If you’re looking to see some of the most beautiful and impeccably maintained historic homes in America, Charleston is an excellent bet. With many houses in The Holy City dating back hundreds of years, it’s easy to get lost in the miles of historic dwellings that stud the harbor, are tucked-away in quaint alleyways, and find their home on King Street.
Well, history buffs looking to make the move or scoop up a pied-à-terre are in luck. Handsome Properties has listed the oldest residence in Charleston, lovingly named “The Pink House,” for $675,000. Built around 1688, 17 Chalmers Street has played the part of a tavern/brothel, single family home, law office, and even an art gallery. As the cobblestone streets lead you to your French Quarter abode, you’ll also get a wonderful taste of outdoor living with the property’s walled garden, designed by famed landscape architect, Loutrel Briggs. Inside, enjoy dark wood paneling, a handsome exposed brick fireplace, and lovely views of the city, including St. Philip’s steeple. The 1,017 square-foot home includes one bedroom, one full bathroom, and one half bath. Outside, marvel at the iconic pink Bermuda stone. The home has survived more than thirty hurricanes (not to mention two earthquakes and two wars) and is America's second oldest masonry residence. Scroll down to take a peek inside this Charleston charmer.