The Homes of Beautiful Historic Charleston,S.C/Outdoor Wed.

Welcome to another Outdoor Wednesday with our lovely hostess Susan. Click on image above to see her blog and links to other Outdoor posts!
I would like to take you on a tour today of the lovely homes of Charleston! It's hot and humid but we will be in such awe that we won't care!

A view of the door of one of the lovely mansions we toured! This is as far as I could get with my camera. (They won't allow pics inside) boohoo!

A shot of our group, waiting to get inside. It was so hot and most of us couldn't wait to hit the AC!

A lovely garden.

A yard shot! This home was built by a wealthy businessman after the war and today is owned by a D.C. lawyer who splits his time between this home and his one in D.C.

Another view of his lovely gardens! This is one of the few homes where the owner occupies the home and still allows tours!

For some reason, I just got a kick out of this guy! It doesn't take a lot to amuse me!

I just love the porches on this home! They were built this way, facing the ocean to get the breezes during the long hot summers! And oh my gosh, what gorgeous views!

I love this pink one, it's one of my favorites! I just couldn't get enough of all the lovely hydrangeas! When we couldn't take the heat anymore, my hubby would just drive me up and down the streets while I ooohed and aaahed! He enjoyed them too, he just doesn't ooh and aah as much as I do.

Oh just look at this beauty! The history, the details of the architecture!

How about a visit to this one! They have the big gas lanterns everywhere!

Another fab pink!

So stately and elegant!

A big time favorite! Lot's of ooohs and aaahs!

And finally, the gorgeous bridge that took us downtown Charleston! I hope you enjoyed the homes of Charleston. Cindy


  1. Oh, Cindy... it is truly wonderful! One of the things I love most about Charleston are the formal gardens. They are just so charming. The houses, too. I have loved this city for many years, and I miss visiting there more than I can ever tell you. I spent many a Christmas shopping on King Street and enjoying all the sights, sounds, and tastes of Charleston.


    Sheila :-)

  2. I only went to Charleston once, but from what I remember, you have captured it's grace, charm, and elegance delightfully!!! Only thing, I don't see even one carriage house. I was really fascinated by those. A doctor friend of ours and his wife lived in one while he attended medical school there. I was way jealous.

  3. Beautiful city and beautiful pics. Love the architecture in the holy city. Thanks for sharing.


  4. Lovely tour, such beautiful porches..views of the ocean..cool breezes..
    just charming! Cindy.

  5. Hi Cindy,
    What wonderful day to spend the day. I love home tours and these are charming. I have always wanted to visit Charleston. Thanks for the peek.
    Happy Outdoor Wednesday

  6. Oh, Cindy! What a wonderful tour! How gorgeous these homes are. Wish I could have gone inside with you! Love the south and there's just no place that built these gorgeous homes like this!
    Thanks for your sweetness and I've entered your name in my giveaway!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Cindy, Stunning photos of those magnificent homes. Every one with those grand porches and pretty colors. This looks like a great vacation. ~ Robyn

  8. Oh Cindy! I was born in Charelston, S.C. and haven't been home in forever. I had forgotten how absolutely beautiful the homes were. The last pink house was the best for me. I loved it. Thank you for sharing. Such beautiful architecture. Southernly Beautiful! I have signed up to follow your BLOG. I have to come back and see more. Please pop by and say "hi", I'd love to have you visit. Country Hugs, Sherry

  9. Loving this!

    All of those magnificent porches!!!

    The bridge is so cool.

    Have a great day!

    Becky K.
    Hospitality Lane

  10. Beautiful homes. Thanks so much for sharing your trip.

  11. The homes are soooo beautiful. I love the gardens and the piazas. The town itself is so historic and interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Oh ms cindy!! Thanks so much for the trip you took us on today.

    Those mansions were awesome -- what grandure.

    This city is one i have on my bucket list... with your enticement i may have to move it up the list.

    Your blog is lovely--

    TTFN~~Claudia ♥

    PS... your comment spot is kinda hard to find :) just thought i would share-- some might give up if its not easy to find.

  13. Oh My Cindy, what a beautiful place to visit, I am ashamed to tell you that as close as I live to Charleston, I have never visited. now It is a must see on my list. I had to smile a little when you were talking about the heat, Living up north I bet you don't have this kind on steamy humidity. LOL And it gets much more intense as summer strolls along. LOL. I am so glad you enjoyed your trip. Thank you for sharing.

  14. Cindy, I was oohing and aahing right along with you. What a great tour. I just love home and garden tours. Too bad they don't let us take pictures inside. I still can't get over those huge double decker porches. Wow!

  15. What a beautiful place, Charleston, SC is! Your pictures did them justice, beautifully!

  16. I really enjoyed the Charleston mansions. They are so appealing and different to look at than the modern day mansions.
    Joyce M

  17. Those homes are to die for and the porches and balconies are just dreams! My two traveling buddies and I have chosen Charleston as our destination next spring and your post has made me even more excited to go!

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday!
    Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

  18. Hi Cindy! This is just beautiful! I enjoyed yout previous post, too! Such gorgeous homes and beautiful gardens! I haven't been there since I was a child and I need to go back! I alwyas think of Rhett Butler...his people were from Charleston, as they say in GWTW!! lol Have a great rest of the week!...hugs...Debbie

  19. Aren't the homes of Charleston gorgeous?!!! We took one tour, while we were there. This tour also took us to the Battery. Fabulous!

    We were only there a day or two. It was part of a road trip, we took, that started in St Louis, then to Colonial Williamsburg, down through the Outer Banks to Brookgreen Gardens and on to Charleston, 4 years ago. Unforgettable fabulous memories!

