ARCHITECTURE, HISTORY, AND GARDENS

The Fall Tours

October 5-29, 2022

Charleston Walk and Talk Tours
  • 2022 Directory of Supporters

    • 20 South Battery

      20 South Battery, Charleston, SC
      843.727.3100

      A Charleston Mansion whose majestic history inspires celebrations, conversations, and creativity. Built in 1843 as a private mansion and styled through the years to become the shining example of Charlestonian architecture you see today, the intimate, eleven-room boutique historic hotel of 20 South Battery is a singular way to experience history in modern luxury accommodations. Join us on the broad and breezy front porch across from White Point Garden, or in the parlor for complimentary wine and cheese each evening. Stroll our splendid grounds before entertaining guests in the grand ballroom. True Southern hospitality is on display at this gem of the Historic District, and we can’t wait for you to stay with us!

    • Alecia Stevens Interior

      50 Queen Street Charleston, SC 29401
      612.889.7188

      Thank you for supporting the important work of the Preservation Society of Charleston. Their dedicated work is why I live in this beautiful city. We value our history. We stop to admire the crumbling stucco or the moss-covered brick, the velvety soft tile roofs and glorious gardens. I am proud and grateful to see this every day. I work to infuse my projects with a similar feeling. I want my rooms to look like they have grown up over time – as people do, as these historic homes have done. I use antiques in an edited way so they don’t overwhelm a space. I will always give you comfort and beauty. With over twenty years in design, I bring a rich stable of resources from around the world so your home won’t look like all the others. I select every single piece personally, working with a small group of assistants to keep our projects on schedule. Every home is unique because every client is unique. Stop by my studio at 50 Queen Street or look at my website at aleciastevens.com where I feature a few of my favorite projects. Email: alecia@aleciastevens.com  Phone: 612.889.7188. And enjoy the house tours!

    • Anderson Insurance Associates

      3491 Shelby Ray Court Charleston, SC 29414
      843-725-4935
      AIA

      Anderson Insurance Associates is a Charleston-based Independent Insurance agency committed to putting its clients first since 1981. With four locations in South Carolina, Anderson Insurance Associates continues to provide high quality personal, business, life and health insurance products and services to clients throughout the Southeast and beyond. As an Independent Insurance Agency, we offer hundreds of policies from leading regional and national providers, and our knowledgeable team is here to help you determine the coverage that is right for you and all your assets, as well as guide you through the claims process as needs arise. Clients of Anderson Insurance Associates know it is our goal to consistently provide them with exceptional customer service and to conduct our business with integrity.

    • Archer Construction

      21 Broad St., Charleston, SC 29401
      843-200-2540

      Archer Construction is a general contractor in Charleston, South Carolina specializing in historic restoration, new home construction, residential and commercial renovations. Whether you’re concerned about preserving the heritage and value of your period home or making improvements, our team of architectural historians and conservation specialists will help maintain the sanctity of your restoration projects. We consider each project an opportunity to exceed our client’s expectations through the entire building process. Let us know how we can help you on your next project – get in touch today!

    • The Bank of South Carolina

      256 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29401
      843.724.1500

      The Bank of South Carolina is focused on the following three markets: local businesses and their owners and managers, professionals, and individuals who desire a higher level of service. The Bank seeks to differentiate itself with personal service, responsiveness, attention to detail, and long-term customer relationships. The Bank is committed to improving the growth and welfare of the entire community through personal involvement in community organizations and activities.  The Bank will continue to grow the share of the market we are in by weaving ourselves tightly within the fabric of our community and remaining the bank of choice in Charleston.

    • Blind Tiger

      36 – 38 Broad St. Charleston SC, 29403
      843.872.6700

      The Blind Tiger is an institution of the Charleston Food and Beverage scene, serving Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week, and Sunday Brunch. Voted “Best Patio” and “Best Charleston Bar” countless times, The Blind Tiger is where the LOCALS call home.

    • Carriage Properties

      19 Exchange Street Charleston, SC 29401
      843.266.8000

      Locally owned Carriage Properties, LLC is the market leader in luxury home sales and listings in the Charleston area. Since our foundation in 2002, our highly specialized agents have closed more than 1,200 metro-Charleston properties valued at $1 million or more, with an average sales price of $2 million. Since 2008, Carriage Properties, LLC has been the metro market leader in transactions of $4 million or more, with a 13% market share. In key luxury markets like the downtown historic area, Carriage Properties, LLC has consistently outpaced other firms in listings and sales. For example, since 2008 in the Historic District alone, we have led with 25% of all transactions above $1 million—more than twice the volume of the nearest competitor.

