ARCHITECTURE, HISTORY & GARDENS

The Fall Tours

October 8–November 7, 2020

  • Shopping

    • Preservation Society of Charleston Shop

      147 King Street Charleston, SC 29401
      HOURS: Every Day 10 AM - 5 PM
      843.723.2775

      The story of Charleston is well told through its artisans. Bakers, candlemakers,  and carpenters supplied the new colony with the craft and skills needed to sustain the new inhabitants. As the city grew and prospered, cabinet makers and silversmiths added luxury touches, while the German merchants of the late 19th century stocked King Street with clothing , leather products, and groceries. That story continues in the artisans and craftsmen of today’s Charleston. The Preservation Society proudly presents these modern “makers” – who continue the legacy of Charleston’s past today.

    • GDC Home

      Since 1978, GDC Home has proudly offered a comprehensive selection of furnishings reflecting the casual elegance of the Charleston, SC area. GDC Home offers everything you need to design or update your indoor and outdoor living spaces. When visiting any of our three stores, GDC Home clients are greeted by a friendly and talented team of Design Consultants who are delighted to share their expertise. We look forward to seeing you in Charleston, Mount Pleasant or Kiawah in the Freshfields Village.

      FURNITURE, RUGS, ACCESSORIES, LIGHTING, FABRICS, BEDDING, MATRESSES, OUTDDOR FURNITURE

      https://www.gdchome.com/

    • Corrigan Gallery

      7 Broad Street Charleston, SC 29401
      (843) 722-9868

      Presenting local contemporary and artists of the Charleston Renaissance, Corrigan Gallery is in its 15th year of 6-10 shows a year of works by museum artists and those heading that way. Second market works of note are also available including Matisse and William Halsey. Visit also for the secret garden.  www.Corrigangallery.com

    • Croghan's Jewel Box

      308 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401
      (843) -723-3594

      One family, one hundred years, specializing in jewelry, estate jewelry and silver, and unique gifts.
      www.Croghansjewelbox.com 

       

    • Rhodes Home & Gift

      Rhodes Home & Gift offers Accents and Home Décor, Fine Linens, Wedding and Gift Registry, as well as Monogramming and Embroidery services. Just a few of the fine brands we carry are Matouk, Sferra, Bodrum, Schumacher, Simon Pearce, Royal Crown Derby, Arte Italica, Couzon, and Miraposa.

      Custom Monogramming, Embroidery, Embossing and Vinyl services as well as screen printing design are available.

      Find Rhodes Home & Gift 4 doors down from Rhodes Boutique, 84 Folly Road Blvd, in South Windermere Center. Call 843-789-3180, text 843-830-5823 or shop online www.rhodesboutique.com

    • Abide A While

      1460 Hwy 17 North Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
      (843) 884-9738

      Since 1957, Abide A While has blossomed. A family owned and operated business, we are passionate about helping gardeners of all ages and abilities become successful. Whether you’re outfitting a backyard or a front porch, shopping for perennials or pajamas, Abide A While has everything you need and all you could want.  www.AbideAWhile.com

  • Tour Guides

    • Al Ray

      843-343-4851

      www.oldwallcitytours.com

      Stroll Charleston’s oldest neighborhoods as your licensed guide weaves a tale of incredible glory and tragic devastation.

    • Walk Charleston History: step back in history to explore the Society, Conflicts, and Scoundrels that define Charleston, South Carolina. www.walkcharlestonhistory.com

    • Sallie Avice duBuisson

      843-224-1780

      See Charleston with a Charlestonian. Private Walking tours are available by appointment; these can be tailored to various interest such as “The Charleston Renaissance,” “Exploring the Walled City of Charleston” and  “The Historic Churches and Graveyards of the Walled City.”

    • Mimi Whaley specializes in walking tours through Charleston’s historic district. Private walking tours of the historic district are also available and if desired can be tailored according to interest, such as “Historic and Contemporary Art in Charleston,” “The Charleston Renaissance,” “Charleston Architecture,” “Exploring the Walled City,” etc

      www.touringcharlestonsc.com

      mimi@touringcharleston.com

    • Joan Berry-Warder

      843-762-9588

      Walk Charleston’s streets and alley ways with Joan to experience both its fascinating history and its present-day charm.

    • Chicora Tours provides a variety of tours in Charleston and the surrounding areas such as private driving & walking tours as well as yacht tours. See and experience the elegance and history of the Holy City and lowcountry from a unique and immersive perspective.

  • Wealth Management

    • Lynch Cracraft Wealth Management of Raymond James

      360 Concord Street, Suite 210 Charleston, SC  29401
      843-720-3517

      Our mission is to provide you with a conservative, long-term approach to preserving and managing your wealth through the considerable knowledge of our team and the time-tested strength of Raymond James.

      www.lynchcracraftwealth.com

    • United Community Bank

      United is a full-service financial institution and winner of the 2020 J.D. Power highest customer satisfaction with retail banking in the Southeast. United Bank is committed to helping individuals, families, businesses, and communities grow strong and prosperous. Connect with us at one of our many locations or online at ucbi.com

       

    • W. M. Means Company Insurance

      • We are the oldest insurance agency in downtown Charleston, founded in 1933.
      • We are operated by the 3rd & 4th generations of the same family
      • We represent 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 83-year history.
      • We know this market.

      We invite you to call us today for a policy review and quote.

      Richard W. Hutson, Jr. (843) 577-0585 rhutson@meansinsurance.com
      Richard W. Hutson III (843) 577-0585 rhutson3@meansinsurance.com

  • Construction and Design

    • Rockwell Construction

      (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.

