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Isle of Palms Office

1400 Palm Boulevard
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
843.886.5600

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Folly Beach Office

31 Center Street
Folly Beach, SC 29439
843.588.3800

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The Real Estate Studio

214 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843.722.5618

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Kiawah Seabrook Office

1887 Andell Bluff Boulevard
Johns Island, SC 29455
843.768.9800

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10 Questions with Charlton Singleton

We ask the same 10 questions to very different members of Charleston’s diverse community. This week, we chat with local jazz musician Charlton Singleton.

charlton singletonIf you keep with the local cultural scene, you may recognize Charlton Singleton. One of the Holy City’s treasures, he’s the bandleader of Charleston Jazz Orchestra and Artist in Residence at the Charleston Gaillard Center — among many other things. We recently had the opportunity to get a little more acquainted with the prolific musician as part of our new ‘10 Questions With’ series, a profile series featuring interviews with intriguing members of the local community. We hope you enjoy!

If you’re not from Charleston originally, where are you from and when did you relocate here?

I am from Awendaw. I tell people that all of the time that Awendaw is about 14 miles going north of Charleston on Hwy 17. You will pass through it on your way to McClellanville, Georgetown, Myrtle Beach.

Did you go to college, and if so, where?

Yes! I graduated from South Carolina State University in 1994 with a BA Music Performance. Being at SC State was the best time of my life.

Occupation, employer, and what your role entails.

The short answer is that I am a Musician/Entertainer…

I am self-employed as a freelancing musician. I perform, compose, arrange, record…

I am the Artist In Residence at the Gaillard Center. This position allows me to go out to schools in the Tri-County area and be a resource to students and teachers. I talk with students in grades K-12 (and some in college) about everything from our rich history of music here in the Lowcountry to the many different careers in music.

I am the Artistic Director/Bandleader of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra. We have been around for eight years now and we have had tremendous support from the community. We have a season of shows with season ticket holders. All of the shows have a theme, and we perform in the historic Charleston Music Hall.

I am the organist and choir director at St. Patrick Catholic Church, which is located Downtown. I have been playing there since 1995 (although I was away touring for about four years and then came back). My first performance was at my dad’s church, Mt. Zion AME Church in Davis Station, SC. With that said, I am EXTREMELY comfortable at church.

How does your company and/or your role affect the community.

Hmmm…I like to think of myself as just an entertainer. However, I also like to educate and enlighten as many people as I can. My wife will tell you that I’m just a big ham! LOL. I love it. I love to talk. I love to perform. I hope that people in the community feel good after hearing or seeing me do those things.

Favorite part of your job?

Making people feel good. It’s just that simple. I think that I have succeeded if they leave and are humming a tune, or pondering about something I said that may have been new and/or intriguing to them. The best way of knowing if I was good or not is if they invite me back or come back to see/hear me again.

What area of Charleston do you live in and why do you love it?

I actually live in North Charleston. My part of the city is actually pretty quiet. I live close enough to downtown so that it is not so bad to go to “work,” and I live far enough from downtown that it is quiet. This is how I grew up (living in Awendaw), so it is perfect.

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photo courtesy of Instagram user @qparler

Who’s your most-loved local venue/cultural excursion and why? (Some examples are: rock shows at the Tin Roof, the symphony, Second Sunday, First Friday art walk, Terrace theater, Charleston Museum, PURE Theater shows, anything at Charleston Music Hall, etc)

That’s a tough question. There are many venues that I have had the good fortune to have played in. The NEW Gaillard CenterThe Pour House…playing at the Music Farm back in the day with my ska band, SKWZBXX (say “squeeze box”), the intimacy of The Mezz on King St. with my small group…the Charleston Music Hall has been the venue that I have performed in most as of lately. Between the Charleston Jazz Orchestra shows and the Prince Tribute shows that my funk band have done recently at the Charleston Music Hall, they have been some of the most memorable performances that I have been a part of. I almost feel as if that is my private place, but…THERE GOES THE HAM IN ME! LOL!

What’s your go-to local dining or takeout spot, and what do you like to order?

