If you live in or have visited Mount Pleasant, you recognize iconic landmarks, such as Shem Creek and the Memorial Waterfront Park. If you live near both of them and are minutes away from downtown Charleston, you’re at the center of the Lowcountry.
It’s an easy drive from downtown to West Ashley. Residents bike, walk and jog along the Greenway and shop at the Windermere Plaza, where eclectic and upscale shopping are plentiful. There is an easy-going and hip vibe to the area.
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Elizabeth Stuart’s design firm and retail store has been a staple in Mount Pleasant since 1996. Its subtle and sophisticated exterior tucked off of Coleman Boulevard reflects the designer’s unique style: Refined, eclectic and sophisticated with unexpected glimpses of beauty.
If you ask Jenny Keenan, the owner and founder of Jenny Keenan Design what her creative design process is, she’ll tell you it’s all about originality, personality and travel.
Deep water living is priceless in the Lowcountry.
The Old Village in Mount Pleasant remains one of the Lowcountry’s most idyllic places to live. The average sales price to live in this elegant enclave is over $1 million, creeping closer to $2 million.
Mid-century modern homes are architecturally beautiful.
Ask anyone: What is the most iconic representation of Charleston?
Rhett’s Bluff on Kiawah Island is a private riverfront community flanked by Bass Pond and the Kiawah River. It is the epitome of waterfront living – with access to boating, kayaking, paddle boarding and fishing. Sitting on the dock viewing an awe-inspiring sunrise or glorious sunset is every…
There are so many gorgeous homes throughout the Lowcountry.
Ceara Donnelley is a downtown Charleston interior designer who has worked on projects with clients from Charleston to the Berkshires. Donnelly’s philosophy is one of commitment to the “past, present and future – in equal measure.” Her designs incorporate preservation while “winking at the new.”
One of Mount Pleasant’s most beautiful communities is the Old Village. The heart of the community, Pitt Street, is renowned for its charming personality and historic significance. Life runs at a slower pace in the Old Village.
Daniel Island is a 4,000-acre “island town.” The way in which it was planned and designed was to incorporate a strong interconnectedness to residents, the community, the land surrounding it and to hold dear the beauty and history of the property. Known as Etiwan Island when Native Americans …
The annual Charleston Trident Association Realtor’s (CTAR) residential market update was held last week in North Charleston. The forecast for the industry is positive and steady, according to economist Joseph Von Nessen.
“There is a direct correlation between art and design,” said Frances Parker of McLaurin Parker. “Art influences us in so many ways with design, color, textiles, composition and inspiration.”
“I’m accustomed to these renovations,” said Mark Regalbuto of Renew Urban Charleston. “The property was in structurally bad shape so every single brick in the building had to be repointed. Even the line base putty had turned to sand and all had to be hand scraped and put back together.”
When you think of downtown Charleston and stroll along some of the streets of its historic neighborhoods, one wonders how many properties are left for under a million.
The quaint neighborhood of I’On was developed about two decades ago. In 1995, Vince and Thomas Graham purchased the development and four years later, the I’On Company was named Charleston Developer of the Year. Over 200 acres make up the village-like and upscale neighborhood.
If you’ve lived East of the Cooper for any length of time, you know Snee Farm.
There are a number of stunning historic homes in downtown Charleston.
What’s better than opening up a stunning multi-million dollar home to showcase its best features?
“Million Dollar Listing” is a popular television program that showcases some of the nation’s most beautiful homes in Manhattan, New York and on the west coast. Brokers host amazing events and one gets an inside view of some of the country’s most fabulous properties.
Surrounded by streets of established homes and within Pebble Estates, sits what may be a young professional’s or first-time buyer’s dream home.
The property was platted in Charleston's earliest days but stood vacant — too close to military fortifications at the Battery — until around 1790. It counts a series of owners, including one buyer at auction, and wound up subdivided for decades before its classic restoration as a single-fami…
Home builders know a thing or two about, well, framing houses. So, expect them to apply the tricks of the trade in constructing a residence of their own.
This upscale home stands within a newer neighborhood, but its weighty columns, stucco siding, dormer windows and broad stairs leading to a generous front porch recall a somewhat compacted version of a well-to-do 19th century country residence.
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.
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