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July 26, 2022

Circa 1852 Charleston Single Style Home Just Listed in Downtown Charleston!

Here is your chance to live in the coveted Downtown Charleston peninsula! Situated just minutes from MUSC, King Street and C of C, this beautiful Radcliffeborough home exudes character and charm that you can only find in historic Charleston. From original heart pine floors throughout, to exposed beams in the dining room, to the original fireplaces, to the private enclosed courtyard, this home truly has it all. As you step into the central foyer from the piazza, you will instantly notice the graceful staircase that opens to the elegant living and dining rooms. Perfect for entertaining, imagine spilling out onto the porch and courtyard, which offers additional outdoor dining space, from the stunning Charleston double doors in the living room! Natural light floods the modernized kitchen which features stainless steel appliances and also overlooks the courtyard. The original kitchen house, which would make a great Mother-In-Law suite, office, au pair suite or even an art studio, is attached, keeping the architectural integrity intact. A staircase leads upstairs to the 4th bedroom. Three additional bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, which have all been tastefully renovated will be found upstairs, along with a laundry room.

Looking for a bed-n-breakfast type airbnb set-up? Having the kitchen house space offers this opportunity to rent out to traveling nurses, etc while living in the main home. Don't miss this opportunity to live in the heart of downtown Charleston!


What I love about this area~ ~ ~ 


The walkability to MUSC is super easy for doctors, nurses and interns who come to serve their residency at MUSC and want to also enjoy living in the heart of the city.

College of Charleston

Looking for an investment property and are open to renting to college students? This location is perfect for students and will bring in a decent ROI.  Downtown homes are presently bringing in approx $800-1000 per bedroom, per month.

King Street Shopping and Restaurants

Enjoy walking to the nightlife that downtown Charleston has to offer.  No need to worry about finding parking spaces when you can walk from your home!

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June 30, 2022

Spacious, Upgraded, Move-In Ready Home Just Listed In Summerville!

Who wouldn't love maintenance-free living in a single-family style home?! This lovely move-in ready home has many upgrades including beautiful LVP flooring throughout first floor, mini split unit in garage, perfect for man cave or home business and astro turf in the private, fenced backyard, specifically designed for pets, so no worries with lawn maintenance! As you enter this home, you will love the open floorplan which is perfect for entertaining guests. The cook's dream kitchen features upgraded cabinets, granite counters, tiled backsplash, plentiful counter and storage space, huge kitchen island with touchless faucet, s/s appliances with gas stove. Through the French doors, you will find a lovely covered patio with private space for enjoying a quiet evening with friends. A powder room completes the first floor. Upstairs, you will find the Owners Suite with huge custom walk-in closet, recessed lights, customized huge European-style walk in shower with rain shower head and bench seating. The custom vanity has soft closed doors and is plumbed for 2 sinks. Designer tile floors in both bathrooms added post construction. You will find year old upgraded carpet with luxury padding throughout the second floor. Two additional, nicely sized bedrooms, guest bathroom and laundry room finish off the second floor. This beautiful community has tree lined streets, 2 neighborhood pools and green space. The monthly HOA includes the Termite Bond, Water & Sewer, Weekly lawn maintenance outside the fenced back yard, exterior insurance and maintenance and annual pressure washing. This move-in ready home, located minutes from downtown Summerville, is waiting for you!!


***For information on you can make 4602 Poplar Grove Place your new home, click here!


What I Love About This Area~~~


Azalea Park-

Azalea Park is a nicely landscaped garden located in a residential area in the heart of Summerville, very close to the business district. Extending over several city blocks, these gardens put on a spectacular display of flowers every Spring. At any time of year, this is a great place to go for a nice relaxing walk. A series of pathways wind around the park with ponds, statues, trees, bushes, creeks, and flowers all along the way.


Historic Downtown Summerville-

Historic downtown Summerville is a lovely town square that is rich with shopping, antiquing, eating, and drinking. It has a rich history, and a lot of small town charm making it fabulous place to spend the day!


Music In Motion Family Skate Center-

Music in Motion Family Fun Center is a mainstay of the Summerville area. They off skating, birthday parties, bumper cars, jump castles, arcade games and much more!

May 23, 2022

Important Hurricane Preparation Information

When it comes time to prepare for hurricane season, learning these terms can help keep your home and family safe!

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May 6, 2022

Centrally Located Spacious Home Just Listed on James Island!

