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Elegant mansion built in 1745 asks $10M

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One of the largest pre-Revolutionary homes in Charleston, South Carolina

A light pink, three-level historic home with windows and white trim sits on a tree-lined street. Courtesy of Maison Real Estate

Love historic houses? Check out this seven-bedroom, eight-and-a-half-bath house in Charleston, South Carolina. Built in 1745, the Capers-Motte house has been owned by only three families in the last 150 years, and the home has never before been listed on the open market. It follows a traditional double house format, with four principal rooms on each floor and a centrally located stairway.

The 8,524-square-foot Georgian structure—one of the largest pre-Revolutionary houses in the city—was once the home of renowned painter and leader of the Charleston Renaissance, Alice Ravenel Huger Smith. Inside, the design reflects both the Georgian and Federal periods, with intricate woodwork on mantles, wainscoting, and moldings. Expansive nine over nine double sash windows flood the home with light, and each of the three floors boast 11-foot ceilings.

Other perks include a large ballroom, drawing room, cypress paneled library, and 15 fireplaces, including one made from King of Prussia marble. The elegant interiors are supplemented by a beautiful yard. Five landscaped garden rooms are surrounded by high brick walls for privacy and a large oval pool—one of the first in downtown Charleston—is located among lush gardens. Love what you see? 69 Church Street is on the market now for $9,995,000.

An open ballroom features a grand piano on one end and wooden floors.
A grand ballroom features intricate wainscoting and moldings, with sparkling wood floors.
A dining room with a wood table for six, green walls, and white wainscoting.
The home boasts nine over nine double sash windows which let in plenty of light.
A rustic kitchen with a large wooden island, red tile floors, and a fireplace.
The historic kitchen features one of 14 fireplaces.
A master bedroom with wood floors, a yellow four-poster bed, and a fireplace.
The master bedroom is painted a soothing yellow and features the home’s signature tall ceilings.
An oversized bathroom features two sinks, a long runner, and a central shower.
Each of the bedrooms includes its own ensuite bath, a unique feature for a home this old.
A garden courtyard sits between the two house wings, with a fountain and greenery.
A view of the home’s picturesque gardens.