      How do we do it? With unmatched expertise and commitment to service. Carriage Properties, LLC agents have an average of over 23 years of experience! We’ve handled real estate listings and transactions on virtually every street of the city’s celebrated downtown neighborhoods, and throughout the Lowcountry, including Mount Pleasant/Daniel Island, West Ashley, James Island/Johns Island, and the beaches. At every point along the way, we have always been, and remain today, fully committed to providing you with the highest level of service and building your trust, now and for the future.

      But we wouldn’t be the area’s premier real estate firm without our extraordinary passion for Charleston. Our agents choose to live and work in Charleston because of the exceptional quality of life, distinctive and historic neighborhoods, beautiful natural surroundings, and incomparable architecture. We love it here and we think you will too! Let us share our passion and our unmatched expertise and quality of service with you. Call or visit our office at historic 19 Exchange Street so we may learn how best to help you.

    • The Charleston Place

      205 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401
      (843) 722-4900

      An independent, iconic landmark in the heart of Charleston’s historic district, The Charleston Place is captivating the hearts and imaginations of a new generation while redefining the legendary service, experiences — and city — with renewed passion, purpose, and intention. Through sumptuous accommodations, delicious food and drink, shopping, restorative wellness services, and warm, generous hospitality, The Charleston Place stirs the senses and lives forever in the minds and souls of all who enter.

    • Croghan's Jewel Box

      308 King Street, Charleston, South Carolina
      (843)-723-3594

      Over 100 years ago, William Joseph Croghan, a hand engraver and jeweler, opened his store in an 18th century Charleston single house on King Street. As the oldest family-owned jewelry store in town, Croghan’s Jewel Box is a treasure trove of the most exciting and unique inventory in the Lowcountry. With a full jewelry shop in house, Croghan’s is a trusted place for jewelry repair, custom jewelry design, and appraisal services.

    • Diversified Trust

      205 King Street | Suite 200, Charleston, South Carolina 29401
      854-500-8788

      Diversified Trust is an employee-owned comprehensive wealth management firm based in the Southeast with over $8 billion of client assets under management. Diversified Trust was founded in January, 1994 and has offices in Atlanta, Charleston, Greensboro, Memphis and Nashville. Our clients include individuals, multi-generational families, foundations, endowments, retirement plans, and family-owned businesses. We are the largest independent trust company headquartered in Tennessee, and one of the largest in the Southeast. Our trust powers allow us to serve clients in various fiduciary capacities. including trustee services and estate settlement services. For estates we offer administration, valuation, tax services, investment management, custodial and accounting services. Through Diversified Trust’s extensive offering of financial advisory and family office services, our professionals will create a customized solution to address each client’s unique situation.

      Or service is based on the following tenets of service: trust, integrity, privacy, continuity, experience, and accessibility. Our goal is simple — helping our clients focus on what’s important to them.

    • Drayton Hall

      3380 Ashley River Road Charleston, SC 29414
      (843) 769-2600

      Drayton Hall c. 1738 is the oldest unrestored plantation home open to the public in the United States.  In addition to the main house, Drayton Hall is an active archaeological site that includes a postbellum caretaker’s house, visitor center with orientation hall and exhibit galleries, and a vast landscape complete with ornamental features, rice fields, and an African American Cemetery. Drayton Hall is Condé Nast Traveler’sBest Place to See in South Carolina.

    • Dunes Properties

      11 Fulton Street Charleston, SC 29401
      843.722.5618

      A locally-owned boutique real estate and vacation rental company serving the Charleston area since 1989 with offices in Downtown Charleston, Isle of Palms, Folly Beach, Kiawah/Seabrook, and Mount Pleasant. Nobody knows the Charleston Coast better.® www.dunesproperties.com 800-476-8444. Office locations: 11 Fulton Street, Charleston, SC 29401; 1400 Palm Blvd Ste M, Isle of Palms, SC 29451; 31 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439; 1887 Andell Blvd, Johns Island, SC 29455; 835 Coleman Blvd Ste 200, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464.

    • The Exchange Co.

      49 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401
      843-882-2700

      The Exchange Co. is a team of trusted advisors with a passion for real estate, relationships, service, and lifestyle. The team has extensive residential real estate knowledge through their thousands of successful real estate transactions. They bring a sophisticated, comprehensive approach to helping clients achieve their buying and selling goals.

    • Francis Marion Hotel

      387 King St., Charleston, SC 29403
      843-722-0600

      The Francis Marion Hotel is a historical landmark rising 12 stories high since 1924. With a prime location in the heart of Downtown Charleston across from Marion Square, we are in walking distance to the finest King Street restaurants, shopping, and more. The hotel offers scenic views from guest rooms and suites, upscale accommodations and amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi, concierge and valet services, The Swamp Fox Restaurant, Starbucks, and a luxurious spa. We are a proud member of Historic Hotels of America.