Nestled in the highly sought after neighborhood of Harbor Woods which is centrally located on James Island and just minutes from downtown Charleston and Folly Beach, this lovely home has everything you need! As you enter this spacious home, enjoy the versatility of having a flex room and powder room off to the right, which is perfect for a home office, guest bedroom, virtual learning or anything you can imagine. The spacious Family Room with gas fireplace is open to the dining area and huge U-shaped kitchen which has ample cabinet space and features functional design trends such as the large counter height island overlooking the Family Room and s/s appliances. A window over the kitchen sink looks onto the Sunroom which is presently being used as a playroom. And, the pantry completes the thoughtful layout of the kitchen. A hallway off of the kitchen leads to the mudroom with a drop zone for bags, shoes or backpacks connecting through to the garage as well as a nicely sized storage closet. And, the 4-Season Sunroom, which is also perfect for entertaining, leads to a covered porch and an awesome fenced backyard, offering plenty of space for the pups to run around, children kick around the soccer ball, a BBQ with neighbors or even a pool! At the top of the stairs is a large loft flanked with four neatly appointed bedrooms, one full hall bath and the large laundry room with additional storage. The Owner's Suite has an elegant tray ceiling, beautiful bathroom with separate shower and soaking tub and spacious walk-in closet. You could eventually install French Doors out to the huge deck with would offer restful relaxation on a Saturday afternoon. Extras include a fully wired generator.
And, shopping, schools, parks and restaurants are just seconds away. Don't miss this wonderful home!


***For More Information On How You Can Call 1041 Harbortowne Road Home, Click Here!



What I Love About This Area~~~


Folly Beach-

Folly is an easy beach to love! It has natural beauty and plenty of amenities and restaurants within an easy walking distance.


Coastal Crust-

An inviting place to bring the whole family where you can find something to enjoy for everyone in your party. We offer our famous wood-fired Neapolitan style pizzas, fresh salads, shared plates, fine wine, local craft beer & so much more.


McLeod Plantation Historic Site-

Established in 1851, McLeod Plantation has borne witness to some of the most significant periods of our nation's history. Today McLeod Plantation Historic Site is an important 37-acre Gullah/Geechee heritage site that has been carefully preserved in recognition of its cultural and historical significance. The grounds include a riverside outdoor pavilion, a sweeping oak allee, and the McLeod Oak, which is thought to be more than 600 years old.

May 5, 2022

Immaculately Maintained, Victorian Farmhouse Inspired Home Just Listed On Johns Island!

Immaculately maintained, this Victorian Farmhouse inspired home exudes Southern charm! From the Spanish moss covered live oaks that line the circular driveway to the wrap around porch, you can easily picture yourself sitting in rocking chairs on the porch, enjoying sweet tea on a summer evening. And, wait until you see the beautifully landscaped yard with large deck overlooking your privately situated inground pool - your calendar will fill up fast with get-togethers with friends! As you enter this lovely home, you will notice the gleaming oak floors throughout. To the left, is a sitting room with french doors which leads to a separate office - perfect if more than one person works virtually! To the right is the dining room and Great Room with large gas fireplace. The eat-in kitchen offers plenty of high quality cabinet and counter space, granite counters, stainless steel appliances and large pantry that leads into the garage. The powder room completes the first floor. The open staircase leads you to the second floor bedrooms where you will find the spacious Owners Suite to the right which includes a sitting area and large bathroom complete with soaking tub, separate shower and dual vanities. Two additional, nicely sized guest bedrooms and a guest bathroom, complete with stacked washer and dryer, finish the second floor. If you love to garden or tinker with small projects, you will love the small workshop area in the back of the garage and there are plenty of accent gardens around the grounds that the owners have beautifully maintained.

You will appreciate the neighborhood amenities which include a community pool, clubhouse, tennis courts and serene nature trails. A short walk down the community dock, which has an 8,000 lb boat lift at its end, allows quick access to explore the tidal creek and the intracoastal waterway of the Stono River. Close to shopping, dining, the Limehouse Boat Landing and the Beachcomber Park, you definitely don't want to miss this beautiful home!


***For More Information On How You Can Call 3910 Gift Boulevard Homes, Click Here!!


What I Love About This Area~~~


The Angel Oak Tree-

The Angel Oak Park is located on Johns Island where you can find what is known as "A Lowcountry Treasure." The Southern Live Oak tree is a historical site and focal point of one of the City of Charleston's public parks. It is considered to be the largest Live Oak Tree east of the Mississippi estimating to be 300 to 400 years old.


