If you love the Craftsman style and want to live on the Charleston Peninsula, Wagener Terrace and North Central are chock-a-block full of cottages to be had. Most of the homes in these neighborhoods were built between 1940 and 1960 so you can get the charm of historic details with the solidity of older construction.
According to Wikipedia – Craftsman Style includes the following elements. The most common architectural element you’ll see in Charleston are the tapered square columns.
- Low-pitched roof lines, gabled or hipped roof
- Deeply overhanging eaves,
- Exposed rafters or decorative brackets under eaves
- Front porch beneath extension of main roof
- Tapered, square columns supporting roof
- 4-over-1 or 6-over-1 double-hung windows
- Frank Lloyd Wright design motifs
- Hand-crafted stone or woodwork
- Mixed materials throughout structure