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The Charleston Slant – or Why We Sometimes Walk Uphill in Our Houses

I frequently work with clients who are not from Charleston, who have never set foot inside an historic Charleston home until they have done so with me.  One of the first things they notice once inside, besides the gorgeous fireplaces … 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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The Horizon Project. From Concrete to Community in the City of Charleston.

Take a look at this area and tell me what you see. Vast swaths of concrete and cars, a few buildings, a few ball fields. A pretty nice park.  It’s an area that is mostly disconnected from other neighborhoods in … Continue reading

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Update on the Preservation Society’s Master Preservationist Program

As many of you know, I spent last winter attending class once a week with the Preservation Society, to become a Master Preservationist through their very first pilot program.  We explored, we learned, I blogged and took photos – and … 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 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 … Continue reading

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