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53 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401                                     (843) 727-6460                 info@handsomeproperties.com                                            summer 2010 Issue


                                                                         Market Trends
Congratulations on the Opening                                                                                                                                                  Pictured Below: Debbie Fisher,
   of the Newly Renovated                                                                                                                                                              Broker-in-Charge,
     Dock Street Theatre!                                                                                                                                                         Handsome Properties, Inc.
                                           I am thrilled to         nurtures our very souls             as we do all visitors to          increased 34.2% and
                                  offer this premier pub-           shares in this magic,               Charleston. We are also           the average sales price
                                  lication to our clients           as does the sounds of               the magical destination           is up 4% in Charleston
                                  and community to in-              the Historic Church                 for weddings.                     County. Closed sales in
                                  form and educate you              Bells, of Egrets, and the                    This magic in its        Downtown Charleston
                                  about Charleston Real             rhythms of the ocean.               many facets has helped            below the Crosstown
                                  Estate and the Commu-             The sunrises on the Bat-            to stabilize our economy          are up 118.2% over the
                                  nity. We Charlestonians           tery will give you pause            and our market. Al-               past year. Also, the Ki-
                                  are fortunate to be able          everyday when you see               though the markets vary           awah/Seabrook average
                                  to live and experience            them even though you                throughout our Low-               sale price is up 24.5%.
                                  the magic of Charleston           see them daily.                     country, we are all in            We also have encourag-
                                  on a daily basis, and it                  Other compo-                a far better place than           ing data regarding the                  What’s Inside
                                  is my goal to introduce           nents of this magic ex-             many other cities in the          Mount Pleasant market
                                                                                                                                                                                 Market Trends...... 1
    2010                          this magic to communi-            ist in the historic and             United States. Builder            where the closed sales
                                                                                                                                                                                 Calendar ................ 1
                                  ties around the globe.            geographic culture, the             magazine, a homebuild-            are up 53.2%. Charles-
 Calendar                                  The magic of             Spoleto Festival, the               er trade magazine, rated          ton seems to be moving                 THE CCA ................... 1
 of Events                        Charleston can be ex-
                                  perienced through the
                                                                    thriving arts community,
                                                                    museums, fabulous and
                                                                                                        Charleston as No. 5 in
                                                                                                        the top 20 housing mar-
                                                                                                                                          in the right direction.
                                                                                                                                                   Our magic has                 HP Agents ......... 1-4

    Spoleto Festival USA          history,     architecture,        delectable restaurants,             kets across the country.          become the cornerstone                 Chas. Art Tours .. 2
      May 28 - June 13            Churches, Synagogues              the Market, the shop-               Also,      Lonely Plan-           of our utter existence                 Arts and exhibits 2
     www.spoletousa.org           and the lovely gardens            ping and the Historic               ets, describes “Savvy             as it reaches into the
                                  of the Historic Penin-            Preservation Societies.             Charleston” as the num-           survival of our tourism,               BB&T ........................... 2
   Piccolo Spoleto Festival
      May 18 - June 13
                                  sula and beyond. It is            We have much going                  ber 10 best city in the           the draw of new indus-                 HP Int’l ................... 3
    www.piccolospoleto.com        ever present amongst              on in this small, vibrant           world and the only one in         try into our community,
                                                                                                                                                                                 France .................... 3
                                  the beaches, rivers, tidal        community and the                   the U.S.!!! The Charles-          and the current stability
    Charleston Farmer’s           creeks, marshes, lush             world is finding this out.          ton Trident Association           in the real estate market              Int’l Lstgs ............ 3
            Market                Barrier Islands, and the          We welcome Boeing,                  of Realtors just released         as it relates nationally.
           Saturdays                                                                                                                                                             Secret Garden..... 3
    April 3 – December 19         exotic natural wildlife.          Southwest Airlines, and             some encouraging sta-             Experience the magic of
                                  The natural and over-             the Cruiselines depart-             tistics. Among these are          Charleston!                            Listings Gallery...4
          8am - 2pm
       Marion Square              whelming beauty that              ing to exotic locations,            that closed sales have            By: Debbie Fisher, Broker-in-Charge

