The Charleston Classics Collection

 

Where "SOB" refers to "South of Broad"

harleston, South Carolina is located in what is called the Lowcountry of coastal South Carolina. The Historic District on the Charleston peninsula is known for its centuries old homes, graceful architecture, cobblestone streets and beautiful gardens secluded behind wrought iron gates off picturesque streets and alleyways. As one of the first cities in America to undertake an organized historic preservation effort, Charleston has what is considered by many to be the best preserved historic district in the nation. Charleston house plans bring back the charm of a bygone era when Magnolia filled the air and spanish moss swayed lazily in the summer breeze.

 

Charleston is made up of a number of communities with their own distinct personalities, attitudes, historical significance, style and character. Most notable is the Historic District with the Battery and its "Rainbow Row" overlooking the Ashley River. Mt. Pleasant across the East Cooper River or "East Cooper", as locals refer to it, is known for traditional neighborhoods like Creekside, Hobcaw, Molasses Creek and Olde Park sets the tone for slow paced living with everything from mansions to quaint bungalows.

The West Ashley is located within the city of Charleston across the Ashley River and is known for its traditional architecture and prized homes on the water. Nearby James Island, Johns Island and Wadmalaw are steeped in Charleston tradition yet offer residents a more "rural" atmosphere minutes from the Historic District.

The Seabrook 2 (Green Design) An exclusive Southern Living House Plan

Broad Street cuts east to west through historic Charleston.  The Battery and other residences with their pristine, walled gardens lie to the south.  There is a saying in Charleston that those who live south of Broad are referred to as SOB's.  Those slightly north of Broad are referred to as SNOB's!

 

 

Photos by Bruce Eason, AIA

"These and other "sub-sets" of Charleston offer a potpourri of residential styles that are the inspiration for our Charleston Classics Collection. Come experience the tour of our Charleston house plans and join us for our last trip to Charleston by visiting our Charleston Postcards page where you can see first hand our inspirations for the Charleston Collection. What our clients have to say...............

  •  "We have been very pleased with the entire process.  Thank you for your help!"  (The Seabrook, Custom Classic)

                                                 Stephen and Brandy, Albany Georgia

  • "Bruce, we received the plans and we are very, very pleased with the end result! The house looks great! Thanks so much for your flexibility and finding a way to meet our needs, you and your team did a great job!" (The Seabrook, Custom Classic)

                                                 Michael and Melody, Louisville, Kentucky

  • "We've been in the house for over two years now, and it has proved to be the best designed and most comfortable of all the homes we've lived in. We were more than just satisfied with the entire design process.  You not only incorporated our wishes, but added immeasurably to the result with your thoughts and recommendations.  Excellent work, timely and reasonably priced.  It's hard to beat that." (The Seabrook, Custom Classic)

                                              Ron and Emily, Seabrook Island, South Carolina

 

Let us open the gate to Charleston living for you. Photographs by Bruce Eason, AIA Copyright, New South Classics, LLC

The Sandpiper 3 (2,512 SF)

 

 

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