Posts by Kristin B. Walker

New on the Market: 783 Rutledge Ave – A Gorgeous Craftsman Home in Wagener Terrace

Years ago I wrote a post about finding a beautiful Craftsman style home in Charleston as you will find many of these lovely places built throughout Hampton Park Terrace, Wagener Terrace and North Central in the 1910s-1940s, and it is quite a sought after style. Though certainly Charleston’s homes differ from those in other areas of the country, you will...

Cigar Factory to Host a Foodie Paradise

By now us locals know that two businesses have officially announced they will set up shop in the Cigar Factory – once slated to be condos, now to become a commercial venture with retail and office space occupying this historic building.  Garden & Gun Magazine will be taking down a mammoth 20,000 square feet (of 244,000), and a local restaurant...

Spring Sales Stats from the Sweetest of Southern Cities – Charleston

Spring has sprung, it’s sunny and seventy-six, the skies are cerulean, and glee is in the air (as well as lots of pollen). It just makes me feel a bit giddy so please forgive my Fun-with-Alliteration. 🙂  But let’s get serious about the spring real estate market in Downtown Charleston.  Have we been hampered by the Polar Vortex? By the sometimes...

The Elliotborough Explosion – A look inside one of Downtown Charleston’s hottest up-and-coming neighborhooods.

The Elliotborough Explosion – A look inside one of Downtown Charleston’s hottest up-and-coming neighborhooods.

Hold on to your hats dear readers… The Elliotborough neighborhood in Downtown Charleston is on the rise – and it is rapid. While I have been writing about this neighborhood and its developments for years, nothing compares with what is about to come. Take a look at this map I made for a little more insight. The blue shapes are...

New on the Market: A Waterway Dream – 42 Intracoastal Court

As I snuggle into the couch by the roaring fire on my porch, cold chardonnay cradled in my hand, I look out over the water and muse over the last boats heading home to turn in for the night. Where did they go today? What grand adventure did they have? Carousing around the Harbor? Tying up at Morris Island? Meandering...

I’d Rather have Cold than Mold in Charleston

Yes, for the past couple days, the entire right half of the country has been enveloped in a so-called ‘polar vortex’, with temperatures well BELOW ZERO (huh??) up North, and single digit record breaking temperatures here in the South. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining about Charleston’s recent weather because my northern neighbors would most certainly guffaw,...

Turning Blight to Beauty with Ecovest Development and Julia F. Martin, Architect

Since the beginning of June, I have been lucky enough to be living out my own personal real estate fantasy. No, not my house-with-dock-and-view-coupled-with-Downtown-pied-a-terre one. The other one. You see – one of the reasons I love this business of real estate here on the Charleston Peninsula is because it is incredibly diverse. From $50,000 to $5,000,000, from teeny tiny...

Where can you buy a property you can use for a short-term rental in Downtown Charleston?

VIP UPDATE – AUGUST 13, 2015 All, in recent weeks I have discovered additional information and restrictions on short-term rentals, so I thought it very important to share here. Go ahead and read the original post below, then skip back up here. If you’ve already read the post below, you know a SHORT TERM RENTAL OVERLAY district was created in...

Charleston is the Best Place for Starting Over

Normally I don’t post links to ‘best of’ lists, because everyone else in town does and honestly, how many times do you need to see the same story?? But this one in particular caught my eye. Among all the accolades Charleston receives, and all the Top 10 Best lists we land on – most friendly, best city in the world, best...

New on the Market: An Historic King Street Pied-a-Terre – 350 King St #207

Have you ever wanted a place to call home, or second home, right in the heart of Historic King Street? Just half a block to Marion Square, and a pebble’s throw to all our noteworthy restaurants, shops and arts venues? If so, this is your place. 350 King St #207 is a one-bedroom condominium nestled in the quiet back of...

The Cigar Factory – YES. Condominiums – NO.

The Cigar Factory – YES. Condominiums – NO.

I love being right. Back in January of this year, I wrote a post called “Charleston Shines in 2012, So What’s on Tap for 2013?” In that post, I predicted that the Cigar Factory would rise again. Many of you have asked me about the luxury condos planned, but all I had to tell you was that it was still...

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