     Art for Charity
    May 13 – June 13
                                              When the Festival Ends, T hey                                                                                        P lay O n
       10am - 6pm                           While          many                                                                           times each season. Because            For more information, to
     438 King Street              Charlestonians may not have                                                                             there are so many schools             purchase tickets, join the In-
 www.artforcharityblog.com        heard of the Charleston Con-                                                                            and students on waiting lists         termezzo Club, or to make a
                                  cert Association (CCA), or                                                                              to join the program, Jason’s          charitable donation, please
        Wine 101                  are unaware of what the CCA                                                                             dream is to be able to hire           call the Charleston Concert
        Mondays                   does, the 2011 season will                                                                              a full-time education coor-           Association at (843) 727-
       June 7 – 28
                                  mark the CCA’s 75th Anni-                                                                               dinator. He can’t do that, or         1216 or visit them at 131
      6:30 - 9:00pm
      In Good Taste
                                  versary. When asked, Jason                                                                              increase the number of stu-           King Street. You can also find
 www.ingoodtastecharleston.       Nichols, who has been with                                                                              dents allowed into the pro-           more information on their
           com                    the CCA for 25 years and                                                                                gram, however, without more           website at http://charleston-
                                  is now President, notes that                                                                            funding, which is provided            concerts.org/.
 Sweetgrass Basket Making         many people probably don’t                                                                              through grants, donations,                     Donations are al-
        Workshop                  know much about the non-                                                                                and patronage.                        ways welcome and help the
          June 19                 profit because, rather than                                                                                      One easy, educa-             CCA support the Junior In-
     9:30 am - 1:30 pm            marketing their organization,                                                                           tional, and entertaining way          termezzo Club and create
  The Charleston Museum
                                  the CCA markets the artists.                                                                            to donate is to join the In-          a wider reach to more stu-
                                  Many of the world’s great-                Pictured Above: The Five Browns                               termezzo Club. Much like              dents.
  Patriots Point 4th of July                                                        Photo Courtesy of The CCA
             Blast                est artists are presented each                                                                          the Junior Intermezzo Club,
             July 4               season, so when Yo Yo Ma or       mote a lifelong appreciation        quirements for students who       it enables patrons of the arts            The Fall 2010 Season
         4 - 11:30pm              Joshua Bell comes to town,        of the performing arts.             wish to join, including essays    to meet, socialize, and gain              Performances include:
        Patriots Point            the emphasis is not placed on              Since the CCA’s            and contracts signed by the       a more well-rounded experi-
                                                                                                                                                                                 - The Five Browns
                                  the CCA. However, with an         motto is “Only the Best,” it’s      students promising to attend      ence. Unlike the Junior Inter-
  Palette and Palate Stroll                                                                                                                                                               October 2, 2010 (a
                                  upcoming 75th Anniversary         no wonder they’ve been able         each performance and concert      mezzo Club, however, these
           July 16                                                                                                                                                               piano playing group of 5
                                  and a need to push through        to bring in greats like Yo Yo       study session. Before each        participants enjoy a Cham-
        5:30 - 7:30pm                                                                                                                                                            siblings who all attended
                                  the economic downturn,            Ma, the Vienna Boys Choir,          of the 7 performances this        pagne and Dessert reception
   Downtown Charleston                                                                                                                                                           Juilliard at the same time)
                                  more focus will be placed         and Joshua Bell. Each season        season, the CCA will send         with each performance.
      www.cfada.com
                                  on institutional marketing in     begins in the Fall and ends in      their education coordinator                To view the perfor-           - Paul Taylor Dance Co.
    Summer Wine Strolls           the upcoming season. The          the Spring, before Spoleto.         to each participating school      mances, you can purchase a                     November 3, 2010
        Wednesdays                move to 131 King Street last      This way they not only avoid        to speak to the students about    subscription, which is like
                                  summer has also helped with       competition with Spoleto and        what they will see and hear.      a season pass, or individual           - The Vienna Boys Choir
    May 5 – November 24
       5:30 - 7:00 pm             recognition, making the CCA       Piccolo Spoleto, they also          After the performance, the        tickets. There are benefits                   December 1, 2010
   www.middletonplace.org         visible 365 days a year.          enable an internationally ac-       education coordinator goes        to purchasing a subscription           - State Symphony
                                            Founded in 1936         claimed group to perform in         back to the school to discuss     rather than tickets individu-            Orchestra of Russia
   Fishing for Miracles
                                  by Martha Laurens Patter-         Charleston at least once a          the performances in more          ally. Subscriptions allow for                  February 3, 2011
       Tournament
                                  son, the CCA was originally       month.                              depth, so the students gain a     better seating options and
      August 12 – 14                                                                                                                                                             - Ballet Grand Prix
  Ripley Light Yacht Club         called “Community Con-                                                better understanding about        are already available for pur-
                                  certs.” Today, this non-profit    Junior Intermezzo Club              what they have seen. Often,       chase. Individual tickets go                   February 22, 2011
 www.fishingformiracles.org
                                  organization is on a mission                                          the students are more well-       on sale in the Fall and many           - Romeo and Juliet
                                                                               The Junior Inter-
     Edward Jones Golf            to enhance the cultural life of                                       informed than the general         of the best seats will have                    March 7, 2011
       Tournament                                                   mezzo Club offers high
                                  Charleston. This is achieved                                          audience. Currently, there are    already been purchased. In             (with the original choreog-
         August 14                                                  school students a chance to
                                  by presenting and producing                                           approximately 15-20 students      addition, if you plan to at-           raphy by Petipa)
         12 - 7pm                                                   see each of these performanc-
                                  a diverse variety of only the                                         in each chapter, with 300 stu-    tend more than 3 or 4 of the
     Wild Dunes Resort                                              es, for free. To participate, the
                                  best in performing arts (or-                                          dents in the entire program.      performances, the subscrip-
      www.bgclubta.org                                              students join the club through
                                  chestral and chamber music,                                                     With 17 schools and     tion ends up costing less per
                                                                    their school. Currently 17
 (See page 2 for Museum and       opera, ballet, modern dance                                           14 total visits per school, the   ticket.
                                                                    schools are participating and
   Art Gallery Exhibitions)       and jazz) and by fostering                                            part-time education coordi-
                                                                    each school has varying re-
