1 Woodford St. daniel island

The house at 1 Woodford St. is one of the four homes on the Daniel Island Luxury Home Tour set for April 27.


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Daniel Island luxury home tour on the way

If you want to see some pricey homes, check out the upcoming self-guided Daniel Island Luxury Home Tour.

Now in its seventh year, it's set for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 27 and benefits East Cooper Habitat for Humanity. The home tour is a product of Charleston Home + Design magazine.

Each participating home will be hosted by the builder responsible for the home’s construction, along with a few select local craftsmen and women who help homeowners create the residence of their dreams. They will point out unique features in each house.

The houses are located at 214 Ferryman Lane, built by Brightwater Homes; 638 Bermuda Isle St., constructed by Novella Homes; 1 Woodford St., built by Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes; and 544 Wading Place, constructed by Axon Homes.

For those interested, tickets are $30 a person until April 25. The price goes to $35 April 26.

To buy tickets online by 5 p.m. April 26, go to DanielIslandLuxuryHomeTour.com.

Tickets may be bought on the event day starting at 11 a.m. at the tour ticket headquarters at The Taylor Insurance Agency at 225 Seven Farms Drive, Suite 102, on Daniel Island. Tour guide maps will be handed out at the agency to all ticket holders, and they must be shown to gain admittance into a home.

Those taking the self-guided tour should follow road signs from house to house, park only on pavement and wear flat-soled shoes. Homes are not handicapped accessible and children under 12 must be closely monitored by an adult. No one will be admitted after 5 p.m.

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Luxury homes sell -- at reduced prices

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The home at 60 Montagu St. on the Charleston peninsula sold for $5.6 million last fall after being priced earlier in the year at $12.95 million. Grace Beahm Alford/Staff

The Charleston region is awash in pricey properties, and many are selling far less than the original asking price. Also, agents expect an upbeat selling season for luxury homes.

By the numbers

3: Number in the fresh batch of new restaurants setting up across the Charleston region.

300: Number of apartment units proposed where Regal Cinemas in North Charleston now operates.

1,800: Number of homes that could potentially be built on Boone Hall Plantation's 618 acres in Mount Pleasant if it is not protected from development.

This week in real estate

+New park?: The city of Charleston hopes to acquire the 8.4-acre site around the remains of Civil War earthwork Fort Pemberton on James Island for $6.7 million and turn it into a park.

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+Ferry Wharf: The developers of the developing project at the base of the Ravenel Bridge in Mount Pleasant are seeking to increase the number of residential units on the property.

+Large hotel: A Charleston board said it did not err when it approved a 252-room lodging proposed for 431 Meeting St. in Charleston.

Nine-story downtown building approved

82 Mary Street final approval design

A block-long, nine-story mixed-use building at 82 Mary St. in Charleston received final approval from the city's Board of Architectural Review last week. Rendering provided/McMillan Pazdan Smith

A new nine-story building is slated to rise at 82 Mary St. where Hughes Lumber Co. once operated in downtown Charleston.

Upcoming real estate events

  • Home ownership workshops: Origin SC will host free seminars on home ownership, credit and budgeting, starting April 11.
  • Tax reform and real estate: The Charleston Trident Association of Realtors will offer a course to help real estate agents (and their clients) understand the implications of recent tax reform and how it applies to home ownership. 2 p.m., April 11; members $30/ nonmembers $45.

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Warren Lance Wise covers retail, real estate and Charleston International Airport for The Post and Courier. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, he holds nearly 50 local, state and national awards for journalistic excellence.