Usual Architecture Designs of Charleston Homes for Sale

 By: Cary Sweeney
Charleston is always known as the east coast's "best kept secret" in the world of real estate. Considering the city's top record sale and low tax and interest rates, buying any Charleston homes for sale has never been great as compared a few years back. Other advantages observed in the Charleston real estate market is the arrival of many retirees or "baby boomers" and finally living in the city.

Another good point observed in the market is the magnificent houses generally found in the city. There are breathtaking waterfront homes, historically architectured mansions for discovery in the area. Once you plan to get a house in the city you will never run out of home style options to select from. Oceanfront homes for sale on the beaches, condos for sale downtown, plantation-style homes in Summerville and two storey homes with grand architectural designs are just some of the diverse real estate that you'll enjoy in this city.

Houses in Charleston are designed to withstand the humid weather of the city therefore a ventilation system is seriously added in the design of homes. These homes are almost always constructed with one room wide design because it gives its occupants the much needed cross-ventilation in the days before Central Air. Sometimes climate conditions in the city somehow limit the volume of outdoor air that comes in the house that's why some of these houses have considered installation of blowers that allow for fresh air to enter the home.

Meanwhile, some houses are naturally crafted to avoid the usage of blowers and exhausts. Examples of these houses are two-storey homes with internal "piazzas" to give shade and comfort in the heat of the day. These piazzas-installed homes are also designed with the front door near it, giving the entrance hall more privacy being at the center on the other side of the structure. Several houses of this type have double front porches and are usually found in downtown Charleston and are still seen even today.

Many of the city's earlier built homes as well as those that are recently built look architecturally great and grand without losing its modernity and effectiveness today. If you are a homeowner who always wanted to build a custom-designed house but in a limited budget, or a home owner of a one of a kind waterfront house that needs an equally remembered home style, or a home builder looking for an option to single out your lot from the rest of the city's housing market, Charleston will provide you lots of home building variances.

Finally, Charleston homes are mostly known because of its prevalent single-side houses. Some of these types of structures are great for small or limited lots even if it has an added side feature style. Some homes also have living and dining rooms divided by a staircase in the middle while adding a nice copy of this unique style. There are also double houses highlighted with a porch upon entry in a beautiful foyer. There are also houses that feature an open-railed staircase that went up to a window, usually a triple clerestory window.

Homes in Charleston are so famous that even some of the home buyers outside the city want to copy the style of a Charleston style home. No wonder why an average buyer always wanted to buy a Charleston real estate.
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