Posts by Kristin B. Walker

Vintage Movie of Charleston

Check out this neat video sent to me by a friend, courtesy of Bulldog Tours.  It’s called Charleston “City of Proud Memories”.  While so much has changed, very little has too…. Here are a few quotes… Somebody has called Charleston the most civilized city in the United States It’s the one place where social life isn’t organized around wealth. Charleston...

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Huger Street is Hummin’ in Hampton Park Terrace

Last Friday, I sold a house on Huger Street in Hampton Park Terrace for my long-term friends and clients.  The sale of this house was the fifth on this street in the past year – not too shabby for an area that is only 5 blocks long between Ashley Ave and The Citadel. We had actually put 462 Huger Street...

Charleston Inventory Levels – Oh, the Stories They Tell.

Charleston Inventory Levels – Oh, the Stories They Tell.

Alright so the title of this post is a little dramatic but I always enjoy looking inside statistics and numbers to see what they can reveal. Firstly, inventory levels means months of housing supply compared to absorption rates.  In plain English – how many people are buying homes vs how many are on the market. 6-8 months of inventory is...

The Ideal Charleston Home for Yacht Lovers – 2 Concord St

Update 1/20/2015 – The price dropped to $9,250,000 today. From the original asking price of $17,500,000, to $13,000,000 to $11,000,000 and now under the big TEN-OH. COME AND GET IT! Ever since this building came on the market in 2006 and sold for over $5,000,000 to one of Charleston’s successful technology company founders, I have been watching its evolution into...

Charleston’s Food Insanity (And Mine)

When I wrote my post Why it’s hard not to plump up in Charleston back in January of this year, little did I know what was yet to come. Really, there was no way to prepare for the onslaught. Every single day it seems that more and more calorific indulgent deliciousnesses are popping up with such a frenzy that it’s impossible...

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And Home Again to my Beloved Lowcountry…

For those of you who follow my blog in a slightly regular fashion, you may have noticed that my last post was over a month ago.  I’ve been neglectful!  But I’ll chalk it up to what I am now calling the Crazy Days of May.  For most of the month, besides my daily work, I had family events and celebrations...

Master Preservationist Program – Day Twelve. What’s in a Name?

Master Preservationist Program – Day Twelve. What’s in a Name?

Apparently, everything when it comes to the value of an historic neighborhood. For Day 12 of our Master Preservationist Program, we met at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, located at 28 Race St and a fine example of Byzantine architecture.  Race St is on the edge of a neighborhood currently referred to as the Westside.  The name...

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The Art of the Window Box in Charleston

An afternoon bike ride yielded these lovely treasures, on Tradd St, Queen St, East Bay and others…. The window box in Charleston is an art form – a melding of color, texture, height and drape. Beautiful!  

Master Preservationist Program-Day Ten. Rethinking Sustainability and the Meaning of “Green”

I apologize in advance for the brevity of this post because, well, part of our program on day ten was cut short by the pouring rain (no One Cool Blow and TacoBoy for us!).  But I wanted to put some food for thought out there.  Could historic preservation actually be the most sustainable and ‘green’ of sustainable and ‘green’ practices?...

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Appraising the Character of Cannonborough/Elliotborough, Windermere and Byrnes Downs

The City of Charleston recently released what they call “Area Character Appraisals” for three additional neighborhoods which are considered to have a distinct historic importance in the Charleston region – Cannonborough/Elliotborough on the Charleston Peninsula, and Windermere and Byrnes Downs just over the bridge in West Ashley – both well situated to be walkable and tightly knit (so of course...

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Master Preservationist Program-Day Nine. The Glory of Charleston’s Gardens

Oh how I wish there were some way I could capture the scent of wisteria in a Charleston spring and share it with you.  It’s intoxicating.  There’s nothing like wandering the streets with your nose as your guide or peeking into our famous walled gardens to catch a glimpse of another time.  Here in Charleston, one might be so bold...

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