“The most impactful way to change our world for the better was to create a sea change in the way we structure our built environment.”

Bryan McElveen

Livability In Charleston

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North Charleston

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Posts for a Livable Charleston

8 Charleston Swimming Pools to Beat the Heat in Southern Style

At the Real Estate Studio, we count ourselves fortunate to experience so many wonderful homes in the Charleston area. This time of year, there are certain elements in homes that often enjoy more attention from prospective buyers: the outdoors. The South Carolina Lowcountry is a summer dream, often enhanced with screened porches, shade trees, rooftop decks, and oh yes, the

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Ravenel Bridge in Charleston Snow

We Survived a Charleston Snow Day

It began on a Wednesday afternoon – most of Charleston was home from work and school, anticipating a historic weather event. What started as freezing rain became snowfall flurries, then a bit of a blizzard. It has been nearly thirty years since we’ve experienced this sort of thing, so we enjoyed the novelty of it. And there is truth to

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Q&A with Bryan

So, how’s the market? Of course that would be the first question you ask! Short answer: it’s healthy. Sellers are selling and buyers are buying, and we’re not seeing the crazy price inflations from several years ago. In some areas though, particularly downtown, the limited inventory of homes has created a price gap. A shortage of affordable housing in the

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Home Improvements and Tax Credits

Homeowners in South Carolina enjoy the potential benefits of both sides of the energy improvement balance: the mild climate allows for cost effective upgrades to improve their homes’ energy efficiency, and that same climate also makes renewable energy systems especially productive. Even better news: many of these upgrades and improvements may be eligible for tax credits! If you invested in

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Living on King Street

[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qWURI5sz6w[/embedyt] A glimpse into living on King Street in historic Charleston, SC, featuring examples of above-shop condominium villas and their recent pricing.

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Visions of a Lorelei Project

As developers swoop into the upper peninsula to save us from our own growing pains, every few years we see a new master planned community to complement and embrace the historic fabric of Charleston. The latest iteration is a planned development of the uninhabited Laurel Island along the banks of the Cooper River. A 160 acre island that once served

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Who is Bryan?

I am a South Carolina native, instilled with a regard for the natural environment that makes Charleston one of the greatest places to live, work, and play. I advocate for positive change in the South Carolina Lowcountry as an active partner in organizations such as The Sustainability Institute, the City of Charleston Department of Planning, Preservation & Sustainability, and Passport 72. When not creating masterpieces in the garden or kitchen, I can be found enjoying life with dogs on the rivers and beaches of the Lowcountry.

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