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Historic Charleston Homes

For Fabulous Front Porch Ideas

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Seafood, southern hospitality, beaches, and great porches! Historic Charleston homes have universal appeal for their residential architecture.

You won't find many other places in the world where you will see beautiful front and side porches on so many different style homes.

classic round porches in Charleston SC

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.

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!

Charleston Historical Home with side porches
Edmonston Alston House - 1825

Col James English House in Charleston SC
Colonel James English House - circa 1760 (Single Style Home)

Charleston Historical Home

John Fullerton House - 1772

At 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
Sword Gate House - 1832

John Ashen House Charleston Historical Home
John Ashen Home - 1782 (four story double house)

Colonel Robert Breton House
Colonel Robert Breton House - earliest single style house

Other Architectural Style Porches in Charleston

ornate porch column details

double porches with wrought iron balustrade

inviting front porch southern style

front porch with brick columns

Visiting Charleston SC soon and want to see some historic Charleston homes? If so, here's a few porch hunting tips!

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