This 19th-century southern mansion once belonged to a Charleston, S.C. shipping merchant. The Georgian-style home shows influences from the classical architecture of ancient Greece and Rome, including these Greek-style columns that tower above the front portico.
The elegant front staircase in this Charleston, S.C. mansion was designed with tradition in mind. The heart-shaped dual stair offeres a regal welcome to all visitors.
Just inside the entrance to this Charleston, S.C. mansion is this imposing statue that offers a visual keynote to the home's classical styling.
From the floor to the ceiling, the welcoming entryway in this Charleston mansion is appointed in fine woodwork and elegantly refined touches.
High ceilings on the first floor are a common characteristic of historic Charleston homes, as seen in this Georgian-style mansion that once belonged to a wealthy shipping merchant.
The parlor in this Charleston, S.C. mansion is furnished in a formal style and houses a collection of Eastern artwork including statues and pottery.
As exemplified in this elegant Georgian-Style home, twin parlors became popular in Charleston during the 19th century. Dual parlors such as these could be opened up to provide space for large parties or closed off and used separately for more intimate gatherings.
This charming Charleston, S.C. home was built as a carriage house for a neighboring building in the 1850s. The arched front door was originally designed for horse-drawn buggies to pass through.
The traditional decor in this converted carriage house complements the home's timeless architectural details, including crown molding, wainscoting and stately fireplaces.
In this beautifully renovated Charleston carriage house, the dining room and kitchen offer views of the small courtyard behind the home. The rear of the property also features a quaint guesthouse perfect for visitors.
In this charming Charleston, S.C. carriage house, the cozy master bedroom's warm color palette offers a soft complement to the polished hardwood floors and hand-carved antique furniture.
In this converted carriage house in Charleston, S.C., the master bathroom offers a stylistic change of pace from the rest of the home. The renovated and enlarged master bath is sleek and modern with above-counter sinks and a glass-enclosed shower.
This circa-1760 home, located on the prestigious waterfront area known as The Battery, was built in the single style, a compact architectural style that's unique to Charleston.
A common feature of Charleston's single-style homes is an orientation with the home's side facing the street to help ensure privacy. In this residence, the side door leads to a large porch overlooking a lush garden.
In this historic Charleston, S.C. home, several of the building's original details are visible in the living room, including the exposed brick wall and the support beams in the ceiling.
In this historic Charleston, S.C. home, a muted color palette lends a calming feel to the master bedroom suite, which features a sitting area and a porch overlooking the yard.
In this historic Charleston, S.C. home, the poolside patio comes complete with a wet bar perfect for entertaining.
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