Posts by Kristin B. Walker

Surprise! New on the B.A.R. Agenda – Another Hotel

Update 9/26 – Well, apparently the BAR was not too impressed. They motioned “Denial of height, scale, mass and architectural direction” – with a 7-0 vote. Yikes! _____________________________________ As I wrote about back in May, sometimes what you see on the Board of Architectural Review (BAR) agenda gives you insight into where Charleston’s next boom is. We all know now...

Luxury Home Sales in Historic Charleston are WAY Up (or are they?)

Well, some of the homes in the $960,000+ range in Historic Downtown Charleston might not be considered luxury like the one above. Maybe they are small in a great location, or fixer uppers, or just not up to your own particular definition of ‘luxe’, but I think we can all agree that most would consider homes starting just under $1,000,000...

New on the Market: 436 1/2 Huger St, an Historic Hampton Park Home

Update 9/4/2013 – Sold! For $406,000 ____________________________ Update 7/28/2013 – We’re under contract! ____________________________ Update 7/23/2013 – We changed the price to $417,500. ____________________________ Just a block shy of the gorgeous Hampton Park, this home at 436 1/2 Huger Street is totally unique because it is of the Charleston Single style. While you’ll find that architecture all over the place...

Kayaking my Beloved Lowcountry

Enough with the practical stuff, the real estate stuff. Let’s stop for a moment and consider the emotional and inspiring part of life in the Lowcountry. I came upon this video from REI yesterday about their Coastal Carolina Kayaking Trip, took a moment to watch it, and felt my heart swell. The scenes in here are real folks. These are...

All About Living in Flood Zones in Downtown Charleston

All About Living in Flood Zones in Downtown Charleston

With hurricane season upon us, I thought this would be the opportune time to talk about living in flood zones in Downtown Charleston. Being in a flood zone is a fact of life for us here, because, uh…we are a peninsula completely surrounded by water. But there are nuances to it you should know about – 1. FEMA flood zones,...

See where Charleston’s booming – by looking at the Board of Architectural Review agenda

When Charleston booms, so does the Board of Architectural Review (BAR) approval agenda. Normally a mix of house additions or renovations, sign approvals, and a smattering of commercial building renovations or constructions, the most recent agendas have been full of Downtown Charleston game changers. We’ve seen proposed designs for new hotels and infill on Meeting Street, building renovations on Upper...

New on the Market: A Rare One-Story Home in Historic Harleston Village – 39 Gadsden Street

Update 9/11 – Sold! For $748,750 __________________________ Update 6/28 – Hooray! We are under contract. __________________________ Update 6/18 – We changed the price to $755,000. __________________________ Lucky me. I was asked to sell this beautiful home in Harleston Village at 39 Gadsden Street. I daresay I’d trade my current living situation for it if I were able. Why, you ask?...

Update: Anson House Condos Going (Went) to the Courthouse Auctions

Update 4/16 – SOLD! Well sort of…I attended the auction for the Anson House condos this morning at the courthouse, and it was standing room only.  Most of the attendees were lookers or information gatherers like myself, but there were about 6 people bidding on the condos. The story behind the bidding is complicated and has to do with the...

What is going on with home sales on the Upper Peninsula??

A whole heck of a lot. That’s what. The Upper Peninsula is defined as the area North of the Crosstown (Highway 17) and South of Heriot Street (basically) and includes the neighborhoods of the Westside, Hampton Park Terrace, Wagener Terrace, North Central, Longborough, Lowndes Pointe and parts of the Eastside. Home sales in this area recently have been out of...

The “Little Free Library” is Why I Love Living in Harleston Village

This post will be short and sweet, but I am so absolutely delighted by this I had to share it. Plus it’s Valentine’s Day, which is all about love, and I LOVE this. On Logan Street between Broad and Queen in Harleston Village, just a few doors down from the Queen Street Grocery, this imaginative and generous man put this out in...

New on the Market: A Beautiful Condo at 21 George Street – $474,500

Thanks to my long time blog readers, Dorrie and Mike, for giving me the opportunity to sell their beautiful condo! Just in time for Festival Season in Charleston, I am please to put this gorgeous condo at 21 George Street on the market.  If you don’t know already, 21 George (or XXI George) is a newer construction building, just off...

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