It’s impossible to avoid falling in love with the homes in Charleston, South Carolina’s historic district. Many of them stand almost as they were two and three centuries ago, when Charleston was the busiest port on the east coast.
But enough history – this historic Charleston home, built around 1830, has been updated for modern living without losing any of the things that make homes like this so special. Like many Charleston homes you enter through a courtyard, through a side porch, to a beautiful foyer with an original mahogany stair banister.
There are a couple of formal rooms on the first floor that have been kept true to their original design including a parlor and living room. We LOVE the original wide plank heart pine floor boards in this historic Charleston home!
But the everyday family spaces are updated – there’s a modern kitchen with a nice sitting area and a back stair. Upstairs is an updated master suite with high ceilings, and modern bath with a nice big shower.
And way, way, upstairs, tucked in the attic, are a couple more bedrooms and baths!
There’s another big bonus on this property, an attached carriage house that’s been converted to two apartments. The carriage house behind this historic Charleston home is just as charming in it’s own way!
Charleston’s one of our favorite places and we’re planning another trip there this year – can’t wait to see these homes up close again, to walk the shaded streets, and dine at the endless fantastic restaurants!