William Rhett House
Charleston, SC 29401
Not open to the public
William Rhett came to Charleston in 1698 where he quickly rose in the ranks as a colonial militia leader. He was a successful merchant and sea captain who is most famously known for his participation in the capture of the pirate Stede Bonnet in 1718.
The two storied stuccoed brick home on 54 Hassell Street in Charleston was built by William Rhett in 1712. The William Rhett house is considered one of the oldest houses in Charleston. Its square shape was characteristic of homes during that time. The home includes a central hall with two large rooms on both the west and east sides. In the early 19th century, an addition was built on the northwest side of the house and piazzas were added to both the west and east sides of the house which are still in use as entrances today.
Rhett's still stands in its original location at 54 Hasell St., Charleston, South Carolina. It has been restored and is now privately owned