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Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Fans of historic brick houses, this one’s for you: Built in the late 1700s, the four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath John McKee house looks magazine-photo ready with its climbing greenery and bright red door. Located in the South of Broad neighborhood in downtown Charleston, the home is a quintessential example of a “Charleston Single” that’s been lovingly restored.
The traditional Charleston Single layout features a small stair hall that separates two main rooms per floor, one toward the street and one toward the rear of the property. The 3,500-square-foot structure’s first known owner was John McKee before being owned by various churches through the twentieth century.
In 2014 the house underwent a restoration that sought to modernize the property while maintaining its historic elements. You can expect new insulation, windows, and HVAC systems, but also gorgeous beamed ceilings, wide-plank wooden floors, and a revitalized backyard courtyard—with fountain—surrounded by vegetation.