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The March of the Big Brown Brick

In reviewing the Board of Architectural Review (BAR) agenda on Wednesday, I noticed the proliferation of the Big Brown Brick in almost every proposal. In a City that is known for its colorful buildings and creative and varied architecture, it … Continue reading

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Turning Blight to Beauty with Ecovest Development and Julia F. Martin, Architect

Since the beginning of June, I have been lucky enough to be living out my own personal real estate fantasy. No, not my house-with-dock-and-view-coupled-with-Downtown-pied-a-terre one. The other one. You see – one of the reasons I love this business of … Continue reading

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Surprise! New on the B.A.R. Agenda – Another Hotel

Update 9/26 – Well, apparently the BAR was not too impressed. They motioned “Denial of height, scale, mass and architectural direction” – with a 7-0 vote. Yikes! _____________________________________ As I wrote about back in May, sometimes what you see on … Continue reading

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See where Charleston’s booming – by looking at the Board of Architectural Review agenda

When Charleston booms, so does the Board of Architectural Review (BAR) approval agenda. Normally a mix of house additions or renovations, sign approvals, and a smattering of commercial building renovations or constructions, the most recent agendas have been full of … 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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