Some homes require more than a once-through to uncover all of their subtle and occasionally obscured charms.
Pads and writing instruments in hand, this couple did their homework before building a waterfront home in Crowfield Plantation.
Charleston's historic district attributes its timelessness to scores of pre-20th century residences, intensive preservation, philanthropic owners and semi-tropical looks but also variety: there aren't just mansions but spare carriage houses, inventive single homes, pioneering freedman's cottages.
Charleston native Lucy Duncan's career took her to the Washington, D.C., area, launching a company geared to keep ports safer from 9/11-like international threats.
Luxury home seekers look for stand-out attractions such as waterfront views and docks on tributaries, on-site treats including swimming pools and upgraded kitchens and specialized perks such as outdoor fireplaces and bonus rooms with popcorn makers and coffee bars.
The Phillips' took full advantage of ample acreage around their whitewashed country home, built in 2001. They installed a wooden dock at adjacent Davidson Creek and designed a wide back porch with wooden-bench-like seats to the sprawling rear lawn.
The peninsular Charleston structures you see today as fine houses or flourishing businesses may claim transient histories: once-sprawling mansions chopped into apartments, commercial quarters redrawn as townhomes, storefronts that mask separate entries to top-end suites.
Daily solar disappearances beyond the horizon are a natural perk for the western edge of Charleston's venerable Battery.
Equestrian enthusiasts, mosey on out.
Moody Plantation in the 1990s was a gated, lake community all to itself off U.S. Highway 176. The well-kept neighborhood of large lots remains off the beaten track, but is no longer isolated as of late. It's close to the new Interstate 26 exit 197 and St. Francis Hospital under construction…
The imposing brick home stands out on the edge of a golf course, offering such perks as an outdoor kitchen, wine cellar and rec room for playing pool or spinning tunes. It's a mansion, after all. Yet 616 Cattle St. in the Park sector of Daniel Island also sports a backyard workshop and an co…
A prime High Battery setting just north of White Point Gardens has hosted spyglass-toting military observers, wealthy landowners, an esteemed designer and scores of visitors.
The narrow dirt road passes a coded gate, crosses a wooden and gravel bridge beside pastures and winds up at a two story Lowcountry-style house emerging from among oaks, pines, magnolias and palmettos.
White rounded columns guard the entrance to a striking two-story Mount Pleasant home for sale, built at the center of an Old Village enclave and reachable from a circular drive.
When first glimpsing the idyllic sea island home site, the architect who would design Gerry and Betty King's house exclaimed, "I've got 320 degrees of view to capture."
Siberian oak floors, peaked metal roof and exacting shiplap wood interior spotlight traditional perks in a 4,018-square-foot Daniel Island home for sale — but that's just a glimpse.
Ceilings stand 9-14 feet, white columns guard the formal dining room, floors are red oak. The house sits waterside touting a screened-in porch, broad lawn, landscaped accents, shed and fenced area for a boat.
Lynne Lovelace's seventh grade class at the School of the Arts studied ecology and beautification up close in 2005 as they rode to Johns Island to watch her rustic new post-and-beam house rise deep in the woods — touting a geothermal cooling system, heavy-duty insulation, bamboo kitchen floo…
It's an uncommon feature: living just outside a resort-like neighborhood while able to enjoy in eye-catching views and hardly travel at all to check out the amenities.
This flashy northern Mount Pleasant house of octagon corners and red roof tiles sits yards from a tidal marsh yet stayed immune from rising flood waters in 2015's 1,000-year storm.
Families looking to live in a classic Isle of Palms beach residence on a wide swath of property would find themselves at home; out-of-towners searching for a nice vacation spot would feel like they're on retreat; and owners eager to rent to visitors would potentially be in the money.
Here's a pitch that's bound to draw interest: Your beach home's a mini-playground all to itself, a place to chill out with family and friends and to lease out for visitors to relax and play.
The real estate term "live-work" carries cachet these days as a two- or more story house with the residential space over a storefront. Such properties have been around for generations but are rebounding in popularity -- one in downtown Charleston can claim the arrangement for more than a century.
Live oaks flank the oversized home built 11 years ago in a traditional style, sporting a host of porches that overlook a 45-foot-long swimming pool and heated spa with limestone deck.
Deer, wild turkey, possum and wood storks frequent grounds flanking a polished two-story house a few miles off River Road. Porpoises surface in a tidal creek behind the home, which sports a pool, dock and wraparound deck.
The chance to buy a time-honored home in Charleston's historic district comes up once in awhile as aged dwellings, preservation masterpieces or residences in need of major restoration go on the market.
A ranch style house in Hickory Farms stands out for its 4,392-square-foot size, outside attractions including guest house and saltwater pool, 2.01 acre home site and interior finery such as Travertine floors and vanity sinks in the master bedroom. But it's an overriding flexibility that dist…
The property boasts a tidal creek dock, rooftop bar, lily pad garden, sprawling underneath storage, 592 feet of marsh front, Carrera marble counters in the master bathroom, red drum close enough to hook from the side yard, surround speakers, a practice green to putt and chip on and 270-degre…
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