Look inside: A ‘founding father’ mansion is on the market for $7 million in South Carolina

(The Governor’s House Inn and Handsome Properties, Inc.)

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (WCBD) – Few can say they lived within the same walls as one of America’s Founding Fathers, but for the right price, you could be one.

The Governor’s House, as it is now known, is up for sale in downtown Charleston for a whopping $7.495 million.

The 9,887 square foot property on the corner of Broad St. and Orange St. is the former home of Edward Rutledge, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and 10th Governor of South Carolina.

Rutledge was the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence at 26 and one of only four in South Carolina.

According to the listing, Rutledge lived in the Georgian-style mansion from 1763 until his death in 1800.

See inside:

*All photos courtesy of The Governor’s House Inn and Handsome Properties, Inc.

The 12-bedroom, 12.5-bathroom mansion sits on approximately 1/2 acre of land and still has original details, including heartwood pine floors, detailed crown molding, 7 fireplaces, high ceilings and wood-burning ceilings. 9 foot windows.

On the main level of the home are a grand entry with a sitting area, formal dining room, piano room, living room, kitchen, reception room, office, powder room and master bedroom. adjoining friends.

The other bedrooms are located on the second and third floors. The “terrace level” includes two guest suites as well as a studio with a kitchenette and a 3/4 bathroom.

This house was built in 1760 by James Laurens, brother of the President of the Second Continental Congress, Henry Laurens. 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 declared a National Historic Landmark by the United States Department of the Interior.

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