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Guide to College of Charleston Off-Campus Student Housing

People riding bicycles in downtown Charleston, SC

Undergraduate students attending College of Charleston enjoy on-campus life for their freshman year, a policy designed to smooth the transition from high school to living as a young adult in an urban environment. However many upperclassmen opt to secure off-campus student housing, and with many options across the boroughs of the peninsula, students can explore the rich experience of living … Read more

New Mixed Use Building May Squeeze Onto Upper King Street

Rendering of proposed building at 725 King Street by Neil Stevenson Architects

Recognizing the importance and benefits of weaving affordable residential housing into the evolving urban landscape, a proposal to the Board of Architectural Review would have a mixed use building squeeze into the vacant lot at 725 King Street. With less than 33 street-facing feet to work with, the proposed building has an efficient design to accommodate both commercial and residential … Read more

A Walking Tour of Huger Street

Bryan enjoying a frozen screwdriver at Taco Boy following a walking street tour of Huger Street

Join me on a walking tour of Huger Street as it crosses multiple boroughs in the upper peninsula of historic Charleston, South Carolina. In this video I discuss the revitalization occurring in this part of downtown, and the effects on various types of homes. Beginning in the North Central borough with a latte from an acclaimed local’s favorite, Huriyali, before … Read more

Higher Density on the Charleston Eastside

An aerial site map of 655 East Bay Street in Charleston, SC

A new infill development will soon be taking shape on the eastern edge of the Eastside borough on the historic Charleston peninsula. In a neighborhood composed mostly of Charleston Single Houses dating to the late 1800s, a dense, cohesive core of mixed uses has traditionally been lacking. In addition to a number of sporadically placed corner stores, restaurants, and venues … Read more

An Honest Guide to Charleston Weather

Last year in 2017, a record 6.9 million visitors flocked to our fair city, often escaping to the beautiful warm weather from their snow-blanketed homes. While the winter Charleston weather is certainly a respite for our frozen friends to the North, let it be known that the Lowcountry climate is not consistent throughout the year. In fact that’s putting it … Read more

8 Charleston Swimming Pools to Beat the Heat

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 … Read more

A Living Roof in Harleston Village

New construction is a rare sight on the historic Charleston peninsula. When the opportunity arises to build on scarce vacant land, there is also the opportunity to incorporate sustainable practices and modern technology to minimize our built environment’s impact on the natural one. In the coastal city of Charleston, perhaps the most important element of the built environment is the … Read more

The Charleston Single House

Charleston Single Houses in Charleston, SC

Charleston has seen many architectural eras come and go since the original walled city was founded in 1680. Between various natural disasters and devastating fires, the forms, desins, and positioning of homes in the port city have evolved in response to these as well as social, financial, and cultural forces. One form emerged and persisted, however, that is not only unique to the Charleston … Read more

Historic Property Lectures

Do you own a historic property? Historic Charleston Foundation is hosting a stewardship lecture series this fall aimed at helping owners of historic homes address the unique challenges of historic ownership. The Foundation’s newest fall lecture series will examine the anatomy and craftsmanship of various features of the historic house. This series will explore the best preservation treatments for shutters, … Read more