Wild Olive-

Wild Olive opened its doors in the heart of Charleston's farming community in 2009. Striving to capture the cultural magic of true Italian dining, Wild Olive places the utmost value on simple, seasonal cuisine, paired with food friendly wines. Delivered by a service staff with a genuine warmth and enthusiasm, the restaurant's energy is relaxed yet lively.


Caw Caw Interpretive Center-

Journey from the past to the present and heritage to habitat at the Ravenel Caw Caw Interpretive Center. Rich in natural, cultural and historical resources, Caw Caw was once part of several rice plantations and home to enslaved Africans who applied their technology and skills in agriculture to carve the series of rice fields out of cypress swamps.

April 8, 2022

Like-New Spacious Home Just Listed In Moncks Corner!!

What a great opportunity for a like new home without the wait! As you enter this spacious main level, you will love the openness of the Great Room and kitchen, only separated by an large kitchen island as well as the luxury vinyl flooring throughout. With plenty of cabinet and counter place, this kitchen is awesome for entertaining and includes beautiful granite counters, 5-burner gas range, s/s appliances, pantry and additional storage closet. The powder room completes the first floor. At the top of the stairs is a loft space, offering versatile options for an office or playroom. The large Owners Suite is directly across from the loft and has a huge walk-in closet, dual vanities and oversized shower. Three additional nicely sized bedrooms and a guest bath finish off the second level.

Out back in your fenced yard, enjoy plenty of space for throwing a ball around, furry friends to run around and space to grill while friends are playing corn hole. You will appreciate all that Spring Grove has to offer including a fenced dog park, neighborhood pool, disc golf and miles and miles of walking/running paths. Secure RV/boat storage is also available for an additional fee. Nearby you will find the Navy's NPTU as well as parks, dining, shopping centers and more! Come view this home today!

*For more information on how you can call 314 Mincy Street, Moncks Corner your home, click HERE


What I love about this area~~~

Cypress Gardens-

Cypress Gardens is a 170-acre preserve and gardens located at 3030 Cypress Gardens Road, Moncks Corner, South Carolina. The centerpiece of the garden is the 80 acres blackwater bald cypress/tupelo swamp surrounded with both boat and foot trails.


Mepkin Abbey-

Mepkin Abbey is a community of Roman Catholic monks established in 1949 on the site of the historic Mepkin Plantation located on the Cooper River, north of Charleston, South Carolina. Founded by the monks of Gethsemani in Kentucky, the brothers of Mepkin belong to the to worldwide Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance popularly known as Trappist. Following The Rule of St. Benedict, the monks at Mepkin Abby devote their lives to prayer, spiritual study, work and hospitality. Living by the work of their hands, the monks provide a livelihood for themselves and the poor.


Paintball Charleston-

Founded in 1996, Paintball Charleston has become South Carolina's most popular paintball field, and one of the most popular on the East Coast. Once you visit us here at Paintball Charleston, you will understand why. From our highly-trained referees & coaches, to 9 playing fields across 31 acres of property, every game, every day, is a new adventure. From Speedball, to Jungle Air, to Hyperball, to The Village to The Barrels to the Ball Wall Field, there are enough playing fields to keep any paintball player entertained. We also have a fully stocked pro shop and service center, with an extensive line of paintball markers, goggles, tanks, hoppers, and about any sort of accessory you can imagine.



Posted in Homes for sale
March 25, 2022

Meticulously Maintained 4B/3.5B Beautiful Home Just Listed On Johns Island!

No need to wait for new construction with this meticulously maintained, like new, Charleston Single style home! From the double porches, to the open concept layout, to the dual Owners Suites, this popular floorplan checks all of the boxes and is perfect for many lifestyles! As you enter this beautiful home, you will be immediately welcomed by the bright and airy open space which is perfect for entertaining. The gourmet kitchen is a cook's dream with gas cooktop, huge island, upgraded soft-close cabinets quartz counters and plenty of counter and storage space. On those chilly nights, enjoy the ambiance of the fireplace while watching tv or reading your favorite book. What makes this home extra special is that you have both a downstairs and upstairs Owners Suite, perfect for a MIL suite or guest bedroom. Powder room, laundry room and "drop zone," which offers additional flex space that is unique and useable, complete the first floor. Upstairs, the huge loft offers extra space for home office, media room or playroom! The spacious secondary bedrooms all have large closets and are located right next to the guest bathroom. Access the huge, inviting covered porch through the rear of the home and enjoy the private fenced yard which borders beautiful mature tree which offer shade during those hot summer days and is just steps away from the neighborhood walking trail. The owners have lovingly maintained this home including a 22kw whole house gas Generac generator so no need to worry if losing power from a summer storm! And, they even added a Little Free Library on their lot so neighbors can enjoy sharing books.