    I enjoyed each and every one of these photos

  20. Those houses are amazing. Love all the huge porches and beautiful gardens.

  21. I really enjoyed every photo you featured today. I could feel the heat and humidity when I saw the wet streets. The homes are so gorgeous on the outside that I can hardly imagine the grandure of the insides!
    Kathy b

  22. Thank you so much for this remarkable tour. What a wonderful city for people interested in architecture. The homes are all lovely. That one home has convinced me that we won't have to pass the hat for DC lawyers:-). Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  23. Those homes are absolutely wonderful. Thank you for taking me on a tour with you.

  24. those houses are beautiful, you wonder if they realized how lucky they were to live in those, i would. thanks for sharing

  25. Cindy...those are fantastic homes! I would love to visit Charleston one day as I have heard about it all my life. Very old and lots of history...LOVE it!

  26. Oh my goodness!! How lovely the old homes are! Wow!
    I especially love the gardens and porches...just makes you want to say ahhhhhh.
    Have a happy OW!

  27. Gosh Cindy, those homes and gardens are stunning, Charleston is on my list of must see places and your tour has bumped it up to the top, I love the statues too, perfect OW post, happy summer days to you, hugs, Kathy.

  28. Thank you for the tour in Charleston. Sure love the houses overthere.

  29. Wow what a photo spread. Love the large pics and wonderful architecture.

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

    I have dry outdoors pics out west at Our Simple Life!

  30. Hi Cindy! Those photos are amazing! Wow, such grand structures, I'm used to the small bungalows and cottages here in the mountains!!! Thanks for the tour! Oh, btw, that angel in the garden seems to have lost something! :)

  31. very fun. But bummer they don't let you take picture on the inside. But I guess, if it were my home, I wouldn't want anyone taking picture either.
    Thanks for sharing!

  32. Charleston is one of my all time favorite places to visit. We've actually been there 3 times. And now, I'm ready to go again. I know you enjoyed it but July is just too hot. We've been in the early Spring and mid Spring but not the summer.
    Mama Bear

  33. Cindy, these homes are magnificent. The gardens are just gorgeous, but I have a weakness for all the fabulous porches. What a place to while away an evening feeling the ocean breeze. Charleston (and Savannah) are on my MUST visit lists. Thanks for the virtual vacation. Kathy

  34. Now Cindy, you are so cute standing out here waiting on us to go on the tour, but I'm getting worried about you! You're going to get too hot! Better go on inside now! :)
    Thanks for popping in to see my simple tablescape! Yes, I even call the plastic stuff silverware!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  35. GM Cindy..girl I about fell out of my chair after I drooled all over my keyboard...WOW!! I take anyone of them and be Happy...or wait a minute I am Happy ha ha!! girl these are just Beautiful thanks so much for sharing...I just love blogging because I get to see things I would never see in my real live...Just wonderful my friend..May you have a great weekend...love the BIGER photos you are using...great for my Old eyes ha ha!! Love ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  36. Cindy,

    It's so nice to visit again. I had a 4 day break over the 4th and I just can't seem to catch up on my blogroll!! But I am happy to have read these last 2 posts...you know I was in Charleston in April and had a great time!! I think we have some of the same pictures! But I will say that you captured more beautiful homes with your camera that me!! I spent way too much time in the shopping area! LOL!!! You may have had the heat, but we had rain. I'd return in a heartbeat though!!

    So when are you coming to Chicago?? Is there an event you would like to see?? I hear that hotel rates are down a bit because of the economy...Do I sound like I would love for you to visit just a bit?? Ha ha!!

    Have a great weekend, girlfriend!


  37. Hey Girlfriend...

    Ohhh my...I am enjoying all of these tours through historic Charleston!!! And...I have decided that I must...I MUST have big ol' columns in my backyard garden!!! Hehe!!! Isn't that fabulous? The gardens of the first home were breathtaking!!! Ohhh...and don't even get me started on that house! Hehe! I love the way they did the black brick around the windows and cornerstones of the home! And that pretty white filigree adornment above the windows...ahhhh!!! But I think my favorite was the rounded porches...ohhh, to be rich!!! I certainly could invision some beautiful teas and dinner parties out on those porches!!! I bet the interior was fabulous as well...sure wished they would have let you take photos!

    Loved all of the homes and your photos are really superb, Darlin'! I really think I missed my calling...I wished that I would have studied architecture! I have always been intriqued and just stand in awe of some of the beautiful...fabulous homes and buildings that I've seen! Thank you so much for sharing your trip to Charleston with us...I thoroughly enjoyed it!!!

    So what have you been up to lately, Girl? I'm still trying to rest and catch up! Not getting anything done really! We have a car show to go to this weekend...so we'll be busy with that! Talk to you later, Sweetie!

    Love ya,

  38. Cindy, your photographs are gorgeous, and you are so pretty. That entryway to the first home is soooo stunningly beautiful! It's been so long since I was in Charleston, (pre-hurricane), and I know there has been a lot of restoration. You sure made me want to go back! laurie

  39. I yearn to visit the south....I'm hoping to make it next spring. Your architecture is SO different than the homes here in the NW....I adored that tour. Thank you so much for sharing.


  40. Cindy, thanks for the wonderful tour - so gorgeous! It's been years since we've been to Charleston, and I am asking myself "why?". I noticed the seemingly useable shutters in the pics. I remember in France that they close shutters during the day to keep out the heat - probably the same in old Charleston. Lovely!

  41. I so enjoyed this tour, Cindy! Absolutley stunning, and I am a sucker for architexture. Amazing!
    Thanks! I spent some time tonight on your blog playing cacth up!


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