                                  education programs to pro-                                            nator visits area schools 238
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        Charleston Art Tours                                                                           Congratulations Spoleto 2010!
          With Spoleto and                                                                                      Spoleto Festival 2010
Piccolo Spoleto now in ses-                                                                           is now mid-season and so far
                                                                                                      all the events have been a
sion, Charleston Art Tours                                                                            great success, with many per-
offers a unique experience to                                                                         formances receiving fantastic
view the fine art of Charleston                                                                       reviews. Charleston has also
                                                                                                      seen a re-opening of several
while providing the opportu-                                                                          of our finest theatrical ven-
nity to meet gallery direc-                                                                           ues including the Dock Street
tors, owners, and even artists                                                                        Theatre in May and Mem-
                                                                                                      minger Auditorium last year.
themselves. Instead of the                                                                            We would like to congratu-
cut and dry, biography-style                                                                          late all the artists, volunteers,
tours typically given at mu-                                                                          event planners, and everyone
                                                                                                      else who has made Spoleto
seums, Charleston Art Tours                                                                           2010 possible and helped to
adds a personal touch, giving                                                                         bring an Art Revival to this
an artist’s perspective and                                                                           beautiful city.
                                                                                                                If you still haven’t
including details of the inner                                                                        made it to a Spoleto event, be
workings of the art world.         Pictured Above: Martha Sharp on a Tour                             sure to attend one during the       Pictured Above: The Dock Street Theatre
                                              Photo Courtesy of Martha Sharp                          spectacular Spoleto Finale               One of many Stunning Spoleto Venues
Founders Martha Sharp and
                                                                                                      weekend.
Karen Hagan, along with lo-       today’s history.                  and the artists are offered
cal artist Tate Nation, take                Charleston        Art   the opportunity to get their      Flora, an Opera                     Oyster                             Bank of America Chamber
intimate groups of no more        Tours offers both public and      names out there. Martha says      June 12                             June 13                            Music
                                                                                                      Dock Street Theatre                 Memminger Auditorium               June 13
than 8 to tour local art gal-     private tours, as well as flex-   her primary goal is to put                                                                               Dock Street Theatre
leries. On these tours, they      ibility one might not find        Charleston art galleries on       Cinderella                          Giselle
divulge intimate details of       elsewhere. The private tours      the national map and bring        June 13                             June 13                            Festival Finale
                                                                                                      Emmett Robinson Theatre             Gaillard Auditorium                Carolina Chocolate Drops
the artists in question. By       can involve almost anything.      more recognition to Charles-                                                                             June 13
hearing stories, habits, and      From a private art walk with      ton Art. Visitors come to         Present Laughter                    Julian Lage                        Middleton Place
friendships, one gets a feel-     guest artists speaking at each    Charleston for a number of        June 13                             June 12
                                                                                                      Dock Street Theatre                 Simons Center Recital Hall
ing for how the artist really     gallery, to an artist demon-      reasons, including a desire to
works. If they’re lucky, there    stration or meeting, Martha       explore the rich history and        For more information, or to purchase to tickets for Spoleto events, please visit www.spoletousa.org
may be a chance encounter         will work with each client        the rich cuisine of the area,
with an artist on the street
or in a gallery, providing the
                                  to ensure they receive their
                                  desired experience. Even Art
                                                                    but, according to a College
                                                                    of Charleston study, only          Gallery and Museum Exhibitions
opportunity to meet and even      lessons are offered, which        14% come to Charleston for
                                                                                                      Halsey Institute                    The Charleston Museum               New Perspectives Gallery
hold a conversation with the      can be combined with a tour       Art. What most visitors don’t     Call and Response: Africa to        Aisle Style: 150 Years of           McLean Shepard Invitational
artist.                           or taken on their own. Each       realize is that Charleston is a   America                             Wedding Fashion                     Exhibition: “Petal to the
          In addition to the      tour, whether public or pri-      fine art destination. Through     The art of Nick Cave and            Through June 30                     Metal”
                                                                                                      Phyllis Galembo                                                         Through June 12
intimate feel, each tour is, in   vate, ends at one of the fine     Charleston Art Tours, Martha      May 27 - July 16                    Crazy Quilts
a sense, personalized. When       art galleries with sparkling      hopes to make more visitors,                                          Through July 31                     Robert Lange Studios
a tour is booked, Martha will     wine, chocolates, a gift bag,     and locals, see it that way.      Gibbes Museum                                                           Robert Lange Solo Show
                                                                                                      JoAnn Verburg: Interruptions        Preciousness Preserved: Jew-        June 4 - 25
ask the client questions to get   and socializing, providing                                          May 28 - August 22                  elry from the Charleston Mu-
a sense of their history and      a southern touch to end the       For more information, or to       Spoleto 2010 Event                  seum’s Collection from Antiq-       Rebekah Jacob Gallery
background to decide what         tour.                             Schedule your Charleston                                              uity to Today                       “Film: Black & White”
                                                                                                      Modern Masters from the             Through September 6                 June 14 - July 18
artists and galleries might                 Though Karen and        Art Tour, please visit            Ferguson Collection
interest them most. Each tour     Martha started this venture as    www.CharlestonArtTours.           April 30 - August 22                Halsey Institute                    Center for Women
goes to 6-8 different galler-     a way to supplement their art     com or call 843-860-3327.                                             Call and Response: Africa to        The Women’s Caucus for
                                                                                                      The Charleston Story                America                             Art Exhibition:
ies, and with 35 ever-chang-      business, Martha has found                                          Ongoing                             May 27-July 16                      “Celebrating Women”
ing galleries in the French       that she is truly passionate                                                                            Spoleto 2010 Event                  June 1 - August 31
Quarter alone, coupled with       about giving these tours. She                                       City Gallery at Waterfront                                              Piccolo Spoleto 2010 Event
                                                                                                      Park                                Carolina Galleries
Martha’s      personalization,    loves to share information                                          Contemporary       Charleston       Julyan Davis: “Up Close”            Redux Contemporary Art
no tour is ever alike. While      and inform the public, cre-                                         2010: Influence                     June 18 - July 12                   Studio
many tourists visit Charles-      ating a win-win for both her                                        May 20 - July 3                                                         “Novelty”
                                                                                                      Pres. by: The City of Charles-                                          Through July 10
ton to learn about the history,   and the artists. She is able                                        ton Office of Cultural Affairs
a Charleston Art Tour gives       to do something she loves,