      Since 2013, we have been predominantly working in the Westside, Eastside, Elliotborrough, Radcliffborrough and North Central neighborhoods of the Charleston peninsula. 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, 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 the city staff at the Charleston board of architectural review and building departments.

      www.rockwellconstruction.org 

    • Koozer Painting Inc.

      Koozer Painting Inc. has been specializing in Historic Renovations in Charleston for the past 24 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.

    • Citadel Enterprises

      Since 1991, Citadel Enterprises is a trusted Charleston family-owned custom remodeling company offering home renovation and design modifications to restore, maintain and enhance the beauty and value of your home.

      (843) 884-4303 www.citadelenterprises.com
      523 Wando Lane Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

    • J. Jilich Design & Associates

      112-B Bull Street Charleston, SC 29401
      (843) 853-9622

      J. Jilich Design & Associates is well known as a preeminent interior design firm in Charleston. The focus is on timeless, classic design rather than popular trends. We believe that the primary goal is to translate our client’s individual ideas into a unique and cohesive design especially with historic concerns in both new and existing homes. www.jjilichdesign.com

    • Carolina Landscape Service Inc

      730 Upon the Hill Rd Charleston, SC 29412
      (843) 795-4769

      A premier residential landscape architecture/design, build, and maintenance company servicing the Charleston area since 1958. We are proud to show our support of the Preservation Society of Charleston and are honored to be showcased in the Fall Tour series.

      www.CarolinaLandscape.net

    • 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.

      https://margaretdonaldsoninteriors.com/

    • Remark Landscape Architecture

      430 North Hanover St Charleston, SC 29403
      (843) 952-7817

      Remark is a Landscape Architecture studio focused on innovative design, client service and sustainable practices. We work regionally on private gardens, public parks, commercial and institutional projects. We collaborate with the client from the conceptual phase through construction to ensure a dynamic design and high performance landscape.
      www.RemarkStudioLLC.com

    • Frazier Land Group

      As a locally owned full service landscaping company, we understand the importance of creating outdoor spaces that are not only attractive, but useful. At Frazier Land Group, LLC we will design, build, and maintain your outdoor living spaces. From start to finish, we are here to facilitate all of your landscaping needs.

      https://www.frazierlandgroup.com/

    • SMHa

      400 Hibben Street Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
      (843) 881-7642

      SMHa is an architectural and interior design firm focused serving primarily local and regional clients.  Started 31 years ago in the Old Village of Mount Pleasant, we have grown to a staff of 18, with a practice rooted in good planning, problem-solving, and architecture appropriate for its place.  www.smha.com

       

    • Gochnauer Construction

      3520 Meeks Farm Rd. Johns Island, SC 29455
      843.297.8483

      Gochnauer Construction is a father-son owned custom home builder and remodeler with over 60yrs of combined hands on experience. Gochnauer Construction strives to not only build & renovate homes of superior quality but also establish a superior level of trust in the Gochnauer reputation. “A good name is more desirable than great riches” is not simply a slogan, but something that Matt and Tim Gochnauer take very seriously in developing relationships with homeowners and subcontractors alike.  We invite you to be a part of the team. 843.297.8483 build@gochnauerconstruction.com

  • Real Estate

    • The Exchange Co.

      49 Calhoun St 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 client’s achieve their buying and selling goals.

      Greatercharlestonhomesource.com

    • Handsome Properties, Inc

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

      Handsome Properties, Inc is a boutique real estate 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.
      Email Deborah C. Fisher, Broker-in-Charge
      www.HandsomeProperties.com

    • CSA Real Estate Services, Inc.

      333 Wappoo Road Charleston, SC 29407
      843-813-0352

      Cultivating community and supporting strong neighborhoods for Charleston’s future since 1997. Call us for all your real estate needs.

      Charlie Smith, Broker in Charge

      CSARealEstate.com

    • Lifestyle Real Estate is a premier real estate firm servicing the Charleston Trident Area.  Our dedicated and knowledgeable agents provide top quality services to assist our Clients with their lifestyle living goals.  We believe it is more than a home, it’s a Lifestyle.  For more information contact:  Cynthia@LifestyleRealEstateSC – 843-860-9998

    • BoomTown

      855.404.5520

      BoomTown is a software platform designed to help real estate professionals generate leads, manage contacts, and run their business better. Over 40,000 of the industry’s best use our products to close more deals. Their success is trademarked with growth. It’s why the Real Trends Thousand is dominated by BoomTown clients. We bring the technology and experts to turn opportunities into closings.  www.BoomTownRoi.com

    • Daniel Island Real Estate

      843.723.7150

      Daniel Island Real Estate has been the definitive expert on Charleston’s Island Town and the market leader for more than 20 years. Now our 18 sales associates with a full support team and over 300 years of collective real estate experience are listing and selling the most desirable properties throughout Charleston – from Kiawah to Sullivan’s and all points in between. If you’re considering buying or selling, our team is here to help.  www.danielisland.com

    • Joseph Froneberger, REALTOR®

      A decade of experience in Charleston’s real estate industry. Eight years’ member of the Charleston Trident, South Carolina and National Associations of Realtors. Two years since initiated into the Charleston Top Producers’ Club and Realtors of Distinction based on sales volume, ethics and education. A lifelong passion for Charleston and serving your real estate wants and needs in her historic core, surrounding waterfront and areas in between.

      Contact Joey by email or 843.737.1915.

  • Attractions

    • Drayton Hall

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

      Drayton Hall, located in Charleston’s Ashley River Historic District is America’s oldest unrestored plantation home, circa 1738. A must-see visit while in Charleston, Drayton Hall’s house and landscape provide a window of preservation accuracy unlike any other museum.

      www.draytonhall.org

  • Food and Beverage

    • The Blind Tiger

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

  • Accommodations

    • 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 Gardens, 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!

      www.20southbattery.com