Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We’d love to see what you’ve got.
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
An exquisitely preserved colonial home is on the market in the historic district of Charleston, South Carolina. Known as the Branford-Horry House, it dates back to before the Revolutionary War and has retained many of its original architectural elements like interior cypress paneling, carved mahogany mantelpiece, cornice details, and other molding, to name a few.
The four-bedroom-five-bath measures an impressive 6,216 square feet across three stories and begins with a 19th-century two-story portico noted as “a rare and exceptional architectural resource within the Charleston Historic District,” according to the listing. Inside, a formal sitting room and dining room flank the foyer, with a carved wooden staircase leading to the private quarters. Also on this level are a study and a gorgeous chef’s kitchen.
Upstairs are an additional two huge common rooms clad in handsome wood with tall French doors. The bedrooms are equally spacious and carefully appointed, with updated bathrooms throughout. Other details include wide-plank hardwood floors, fireplaces, wallpaper, multiple porches and patios, and an enchanting brick courtyard with fountain.
Located at 59 Meeting Street, the circa-1751 property is “associated with Charleston’s earliest acts of historic preservation,” according to the listing, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with an interior and exterior easement with the Preservation Society. It’s offered at $6.2 million.