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and The People’s Building in                                                                          of your home and property.
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                                                                       The Conservancy
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                                                                         The Preserve                 tion period, payments are in-                                         * These features are avail-
Construction to Permanent         to-Permanent        Advantage     at Fenwick Plantation                                                 Building, or a Construction
Financing loans.                                                                                      terest only, and are calculated                                       able only on Construction-to-
                                  loan — one loan with one set                                                                            to Permanent Financing Ad-
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BB&T’s downtown Charles-                                            to the current market rate at     construction is complete, the
                                  buyer, BB&T can finance                                                                                 vices BB&T offers?
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                                  any home and homesite, in-                                                                                       BB&T is a Full Ser-
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                                  cluding those that are part of                                                                          vice community bank, so in
tion to permanent financing                                         cost assistance, no prepay-       ments are calculated to in-
                                  The Conservancy Collection                                                                              addition to lending, we also
loans, like every other loan                                        ment penalty, the ability to      clude principal plus interest.
                                  at The Preserve at Fenwick                                                                              offer checking accounts,
officer at BB&T, I am able to                                       preserve a fixed hybrid pe-
                                  Plantation.                                                                                             savings accounts, and private
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How is BB&T different             What are some of the ad-                                            construction at The Pre-
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ing back to the late 1600’s.       renting, our clients’ needs
The timeless architecture of       and interests come first. Our                                            of the Preliminary contract. If you change your mind during this 7 day
these peninsular homes in the      expertise is luxury prop-                                                period, you can back out of the contract with no penalty and no questions
historic downtown district         erty, and our experience and
reflects Charleston’s past as      knowledge relating to do-
                                                                                                            asked.
the South’s wealthiest port of     mestic and international real
the 1800’s. Some of the most       estate mean we bring you the                                             Step 5: Sign the Final Contract or Deed. This usually takes place 2 or 3
successful, affluent people        best possible service. We of-       Frédéric Raggio ~ International      months after the Preliminary contract is signed. The property is yours im-
                                                                       Real Estate Consultant in France
                                                                                                            mediately.
 Secret Garden
                                                                                                            Step 6: Enjoy your new home in France!
 69 Meeting Street, Historic Downtown Charleston
 The private garden, hidden behind a tall stucco wall at 69                                                  We can also assist you if you’d like to offer your new property for lease.
 Meeting Street, is a well-kept treasure. With a lovely foun-
 tain, brick walkways, and rows of shrubbery, flowers, and                                                      Contact a Handsome Properties International Specialist today!
 grass, this secret garden is a tranquil escape in the heart of                                                        (843) 727-6460 or info@handsomeproperties.com
 Historic Downtown Charleston. $5,399,000 USD.


