The Ashley

The Ashley

ome of the most prized real estate in Charleston is west of the Historic District on the Ashley River as it winds its way around the Charleston Peninsula.  Here one will find a variety of fine homes characteristic of the Charleston coastal region.


Our Ashley plan evokes the feel of this beautiful area in typical Charleston fashion.  The steeply pitched, standing seam metal roof and double front porch with elegant, flanking, curved stairs leading to the entrance with fanlight above create the quintessential southern home.  Today's lifestyles fuse beautifully with genteel Charleston charm in this well thought out plan. 


The formal entrance is true to the historic houses of the area with a formal sitting room/study and fireplace opposite a generous dining room.  Each is framed at the foyer by columns on either side of an arched entrance creating the feeling of spaciousness and warmth.  Tall windows and doors add to the airy, sophisticated ambiance.  Period woodwork, and heart pine floors would compliment the setting and classic design of this house.





Beyond the foyer, the open floor plan unfolds into a generous great room with fireplace, off a very functional centrally located kitchen with island.  Just off the kitchen and family room a sizable sun room brings the outdoors in for winter or summer use.  It's location convenient to dining room, kitchen and family room make this space perfect for year round occasions.  As with so many Lowcountry houses the sunroom and screened porch wrap around the living areas to take advantage of the breezes on hot summer days and nights.  These notable extras make this house exceptional for entertaining.  The downstairs master bedroom suite with its sizable bath is located off the family room with access to all ground floor areas.


The stairs leading to the second floor are located just off the family room in the center of the house.  This placement cleverly steers circulation to and from the areas of activity and away from the more formal, quieter spaces in the front.  Upstairs, three large bedrooms radiate off the landing which connects directly to the upper porch.  One bedroom suite with porch access is ideal to serve as an upstairs master if desired or would be an elegant guest suite.


A spacious fourth room can serve as an office or media room or even a fifth bedroom.  At the end of the hall, a notable extra is the unfinished space over the three car garage which can serve as a bonus room for play or other use.

Plan Details

4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, 2 Half baths

4,775 Sq. Ft.


Three car garage

Two fireplaces

Overall Dimensions 87'-7" x 62'







































Ground floor


Sitting room/study  13'-6"x18'-2"

Dining room  13'-6"x18'-2"

Great room  13'-4"x27'-4"

Kitchen  14'-10"x22'-6"

Master bedroom  15'x 18'-2"

Porch  10'x29'

































Second Floor 


Bedroom #2 (upstairs master)  13'-6"x18'-2"

Bedroom #3  13'-6"x18'-2"

Bedroom #4  15'x15'

Bonus room 15'x24'-8"

Upstairs porch  10'x29'



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