Too many places to name. My wife and I go out to eat quite a bit. However, I do like to order sushi from Shi Ki on E. Bay St. I always get two Super Crunch Rolls, House Special Roll, Seaweed Salad, and Miso Soup. The owner will tease me whenever I order or come in without Mrs. Singleton. She will sometimes just ask, “Does Mrs. Singleton know that you are eating sushi without her…?” LOL.

Favorite Charleston day-trip destination?

That’s a tough question. As much of a ham and public person as I am or try to be, when it is time to work, I equally enjoy just relaxing at home. We occasionally get to go to the Farmer’s Market, and it’s nice to walk around. We like walking on the bridge or going out to just sit and/or swing at the Waterfront Park Downtown or the park underneath the Ravenel Bridge on the Mt. Pleasant side.

If you could live anywhere in the world, other than the Lowcountry, where would that be?

That’s ANOTHER tough question. I would choose someplace that is in good driving distance or easy public transportation to a large city with a strong arts community. San Francisco has always seemed to appeal to me. I’ve only been there once, and it was an extremely short visit. Hopefully I will get back there someday soon.

 

Where to go for live music on Sullivans and IOP

Looking to hear great live music at the beach?  Downtown Charleston may be known for its many venues and bars with music spilling onto King and Market streets, but the islands of the Lowcountry know how to put on a good show, too. From dirty blues at Sullivan’s Island Home Team BBQ to legendary rock shows at the Windjammer on the Isle of Palms, there are several sweet spots nearby — both new and old — with plenty of music you can kick back and sip a beer to. Here are just a few of our favorite venues for live music on Sullivan’s and IOP.

live music at the beach

Photo from @hometeambbq

On Sullivan’s:

Dunleavy’s Pub | 2213 Middle Street

If you love a good, old-fashioned pub, you’ll love Dunleavy’s, where Guinness lovers have cheers’d their beers for over 20 years. Outside are picnic tables for pints in the sunshine, while inside you can enjoy some of the best Irish folk music in Charleston from well-loved local artists like Carroll Brown.

High Thyme | 2213 Middle Street

At High Thyme, Southern seafood fare is always the catch of the day, but you’ll also love all the live music this restaurant/venue has on the menu. Local Celtic folk favorites the Hungry Monks play here on the reg, as do guys like Moon Dog, Carroll Brown (you really can’t get enough of Carroll!), and the Reckoning, the latter of which is a lovely, local Grateful Dead strings cover band.

Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ | 2209 Middle Street

Known for their BBQ and arguably more so for their wings (best in town, y’all), Home Team has more than good grub — it puts on great live music, too, particularly blues, folk, Americana, and country artists.

live music at the beach

Photo from @windjammeriop

On the IOP:

The Windjammer | 1008 Ocean Blvd.

Even most new islanders know about the Windjammer — a Charleston, not just an IOP, institution for over 40 years. Legends like Hootie & the Blowfish, the Blue Dogs,  Drivin’ N Cryin’, and Southern Culture on the Skids have performed here for decades, both inside and out — the back features a deck majestically overlooking the beach action and the sea. Inside you’ll find the main stage and an open-air bar perfect for ocean breezes that constantly remind you that life is good.

The Dinghy | 8 J C Long Blvd.

The Dinghy is relatively new to the island, having come on board the scene only three or so years ago. Locals love it for the live music you can consistently catch nightly here. Artists are local and much loved by the regulars, making this special spot a lively, neighborly kind of place. Oh, and FYI their Dirty Elvis Fries are a dream.

Morgan Creek Grill | 80 41st Ave.

Situated on the water with brilliant sea breezes aplenty, Morgan Creek Grill is the definition of chill, particularly when you add live music to the mix. Morgan Creek recently added a recurring event called Wintertide: Songwriters in the Round, featuring local singer-songwriters every week along with an oyster roast. Head to morgancreekgrill.com for more details.

What’s your favorite local music venue on Sullivan’s Island or Isle of Palms?