    • Glenn Keyes Architects

      12 Vanderhorst Street Charleston, SC 29403
      843.722.4100

      Glenn Keyes Architects has been preserving historic residential, commercial, and ecclesiastical structures in Charleston for 35 years. We are a small firm devoting ourselves to personal working relationships with our clients who value the unique fabric and context of the Lowcountry. We have been honored to work on many of Charleston’s iconic buildings and to support the mission of the Preservation Society of Charleston.

    • Handsome Properties

      285 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401
      (843) 727-6460

      Handsome Properties, Inc. is a boutique real estate law firm representing luxury Charleston real estate in historic downtown, Lowcountry waterfront, and surrounding Charleston areas. Built on a firm foundation of knowledge, ethics, and teamwork, Handsome Properties provides clients with expert knowledge of the Charleston community and its history, architecture, and culture.

    • HITT

      216 Seven Farms Drive Charleston, SC 29492
      843.308.9400

      Driven by passion and united by purpose, HITT Charleston is the local office of a top-ranked national commercial general contractor providing quality construction management to the Lowcountry area. HITT provides clients with expert teams specializing in a wide variety of project types including base building, corporate interiors, government, healthcare, life sciences, hospitality, law firms, multifamily, technology, and commercial services. Our dedicated construction professionals are committed to delivering positive, seamless construction experiences for our clients and focus on every little detail to bring visions to life. To learn more about what HITT Contracting can do for your company, visit hitt.com/charleston

    • Hotel Bennett

      404 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
      (833) 313-1798

      Located on the fashionable King Street overlooking the historic Marion Square, Hotel Bennett perfectly blends unparalleled luxury with an unmatched setting of the country’s most beloved city. Voted America’s #1 Luxury Hotel. Stylish guestrooms and suites transcend traditional upscale accommodations with custom furnishings and designs that authentically reflect Charleston’s famed elegance and grace. Indulge in designer pedestal tubs, separate showers, luxurious bedding and local artwork, among many intricate and thoughtful nuances that embody the Hotel Bennett experience.

      Connoisseurs will be in awe of Hotel Bennett’s signature restaurant and bar, Gabrielle, serving Stylishly Southern cuisine that captures the spirit of Charleston through genuine hospitality, a lively indoor bar and dining room, as well as the city’s finest outdoor dining terrace. In addition to Gabrielle, enjoy the sophisticated Camellias Bar, Charleston’s premier Champagne lounge; the chic La Pâtisserie; and the rooftop lounge Fiat Lux.

    • Koozer Painting Inc.

      3036 Yachtsman Drive Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
      (843) 881-2212

      Koozer Painting Inc. has been specializing in Historic Renovations in Charleston for the last 25 years. We have had the pleasure of painting Drayton Hall, McLeod Plantation and countless other projects. We look forward to serving your needs. Look us up at koozerpainting.com

    • LFA Architecture

      2 S Hampton Dr, Charleston, SC 29407
      843.901.8485

      LFA Architecture is truly a full-service residential architecture firm with a passion for restoring historic homes to fit today’s families. We will guide you through the entire design and construction process in a fun, low-stress way, by providing clear and consistent communication from your initial ideas to move-in day. Over the past 15 years, Laura Altman has worked closely with contractors and craftsman on restoration projects around Charleston, gaining a unique understanding of both historic homes and the construction industry. Whether you are local to Charleston or halfway around the world, you can rest assured that we will keep your project running smoothly and achieve your goals in the finished product. 843.901.8485, www.LFA-architecture.com.

    • Liollio Architecture

      1640 Meeting Street Rd Suite 202, Charleston, SC 29405
      (843) 762-2222

      Founded in 1956, Liollio has evolved into a practice that could only exist in Charleston, where our emphasis on historic preservation inspires and gives depth to our contemporary work. Now in our third generation of leadership, we provide sustainable architecture, interior design, and historic preservation for public projects. Our clients have entrusted us with buildings both grand and modest, both ancient and modern.

    • Louis Lane Properties

      9 Broad Street Charleston, SC 29401
      (843) 577-2900

      From distinctive period architecture, lively neighborhoods, and a thriving cultural scene to unspoiled coastal islands and beaches, Lowcountry living is inspired living. Let our team of experienced brokers help you find your place in Charleston to call home.

