Historic Charleston Homes
For Fabulous Front Porch IdeasSeafood, southern hospitality, beaches, and great porches! Historic Charleston homes have universal appeal for their residential architecture.
Mary and I traveled to Charleston to bring you some unique front porch ideas. It's a fun city to explore; there's a porch around every corner and down every street. We strolled up and down almost every street in the historical district and saw some amazing porches.
The Charleston Single: The Charleston Single is a Federal-style home that has a central hall with two to four rooms flanking each side. The home is turned so that the front porch and two outside doors are located on one side.
When the outer "hospitality" door is left open, it was a signal to neighbors and friends that the owners were home and ready to receive guests. Placing the porch on the side gave owners more privacy and a deeper layout on typical long, narrow lots.
Video: See the wonders of Charleston's porches and beautiful city!
Enjoy Our Porch Tour in Historic Charleston SC
Magnificent southern porches
Colonel James English House - circa 1760 (single style home)
John Fullerton House - 1772At 32 Legare Street, intricate wrought iron gates and fences are common. They include the famous Sword Gates (pictured below). If you travel down the street further to 14 Legate Street you will find the famed "Pineapple Gates" home.
Sword Gate House - 1832
John Ashen Home - 1782 (four story double house)
Colonel Robert Breton House - earliest single style house
More Historic Charleston Homes
Visiting Charleston SC soon and want to see some historic Charleston homes? If so, here's a few porch hunting tips!
If you love southern homes be sure to see our information about Southern Home Designs.
And if you want to see more porch pictures from Charleston, be sure to see our Charleston Attractions, and Charleston, SC too!
If you need more porch ideas be sure to see more of our historic and turn-of-the-centuries homes.
We hope you enjoy seeing them and can glean ideas for your own front porch design!
On the Road with Front Porch Ideas and MoreIf your town has attractive porches, then please let us know. You never know...we might stop by.
If you'd like to know how we travel around to charming places and get paid to look at beautiful porches, we're happy to share.
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