10 Questions with Susan Rae Epstein

Susan Epstein

10 Questions with Susan Rae Epstein, Fall Tours Manager at The Preservation Society of Charleston

We ask the same 10 questions to very different members of Charleston’s diverse community. This week, meet Susan Rae Epstein, fall tours manager at the Preservation Society of Charleston.

 1.  If you’re not from Charleston originally, where are you from and when did you relocate here?

I am not a Charlestonian but my mother is. I grew up in Spartanburg in a small community called Boiling Springs. I attended 1st through 12th grade there and then went away to Clemson University, where I earned a degree in Plant Sciences / Horticulture in 1979. After graduation, I married my college sweetheart and we moved to Charleston. Since my mother was from Charleston, I still had a lot of family here so it was like coming home. We moved into a house on Wappoo Drive in Riverland Terrace and from there to Rockville. After I became pregnant, we moved back to Riverland Terrace and then West Ashley, where we live now.

2.  Did you go to college, and if so, where?

Clemson University

3.  Occupation, employer, and what your role entails?

I work as the Tours Manager for the Preservation Society of Charleston. My primary job responsibility is to organize the Fall Tours for PSC, which is our biggest annual fundraiser. Other responsibilities include organizing smaller and more focused private tours for organizations or clubs as well as helping out wherever I can.

4.  How does your company and/or your role affect the community.

One of the primary goals of the Fall Tours is to enlighten and educate our guests about the history, architecture, and the preservation of Charleston. As the oldest member-based preservation organization, it is our mission and our duty.

5.  Favorite part of your job?

The favorite part of my job is to be an ambassador for Charleston in many ways. In one regard, I represent the homeowners and it is an honor to meet them, be able to visit and hear the wonderful stories of these houses. The homeowners of Charleston are very gracious and generous stewards. They understand preservation and what it takes to care for the houses but also the city. The Monday following Hurricane Matthew, we were checking in with the owners to inquire if they were able to include their property on the upcoming tours and out of 90 properties, we only lost 4 due to damage. That says a lot about the dedication and commitment they make. It is also a privilege to work with the more than 300 volunteers it takes to run the Fall Tours. We are so very grateful to them and the many hours they give to make the tours a success. Plus the time they take to learn the history of the houses, neighborhoods, and the city. Last, I want the guest to have the best experience ever and want to return.

6.  What area of Charleston do you live in and why do you love it?

West Ashley. My husband, David, and I are fortunate in that we have an older property but not as old as most on the peninsula. Our house was built in 1934 and we have 2 acres with most of it being cultivated as a large ornamental garden. I can be anywhere in a matter of minutes and am spoiled with my short commute into town.

7.  Who’s your most-loved local venue/cultural excursion and why?

As far as my favorite local excursion, it is probably anywhere I can ride my bike. Whether it is the Coastal Cyclist Saturday James Island to Folly Beach ride, ride around the peninsula, or over to Mt. Pleasant, I love it. We are not even close but one day, Charleston will be a world-class cycling city!

8.  What’s your go-to local dining or takeout spot, and what do you like to order?

I am a creature of habit and love Cobb salads. My favorite is from Fleet Landing. The view is fabulous as well.

9.  Favorite Charleston day-trip destination?

My favorite day trip right now is Brookgreen Gardens at Murrell’s Inlet. I love the rich horticultural history of the plantations as well as the beautiful love story of Anna Hyatt Huntington and Archer Huntington. They did so much to preserve Brookgreen, support the arts at a difficult time, and care and educate the people who worked for the plantation. The plantings are of great interest anytime of the year and the sculpture collection is one of the best in the country, if not world.

10.  If you could live anywhere in the world other than the Lowcountry, where would that be?

If I could live anywhere in the world, I wouldn’t go too far. My family and friends are all here or in the Southeast. I am a mountain girl at heart and would love to live part time at Lake Lure. I spent so much time there as a child plus we took family vacations there are our children were growing up.