                                    Featured International Properties
          Paris                                            Provence                                                            Côte d’Azur                                               Ailleurs




  A-12-01-002 ~ 1 Bdrm               H-21-06-005 ~ 6 Bdrm                H-21-07-005 ~ 7 Bdrm                H-21-05-004 ~ 5 Bdrm               H-21-07-004 ~ 7 Bdrm               C-02-16-001 ~ 16 Bdrm
 Furnished Rental in Paris          Furn. Rental near Avignon            Sale/Rental near Gordes          7.9 Acre Estate for Sale in St      Furn. Rental in Théoule sur          Historic Feudal Castle in
   Price Upon Request                  Price Upon Request                  Price Upon Request              Paul ~ Price Upon Request          Mer ~ Price Upon Request             Dordogne ~ 26.000.000 €




  A-12-02-003 ~ 2 Bdrm               H-21-04-003 ~ 4 Bdrm                H-21-06-001 ~ 6 Bdrm          H-21-07-003 ~ 7 Bdrm         C-21-08-001 ~ 8 Bdrm                          C-18-10-001 ~ 10 Bdrm
 Furnished Rental in Paris         Furnished Rental in Mougins         Sale/Rental in Roquefort les Villa for Sale in Villefranche Furnished Rental in Saint                     Château in Pays de La Loire
   Price Upon Request                  Price Upon Request              Pins ~ Price Upon Request Sur Mer ~ Price Upon Request Tropez ~ Price Upon Request                               2.650.000 €




