CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – Few people can say that they lived within the same walls as one of the founding fathers of America, but at the right price you could become one.
The governor’s house is now known to be up for sale in downtown Charleston for a whopping $ 7.495 million.
The 9,887-square-foot property on the corner of Broad Street and Orange Street is the former home of Edward Rutledge, one of the signatories to the Declaration of Independence and the 10th Governor of South Carolina.
Rutledge was the youngest signatory to the Declaration of Independence at 26 and one of four from South Carolina.
According to the list, Rutledge lived in a Georgian-style mansion from 1763 until his death in 1800.
* All photos submitted by The Governor’s House Inn and Handsome Properties, Inc.
The mansion with 12 bedrooms and 12.5 bathrooms is located on approximately 1/2 hectare of land and still has original details including pine floors, detailed baseboards, 7 fireplaces, high ceilings and 9-foot windows.
On the main level of the house there is a front entrance with a seating area, a formal dining room, a piano room, a living room, a kitchen, a reception room, an office, a toilet and one guest bathroom.
The remaining bedrooms are located on the second and third floors. “Terrace level” has two guest apartments, as well as a studio apartment with kitchenette and bathroom for 3/4.
This house was built in 1760 by James Lawrence, brother of the President of the Second Continental Congress Henry Lawrence. James’ son, John, was an aide to President George Washington and a close friend of Alexander Hamilton.
The Governor’s House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been declared a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior.