If you received our monthly email newsletter last week, you know that we’ve been reading The Josephine Bonaparte Collection by Sandra Gulland. (And if you didn’t, click on “Join our Mailing List” to the right to sign up for it today – you don’t want to miss our updated version for September.)
If you know anything about Josephine Bonaparte, you know that she lived during the French Revolution, one of the most tumultuous times in French history. And if you know anything about the French Revolution, you know that France allied with the American colonies in the American Revolutionary war and its financial assistance to America (and impending debt) was one of many contributors to the events leading up to the French Revolution. All that to say….our minds our settled in Revolutionary times this week, which brings us to our featured home tour for this month.
Nestled in the heart of the historic district in Charleston, SC, lies a lovingly restored home built just after the American Revolution with over 6,000 square feet of elegant living space. Featured in “60 Famous Houses in Charleston”, visitors to this home will find distinctive gates, brick and stucco masonry construction, and a beautifully landscaped garden oasis and pool. Also not to be missed is the dream kitchen. And the guest bathroom? You’ll have to see if for yourself.
This beautiful home is located on famous Meeting Street, which takes its name name from the White Meeting House of Circular Congregational Church, founded in 1681 by the English Congregationalists, Scots Presbyterians, and French Huguenots of the original settlement in Charleston. These “dissenters” erected a Meeting House in the northwest corner of the walled city and the present sanctuary occupies that exact site. The street leading to it was called “Meeting House Street,” later shortened to Meeting Street. Before that name was adopted, the street was usually described in terms of its course, such as: “The Great Street that Runneth from Ashley River to the Market,” or was otherwise known as “Church Street.”
It’s safe to say that we relish history and the homes that live to tell it over here at Classic Tassels and More. Take a look:
*Photos courtesy of Zillow.
This home is currently on the market for $4,395,000. Who’s ready to move in? 🙂