An enduring feature of Charleston houses is their Piazza. A beautiful extension to the home giving elevated living space and all important shade from the summer sun. Less used in these days of air conditioning, they were once the gathering place for family and friends to the point [...]read more
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By Mary Tinkler, Realtor, CIPS Luxury Simplified Real Estate It's been a long time coming - years of saving, of searching, of it maybe being the "not quite the right time," of dreaming about owning my first home. And then in late March, that dream was realized when I signed [...]read more
Sebrina, my wife, is an undefined force of nature. Pretty and petite, when she sets her mind to something then the best that can be achieved is to steer a course but there will be no possibility of going astern or stop all engines. We have five children and the [...]read more
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Spring is slowly warming towards Summer and we found ourselves with time to spare on Saturday morning. There is real pleasure in discovering a new local area, in finding those out-of-the-way towns and venues that encircle Charleston but that we never seem to take time to enjoy. So my [...]read more
Tripp Smith, our in-house photographer comes from a rather artistic family. They all paint, photograph, sculpt or otherwise model scenes based around their experiences of the lowcountry and its local areas. What intrigues me though is that if I look at their work I can recognize who did [...]read more
We have a hard and fast end date to the restoration of the Gadsden House and the reason is that we have a wedding booked in early June. We have, as it seems, made a commitment to this bride and as such, in our eyes it is fixed and immutable. [...]read more
Johns Island, Wadmalaw and Mount Pleasant used to be covered in tomato farms supplying downtown Charleston and beyond. Still a large undertaking, especially on Johns Island and Wadmalaw, but much less these days, as development and housing slowly swallows up our farmland. Rural Johns Island offers the ideal [...]read more