With its grass matting, bamboo furniture, and lush surroundings, this newly constructed screened porch combines the architectural clarity of the Federal-era dwelling it appends with the breeziness of a South Asian veranda.
At the Aiken-Rhett House, stucco resembling masonry blocks and a monumental Greek Revival door surround give the piazza a majestic air.
In Charleston, the street entrances to houses often open to their piazzas.
Porch-side doors and windows are equipped with louvered shutters designed to be adjusted according to the weather and the angle of the sun.
While a fanciful garden bench with a latticework back unites this porch with its garden surroundings, the blue-and-white platter and pillow bring a favorite indoor Charleston color combination outdoors.
The renowned interiors expert explores the Holy City’s unique style lexicon, from the late 17th century to the present