– The Sword Gate House rests behind one of the most recognized landmarks in all of Charleston, South Carolina.  Built in 1808, this very fine Federal style home is grand with Adam detailed beautiful wood and plaster work. Property ID 4360943

The historical significant home has lived many interesting lives in the past two centuries. It began as a tannery and since has survived through the American Revolution and numerous auctions.  It has been a private Girls’ school as well as home to many important figures including the granddaughter of Abraham Lincoln. Property ID 4360943

The home’s namesake rod iron gates were added to the property in 1849.  Originally handcrafted for Charleston’s Guard House at City Hall, the gates were deemed too fine and expensive for public use. In 1999, the property went through an incredible restoration with the goal of returning the magnificent home and grounds to their original splendor. Property ID 4360943

Take a journey through American history on this video house tour of The Sword Gate House.

$19,995,000 USD | Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty