Where: Charleston, SC
Circa: Built before or around 1712 (some say 1694)
Size: It’s tall and narrow. With three levels, it’s only 1000 square feet. It has one bedroom and one full bath.
History: One of the oldest homes in Charleston, the pink house is made of Bermuda stone with 18-inch walls. It has been on the market since March. Through the years, it has served as a tavern, brothel, law firm, an art gallery, and a home.
The outhouse was turned into a downstairs powder room and the top floor is a full bath.
The walled garden was designed in the 1940s by Loutrel Briggs, a local landscape artist.
Intriguing Note: The original ground level is underground. Way back when Charleston built streets with a sewer system, homes were raised up a level. It’s believed that the uninhabitable ground level has two kilns that once produced clay tile roofs for Charleston’s homes and buildings.
A comparable Charleston house that happens to be pink too, a little smaller and built in 1820, recently sold for $610,000.
Photo Courtesy – Ellis Creek Photography