10 Questions with West Of Publisher/ Editor Lorne Chambers

We ask the same 10 questions to very different members of Charleston’s diverse community.  This week we met with West Of Publisher/ Editor Lorne Chambers.Lorne Chambers

1. If you’re not from Charleston originally, where are you from and when did you relocate here?

I was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. but moved to South Carolina when I was 10. So I became pretty southernized pretty quick. But I still bleed black and gold. I was raised in the small town of Greenwood, S.C. until I came to the College of Charleston in 1995. After that I had a brief stint on the Gulf Coast of Florida before relocating back to Charleston and have been here ever since.

  1. Did you go to college, and if so, where?

Yes. I attended the College of Knowledge (aka College of Charleston — Class of ’98)

  1. Occupation, employer, and what your role entails?

Newspaper publisher. I started West Of, a weekly community newspaper for the West Ashley region in 2005. I wear a lot of hats, but mostly handle the editorial side of the business. My wife Lindsey handles the sales side of things. In 2015 she and I purchased the Folly Current, a monthly newspaper for Folly Beach.

  1. How does your company and/or your role affect the community?

I like to think we have a big impact on the communities we cover. The two papers I own cover their respective parts of town exclusively. So we do our best to inform the community of what’s going on from a governmental level to who is playing Saturday night at the bar down the street. Because we are hyper-focused on these communities, I think we have a great responsibility to them.

5.Favorite part of your job?

Putting the puzzle together. I look at every issue like a puzzle — I have this space for news, this space for sports, dining, arts, etc. Of course, it all starts with the ads, and then you have to piece it all together from there. I like the challenge of it together every week.

  1. What area of Charleston do you live in and why do you love it?

I like to think I have dual citizenship. Since I am so ingrained in both West Ashley and Folly Beach, I have to be a citizen of both if I’m to cover either properly. I lived on Folly Beach for eight years until this June when Lindsey and I bought our first house together in West Ashley. It is an exciting time for West Ashley with all the revitalization and growth. So it’s great to be right in the thick of it. But we still are rooted in the Folly community and keep an office there. Folly is a special place, so that is still where I “hang out” the most because I love the bars, restaurants, and people.

  1. Who’s your most-loved local venue/cultural excursion and why? 

I’m a beer snob, so I’m super excited about Charleston’s booming brewing industry. I also love that as the laws change, these breweries are becoming gathering places. There are four new breweries slated for West Ashley in 2017, so I look forward to hanging closer to the house when they open. But Folly Beach is my spot. The owners of all the bars and restaurants are not only our clients, but our close friends. So we love just bouncing around Center Street and down the side roads and grabbing a bite, hearing some music, or just having a drink.

Also, before I started West Of, I was the music editor at Charleston City Paper, so I love live music and try to see it whenever I can. I’m really excited about what the Charleston Music Hall has been doing lately with their booking and Alex who owns the Pour House is an old friend of mine, so I like to catch as many live shows there as I can as well.

  1. What’s your go-to local dining or takeout spot, and what do you like to order?

This is a tough question. Charleston is overflowing with amazing places to eat. But whether I’m in town or visiting somewhere else, I always try and seek out small, hole-in-the-wall spots where you’d never expect creative food offerings but will find them. On Folly, Jack of Cups, Chico Feo, and ’Wich Doctor are three prime examples. In West Ashley, Voodoo Tiki Bar is a good example. I’m also a sucker for South Carolina BBQ. I went to Texas recently and ate so much brisket that I literally can’t touch the stuff right now. Maybe I’ll come around to it again, but for now, give me a good pulled pork sandwich with mustard sauce. We have some real good ones in West Ashley too — I could eat Home Team BBQ every day (and almost do), but also love what Anthony is doing over at Swig & Swine, and it’s still hard to beat a classic Bessinger’s BBQ sandwich.

But if we really want to treat ourselves, we don’t mess with all the fancy downtown spots, we head to Mondo’s Italian. It’s a tiny, unassuming spot in a strip mall next to Sonic on James Island. But it has the best Italian food in town, in my opinion. The owner is a great guy and the service is always good. We go there often, but it’s always a treat.

