The George Keenan House – 38 Church Street

February 14, 2023

Circa 1812. Purchased after construction and renovated by Dr. Vincent LeSeigneur in 1814. Born in Normandy, LeSeigneur relocated from Santo Domingo. He was known as a caring and generous physician who practiced medicine in Charleston for over 50 years. LeSeigneur added the two adjacent lots, north and south, around 1826 to create the unique garden

The Jones Howell House

May 14, 2021

Breathtaking curb appeal. Circa 1841, 37 Hasell Street is an elegant Greek Revival mansion on a high, wide lot surrounded by easy-to-maintain gardens designed by Sheila Wertimer. Recently added garage designed by architect Beau Clowney is in the Greek Revival style to match. Gardens by Sheila Wertimer. Upon entering, you can feel the depth of

42 Meeting Street A History

July 6, 2018

From 1860 to 1956, this building served as a grocery store and was a retail landmark in Charleston for nearly a century. The store was founded in 1860 by Diedrich William Ohlandt, who came to this country from Hanover, Germany. [caption id="attachment_6062" align="aligncenter" width="750"] A View of 42 Meeting from the Street[/caption] The store imported

Fireplace Friday

May 11, 2018

Each mantel-piece in the list below offers extremely unique details, not commonplace to the historic homes of Downtown Charleston and the surrounding areas of the Lowcountry. From gas to wood-burning, each of the fireplaces below comes with a story of incredible craftsmanship. Whether you're an architecture buff, or you just enjoy these practical works of

Charleston Piazzas

April 27, 2018

The 17th-century Italian term “piazza" translates to “open space,” which is certainly the best way to describe these wrap-around porches. Built to help residents beat the infamous Charleston heat, the piazzas of our beautiful city are both pleasing to the eye, as well as practical. Below are a few of the most gorgeous piazzas from

Keeping Charleston Beautiful The 64th Annual Carolopolis Awards

December 20, 2017

The Preservation Society of Charleston will soon be hosting its 64th Carolopolis Awards on January 25, 2018. Please join Carriage Properties as we sponsor the ceremony for the tenth time! This event recognizes Charleston's buildings in categories such as exterior rehabilitation and total restoration of historic structures, and new construction in the Holy City. Following

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