    • Maison Real Estate

      14 N Adgers Wharf Charleston, SC 29401
      843-813-2933

      Maison Real Estate’s singular mission is to provide the highest level of personal service to clients in the Charleston area market. A women-owned and operated boutique real estate brokerage, Maison’s professionals bring unrivaled expertise and intimate knowledge of the Charleston region. Our team understands the unique challenges and subtleties of the Charleston real estate market and leverages this insider knowledge to deliver the highest level of excellence and exceptional results for our clients. But beyond our expertise, Maison brings joie de vivre, powerful networks, exclusive listings, and innovative marketing strategies designed to exceed our clients’ expectations. We love what we do, and as our results prove, we’re good at it.

    • Margaret Donaldson Interiors

      1557 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29405
      [843] 722-2640

      Margaret Donaldson Interiors is a full-service interior design firm specializing in luxury residential design and historic renovations in the Charleston area. The ability to understand and exceed our clients’ expectations, combined with the highest level of organization, creativity, and attention to detail have made MDI one of Charleston’s most well-respected design firms for over 30 years.

    • MHK Architecture & Planning

      60 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401
      (843) 566-3577

      MHK Architecture is an architecture firm who helps successful and visionary people build their dream home with a process that is more enjoyable than they ever thought it could be. With offices in Florida, The Carolinas, and Colorado, MHK Architecture offers a stunning variety of architectural design styles that blend seamlessly into the coastal settings throughout Florida and the Low Country and scenic lakefront and mountain Vistas of Colorado and the Western Carolinas. From beautiful contemporary mountain style architecture to luxurious coastal and waterfront homes, our team has the capabilities to appeal to our clients’ individual design styles while blending the architecture with the beautiful topography of the regions they are looking to locate their home in.

    • Raven Cliff

      706 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29403
      (843) 883-0576

      Raven Cliff redevelops industrial properties on the peninsula above the Crosstown, primarily as office space, but also for food and beverage use. The company has approximately 220,000 square feet of space in the Half Mile North and Pacific Box + Crate projects.

    • Rhodes Boutique and Rhodes Home + Gift

      92 Folly Rd Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407
      (843) 225-5244

      Rhodes Boutique and Rhodes Home + Gift shops are locally owned by Caroline Rhodes. Rhodes Boutique is a curated collection of ladies apparel, shoes, accessories, baby gifts, men’s gifts, and lots of books! Rhodes Home + Gift is four doors down, and features home décor, fine linens, such as Matouk, Sferra, and Bodrum, accent pieces, and wedding registry. We offer bespoke design services with Schumacher fabrics and wallpaper, as well as Laura Park Designs, and custom embroidery services. Both stores are conveniently located in South Windemere Center.

    • Rockwell Construction

      18 Broad St Suite 101, Charleston, SC 29401
      843.501.1950

      Rockwell Construction consistently and professionally meets our clients’ needs with innovative solutions from the planning of a project through punch out. We focus on quality, affordability, architectural character, and preserving historic integrity. Though our primary focus has been on distressed buildings and infill, capitalizing on our restoration expertise to capture high returns, we also specialize in home renovations, additions, home elevations, and new construction. An efficient and cost-conscious construction process is the most critical element to the success of these projects. We continue to utilize our strong network of colleagues as we foster and develop our relationships throughout the industry-from real estate agents and sub-contractors, to design professionals, preservation groups, as well as city staff at the Charleston Board of Architectural Review and building departments.

    • Seafields at Kiawah Island

      843.919.6158

      Kiawah Island’s first, and only, 62+ Life Plan Community will introduce an effortless, elegant approach to senior living. Seafields pairs a magnificent location with 90 luxury one-, two-, and three-bedroom condominiums, as well as 16 assisted living residences and continuing care services. Residents will enjoy first-in-class amenities, magnificent dining venues, year-round social events, and premier access to 24/7 medical care. Seafields is scheduled to open in Fall 2024 and is mere steps away from the boutique shops and services of Freshfields Village.

    • The Sound of Charleston

      150 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29401
      (843) 270-4903

      While visiting the Fall House Tours, come hear the music that is so much a part of Charleston’s history. Hear gospel spirituals, music of Gershwin, Civil War songs, jazz, and light classics presented in live concerts. Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 and Nov 2 at 7 pm.  Mention “House Tours” for a $2 discount. For show details, schedule, and ticket info at www.SoundofCharleston.com

    • W.M. Means Company

      64 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401
      (843) 577-0585

      Founded in 1933, we are the oldest insurance company in downtown Charleston and operated by the third and fourth generations of the same family. Representing the finest, most competitive, A rated companies writing high net worth personal lines insurance on the peninsula, we have insured most of the homes downtown at one time or another in our company’s history.