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A historic Charleston mansion that survived over 200 years of wars, earthquakes, and hurricanes just hit the market. Take a look inside.


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An over 8,000 square feet big pre-Revolutionary war home in Charleston, South Carolina is on the market, valued at nearly $10 million.
Built in the mid-18th century, the mansion sits on Church Street, which the New York Post called one of the city’s “most picturesque streets.”
The seven-bedroom mansion is complete with 15 fireplaces, a ballroom, and a secret garden.
Take a look inside the historic home.
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The mansion, located on Church St. in the South of Broad neighborhood of Charleston is on the market for almost $10 million.

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The house has ceilings exceeding 11 feet on all three floors.

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The second floor of the mansion features a ballroom and a drawing-room.

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Built in 1745, the home has a total of 15 fireplaces and a cypress-paneled library.

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The current owners bought the home in 1998 and renovated it extensively to what it currently looks like.

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Before that, Anthony and Jessica Cecil purchased the home in 1969 and ran a bed and breakfast.

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The listing says the house was “extensively damaged” during the Civil War. Eliza Middleton Huger Smith bought and restored the home in 1869.

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At one time, the mansion is said to have housed Colonel Jacob Motte, who was treasurer of the South Carolina colony for close to three decades.

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The listing boasts an authentic Georgian style in its interior design.

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Georgian design is characterized in part by symmetry, according to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as classical detailing, like arches and pillars.

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This is represented in the home’s fireplace moldings, woodworking details on the library walls, and stairwells.

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This is the entry to the kitchen, which is in a separate building from the main house.

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The kitchen features a large island and has windows overlooking the property’s lush gardens

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The building that houses the kitchen also has a family room, two bedrooms, and two full bathrooms.

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Every bedroom in the home has an en suite bathroom. This is a rare feature in historic homes, according to the listing.

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Outside, there are five garden rooms with high brick walls for privacy …

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… and a secret garden with a hidden entrance.

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Large heirloom bushes wall some parts of the garden.

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One of the garden rooms has an outhouse.

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Another one is complete with a pool. The listing says it is one of the first ones ever made in downtown Charleston.

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