Historic Federal Mansion in Charleston, S.C.
Nestled behind Charleston's Sword Gate, this U-shaped estate shares the same name. Sword Gate House is believed to have been built in at least four sections — front right wing, central portion, left wing and rear right wing — beginning in the 18th century.
Historic Federal Mansion in Charleston, S.C.View All 15 Photos
As the home evolved, it had many faces, in addition to gardens and patios. It was once an exclusive girls academy and later the Sword Gate Inn. The iron gate, which was built for Charleston's new guard house in 1838 but went unused, was installed in front of the Federal-style house around 1849.
The property was restored as a private residence in 2002, featuring exquisite wood and plaster work. The following year, Sword Gate House was awarded a historic marker by the Preservation Society of Charleston.
Location: Charleston, S.C.
Listed by: Daniel Ravenel of Sotheby's International Realty