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Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or looking to downsize, condominiums can be a great investment for anyone who wants to own property but does not necessarily want to deal with everything it takes to maintain a house. Handsome Properties currently has several options when it comes to condos and we would love to let you know all about them! A few examples…

3 Chisolm Street #305
This sophisticated two-bedroom, two-bath condominium located at 3 Chisolm, a condominium building located just South of Broad, was originally constructed in 1923 as a vocational school in the Neoclassical Revival style. This elegant space has been completely renovated with a new kitchen, new bathrooms, custom stenciled wood paneling, and a beautiful fireplace. The

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 This blog was written by Handsome Properties agent Steve Rosamilia. To contact Steve about relocating to Charleston, please visit his website, or contact him via, or phone (843) 810-6810.

My wife and I had discussed the idea of relocating to the south for several years. While we both had successful careers in the New York area, something was missing, quality of life. We endured the long commutes and harsh winters for as long as we could, but a winter storm that struck the day after Christmas in 2009 broke our backs. The snow was piled five feet high in our Avon-by-the-Sea driveway, making it impossible to get a car near our house for two full months. Enough was enough.


We knew we wanted a change of scenery, but

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Welcome to 64 Church Street! Located in one of the oldest, most historic, and most desirable areas of Charleston, this 2565-square-foot beauty is newly renovated and move-in ready.

Just steps from The Battery and Carolina Yacht Club, and a short walk from all of the phenomenal restaurants and shopping that Downtown Charleston has to offer, 64 Church is situated in the heart of one of the most revered cities in the world.

Classic colonial details and high-end finishes are prominent throughout the home, which features four bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, a large kitchen and family room, a dining room with a butler’s pantry and wet bar, and much more. Outside, off-street parking and a private garden just add to this impressive property.

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Start your New Year's Eve off right in the Holy City! Whether you are a local looking for a night on the town, or a visitor looking for inspiration, these three events will help you celebrate 2018 in classic low country style.

1. Masquerade at the Mansion Ball 

Held downtown at the Restoration Hotel, the Mansion Ball combines mystery and fun in the form of a roaring 20's themed masquerade celebration. There are multiple live acts of music slated to perform, including Charleston's master violinist Seth G., and DJ Brandie Cannady. Prepare for a top-shelf open bar to come with cost of ticket, as well as light finger foods. And if it's a chilly evening, don't fret - coat check is available. You can purchase tickets for the Mansion Ball here.


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Looking for history, beauty, and proximity to action in your next international purchase? The Centre region of France, once called the “Land of Kings”, is a great place to start your search. This region boasts over 300 chateaux, vineyards, abbeys, cave dwellings and lavish gardens. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Centre regions is one of the most prestigious and visited locations in all of the Loire Valley. In present day, wine fans would be delighted to find some of the most equisite French wines being produced in Centre, including famed sparkling wines Vouvray and Tourraine.

With a few stunning chateaux for sale, this region is an investment worth considering.

In the winter season, there is an added bonus to the Centre region, as it is

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Introducing 19 Gadsden Street, located in the heart of the desirable Harleston Village neighborhood of downtown Charleston. Considered notable to the city, the Thomas Hamlin House (c. 1828) is an antebellum home built in the Greek Revival style.

Fully renovated, this home features modern appliances and comforts, while still retaining its classic southern style and charm. Decorated by interior designer Athalie Derse, and landscaped by Glen Gardner, this home warmly welcomes all those who enter through its expansive white porch.

A statement residence, this property is significant to the architectural history of downtown Charleston. This house was the first residence built on Gadsden above Wentworth Street, and is thought to have been originally

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 While Charleston is known for its renowned hospitality, tis the season to be extra merry and bright (and make the obligatory annual drive through the Festival of Lights)! As you treat yourself to the cashmere coat you’ve been eyeing on King, take it out on the town to one of our top recommendations of enjoying the holidays in Charleston…..

  1. Wine Under the Oaks at Boone Hall Plantation -- December 3rd ; This year Boone Hall Plantation is hosting a gathering complete with wine sampling from a number of distributors and partners while sipping on complimentary Biltmore Estate champagne, complimentary desserts, food and of course vino paired perfectly with gourmet selections from Boone Hall Farms. Wine and cooking demonstrations top off the evening as

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In recent years, Charleston has become synonymous with being home to some of the hippest coffee shops, popping up on nearly every block, and we aren’t upset about it! As we settle into cooler temperatures and earlier sunrises, we have the perfect excuse to spend some extra time with loved ones over a toasty mug of hot cocoa and laughs. Read along to see our favorite picks in the city:

The Classic: Bakehouse

Hold onto your hats ladies and gents because this place satisfies. Will you fancy the smores mocha or dark hot chocolate? Known for their catering of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ Boone Hall wedding, this East Bay bakery and coffeehouse has an assortment of chocolates to choose from in your seasonal sipper and have you belting carols of joy

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Are you planning a trip to Charleston for the Thanksgiving holiday? Or, are you a local who would prefer not to stress about preparing a holiday feast for you and your guests? Either way, Charleston's local restaurant scene is here to help. There are a handful of incredible restaurants around town that are preparing delicious menu selections for your Thanksgiving holiday. Take a look at some of our favorites below:

1. Le Farfalle

One of our all time favorites in the city. Chef Michael Toscano will be putting an Italian twist on the holiday meal, offering everything from a pimento cheese arancini to a braised turkey thigh complete with brown beech mushrooms and mirepoix. For the complete menu and to book reservations, click here.

2. 82 Queen

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We aren't called the Holy City for nothing! Take a look at some of the churches that dot the peninsula's skyline with inspiring architecture and lengthy histories (some of which include being used as pivotal meeting spots during wars throughout the decades). From Gothic to Romanesque, be inspired by these tributes to religion.

1. St. Philip's Church

Established in 1670, the Mother Church of the Province was known as the lighthouse. Rich in Civil War history, famous figures of Charleston's history including John C. Calhoun are buried here. A chime of eleven bells of the evangelical parish were contributed to the Confederate military to be melted down and re-cast as weaponry and ammunition during the Civil War.

2. Circular Congregational

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