  A-12-02-004 ~ 2 Bdrm                H-21-04-009 ~ 4 Bdrm               H-21-06-008 ~ 6 Bdrm               H-21-09-002 ~ 9 Bdrm               H-21-08-001 ~ 8 Bdrm                C-22-07-001 ~ 7 Bdrm
 Furnished Rental in Paris           Furn. Rental near Gordes           Sale near Saint-Rémy-de-           Villa with Sea Views near          Furnished rental in Cannes         11th Cen. Medieval Château
   Price Upon Request                  Price Upon Request                Provence ~ 5.700.000 €             Monaco ~ 13.600.000 €                Price Upon Request               in Ardèche ~ 1.620.000 €




  A-12-02-001 ~ 2 Bdrm                H-21-06-007 ~ 6 Bdrm               H-21-10-001 ~ 10 Bdrm              V-21-07-001 ~ 7 Bdrm                H-21-07-002 ~ 7 Bdrm               H-21-05-005 ~ 5 Bdrm
 Furnished Rental in Paris            Furn. Rental near Goult              Sale near Avignon              Vineyard for Sale near Saint        Furn. Rental in Tahiti Beach         Sale near Tourrettes-sur-
   Price Upon Request                  Price Upon Request                     1.990.000 €                   Tropez ~ 14.900.000 €                 Price Upon Request                 Loup ~ 2.900.000 €




  A-12-03-001 ~ 3 Bdrm                H-21-04-010 ~ 4 Bdrm              H-21-22-001 ~ 22 Bdrm               A-21-03-001 ~ 3 Bdrm                H-21-04-001 ~ 4 Bdrm               H-13-10-001 ~ 10 Bdrm
 Furnished Rental in Paris           Furn. Rental near Gordes          B&B for Sale near Avignon          Apt. for Sale overlooking the       Furn. Rental in Saint Tropez        Sale between Bagnols-sur-
   Price Upon Request                  Price Upon Request                    1.470.000 €                  Sea in Cannes ~ 1.490.000 €             Price Upon Request             Cèze and Uzes ~ 1.270.000 €
     For More Information, Please visit our website at www.handsomepropertiesinternational.com or contact a Handsome Properties International Specialist at (843) 727-6460 or info@handsomeprproperties.com

                          Herb Butler
                          Herb Butler grew up in Charleston living at 13 Church Street. Later he spent four years at Hampden-Sydney College, class of 1980. He
                          married the former Helen Pruitt who lived at 54 Meeting Street. After several years in the HVAC industry, Herb began his real estate career
                          in 1988. He has covered the Charleston area and numerous properties north, south, and west of the City to include residential, acreage,
                          waterfront, and plantation properties.
                           103 Bull Street - Historic Bee’s Row, circa 1853. This fabulous masonry home and carriage house can easily accommodate a large family.
                           The property consists of 6 bedrooms (currently used as a four bedroom house with a media and exercise room,) 5 full baths and 2 half baths.
                           The carriage house, apx. 1,545 sq ft, is large enough for guests or could serve as a rental with 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, an updated kitchen
                           and possible parking. Situated in a wonderful, quiet location in Harleston Village, you are in walking distance to local schools and hospitals.
                           $1,840,000 USD entire property. Front House and Carriage House can be sold separately. $1,295,000 for 103-A and $545,000 for 103-B.

Handsome Properties, Inc.                        53 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401                                  (843) 727-6460                  info@handsomeproperties.com
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                                                                     Featured Lowcountry Properties



         0 Sampit River ~ $15,999,000                                    2340 Bohicket Road ~ $9,800,000                                     69 Meeting Street ~ $5,399,000                                  102 Church & 38 Elliott St ~ $3,950,000                                 1972 Long Creek Rd ~ $2,999,000
   Wtrfrnt, 42 Ac for Develpmnt in Bayview Area~Georgetown, SC          Seahorse Plantation ~ 109-Ac Waterfront Estate on John’s Isld            Dr. John Poyas House, c.1788 ~ South of Broad                     Chic Downtown Property w/ 3 Units (Mixed-Use Dwelling)             6+Ac Waterfront Est w/ Private Amenities ~ Wadmalaw Isld




