The Highs and Lows of Urbanizing Mount Pleasant

The earliest days of Mount Pleasant coincided with the establishment of Charles Town, leading to its first villages in the late 1700s. The ensuring centuries have seen Mount Pleasant develop into a large urban-ish community, with swathes of residential developments and several commercial centers.  A cohesive town center in Mount Pleasant, however, has not been […]

The Charleston Single House

Street view of a Charleston Single House in Harleston Village

The design, function, and history of the Charleston Single House – including a guide to its modern forms and how to purchase them.

Active Streets: Liberty Center

Financial districts do not always inspire particularly active streetfronts, and Liberty Center in Downtown Charleston is no exception. The office building at 151 Meeting Street was constructed in 1981, in a block of architecture of both historic character as well as bland infill. Liberty Center exhibits a common flaw of office buildings designed strictly for […]

A Walkable Downtown for Goose Creek

The central village would be a vibrant urban core of shops, restaurants, residences, and offices with plenty of green space, all to enhance the livability of Goose Creek.

Affordable Housing Proposed for Johns Island

Named for a Johns Island native who dedicated his life to improving the lives of the Sea Island residents there, the Esau Jenkins Village would be located on a 9½ acre property on Maybank Highway. The three story multifamily building design contains 72 units with a lobby entrance. Residents of Esau Jenkins Village would benefit from the great […]

Charleston Restaurants Supporting Pinktober

Breweries for Breasts in Charleston

We all have a few organizations and charities with a special connection to us – for me it’s the likes of American Cancer Society, South Carolina ETV, and Charleston’s own We Are Family. I make sure to throw a few dollars here and there towards the good work done at those and similar outfits. So […]

Appréciation for French Cuisine in Charleston

Christophe Chocolatier in Charleston

The Lowcountry of South Carolina presents a melange of international influences: African, French, Carribbean, Dutch, and English, all contributing elements of their unique cultures, traditions, and culinary elements. Very early in Charleston’s history, (at the time, the provincial colony of Charles Town) a ship full of French Protestants rolled into Charleston Harbor, fleeing persecution from […]