Charleston is often described as an intimate city where southern charm and elegant architecture sways the inner-child in us. One look, one experience is all it takes to convince us to call Charleston home. The call of seagulls above, the rustle of palmettos in the wind, and the warm greetings of neighbors are just the first signs telling you to move.
But for a majority of out-of-towners, they don’t have much experience with historic homes. The timeless qualities of high columns, relaxing piazzas, and spacious living areas are lost in translation when people mention southern hospitality. The historic touch of Charleston is something not easily explained. Instead, it’s much easier to understand the beauty of living in Charleston by touring historic homes for themselves.
The Festival of Houses & Gardens
Held annually, Charleston hosts a festival of historic homes and beautiful gardens located around town. From March 21st to April 20th, you can tour some of the city’s most private and luxurious homes. Featuring properties from 11 of Charleston’s most renowned neighborhoods, you can learn and be inspired by the classical designs of colonial and plantation-style houses. Some of the most highly regarded are the collection of Victorian and antebellum homes that have been maintained since long before the Civil War.
Expert travel guides will lead you through walking tours of each neighborhood and house. It’s a rare moment to see the use of antiquated furniture and amazing decoration in each estate. From each house, you’ll learn more than just the history. You’ll see how southern culture is incorporated into each design and how the city’s atmosphere is greatly reflected in real estate.
It won’t be long before you’re sitting on your front porch, sipping sweet tea, and admiring sunsets along the harbor.
Buying Historic Charleston Real Estate
Once Charleston has captured your heart, it’s hard to leave. We understand it — we’ve all gone through it. So, when the time comes to find your own Charleston home, search our listings. There’s a style and location for everyone. It’s the southern way. If you have any questions about Charleston real estate, feel free to give us a call at (843) 628-0008 or use the “Contact Us” page to email us.
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