  1. Favorite Charleston day-trip destination?

I’m always amazed by the diversity and beauty we have right here in our backyard. Spending the day at Middleton Place is always a nice getaway. Just walking around the gardens and along the river is a special experience. We often try to parlay our Middleton days with a special dinner or beer tasting they’re hosting or a stay at the Middleton Inn. Besides Middleton, a short trip down the road to Botany Bay in Edisto is a perfect day trip. Its natural beauty is stunning.

10. If you could live anywhere in the world other than the Lowcountry, where would that be?

My wife and I have a secret spot along the Pacific side of Costa Rica. It’s not where all the American surfers go; it’s 45 minutes up a dirt road from the beach to a completely secluded spot in the mountains called Rancho Tranquilo. There are three tiny “ranchos” or palm-thatched huts up on stilts in the middle of the rainforest with literally nothing around but monkeys, toucans, and sloths. Most peaceful place I’ve ever been. We’ve been a couple times, so I suppose if I had to live anywhere other than here, that would be it. There or Chiang Mai, Thailand. A magical little city in the mountains of northern Thailand. Food is amazing, people are friendly, and there’s a just a chill vibe everywhere you go. Kind of like Folly Beach if it were in the mountains of Northern Thailand.

Welcome Danny Hughes, Taylor Tillman, and Russell Buhrer

dunes properties is pleased to announce the addition of three agents to our family of experienced, professional Realtors®. Danny Hughes has joined our Mount Pleasant Team. Taylor Tillman has been added to our historic downtown office, The Real Estate Studio and Russell Buhrer has joined our office at Bohicket Marina, which serves the areas of Kiawah, Seabrook, Johns and Wadmalaw Islands.

A lifelong resident of Mount Pleasant, Danny Hughes knows the Charleston area like few others.  In 1997 Danny became one of the first residents in the community of Daniel Island, where he lives with his wife, Pamela, and their English Springer, Abigail. During his 40+ year career with the SPAWAR, Danny conducted a number of real estate transactions on his own behalf, and now dedicates himself full time to providing that expertise to his clients. Danny can be reached at dhughes@dunesproperties.com or 843.200.9164.

Taylor Tillman, dunes properties real estate agentA hometown girl, Taylor Tillman grew up with a love for the Lowcountry. Before recently making the transition to real estate, Taylor previously worked for Roper St. Francis Healthcare as a medical assistant, where she offered exceptional care and developed a keen interest in people. Taylor can be reached at ttillman@dunesproperties.com or 843.437.6369.

Russell Buhrer, real estate agentA native of Annapolis, Maryland, Russell Buhrer first began coming to Charleston in the early 2000s. He grew up vacationing and spending summers on Kiawah Island with his family. He has recently co-founded a real estate solutions and investment company in addition to joining our Kiawah/Seabrook office. Russell can be reached at rbuhrer@dunesproperties.com or 443.995.4620.

Welcome Prescott Hughes and Jesse Slowikowski

dunes properties is pleased to announce the addition of Prescott Hughes and Jesse Slowikowski to their sales teams in Historic Charleston and Folly Beach.

Prescott Hughes, real estate agent dunes properties of CharlestonA native of South Carolina, Prescott Hughes grew up with a strong passion for championship golf and the numerous outdoor activities that the Lowcountry has to offer. Prescott is a graduate of Clemson University, where he majored in Travel and Tourism. He decided to pursue real estate after spending time with both the local and non-local clientele on the golf course. Prescott will be working at The Real Estate Studio at 214 King Street in Charleston and can be reached at 843.722.5618 or phughes@dunesproperties.com

 

Jesse Slowikowski dunes properties real estate agent Folly Beach Jesse Slowikowski was born in Baltimore, Maryland and spent the majority of his summers in Ocean City Maryland, where he built an affinity for the beach and surfing lifestyle. Jesse attended the University of Maryland at College Park where he graduated with a BS in Kinesiology and groomed his “inner fan” as a Terp.  Drawn to a city with a rich history, warm weather and palmetto trees, Jesse moved to downtown Charleston in 2009. Jesse will be working from the Folly Beach Office at 31 Center Street. He can be reached at 843.588.3800 or jslowikowski@dunesproperties.com

GQRE has joined dunes properties of Charleston

gqre to dunesWe’re pleased to welcome the staff and agents of GQRE. Our companies have combined to offer expanded services to clients throughout the Charleston area. “This opportunity is exciting,” said Jay Dixon, Partner for GQRE. “By teaming with dunes properties, we will be able to e​xpand our agents’ markets and utilize the wide range of dunes properties’ p​roven​ ​services from their four office locations​.”

