial professional and know the area and real estate transactions very well. Chari is a long-time friend, but that only got her foot in the door. Chari’s experience, attitude and work ethic are more than I could ask for. We know that transactions in real estate can be very personal and Chari has the interpersonal skills to handle these delicate situations.” — John
“I just wanted to thank you for all the time and effort you put into selling my house for me in Summerville. I know times were very stressful and you were doing the work of two people, but you kept going forward until it was sold. So... THANK YOU! I really appreciate you and all your hard work! ” — Becky D.
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“Franne offered great customer service. She was very knowledgeable of the area and all its services. Returned phone calls promptly. Went over and above to be helpful and showed great attention to detail. Franne was most flexible and accommodating which we appreciated as we were relocating from Maine. From our introductory conversations in Maine to our closing in Mount Pleasant we couldn’t have asked for a smoother or more seamless transition to our new home!” — Lynn and Donald
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“We highly recommend Franne and her team to anyone buying or selling real estate in the Charleston area. This was our third transaction with Franne, and it keeps getting better. Her professionalism is superb. She is extremely responsive and easy to get in contact with. While simultaneously working with other clients, she manages to make you feel you are the highest priority. Her extensive experience id beneficial in many ways. There are no surprises and she’s always 1 or 2 steps ahead. If we ever buy again in Charleston, we will use Franne without a doubt!” — Molly and John
“Thank you Yvette! We couldn’t have done this without you.” — Darlene and Jacquelyn
“Thanks so much and thank you for all of your help through this whole process. We couldn't have done it without you.” — Amanda and Dan
“We gave Yvette our house listing at the the end of May with the goal of listing it June 5th. We had done extesive work on our home and hoped to get a good price. Yvette suggested a number $60K higher than another agent we interviewed. We staged it well and before it even went on the market, she had it sold for over asking price! Yvette made the entire experience easy and was our strong advocate throughout the process. I highly recommend her.” — Kaye Z.