The Pink House: Over 300 Years Old & For Sale!

Where: Charleston, SC

Circa: Built before or around 1712 (some say 1694)

Price: $899,000

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

 

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