Under the agreement, GQRE’s staff and agents will be joining​ dunes properties. Their current office on Highway 17, in the heart of Mount Pleasant, will be rebranded as ​dunes properties of Mount Pleasant.

“We are very pleased to expand our presence into Mount Pleasant,” says dunes properties’ Director of Marketing, Traci Magnus.The area is one of the fastest growing along the Charleston Coast, and we welcome this group of professional agents who specialize in Mount Pleasant.”

GQRE’s Broker in Charge, Catherine Parker, will continue her management responsibilities for the Mount Pleasant Office under the dunes properties brand.

Welcome agents and staff of GQRE!  We’re so happy you’ve joined the dunes family.

Two dunes properties Realtors® complete leadership training program

The Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS® just announced the graduates of the 2015 class of The CTAR Leadership Development Program.  Sixteen local REALTORS® completed the program, which is designed to provide those with interest in taking a leadership role in the Association and their community the education and training to enhance and develop their leadership skills.  Two dunes properties agents from our Isle of Palms Office, Ginn Maiers and Susan Petty, were among the graduates.

The two-month program includes three sessions, each focusing on a different aspect of leadership development: teambuilding, communication, community activism and effective leadership.  Speakers for the various sessions include local business and community leaders like Cindy Grosso of Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette, Mt. Pleasant Town Councilman Mark Smith, Chris Zoeller of the Post and Courier, CTAR President Matt DeAntonio and President-Elect Michael Sally. The program’s keynote address was delivered by Elizabeth Colbert Busch at the final session.

“We designed this program to help our members develop their leadership and communication skills, which will help them not only if they choose to pursue a leadership position with the Association or in the community, but also in their day-to-day business. We provide the opportunity for our members to learn from those who have achieved success in real estate as well as other industries” said Wil Riley, CEO of CTAR.

 Back row (l-r): Jim Davis (Program Chair), Gary Hylton, Katie Moore Throckmorton, Shakeima Chatman, Laurie Loparo, Reddit Andrews, Susan Petty, Ginn Maiers, Vel Thurber Everett  Front row (l-r): Patrick Arnold, Peter Derry, Duval Acker, Stacy Jennings, Chris Haviland, Meghan Webster, Stephanie Davis, John Cowan (Vice-Chair), Matt DeAntonio (CTAR President)

Back row (l-r): Jim Davis (Program Chair), Gary Hylton, Katie Moore Throckmorton, Shakeima Chatman, Laurie Loparo, Reddit Andrews, Susan Petty, Ginn Maiers, Vel Thurber Everett Front row (l-r): Patrick Arnold, Peter Derry, Duval Acker, Stacy Jennings, Chris Haviland, Meghan Webster, Stephanie Davis, John Cowan (Vice-Chair), Matt DeAntonio (CTAR President)

Photo credit Meghan Weinreich

Get to Know Our Newest Agents

dunes properties is happy to welcome Greg Gelber and Susan Petty to our family

Greg Gelber, Dunes Properties Real Estate AgentMeet Greg Gelber:

Originally from New York, Greg has called Charleston his home for many years now.  A graduate of College of Charleston, Greg is an expert on downtown Charleston and will be working out of our Real Estate Studio.  His background is in finance and investments.

Where is your favorite restaurant in Charleston and what do you recommend there? Edmunds Oast and the Fresh Charcuterie Board.

What is your favorite activity? I really enjoy traveling, meeting new people and experiencing different cultures. I’ve spent time in Tanzania, Africa with Maasai Tribes and have gone fishing with locals in reed boats off of the coast of Peru.

Have you read any good books lately? I recently read Boomerang by Michael Lewis and really enjoyed it. It gives a great perspective on other countries and how they were impacted during the recession.

