August 2016

There are 9 blog entries for August 2016.

Handsome Properties recently listed a gorgeous 18th century piece of history in the established South of Broad neighborhood in Downtown Charleston. 69 Meeting Street is, in many ways, one of Charleston's architectural masterpieces. Situated behind an original stuccoed patina wall, this Adam-style private home built in 1788 exudes elegance. 

The house offers generous room sizes and is filled with large shuttered windows throughout, bringing in plenty of warmth and natural light. The kitchen, complete with marble countertops, custom cabinetry, hardwood floors and a large center island, is actually an addition onto the original house. Added on some time in the 19th century, the current kitchen now connects the main house to what was originally the

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As you walk through the streets of Charleston you might find yourself wondering what the setting looked like 200 years ago; women in hoop skirts instead of shorts, horse and carriage instead of cars, and gas lamps instead of bright street lights. Much has changed over the years but Charleston has still maintained it's lovely charm. Although we may know the basic facts about this incredible city; there are some parts of Charleston's history that falls through the cracks and go unappreciated. So here are a some bits of information we think are worth knowing!

What are those random blocks in the middle of the side walk? Good question. Most people have no idea and just step right over, seeing it as a nuisance in their path. These historic artifacts are from

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We are taking you on a tour and showing of the marvelous neighborhood of South of Broad. In this video, we rode our bikes around the historic streets, pedaled between cars, and saw some beautiful homes and cityscapes that are frequently photographed when people come to visit Charleston. Enjoy the video! 

 
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    How often do we have the opportunity to own a piece of international history? Handsome Properties International is offering one lucky buyer just that. The word has spread about this fabulous property and last week, the New York Times picked up on its incredible story. Click here to read the full article.   The property features 10 bedrooms and seven bathrooms and is approximately 13,000 square feet. It is currently listed for 7.5 million euros which translates to about 8.4 million dollars.    For a property that dates back to before Michelangelo's day, the number of original details that remain is incredible. The wrought iron gate, terra-cotta tiles, wooden ceiling beams, eight working fireplaces, and more are all original to the…
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Sunsets are simply mesmerizing. Take a look at the sunset we captured from the roof. This time-lapse video was taken over the course of one hour as the sun set over our beautiful city of Charleston. 

We also grabbed a photo just before the sun went to sleep while sailing on Saturday. 

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  Charleston is full of breathtaking water views and refreshing sea breezes. Whether you're looking for the downtown, fast-paced, lifestyle or the more relaxed beachfront atmosphere, it isn't hard to find a home that comes with spectacular water or marsh views. A bit more of a rarity is waterfront, island living that is ONLY accessible by boat. Goat Island is Charleston's "escape from reality" and you could call it home for $400,000.         2313 Captain John Hutt Road is a two bedroom, one bathroom Goat Island retreat with access to a shared deep water dock. Featuring stunning views of the Intracoastal Waterway from the screened in front porch and tranquil deep water access via Hamlin Creek in the back, this property is truly one…
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Here in the lowcountry life is  better spent outdoors. From walking around the historic streets of Downtown Charleston to basking in the sun on Sullivan’s Island, not much beats this awesome place to live and play. Fishing is one of the premier adventure activities this area has to offer. With its wide range of saltwater fish, you never know what you might hook. Inshore and offshore fishing is accessible to all. We’ve put together a short guide on where to fish and what you can expect to catch in this lovely place we call home. 

What you need to know about Fishing Permits: 

In order to legally fish in saltwater you must have a fishing license. Though law enforcement may not check the license, you could face a hefty fine if you get caught with

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Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Charleston lies tranquil Wadmalaw Island. Only a 20 minute drive from the city, Wadmalaw acts as the perfect island getaway for many of Charleston's residents. Homes in this region generally sit on an abundance of land and oftentimes feature views of the Ashley River or a tidal creek. Beyond its fabulous waterfront, Wadmalaw is known for both its tea plantation as well as its annual sailing regatta, which has been in existence since 1890. More recently, the island welcomed the Firefly Distillery to its community, producing sweet tea flavored vodka among other varieties. 

Handsome Properties is excited to announce its newest Wadmalaw Island listing, 1952 Longcreek Drive. Residents can enjoy

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Strong wind or light breeze, as long as you have a boat and your sails hoisted, it doesn’t matter. There’s nothing quite like being powered by nature. Something powerful happens when you realize you are at the mercy of just one of Mother Nature’s most powerful components. Wind.

Here in Charleston sailing isn’t just a sport or an excuse to cruise. It’s a lifestyle and a community; a community that seeks to grow, most importantly. Whether you are new to sailing, want to learn, or a seasoned veteran, Charleston is a great place to enjoy sailing with its fabulous location and easy accessibility. 


 

The College of Charleston Sailing Association offers memberships into their recreational club. They are located at Patriots Point on the dock scenically

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