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Historic Charleston Tour of Homes

One of Charleston’s most treasured historical residences  with a carriage house is owned by Joseph Land. The renowned Magwood-Moreland house is an architectural landmark in the prestigious Battery area of historic Charleston. Samuel Magwood built the house circa 1825 on a foundation of crisscrossed Palmetto logs. It is believed that the home survived the 1886 earthquake and numerous hurricanes because of this foundation. The house has been immaculately maintained and is an historical work of art. Throughout the home you’ll find heart of pine flooring, antique fixtures, heavy crown molding and wainscoting. The entire interior is trimmed with exquisite woodwork. The kitchen features high end stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. A large master suite on the second floor has an attached sitting room/office with views of the Charleston Harbor. Bathroom floors, showers, and wainscoting are finished with marble and ceramic tile. The Main home has an attached carriage house for guests or for use as a rental. The  Carriage house includes living area, kitchen, fireplace, two bedrooms and one bath. The home’s exterior features working shutters, covered porch and balcony, courtyards and formal garden with fountain expertly landscaped by nationally recognized landscape designer, Robert Chestnut.  The outdoor landscape includes lighting, irrigation, in ground pool and pergola, and full bar with sink and refrigerator. The property is protected by an electronic coded security gate and must be used to access the oyster shell concrete driveway and parking court which is large enough for 12 cars. The residence is located within one block of the battery, the Ashley River, and White Point Gardens, and is walking distance to shopping and dining. Extraordinary beyond words.

94 Rutledge Avenue – Isaac Jenkins-Mikell House

Joseph Land purchased this home in 1987 and completely restored it, with the help of interior designer, David Byers.  Mr. Byers has also done work at the White House and the State Department.

The Isaac Jenkins Mikell House is an iconic Charleston home located at the corner of Rutledge and Montagu in Harleston Village. It was built in 1853 by a wealthy planter and in 1935 became the Charleston Library. In 1960 it was returned to use as a private home.  Joseph Land restored it as his residence in 1987.

Pienlend Plantation, Ritter, SC

Joseph Land purchased this property in 1990.  He completely restored this old plantation home to it’s original grander, adding numerous out buildings and ponds, making it a premiere hunting preserve.  The beautiful Antebellum Home is situated on 400 acres in the ACE Basin.



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