Styles Of Homes In Charleston

Dated: November 30 2016

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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!


1813 Grovehurst Drive, Charleston SC 29414 - Photo 1

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!

Check out 1813 Grovehurst Drive, 3007 Sprint Tide Drive, and 236 Ponsbury Road


1155 Clearspring Drive, Charleston SC 29412 - Photo 1

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.

Check out 1155 Clearspring Drive and 123 Trillium Avenue


2312 Parsonage Road, Charleston SC 29414 - Photo 1

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 Watch2312 Parsonage Road, 172 Riverland Drive, 678 Marsh Point Drive, and 1703 Meyers Road


3463 Acorn Drop Lane, Johns Island SC 29455 - Photo 1

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


7 Yeadon Avenue, Charleston SC 29407 - Photo 1

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. 


182 Tradd Street, Charleston SC 29401 - Photo 1

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. 


64 Church Street, Charleston SC 29401 - Photo 1

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


3040 Fairway One, Seabrook Island SC 29455 - Photo 1

Townhomes are two story row houses with minimal lawn space. Often, the HOA will cover lawn maintenance.
See 3040 Fairway One and 4157 Perrine


704 Pinckney Street, Mcclellanville SC 29458 - Photo 1

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. 


3571 Holmgren Street, Mount Pleasant SC 29466 - Photo 1

Originally featured on real farms, these homes have large functional porches that create a homey exterior, such as 3571 Holmgren Street in Mount Pleasant. 


305 Tall Oak, Charleston SC 29407 - Photo 1

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


339 Martello Drive, Charleston SC 29412 - Photo 1

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


33 Pitt Street, Charleston SC 29401 - Photo 1

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 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!

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Dan Lorentz

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