| A home on Historic Charleston Foundation's 2012 tour; visitors view a room. Images courtesy of Historic Charleston Foundation
March 13, 2013
Just in time for home tour season, a downtown dweller shares notes on the etiquette of roaming through someone else's abode
Written by Melissa Bigner
Before moving to Charleston, I’d never lived in a town where hosts followed the customary "May I take your coat?" and "Can I offer you a drink?" with "Would you like a tour of the house?" All this time, I, an avid design hound and overall snooper, had to make do with the surreptitious tours I scored while "getting lost" on the way to the loo. Or the kitchen. Or the back patio.