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The New Ben Sawyer Bridge

It is amazing the amount of work that goes into replacing a bridge. I am talking about the old bridge going over the Cooper River from Mt. Pleasant to downtown and now the turnstile bridge that connects Mt. Pleasant to Sullivan’s Island. I use the Ben Sawyer bridge at least 15 times a week and for the next eight days it will be closed and traffic redirected to the IOP Connector so a newer version replaces the old style. The Department of Transportation has been building this bridge off site for a year now and have brought it in by barge. They lift the old one off and place the new one in.
I am so glad that they did not build a fixed span bridge and made it where we all have to stop our busy day and wait for the boats traveling form Miami to New York go by at 15 knots. A great time to reflect on why we are so fortunate to live here.  Sometimes there’s nothing better than a forced pause to take a moment to watch the world go by at a quiet pace.  Just another wonderful day in the Lowcountry.
Joe Walker

(843) 345.4510


Dunes Properties Volunteers at World’s Largest Oyster Roast

This Sunday at Boone Hall Plantation come say hello to many Dunes Properties agents, employees and even our President himself, Randy Walker.  We’ll  be volunteering on behalf of Hollings Cancer Center and serving up buckets of oysters  at the 2010 Lowcountry Oyster Roast.

The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association sponsors the festival and they go through about 65,000 pounds of oysters. This event has been named in the “top 20 events in the southeast” by the Southeastern Tourism Society.  

The festival offers many other food options from local restaurants as well entertainment, contests and activities for kids.  Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House, Hollings Cancer Center, Travel Council and Charleston County Science Materials Resource Center. 

Here’s a few facts about oysters:

  1. There’s no way to tell males from females by their shells and they may change sexes a few times in their lifetime
  2. Oysters can be eaten 12 months a year (not just ones ending in “r”). The “r” myth probably came about when oysters needed to be shipped and there was inadequate refrigeration in the warmer months
  3. Oysters are nutritionally well balanced and recommended for low cholesterol diets

Bring your gloves, shucking knife, and appetite! We hope to see you there.

The Real Estate Studio offers a glimpse of the Charleston experience with local art

In June 2007, Dunes Properties opened a location in the heart of Charleston’s historic shopping district that was less “office” and more retail store, designed to help guests discover everything they want to know about visiting and living in this glorious Southern city. Since then, this original concept has evolved into something greater. The Real Estate Studio is the perfect blend of cosmopolitan comfort, Southern charm and modern technology employing 50” plasmas for searching customized listing software in a warm, relaxed atmosphere. But in the name of promoting the Charleston experience to visitors both local and out of town, the Studio has also become a hub for social events and the local art scene.
Here at the Studio, we like to stay involved with what’s going on in town. It offers us a chance to meet some of Charleston’s most interesting characters, and it helps us to share the Lowcountry lifestyle with our potential buyers. It all started with the walls. When the space was remodeled, the gorgeous brick walls were exposed and the idea to showcase local art was born. The exposed brick offers a background for paintings and photographs that, like Charleston, is both charming and historic. With the art came art opening receptions and other events naturally followed. Before long, The Studio was being offered for charitable events, corporate gatherings, and private parties. With Dunes Properties’ involvement and sponsorships in many local festivals and annual events, it has become something of a social center point downtown. Our Studio’s main focus is and always has been to offer a totally new experience to our guests- a no-pressure atmosphere with high tech tools, the most knowledgeable agents, helpful support staff and all of Charleston’s real estate and vacation information just a click away. Add to that some of Charleston’s most prestigious events, like the BBT Charleston Food +Wine Festival, for which we sponsored and hosted the King Street Sip + Stroll, and you get an insider’s peek at the heart of our city. Charleston is fun! There is always something going on here, and we want to share with our buyers the energy and excitement of this unique community.
The Studio now rotates a new exhibit every six weeks, highlighting the work of local artists and supporting Charleston galleries. Stop by 214 King Street to see the current exhibit of works by photographer Jerry Siegel and painter Jean Glenn on loan from the Rebekah Jacob Gallery. Or visit us during the upcoming Spoleto Festival when Carol McGill will be showing her work as part of the Piccolo Spoleto Program. There is always something going on at the Studio, Charleston’s most unique Real Estate experience.

For information about the Real Estate Studio, call 843.722.5618, email or visit our website at