      6681 Bears Bluff Rd ~ $2,840,000                                    76 East Bay Street ~ $2,799,000                                       Nancy’s Island ~ $2,600,000                                            4 Unity Alley ~ $2,599,000                                       18 Broad St, #702 ~ $2,499,000
NEW ~ 75-Ac Horse/Hunting Farm w/ Marsh Views, Wadmalaw Isld            Restored Neoclassical Town Home, c.1800 ~ South of Broad            NEW ~ 13-Ac+ Secluded, Private Island ~ Seabrook Island           NEW PRICE ~ Brick Resid, c. 1840 w/ Parking for 6 Cars, Dwntn         NEW PRICE ~ Panoramic Views from Luxury Downtown Flat




       58 Tradd Street ~ $2,150,000                                  2634 & 2630 Bohicket Rd ~ $1,999,000                                       57 Tradd Street ~ $1,998,000                                     103 Bull Street ~ $1,840,000 *(Entire Prop)                            73 Church Street ~ $1,795,000
  Under Contract ~ Cleland-Wells Hse, c.1760 ~ South of Broad        NEW PRICE ~ Deepwater Retreat on 2 Lots w/ Dock, John’s Island        Bright & Spacious Victorian w/ Courtyard ~ South of Broad             NEW PRICE ~ “Bee’s Row,” c. 1854 ~ Harleston Villg, Dwntn          NEW PRICE ~ Thomas Dale House, c.1733 ~ South of Broad




  3020 Maritime Forest ~ $1,695,000                                          38 Elliott Street ~ $1,650,000                                1590 John Fenwick Ln ~ $1,599,000                                          18 Elliott Street ~ $1,598,000                                 6218 Josie Ridge Rd ~ $1,495,000
NEW PRICE ~ Waterfront w/ Dock in Kiawah River Ests, John’s Isld       Chic & Sophisticated Renovated Townhome ~ South of Broad           NEW ~ “Fenwicke” Plan in Preserve at Fenwick Plantn, Johns Isld         NEW PRICE ~ Historic Townhome, c.1802 ~ South of Broad              5+ Acre Waterfront Estate in Martins Pt ~ Wadmalaw Isld




 2634 Bohicket Rd ~ $1,399,000 *(House only)                              744 Jim Isle Drive ~ $1,299,500                                  103-A Bull St ~ $1,295,000 *(Main Hse only)                                  48 Savage St ~ $1,175,000                                          52 Bull Street ~ $1,095,000
      NEW ~ Idyllic Deepwater Retreat w/ Dock, John’s Island                Deepwater w/ Dock in Battery Point ~ James Island               NEW PRICE ~ “Bee’s Row,” c. 1854 ~ Harleston Villg, Dwntn           NEW ~ Chas. Single, c. 1870 w/ Parking ~ S. of Broad, Dwntn        NEW PRICE ~ Samuel Seyle Hse, c. 1838 w/ Landscaping, Dwntn




     32 Broughton Road ~ $999,500                                       1339 S. Edgewater Dr ~ $999,500                                          9 Savage Street ~ $924,900                                       0 Old Canal Rd, Hwy 45 ~ $900,000                                  1612 John Fenwick Ln ~ $895,000
     NEW PRICE ~ Renovated Home w/ Pool ~ The Crescent                NEW PRICE ~ Watrfrnt Retreat in Edgewater Park, W. Ashley         NEW PRICE ~ Chas. Single, c. 1875 w/ Parkg ~ S. of Broad, Dwntn           645 Hunting Acres on Santee River ~ Pineville/Lake Moultrie      New Custom Home in Preserve at Fenwick Plantn, Johns Isld




 1028 Hunters Loop South ~ $880,000                                      1632 John Fenwick Ln ~ $849,000                                   478 Commonwealth Rd ~ $825,000                                             84 Church Street ~ $799,000                                          5 Elliott Street ~ $795,000
  3.81-Acre Private Island in Telfair Plantation ~ Hardeeville, SC   NEW ~ “Bradenton” Plan in Preserve at Fenwick Plantn, Johns Isld    NEW ~ Priv Watrfrnt Est w/ Dock ~ Darrell Creek, Mt. Pleasant         NEW PRICE ~ Perfectly Placed Pied-a-Terre, c. 1782 ~ S. of Broad     NEW ~ Renovation Project for Downtown Pied-a-terre, c. 1780




