Charleston's Iconic Governor's House Inn is On the Market
If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a bed and breakfast, now is the time to pack your bags and head to Charleston, SC. The historic Governor’s House Inn at 117 Broad Street just hit the market for $8.3 million. Originally built in 1760, also known as the Laurens-Rutledge House, the property was converted to an inn and began welcoming guests in 1998. In its 260-year history, the property has hosted guests from founding fathers to presidents to royalty.
Between the main house and the kitchen house, there is almost 10,000 square feet of living space with 11 guest suites and an innkeeper’s apartment. The property is listed by Deborah C. Fisher of Handsome Properties. You can view the full listing here.
Now's Your Chance to Buy the Charleston Bed and Breakfast of Your Dreams
Located on historic Broad Street in the heart of downtown Charleston, the inn is conveniently located a few blocks from The Battery as well as shops and restaurants.
In addition to hosting distinguished guests, the inn was also owned by Edward Rutledge, the youngest signer of The Declaration of Independence and former governor of South Carolina. Because of this tie, the property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Plenty of Porches
In addition to the expansive double wraparound porch, the property also has smaller porches located throughout the property that make ideal vantages for enjoying the gardens and views of downtown Charleston.
Charming Original Details
Although the home has been updated with modern amenities, original details have been preserved throughout. Here in the grand entry you can see the heart pine floors and 12-foot ceilings.
Event-Worthy Dining Room
The inn can be used to host events of limited sizes, and the formal dining room is the perfect place to admire the architectural details that have remained intact over the years.
The inn has gathering spaces throughout for guests to enjoy the history of the space. On the main floor there is a sitting area in the foyer, a parlor, and piano room (pictured) with one of the seven fireplaces. There are an additional three sitting rooms on the second floor.
The main home has nine guest suites spread throughout three floors. Two additional suites are located in the renovated Kitchen House.
The half-acre corner lot that houses the inn is beautifully landscaped and includes 14 off-the-street parking spaces for guests.