Charleston Architecture and Interiors
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Charleston Architecture and Interiors

by Susan Sully
     
 

From the stately elegance of the Georgian era to the exuberant eclecticism of the twenty-first century, the houses of Charleston, South Carolina, are defined by great architecture and elegant design. Charleston Architecture and Interiors offers an insider’s view of the beautiful houses, gardens, and decorative arts that comprise this city’s unique charm

Overview

From the stately elegance of the Georgian era to the exuberant eclecticism of the twenty-first century, the houses of Charleston, South Carolina, are defined by great architecture and elegant design. Charleston Architecture and Interiors offers an insider’s view of the beautiful houses, gardens, and decorative arts that comprise this city’s unique charm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780941711920
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
09/20/2007
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.89(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Read an Excerpt

The Nathaniel Russell House

A House Museum of Historic Charleston Foundation

Charleston's golden age of commerce reached its zenith at the turn of the eighteenth century, with Nathaniel Russell as one of its richest merchants. The second son of a wealthy Rhode Island family, Russell came to Charleston at the age of twenty-seven to make his fortune. Building a career by shipping rice, indigo, tobacco, and cotton, as well as slaves, to and from New England, the West Indies, South America, Virginia, Great Britain, continental Europe, West Africa, and Asia, he amassed a great fortune and gained entrée to Charleston's loftiest society. In 1808, he constructed a house in the high-style neoclassical mode which is both a lasting monument to his success and one of the city's crown architectural jewels.

Meet the Author

Susan Sully is the best-selling author of The Southern Cottage: From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Florida Keys; Casa Florida: Spanish Style Houses from Winter Park to Coral Gables; New Orleans Style: Past and Present; Charleston Style: Then and Now; and Savannah Style: Mystery and Manners. Her articles about decorative arts and architecture have appeared in The New York Times, Town & Country Travel, Art and Antiques, Metropolitan Home, Southern Accents, and Coastal Living. She lives in Charleston.

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