Category Archives: Luxe Life

The Lowcountry is home to some of the most luxurious living anywhere on earth. Luxury is not just a price, a home or an object, it is also an experience and a lifestyle. From palatial historic mansions to oceanfront cottages, from rooftop views to extraordinary gardens, from magnificent white-linen dinners under the oaks, to the taste of a freshly picked strawberry from Boone Hall – the Charleston experience can be sumptuous and like none other. So join me as I explore living the Luxe Life in the Lowcountry.

Is the Third Time a Charm for the Sword Gate House?

The allure of the Sword Gate house is real. A massive, magnificent mystery behind a towering brick wall, seen only through hand-wrought iron gates featuring two brawny swords. Who owns it? Only a few are privy – otherwise the rest … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Best Home in Downtown Charleston Under $2,500,000 – 113 Ashley Ave in Harleston Village

As a jaded (spoiled) Downtown Charleston Realtor who has seen it all, it is rare that I walk into a home that inspires instant love and admiration. 113 Ashley Ave in Harleston Village, just had me go ‘ahhh’.  Not only … Continue reading

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Happy 2012!

I hope each of you had a wonderful New Years celebration and that you are feeling optimistic about 2012.  My husband and I kicked off the year with a jaunt to Sullivan’s Island to check out the 18th Annual Polar … Continue reading

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I’m confused. Luxury condos across from the new cruise terminal?

Perhaps someone out there can shed some light on this for me. Why are luxury condos going to be built across the park from the new proposed cruise terminal?  I get the hotel. I get the restaurants and spa.  Makes complete … Continue reading

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The Mirabella V docks at the Charleston City Marina

This gorgeous sloop is currently in port at the Charleston City Marina.  Her name is Mirabella V and she’s the largest in the world at 247 ft long, with a beam of 48ft and a mast with a height of … Continue reading

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Another Home with a Jawdropping View – 45 Pendleton St in Wagener Terrace, Charleston

I completed my most recent post about homes with a view in Downtown Charleston, right before this stunner came on the market, but today I was lucky enough to have a private showing of this home.  45 Pendleton St, while … Continue reading

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