Property Spotlight

Featuring unique or extraordinary properties, in addition to my own listings.

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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 of us are left wondering who in the world is Bear Gate Realty Limited – the name listed in the...

Incredible Income Producing and Short-Term Rental Opportunity in Downtown Charleston

I can’t tell you how many calls I receive asking the question, “Where can I buy a place where I can do short-term rentals” or “What can I buy that has the potential to cash flow?”  And always, for the most part, I have to disappoint. Positive cash flow is tough because of high insurance and taxes on historic buildings...

New on the Market: HARLESTON row – 6 new rowhomes in Harleston Village

You may recall way back in December 2013, I wrote a post entitled “Turning Blight to Beauty“, and at the bottom of the post, I gave you a little teaser of a project I was working on with Julia F. Martin the Architect, and Jeffrey Roberts of Ecovest and JJR Development. It was a mere blighted parking lot then. And...

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New on the Market: 128 Bull Street – The Joseph Bennett House circa 1814

128 Bull Street is an extraordinary example of a Charleston Double House with Adamesque architecture, right in my own neighborhood, Harleston Village. I am pleased to present this 200 year-old historic home, currently divided into two condominiums – one 1153 sq ft two bedroom on the ground floor, and a spacious, sunny 3,300 sq ft four bedroom on the second,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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?...

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...

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 with the man who broke the story of the sale of the mysterious Villa Margherita in Downtown Charleston.  The Post &...

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