Tag Archives: Charleston

Three Days in Charleston

FOR A CITY that has endured wars, hurricanes, fires and earthquakes, the historic architecture of Charleston, South Carolina is amazingly well-preserved (or well-restored). An old-house enthusiast like myself has plenty to see: eight major house museums, beautiful churches and public buildings, … Continue reading

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How to Be an Absentee Landlord (Don’t!)

THERE’S A NEW QUESTION on my Q&A page. I’m putting it up today as a post; it will remain in perpetuity on the Q&A page along with others I’ve answered in the past: looking for property under 150K where to … Continue reading

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England’s Earlier Spring

Photo: Sue Snell CHARLESTON in Sussex, England, home to members of the unconventional Bloomsbury group from 1916 until 1978, has never been primarily about the gardens. It’s better known for the creativity of its interiors, painted and decorated with a … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Restoring a House in the City

OLD TOWNHOUSES usually come with big ‘buts,’ points out Ingrid Abramovitch in the intro to her new book, Restoring a House in the City: A Comprehensive Owner’s Guide to Renovating Town Houses, Brownstones and Row Houses With Great Style (Artisan). … Continue reading

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