This beautiful driveway, bordered by a great iron fence and a majestic live oak, leads to a handsome brick house on Legare Street. This block, between Tradd Street and Lamboll Street, holds some of the most wonderful Charleston houses — including the Sword Gate House, which is on the market for about $20 million.
On State Street, between Cumberland Street and Lodge Alley, there are two little gates that allow you to cut through to East Bay Street. As you do so, you will come across this tranquil setting — right in the middle of downtown Charleston. In a bit cooler weather, it’s a nice spot for a rest and a drink.
This beautiful Charleston single house on Tradd Street is nicely decked out in the flags of the United States, South Carolina and US Army. It’s called a “single house” because it is only one room wide. No matter how big or small a single house may be, that is one of their main distinguishing characteristics.
The wonderful Sweetgrass baskets you can find sale in downtown Charleston have been around for centuries (the skill was imported with the enslaved Africans). Originally they were made from bulrush or needle rush, but in the 1900’s the materials being used changed and Sweetgrass became the plant of choice — due to its greater flexibility, pretty color and wonderful smell. While still utilitarian, they have come to be treated as the works of art that they are.