What else would you like people to know about you? I really enjoy being part of and giving back to the community.

 

Susan is South Carolina born and raised. In the south, there is a commonly used acronym…GRITS…”Girls Raised in the South” or perhaps men might say it stands for “Gentlemen Raised in the South”.  Since she was a skinny little 2 year old, she often visited the coast for family vacations. It has always been a lifelong dream of hers to live near the coast. In 2005, that dream was met when she moved to Hilton Head. In 2015, she then moved to Mt Pleasant to be nearer her family and the Charleston coast. Because living near the coast of South Carolina has been a dream come true, her goal is to help make that dream a reality for others who share in the dream of living on or near the coast. There is nothing finer than to live in South Carolina…just ask any GRITS.

Where is your favorite restaurant in Charleston? I have two favorites: Burton’s Grill in Mt Pleasant and Long Island Cafe on Isle of Palms. What do you recommend there? Everything! They both have a fabulous menu of scratch made, locally inspired foods of fresh ingredients.

What is your favorite activity? Taking my grandchildren to the beach to play in the sand and waves.

Have you read any good books lately? The Magic by Rhonda Byrne

Do you have any pets and if so, what are their names? Two years ago I adopted an adorable Schnauzer via the SPCA in Orangeburg, SC. He was skin and bones when the county dog catcher picked him up, but I saw his potential when I spotted his photo on PetFinder.com. I decided to name him Walker, not because he and I love to walk together, but because The Church of the Cross in Bluffton, SC has a pipe organ that was made by JW Walker & Sons, Pipe Organ Builders of England. While living in Bluffton, I sang in the church choir. I love music of all types but especially praise and worship songs. For that reason, I thought it would be nice to name my “fur baby” after one of my favorite musical instruments.

Featured Property: 150 Bee Street #611 – Bee Street Lofts

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The featured property this week is 150 Bee Street #611, located in the Bee Street Lofts at Lockwood Boulevard and Bee Street, just adjacent to the Medical University of South Carolina. This 108 unit mid-rise luxury condominium building overlooks the Ashley River and is the most desired address of residency among Charleston doctors, nurses, and medical students who spend a lot of time at MUSC, the VA Medical Center, and Roper Saint Francis Hospital. The close proximity to the hospitals makes is possible for some doctors to do their rounds and return to the comfort and stress-free zone of their own home.

The Bee Street Lofts provide luxury urban architecture, soaring ceilings, gourmet kitchens, luxurious bathrooms with whirlpool tubs and travertine floors, and shows off 11 distinct floor plans with 41 variations. Some of the lofts have a wine fridge, 20-foot ceilings (on the Penthouse floor), and designer stained concrete flooring. The gated parking garage belonging to Bee Street Lofts provides each condo with one designated parking space. There is no guest parking, however, that doesn’t really matter when you are working just a block away! A lot of people automatically dismiss Bee Street Lofts because of the lack of parking, but what they don’t realize is that is is a very green choice worth considering. With the best location for MUSC students and workers and reasonable pricing, Bee Street Lofts are sure to attract a creative, urban mind set.

150 Bee Street Collage

 150 Bee Street #611 is one of the more detailed and extravagant lofts that Bee Street Lofts has to offer. The view from Loft 611 overlooks the Ashley River and Brittlebank Park. The 6th floor is plenty high enough to be away from the bustle of city living, but just high enough to be eye-level with some of the best fireworks in Charleston. There are two designated parking spaces for 150 Bee Street #611, making this loft a rarity at the complex. The loft features 2 spacious bedrooms with huge walk-in closets, each with a bath and a half for guests. The fixtures and finishes in the bathrooms and kitchen are fit for royalty. Off of the gourmet kitchen is a separate dining room and the grand living area has a balcony with a breathtaking view. Listed at only $459,000, don’t let this piece of Charleston History slip away! Contact Vince Perna for more information on this spectacular listing at Bee Street Lofts.

Vince Perna
vperna@dunesproperties.com
Office: 843.588.3800
Cell: 843.425.6414
Fax: 888.217.0372
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