Tradd Street in downtown Charleston SC is rich in history and as you can imagine so are the homes on this beautiful historic street. There are so many historic homes in downtown Charleston South Carolina that it’s hard to keep up with which ones qualify for the coveted “historic marker” given out be the Preservation Society of Charleston SC. As a downtown Charleston SC realtor I will help you navigate the intricacies of buying historic properties.
Located in the most desirable neighborhood borough “South of Broad” homes for sale on Tradd St in downtown Charleston SC lure buyers into the charm of the history and possibility of owning one of these historic houses of the South. One such house that is worth visiting when you come to the area is 125 Tradd St. a.k.a The captain John Morrison house, built in 1805 by Captain John W. Morrison on the site of the circa 1790 garden of Robert Squibb. Known for importing many exotic plants to Charleston, and exported rare species from Charleston to England, and published the Gardener’s Calendar in 1787.
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Real estate for sale on Tradd St is as with most homes in downtown Charleston SC are expensive. Usually ranging from as low as the mid $400’s for a small 1500 sq condo that was created out of chopping up old historic mansions. To well over $3 Million for larger renovated homes with parking (which is rare to find).
A great historic home for sale in downtown Charleston SC on Tradd St that has the coveted Carolopolis Award is 61 Tradd St. Located South of Broad, and known as the Jacob Motte House is one of the earliest residences built in the city on the land originally bought from Robert Tradd. 61 Tradd was constructed circa 1731 and sits on Lot 60 of the Grand Modell of 1672. This early Georgian 3 1/2 story masonry single house was built by Jacob Motte, who was a Huguenot and Royal Treasurer of the Province. (Jacob Motte also owned 67 acres in Point Pleasant which is now the Old Village in Mount Pleasant ). Considered historically important to the city, this well appointed historic masterpiece offers gracious rooms, two prominent piazzas which provide beautiful vistas of St. Michaels, Charleston’s oldest church.
Oddly enough you will even find some townhomes for sale on Tradd St. These are newer properties built in the 80’s
and likely born out of the fact that an older historic home had to be torn down or was burned down at some point and couldn’t be revived. Worry not, because the architectural review board of downtown Charleston SC goes to pain staking efforts to ensure that any and every kind of real estate built new in downtown retains the elegant and historic charm that brings so many visitors to Charleston, South Carolina. Most homes for sale in Downtown Charleston SC have some elements of historic feel as the board of architectural review is so stringent in preserving the look and feel
of old world Charleston SC, as they should be and as we prefer as locals. Although making changes to your home can be difficult when renovating.
125 Tradd St Charleston known as Capt. John Morrison House, the “Charleston single” represented by a central entry and stair hall with a central door on the “side” of the house and one room on each side. Because of the unusual width of the house, 125 Tradd St. is four-bays wide with an unusually deep entrance hall and rectangular rooms on each side.