2020 was a wild year in many respects. As we move into the new year filled with hope the housing market remains strong. 2020 left us with a pandemic, an election and record low mortgage rates.
Styles Of Homes In Charleston
Dated: November 30 2016
What Style of Home is Your Favorite?
Around Charleston, there are several different styles of homes. Do you know which you prefer?
Knowing what you like and don’t like is helpful for your agent to find you the perfect home!
Clearly a common style in the heart of the lowcountry, these homes have large porches and are reminiscent of plantation style homes. Homes usually have more than one porch or wrap-around porches to take in the breezes on warm summer nights!
Traditional houses are similar to southern/country homes, but focus more on function, rather than on charming details. The simplistic design features stucco, brick, or vinyl siding. These homes often have small front porches.
One story homes with wood siding, steep rooflines, and multi-pane windows are Cape Cod style homes. They typically have dormer windows and hardwood floors.
See 1199 Sea Eagle Watch, 2312 Parsonage Road, 172 Riverland Drive, 678 Marsh Point Drive, and 1703 Meyers Road.
Low pitched roofs and wide front porches are common in craftsman style homes. They are typically made with natural materials, such as wood, stone, and brick, and often feature open floor plans.
Look at 3463 Acorn Drop Lane and 71 Cypress Street.
A type of craftsman home, the bungalow has been making a big comeback lately! It is especially popular in the Avondale and Byrnes Downs area. Inside, these often have built-in shelving or even seating areas. Outside, bungalows have low-pitched roofs, decorative beams, and porches with columns.
Such as 7 Yeadon Avenue and 11 Craven Avenue in Byrnes Downs.
These homes are symmetrical with shuttered windows. They tend to have columns and chimneys are that fit the formal style of the home.
Check out 182 Tradd Street and 21 Atlantic Street in downtown Charleston.
The most common type of colonial home in Charleston, these homes are a box shape with shuttered windows that are often 5 across on the top floor and two on either side of the front door downstairs. The front door is paneled with simple, usually flat, columns.
Take a look at 64 Church Street, 10 King Street, 79 Anson Street, and 9 Magazine Street.
This style is more decorative with detailed trim, bright colors, varied rooflines, large porches, and an asymmetrical shape.
Although this style is less common in the Charleston area, an example is 704 Pinckney Street in McClellanville.
Originally featured on real farms, these homes have large functional porches that create a homey exterior, such as 3571 Holmgren Street in Mount Pleasant.
Cozy cottage-style homes look like they are right out of a storybook! The steep roofs, arched doorways, small-paned windows, and brick, stone, or stucco siding are common elements in these homes. Check out 305 Tall Oak and 511 Riverland Drive.
Popular on James Island, the ranch is a one-story home that tends to be wider than it is deep. The outside is simple, and the inside is usually divided into a living wing and a wing with the bedrooms.
Look at 339 Martello Drive and 1025 Fort Sumter Drive.
A condominium, or condo, is an individually owned unit in a larger building of multiple units. A positive to condo living is that the HOA typically covers all external maintenance. This makes a condo a great option as a vacation home, rental property, or for a first-time home buyer! Look at our listing at 33 Pitt Street in downtown Charleston.
If you're local to theCharlestonarea andyou've been thinking about selling your home, now is a great time as we see a traditional slow-down in the seller's market pace. There's less competition, but still just as many active buyers looking for just the right home- and it might be yours! Plus, when your home is decorated for the holidays it adds so much more appeal and warmth for home showing traffic! Email us at email@example.com if you'd like more info on how we get homes sold quickly and for top dollar, or for a current valuation of your property!
About Dan Lorentz, ABR, CRS, Founder & Team Leader of Greater Charleston Properties: Founder and Team Leader of the Greater Charleston Properties Team, Dan Lorentz, has lived in the Charleston, SC ....