Category Archives: Charleston Architecture

The Sale of the Mysterious Villa Margherita and More…Ned Brown writes about Charleston for the New York Social Diary

Update 12/21 – On my Battery walk yesterday, I popped by Villa Margherita, and caught a glimpse of the home, now surrounded by a large fence, and under construction! ——————————————————- I have had the pleasure of a glass of wine … Continue reading

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What color can I paint my home in Historic Charleston?

Here’s the answer to the commonly asked question “What color can I paint my home in Historic Charleston?” Continue reading

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Inspired Infill – Building Dreams at 264-268 Ashley Ave

Down a long dirt driveway in an unlikely part of town, hidden amongst ramshackle Charleston homes in various states of deterioration, lies a project of such inspiration and passion, the energy of it is palpable. Dramatic I know, but true … Continue reading

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Homes with a Water View in Downtown Charleston

You want it all don’t you?  A beautiful home in the middle of an exciting and gracious city, historic details, modern comforts, off-street parking, and the piece-de-la-resistance, a view of the water.  I don’t blame you because I do too. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Master Preservationist Program-Day Five. Illuminating the Interiors

Wallpaper – NO! Crazy paint colors – NO! Carpet in living areas – NO!  Such has been my generic real estate mantra for years, but ah…how tastes change.  150 years ago I would have been most ignorant and unfashionable, and certainly of … Continue reading

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Master Preservationist Program-Day Three. Getting in the Guts

Bricks.  I discovered I have a fascination with bricks – the patterns, the mortar, the construction….But more on that later. On Day 3 of the Master Preservationist Program, we studied Building Technology, or as I like to call it, “getting … Continue reading

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The City Market becomes more Local

For years I’ve dreamt about the City Market becoming more than just a tourist destination selling schlocky knock-off purses, jewelry and kids clothes.   I’ve envisioned a market more like Seattle’s Pike Place or New York’s Grand Central Market – … Continue reading

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