The Oaks at St. Johns sits right in the middle of Kiawah Island and Folly Beach, just 12 miles to either beach. And, just 7 miles to downtown Charleston, makes this neighborhood a perfect location. Enjoy all the new restaurants and shops within a mile of the home! Schedule your showing today and get ready to call this your home!

March 25, 2022

JUST LISTED: Spacious 4B + Finished FROG In Summerville!!

Imagine endless summer evenings, sipping sweet tea on the swing of your wrap-around porch on this wonderful corner lot home! With great curb appeal, this southern traditional home is located in in a quiet, established neighborhood, close to everything! As you stroll up the front steps into the foyer of the home, you will notice the formal dining room, with double pocket French doors, to the right that leads directly into the eat-in kitchen, perfect for entertaining. With plenty of cabinet and granite counter space, there is plenty of room for meal prep. The spacious family room which has lots of natural light, is centered around a heart warming brick fireplace and leads directly to both the side front porch and the back screened porch, both wonderful areas for additional gatherings. The powder room to the rear of the home and laundry room off o the kitchen complete the first floor. Dual stairways allow you as well as overnight guests to access the upstairs from either sides of the home. The side staircase leads to the huge flex room over the garage which has its own Split Unit and tons of storage, making it perfect for guest quarters, home office, media room or playroom. The Owners Suite is a nice size for furniture placement. An elongated vanity in the master bath area offers lots of useful storage space. Two secondary bedrooms conveniently located next to the guest bathroom finish the second floor. Outback, the large screened porch could easily accommodate a large table for entertaining. The fenced yard offers plenty of space for your pups to play and to kick around a soccer ball. An attractive outdoor storage shed is perfect for all of your gardening equipment or toys. Don't miss this great home!

March 24, 2022

Adorable Home With Vaulted Ceilings and Huge Fireplace Just Listed In Summerville!

Located within DD#2, this adorable home is waiting for you! From the inviting curb appeal, to the spacious fenced back yard, the owner has lovingly cared for this home over the years. Upon entering, you will find the eat-in kitchen off to the right and a lovely Great Room with huge fireplace and vaulted ceilings with skylights as the main focal point. The Owner's Suite located to the left, is set off from the other bedrooms, offering plenty of privacy and has a separate entrance to the porch, offering a quiet retreat to enjoy your morning coffee. To the right of the home, 2 additional bedrooms and guest bath complete the first floor. Upstairs you will find 2 nicely sized bedrooms as well. Enter the huge backyard through the large covered porch to the rear of the Great Room. Spend endless nights star gazing and if you love to garden, you will have plenty of space. And, plenty of space to toss a ball around with your furry family members, too!

Conveniently located to schools, dining, shopping and more, you will not want to miss this home!

March 11, 2022

Low-Maintenance, Resort-Style Condo in West Ashley Just Listed

With easy access to I-526, Boeing, St. Francis Hospital, and MUSC, this luxury top floor condo offers all of the comforts of resort-style living! Well maintained with a spacious, open floor plan, this amazing condo includes a roomy kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances, upgraded cabinets, gleaming hardwood floors, beautiful crown moldings, a sun room, dining/living room and a relaxing covered porch. Directly adjacent to this building, you will find wonderful amenities including secure entry, clubhouse access, a large pool, grilling area, fitness center, business center, and spa. This is a Perfect Low-Maintenance Home for Empty Nesters, First-time Homebuyers, or as an Income-Generating Rental Property! Conveniently located within a 5 minute walk to popular shopping and dining,

and only a half mile from Roper St. Francis Hospital, you will not want to miss this opportunity!


For more information on how you can call 2244 Ashley Crossing Drive 1232, Charleston home, click here


What I love about this area ~~~

Avondale Business District -


In the heart of Avondale is a mini district known as the "Triangle." This area, bordered by Savannah Highway and Magnolia Road, is home to quite a few locally loved speciality shops and lively atmosphere restaurants. Pick up some locally made treats and special souvenirs from the area's one-of-a-kind storefronts, catch happy hour at one joint and restaurant hop for dinner at another. Follow your nose and the universal sounds of a good time, and you can't go wrong in finding some of Charleston's most popular watering holes. 


Ackerman Park -

Located in the West Ashley area of Charleston, this neighborhood park has several soccer fields, a skateboard park, an off-leash dog area, and a small pond. Even in Winter, it is a popular place for skateboarders, walkers, and dog owners.