Former state treasurer Thomas Ravenel has put his Edisto Island plantation and downtown Charleston row house on the market, asking for a combined $8 million.

In a phone interview, Ravenel declined to say why he listed the properties or where he plans to move if they sell. He did say the listings aren't tied to the legal bills that stemmed from his recent cocaine charge.

"I just don't have the opportunity to use it much," Ravenel said of the Edisto property, known as Brookland Plantation.

The 3,440-square foot house, which he said is in "pristine" condition, was built in 1803 and served as an orphanage in the 1960s. Ravenel said he bought it in 2006 because he heard there was an effort to subdivide the 60-acre Laurel Hill Road property, and he wanted to save it.

Chip Hall of Plantation Services Inc. , which is offering Brookland at $4.275 million, said that since the estate was put up for sale in May, there's been a "good bit of serious interest." The property is on Shingle Creek and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Meanwhile, Ravenel's downtown property, which is on Church Street, is listed for $3.8 million by Carriage Properties. The five-bedroom home was built in 1797 and thoroughly restored in 2002, according to the listing.

Changing Tides

The developer of the swanky Tides condominium complex in Mount Pleasant has tapped William Means Real Estate to market its remaining units.

A total of 50 condos at the foot of the Ravenel Bridge are left at prices ranging from $500,000 to $3.4 million.

Charles Swanson of William Means was tapped as the exclusive listing agent for the project, which was completed in February 2008 with a total of 120 units. Previously, developer David Sidbury's Carolina Eastport had assembled a team of the Charleston area's top-selling real estate agents to sell Tides.

And before that, Carolina One Real Estate — then a Prudential affiliate — had the listing.