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The Charleston Home

An artistic family breathes new life into one of the oldest homes in Mount Pleasant

After covering homes and gardens for nearly half a century, we’ve seen trends come and go, but one thing remains true: any time you’re invited into a Charleston residence, the host offers a look around just as surely as she offers iced tea. Here, in homage to that open-door, open-gate way of life, we invite you back into favorite residential haunts and garden retreats from our archives, offering 40 inspiring ideas and takeaways that can be put to work everywhere from traditional interiors to beach cottages and more

In Hampton Park Terrace, designer Lauren Sanchez rehabs her American Foursquare into the perfect hub for both family life and her home-based business

 

In Wraggborough, an archetypical Charleston single is respectfully updated for modern living

 

With help from architect Bill Huey and interior designer Ginger Brewton, a Mount Pleasant family builds an elegant, nature-infused abode on the banks of the Wando

 

On Sullivan’s Island, a young family teams up with designer Cortney Bishop and architect and builder Oliver Dungo to conjure a fresh twist on the beach house with vistas for days

 

A creative couple builds a new home inspired by Charleston’s historical cotton warehouses, with a little help from design pro Regina Garcia

In the French Quarter, a preservation-minded couple restores two adjoined 19th-century townhomes into a graceful single-family abode  

 

A young creative couple infuses their Charleston single house with a stripped-down contemporary aesthetic that complements its patinaed character

A local businesswoman and community volunteer turns a 1956 residence into the contemporary home of her dreams—without interrupting South Windermere’s quaint, cottagey vibe

After debating between two coasts, Lynne and Steve Hamontree settled on Sullivan’s Island and, with help from area designer Cortney Bishop, revamped a spec home to reflect their particular brand of West-meets-East Coast cool

Thanks to a totally efficient design, an eco-minded family downsizes into the modern and sustainable home of their dreams without sacrificing an ounce of comfort

An airy, art-filled Sullivan’s home gives a young urban family a relaxing seaside escape with long coastal views

The renovation of her 1960s tri-level leads artist Sally Bennett, and her family, down a new path

 

A neglected lot gets a makeover, including a new home and private garden that blend seamlessly by design  

 

Parlors morph into playrooms and vintage treasure find new purpose in the Lail family's urban digs.

LaNelle and Robert Barber rebuild on Bowen’s Island

 

A pair of Italian immigrants fall hard for an historic Ansonborough single

How to meld modern aesthetic ideals with primo practicality? Interior designer Deidre Alexander helps one Daniel Island family bring it all together

Local art enthusiasts Michele and Mike Seekings team up with muralist Karl Beckwith Smith to update a grand 1850s single 



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