A Circa-1745 Charleston Mansion Lists for the First Time in 150 Years

A pink historic gem, nestled on Charleston’s Church Street, is debuting on the open market for the first time after being occupied for the last 150 years. For $9.995 million, buyers will find themselves on one of the city’s most picturesque streets. While the circa-1745 property known as Capers-Motte House has gone through years of weathering, its historic details have been maintained with precision and it is one of the last pre-Revolutionary homes in Charleston still standing.

Two of South Carolina’s political movers and shakers have called the Church Street abode home including Colonel Jacob Motte who served for an extended period of time as treasurer of the colony and Continental Congress member Colonel James Parsons. It was also home to renowned artist Alice Ravenel Huger Smith.

While only ever owned by three families, the property stood through years of transformation. The most destructive changes occurred during the Civil War, which brought on extensive damage. Homeowner’s in the late 1860s successfully repaired any devastation and about 100 years later, new occupants went on to convert the estate into a bed and breakfast. The current sellers restored the house back to its original design.

The expansive listing holds seven bedrooms and eight and a half bathrooms across 8,524-square-feet. Stylistically, the Georgian and Federal periods are both represented within the house’s interiors. The main residence is fashioned in a traditional double house format, offering four principal rooms on each floor with a grand staircase centrally located.

Leslie Turner and Mary Lou Wertz of Maison Real Estate hold the special listing.