      1629 John Fenwick Ln ~ $789,000                                       52-A South Battery ~ $749,900                                   3351 River Landing Rd ~ $725,000                                          770 Navigators Run ~ $649,000                                 2630 Bohicket Rd ~ $600,000 *(LOT only)
   NEW ~ “Colleton” Plan in Preserve at Fenwick Plantn, Johns Isld     NEW ~ Condo in Historic Home, c. 1899 ~ South of Broad, Dwntn       Marsh View Home on 2 Ac w/ Deepwater Access ~ John’s Island          .40-Acre Corner Lot with Pond Views in Olde Park, Mt. Pleasant      NEW ~ 1.21-Acre Deepwater Lot w/ Shared Dock, John’s Island




    103-B Bull St ~ $545,000 *(Carriage Hse only)                          710 Arcadian Way ~ $425,000                                     Lot 23, John Fenwick Ln ~ $425,000                                    336 Beresford Woods Ln ~ $327,500                                   56-58 Broad St, #3C ~ $289,000 *
    NEW PRICE ~ “Bee’s Row,” c. 1854 ~ Harleston Villg, Dwntn              0.29-Acre Marshfront Lot in Avondale ~ West Ashley                0.42-Acre Lot in Preserve at Fenwick Plantn, Johns Island      0.88-Ac Level, High, & Wooded Lot in Beresford Hall ~ Daniel Isld NEW PRICE ~ 2 Renovated Office Condos Dwntn *(Price for Both Units)




   Lot 20, John Fenwick Ln ~ $300,000                                  Lot 36, John Fenwick Ln ~ $295,000                                     855 Center Park St ~ $275,000                                       169 Royal Assembly Dr ~ $274,900                                      4213 Lady Banks Ln ~ $212,000
     0.28-Acre Lot in Preserve at Fenwick Plantn, Johns Island           0.28-Acre Lot in Preserve at Fenwick Plantn, Johns Island             NEW ~ Beautiful Brick Townhome on Daniel Island                       0.94-Ac Wooded Lot in Beresford Hall ~ Daniel Island            0.81-Acre Residential Lot in Poplar Grove ~ Hollywood, SC




        41 Josie Ridge Rd ~ $210,000                                       641 Baytree Court ~ $209,000                                   2873 Maritime Forest Dr ~ $168,500                                           46 Josie Ridge Rd ~ $145,000                                      305 Jamesbury Rd ~ $125,000
     4.60 Acres in serene Martin’s Point ~ Wadmalaw Island                    Wonderful Townhome in Heart of Mt. Pleasant                    Golf Course Lot in Kiawah River Estates ~ John’s Island             5-Acs Ideal for Horse Farm in Martin’s Point ~ Wadmalaw Isld       Only Lot on Tidal Lake in St. Thomas Point (near Daniel Isld)



                                               Jerry P. Mann
                                               Jerry moved to Charleston from Washington, D.C. five years ago, and can’t get enough of it. He loves the preservation of Charleston’s great
                                               history and wonderful architecture. As a long term businessman, Jerry believes in a strong team, one that can provide a high level of quality
                                               service for its clients, which is why he joined Handsome Properties. An enthusiast of historic architecture, antiques, history, and the arts,
                                               Charleston is a perfect location for Jerry.
                                               2340 Bohicket Road - Seahorse Plantation - 109 acres on John’s Island including approximately ONE MILE of deep water frontage on
                                               Bohicket Creek, and a dock that rivals any marina. A 3 bedroom, 3 ½ bath, 2,400 sf European Style guest house fit for a king sits on this
                                               amazing property. Fishing, water sports, boating, riding, hunting - the possibilities are for you to choose. For the horse enthusiast, the prop-
                                               erty includes a grand riding area with jumps and spectator seating, irrigated sand, wood beam border, 7 green paddocks, 6 cypress 14’ X 14’
                                               run-ins, copper roofs, and auto waters. Build your dream home or enjoy the natural setting of this Lowcountry Paradise. $9,800,000 USD.

Handsome Properties, Inc.                                                        53 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401                                                                            (843) 727-6460                                       info@handsomeproperties.com

				
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