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Happy Thursday everyone! Today on the blog we feature four properties whose landscapes are as enchanting as their interiors. Can't you envision yourself transported to the forests of Costa Rica or maybe sipping on sweet tea as the temperatures begin to slowly fall and catching up with old friends in a garden of your own? Take a look for some mid-week inspiration!

  

First up is 12 State Street, located in the heart of the art center of Charleston.  Believed to be the only Regency style building in Charleston and currently zoned as Limited Business, the first floor is a separately metered commercial space with storefront exposure, perfect for an art gallery or boutique. A charming walkway transports you out to the private walled garden of this French

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Charleston is bright, sunny, and ready to welcome you! Don't take our word for it, here are a couple of bicycle tours of Downtown Charleston that we were able to capture this afternoon...

 

 

We are fortunate to call this beautiful place home! Contact us today to learn more about the Charleston lifestyle. 843-727-6460

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As Charleston continues to grow, more buyers are looking for a small pied-à-terre to call their own. We've selected five homes that would make a perfect landing pad in the Holy City! 

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55B Laurens Street Living Room

55B Laurens Street This masonry carriage house has been completely remodeled and is the perfect place to relax after a long day of exploring the city by foot. Steeped in old world ambiance, it features 10' ceilings, wide heart of pine floors, charming woodwork, fireplace with period mantel, beautifully renovated kitchen and baths.

295 King Street B-1 This two bedroom condo is located in the heart of the Fashion District on King Street and was renovated in 2013. Natural light floods the living room with exposed brick walls and an

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We've all been hearing about it for months, and now it's only days away! On Monday, August 21st at approximately 2:28 PM, Charleston, SC is due to experience a total solar eclipse. Most of the event's prep thus far has revolved around where to watch it, who to watch it with, and how to avoid traffic on the day of. Another important consideration is how to protect your eyes. The bright light from the sun during an eclipse can damage a person's retina causing permanent vision impairment. Taking all precautions at your disposal is the smartest way to enjoy this once in a lifetime event on Monday.

Handsome Properties has custom-made eclipse glasses that come with the American Astronomical Society's certification, meaning they are safe to wear while

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As summer draws to a close there are still plenty of exciting events coming up that you won't want to miss! 

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Photo Credit: South Carolina Aquarium

August 12th Farmer's Market at Marion Square. A great opportunity to sample local restaurants and pick up fresh produce from nearby farms. 

August 13th 2nd Sunday on King- Once a month, King Street closes from Calhoun to Broad. Pedestrians are free to wander the street and dine outdoors at local restaurants. 

August 16th Charleston Museum Toddler day. Hang in there parents--school is almost back in session! In the meantime, the Charleston Museum is hosting an entire day geared towards toddlers with a class on pencil box making and painting. Tickets are $6 for members and $9 for non-members. 

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The Solar Eclipse is on its way, better grab a pair of Eclipse glasses. Here are some of the events going on August 21 that you won't want to miss.

Eclipse Extravaganza at Citadel Mall, from 1-3pm. Free Admissions. This location was approved by NASA as a viewing location. The first 500 people will receive free eclipse glasses. There will be food trucks, games, entertainment for the whole family.

Solar Eclipse at Freshfields Village, from 1-4pm. Free Admissions. Freshfields Village will provide lots of family activities, music, food/food trucks and more. Only a limited number of free eclipse glasses will be give out. 

Moon Over Middleton Place, from 10am-4pm. Admissions $10-$28. This will be a perfect place to bring the family for fun with

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There's no doubt that craft beer is one of the hottest culinary trends right now. We decided to check out some of the breweries that are popping up all over town and see what all the fuss is about and they did not disappoint! Here's a short list of our favorite. Local tip: rent a bike from the new bike share program, Holy Spokes, and brewery hop around town! 

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Revelry Brewing Co. Located at 10 Conroy Street: This brewery has an amazing rooftop bar overlooking Cool Blow Park and offers views of the city and Ravenel Bridge. They also have live music on weekend nights and offer a wide selection of craft beers. The Gullah Cream Ale is a local favorite that donates proceeds back to the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor program. Revelry describes

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Finding a new construction home in the heart of historic Downtown Charleston is a nearly impossible task. Halsey Park is the exception, featuring a handful of beautifully built rowhouses as well as six stand alone, customizable homesites. One of these sites is 78 Halsey Boulevard, a luxury home with an anticipated completion date of fall 2017.

This Bill Huey + Associates design is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Its open floor plan features a large dining room, kitchen and spacious living room. The master suite is also on this level which includes a sizable walk-in closet. The second floor includes two additional bedrooms with ensuite baths as well as a large den. One of the most anticipated features of this home is the rooftop terrace, which is

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Cold brewed, extra hot, skinny, tall, mocha frappuccino with extra whipped cream-- no matter how you like your coffee, we've got just the place for you! There are a large number of coffee shops around town so we've compiled a short list of some spots not to miss. 

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The Rise Coffee Bar: Photo Credit: theblondera.com

1. Rise Coffee Bar: 75 Wentworth Street. Located inside the Restoration Hotel, this trendy coffee shop is a blogger's dream come true. From the penny tile to the marble countertops, this Instagram-able shop is a Charleston favorite. The Restoration is a boutique hotel with a rooftop pool, luxury spa and retail store filled with local goodies. Topping off the effortlessly cool style of Rise Coffee Bar is the iconic teal 60's Ford

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If you've been to the Charleston City Market, you may have noticed the intricate woven baskets being sold by local craftsmen. These tightly woven baskets are commonly referred to as sweet grass baskets and originate from West Africa when slaves were brought over to the United States in the 17th Century. In fact, the sweetgrass basket is almost identical to the baskets found in Sierra Leone called shukublay baskets. For a large number of West African tribes, weaving these baskets was an important "right of passage." 

Before the Civil War, primarily older family members were in charge of making the baskets. The younger men were responsible for weaving baskets for gathering crops and the women would weave baskets for household items such as bread and

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